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Dr Lewis Elliott

Dr Lewis Elliott

Lecturer in Environment and Human Health

 Knowledge Spa F098

 

University of Exeter Medical School, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, TR1 3HD

Overview

Lewis is a Lecturer in Environment and Human Health at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH).

My research primarily concerns the benefits that the natural environment has on human physical health and psychological well-being. I primarily use quantitative methods and the analysis of large surveys in my work, though I have experience of experimental and intervention research as well. Some of the projects I work on, or have worked on, include:

  • BlueHealth - looking at the human health benefits of Europe’s coasts and waterways

  • GroundsWell - looking at community-led systems transformation of green and blue spaces for the benefit of population health

  • RENEW - looking at human dimensions of biodiversity renewal in the UK.

  • Smartline - looking at how everyday technology can benefit the health and happiness of people in social housing in Cornwall, UK

  • What does blue do for you? - looking at the potential that aquatic natural environments have in shaping the well-being of people with bipolar and psychosis

As for teaching, I lead a module on Nature, Health, and Well-being for the MSc Environment and Human Health where I also lecture on quantitative methods and statistics. I co-convene a CPD course on the same topic. I also lecture or lead research groups for the BMBS programme, BSc Medical Sciences, and for a module on Oceans and Human Health. I have recently provided guest lectures for the Universities of Bath (nature and physical activity) and Edinburgh (questionnaire design for people-environment studies).

Qualifications

2016 PhD Health & Well-being, University of Exeter
2012 MSc Psychological Research Methods, Plymouth University
2011 BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology, Plymouth University

Career

2020-present: Lecturer in Environment and Human Health, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter

2016-2020: Associate Research Fellow in Environment and Human Health, Eureopan Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter

Research group links

Research

Research interests

My research primarily concerns the benefits that the natural environment has on human physical health and psychological well-being. I primarily use quantitative methods and the analysis of large surveys in my work, though I have experience of experimental and intervention research as well. 

Peer-reviewed journal articles

2022

Wuijts, S., de Vries, M., Zijlema, W., Hin, J., Elliott, L. R., Dirven-van-Breemen, L., Scoccimarro, E., de Roda Husman, A. M., Külvik, M., Frydas, I., Grellier, J., Sarigiannis, D., Taylor, T., Gotti, A., Nieuwenhuijsen, M. J., Hilderink, H. (in press). The health potential of urban water: a future outlook on risks and local opportunities. Cities. (IF=3.9).

2021

van den Bogerd, N., Elliott, L. R., White, M. P., Mishra, H. S., Bell, S., Porter, M., Sydenham, Z., Garrett, J. K., & Fleming, L. E. (2021). Urban blue space renovation and local resident and visitor well-being: A case study from Plymouth, UK. Landscape and Urban Planning, 215, 104232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2021.104232

Menneer, T., Qi, Z., Taylor, T., Paterson, C., Tu, G., Elliott, L. R., Morrissey, K., & Mueller, M. (2021). Changes in Domestic Energy and Water Usage during the UK COVID-19 Lockdown Using High-Resolution Temporal Data. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(13), 6818. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18136818

White, M. P., Elliott, L. R., Grellier, J., Economou, T., Bell, S., Bratman, G. N., Cirach, M., Gascon, M., Lima, M. L., Lõhmus, M., Nieuwenhuijsen, M., Ojala, A., Roiko, A., Schultz, P. W., van den Bosch, M., & Fleming, L. E. (2021). Associations between green/blue spaces and mental health across 18 countries. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 8903. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-87675-0

Börger, T., Campbell, D., White, M. P., Elliott, L. R., Fleming, L. E., Garrett, J. K., Hattam, C., Hynes, S., Lankia, T., & Taylor, T. (2021). The value of blue-space recreation and perceived water quality across Europe: A contingent behaviour study. Science of the Total Environment, 145597. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145597 (IF=6.6)

Adade, E.A, Elliott, L.R., Fleming, L.E., & Wuijts, S. (2021). Governance strategies to promote health and well-being:  urban blue space infrastructure initiatives in Plymouth (UK). International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development. https://doi.org/10.1080/19463138.2021.1885038 (IF=1.1)

Lambert, J. D., Elliott, L. R., Taylor, A. H., Farrand, P., Haase, A. M., & Greaves, C. J. (2021). A novel method for assessing design fidelity in web-based behavioral interventions. Health Psychology, 40(3), 217-225. https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0001046 (IF = 3.5)

2020

Elliott, L. R., White, M. P., Fleming, L. E., Abraham, C., & Taylor, A. H. (2020). Redesigning walking brochures using behaviour change theory: Implications for walking intentions in natural environments, daaa150, Health Promotion International. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daaa150 (IF = 1.9)

Tester-Jones, M., White, M. P., Elliott, L. R., Weinstein, N., Grellier, J., Economou, T., Bratman, G. N., Gascon, M., Korpela, K. M., Lima, M. L., Nieuwenhuijsen, M., O’Connor, A., Ojala, A., Roiko, A., van den Bosch, M. A.,  & Fleming, L. E. (2020). Experiences of nature for people with common mental health disorders: Results from an 18 country cross-sectional study. Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-75825-9 (IF=4.0).

White, M. P., Bratman, G. N., Pahl, S., Young, G., Cracknell, D., & Elliott, L. R. (2020). Affective reactions to losses and gains in biodiversity: Testing a prospect theory approach. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 72, 101502. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2020.101502 (IF=3.6).

White, M. P., Elliott, L. R., Gascon, M., Roberts, B., & Fleming, L. E. (2020). Blue space, health and well-being: A narrative overview and synthesis of potential benefits. Environmental Research, 191, 110169. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.110169 (IF = 5.7)

Garrett, J. K., White, M. P., Elliott, L. R., Wheeler, B. W., & Fleming, L. E. (2020). Urban nature and physical activity: Investigating associations using self-reported and accelerometer data and the role of household income. Environmental Research, 190, 109899. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.109899 (IF = 5.7)

Vert, C., Gascón, M., Ranzani, O., Márquez, S., Triguero-Mas, M., Carrasco-Turigas, G., Arjona, L., Koch, S., Llopis, M., Donaire-Gonzalez, D., Elliott, L. R., & Nieuwenhuijsen, M. (2020). Physical and mental health effects of repeated short walks in a blue space environment: a randomised crossover study. Environmental Research, 188, 109812. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.109812 (IF = 5.7)

Bell, S., Mishra, H. S., Elliott, L. R., Shellock, R., Vassiljev, P., Porter, M., Sydenham, Z., & White, M. P. (2020). Urban Blue Acupuncture: A Protocol for Evaluating a Complex Landscape Design Intervention to Improve Health and Wellbeing in a Coastal Community. Sustainability, 12(10), 4084. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12104084 (IF=2.6)

Elliott, L. R., White, M. P., Grellier, J., Garrett, J. K., Cirach, M., Wheeler, B. W., Bratman, G. N., van den Bosch, M. A., Ojala, A., Roiko, A., Lima, M. L., O’Connor, A., Gascon, M., Nieuwenhuijsen, M., & Fleming, L. E. (2020). Research Note: Residential distance and recreational visits to coastal and inland blue spaces in eighteen countries. Landscape and Urban Planning, 198, 103800. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2020.103800 (IF = 5.1)

Hooyberg, A., Roose, H., Grellier, J., Elliott, L. R., Lonneville, B., White, M. P., Michels, N., De Henauw, S., Vandegehuchte, M., & Everaert, G. (2020). General health and residential proximity to the coast in Belgium: Results from a cross-sectional health survey. Environmental Research, 184, 109225. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.109225 (IF = 5.7)

2019

Yeo, N. L., Elliott, L. R., Bethel, A., White, M. P., Dean, S. G., & Garside, R. (2019). Indoor nature interventions for health and wellbeing of older adults in residential settings: a systematic review. The Gerontologist. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnz019 (IF = 3.6)

Pasanen, T. P., White, M. P., Wheeler, B. W., Garrett, J. K., & Elliott, L. R. (2019). Neighbourhood blue space, health and wellbeing: The mediating role of different types of physical activity. Environment International, 131, 105016. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.105016 (IF = 7.9)

Vert, C., Carrasco-Turigas, G., Zijlema, W., Espinosa, A., Cano-Riu, L., Elliott, L. R., … Gascon, M. (2019). Impact of a riverside accessibility intervention on use, physical activity, and wellbeing: A mixed methods pre-post evaluation. Landscape and Urban Planning, 190, 103611. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.103611 (IF = 5.1)

Elliott L. R., White M. P., Sarran, C., Grellier, J., Garrett, J. K., Scoccimarro, E., & Fleming, L. E. (2019). The effects of meteorological conditions and daylight on nature-based recreational physical activity in England. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 42, 39-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2019.05.005 (IF = 3.0)

2018

Garrett, J. K., White, M. P., Huang, J., Ng, S., Hui, Z., Leung, C., Tse, L.A., Fung, F., Elliott, L.R., Depledge, M.H. & Wong, M.C. (2018). Urban blue space and health and wellbeing in Hong Kong: Results from a survey of older adults. Health & Place, 55, 100-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.11.003 (IF = 3.2)

Elliott, L. R., White, M. P., Grellier, J., Rees, S. E., Waters, R. D., & Fleming, L. E. (2018). Recreational visits to marine and coastal environments in England: Where, what, who, why, and when? Marine Policy, 97, 305-314. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.03.013 (IF = 2.9)

White, M. P., Elliott, L. R., Wheeler, B. W., & Fleming, L. E. (2018). Neighbourhood greenspace is related to physical activity in England, but only for dog owners. Landscape and Urban Planning, 174, 18–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.01.004 (IF = 5.1)

2017

Grellier, J., White, M. P., Albin, M., Bell, S., Elliott, L. R., Gascón, M., Gualdi, S., Mancini, L., Nieuwenhuijsen, M.J., Sarigiannis, D.A. and Van Den Bosch, M. (2017). BlueHealth: a study programme protocol for mapping and quantifying the potential benefits to public health and well-being from Europe’s blue spaces. BMJ Open, 7(6), e016188. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016188 (IF = 2.4)

Calogiuri, G., & Elliott, L. R. (2017). Why Do People Exercise in Natural Environments? Norwegian Adults’ Motives for Nature-, Gym-, and Sports-Based Exercise. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(4), 377. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14040377 (IF = 2.5)

2016

Elliott, L. R., White, M. P., Taylor, A. H., & Abraham, C. (2016). How do brochures encourage walking in natural environments in the UK? A content analysis. Health Promotion International, 33(2), 299–310. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daw083 (IF = 1.9)

White, M. P., Elliott, L. R., Taylor, T., Wheeler, B. W., Spencer, A., Bone, A., Depledge, M. H. and Fleming, L. E. (2016). Recreational physical activity in natural environments and implications for health: A population based cross-sectional study in England. Preventive Medicine, 91, 383–388. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.08.023 (IF = 3.4)

Frühauf, A., Niedermeier, M., Elliott, L. R., Ledochowski, L., Marksteiner, J., & Kopp, M. (2016). Acute effects of outdoor physical activity on affect and psychological well-being in depressed patients – A preliminary study. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 10, 4–9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mhpa.2016.02.002 (IF= 1.8)

2015

Elliott, L. R., White, M. P., Taylor, A. H., & Herbert, S. (2015). Energy expenditure on recreational visits to different natural environments. Social Science & Medicine, 139, 53–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.06.038 (IF = 3.1)

 

Book chapters

Elliott, L. R., White, M. P., Zijlema, W., Vert, C., & Vassiljev, P. (2021). Assessing city-wide and local health and wellbeing benefits. In Bell, S., Fleming, L.E., Grellier, J., Kuhlmann, F., Nieuwenhuijsen, M., & White, M.P. (Eds.) Urban blue spaces: planning and design for water, health, and well-being; London, Routledge.

White, M.P., Elliott, L.R., Gascon, M., Roberts, B., & Fleming, L.E. (2021). Potential benefits of blue space for human health and well-being. In Bell, S., Fleming, L.E., Grellier, J., Kuhlmann, F., Nieuwenhuijsen, M., & White, M.P. (Eds.) Urban blue spaces: planning and design for water, health, and well-being; London, Routledge.

Külvik, M., Gascon, M., de Medina, M.C.A., Elliott, L.R., Balicka, J., Rodrigues, F.M., & Suškevičs, M. (2021). Co-design with local stakeholders. In Bell, S., Fleming, L.E., Grellier, J., Kuhlmann, F., Nieuwenhuijsen, M., & White, M.P. (Eds.) Urban blue spaces: planning and design for water, health, and well-being; London, Routledge.

Grellier, J., Mishra, H.S., Elliott, L.R., Wuijts, S., & Braubach, M.F.W. (2021). Generating evidence in support of site planning and design: The BlueHealth Toolbox. In Bell, S., Fleming, L.E., Grellier, J., Kuhlmann, F., Nieuwenhuijsen, M., & White, M.P. (Eds.) Urban blue spaces: planning and design for water, health, and well-being; London, Routledge.

White, M.P., Bell, S., Elliott, L.R., Jenkin, R., Wheeler, B.W. & Depledge, M.H. (2016). The health benefits of blue exercise in the UK. In J. Barton, R. Bragg, C. Wood & J. Pretty (Eds.), Green Exercise: Linking Nature, Health and Well-Being (Chp 7, pp. 69-78); Oxford, Routledge.

 

Software

Jones, M., Kynoch, S., Elliott, L. R., Bush, A., & Grainger, M. (2020).  Parkcast: Parks in the pandemic. [alpha version; Github; website].

 

Non-academic reports

Lovell, R., Elliott, L. R., Depledge, M. H., Fleming, L. E., Garrett, J. K., Grellier, J., White, M. P., & Wheeler, B. W. (2021). The benefits of coastal living. Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report 2021: Health in Coastal Communities. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/chief-medical-officers-annual-report-2021-health-in-coastal-communities

Lovell, R., White, M.P., Wheeler, B., Taylor, T., Elliott, L. R. (2020) A rapid scoping review of health and wellbeing evidence for the Green Infrastructure Standards. European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School. For: Natural England, Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Public Health England, and Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, England. Report available here.

Matthies-Weisler, F., Fleming, L. E., Braubach, M., Elliott, L. R., Friederichs, L., Garrett, J. K., Grellier, J., Hattam, C., Pahl, S., White, M. P., & Wuijts, S. (2019). Health, the global ocean and marine resources: Policy brief (p. 20) [Policy brief]. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/404496/SDG-14-5.pdf?ua=1

Lovell, R., Hails, R., Weatherby, A., Wheeler, B. W., White, M. P., Woods, V. et al. (2018). Demystifying Health. Valuing Nature Paper VNP13. Valuing Nature Programme. Report available here.

Elliott, L. R. (2015). Health, well-being and the natural environment. In Natural England (Ed.), Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment: The national survey on people and the natural environment. Annual report from the 2013-14 survey (pp. 69-84). UK, Natural England.

Elliott, L. R. (2014). The effect of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on health and natural environment engagement in the Lee Valley. Natural England Research Reports Number NE574.

Research projects

  • BlueHealth - looking at the human health benefits of Europe’s coasts and waterways

  • GroundsWell - looking at community-led systems transformation of green and blue spaces for the benefit of population health

  • RENEW - looking at human dimensions of biodiversity renewal in the UK.

  • Smartline - looking at how everyday technology can benefit the health and happiness of people in social housing in Cornwall, UK

  • What does blue do for you? - looking at the potential that aquatic natural environments have in shaping the well-being of people with bipolar and psychosis

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Richardson M, Hamlin I, Elliott LR, White MP (2022). Country-level factors in a failing relationship with nature: Nature connectedness as a key metric for a sustainable future. Ambio Abstract.  Author URL.
Wuijts S, de Vries M, Zijlema W, Hin J, Elliott LR, Breemen LD-V, Scoccimarro E, de Roda Husman AM, Külvik M, Frydas IS, et al (2022). The health potential of urban water: Future scenarios on local risks and opportunities. Cities, 125 Full text.
Boerger T, Maccagnan A, White MP, Elliott LR, Taylor T (2022). Was the trip worth it? Consistency between decision and experienced utility assessments of recreational nature visits. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS Author URL.
Lambert JD, Elliott LR, Taylor AH, Farrand P, Haase AM, Greaves CJ (2021). A novel method for assessing design fidelity in web-based behavioral interventions. Health Psychology, 40(3), 217-225.
White MP, Elliott LR, Grellier J, Economou T, Bell S, Bratman GN, Cirach M, Gascon M, Lima ML, Lõhmus M, et al (2021). Associations between green/blue spaces and mental health across 18 countries. Sci Rep, 11(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Menneer T, Qi Z, Taylor T, Paterson C, Tu G, Elliott LR, Morrissey K, Mueller M (2021). Changes in Domestic Energy and Water Usage during the UK COVID-19 Lockdown Using High-Resolution Temporal Data. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(13), 6818-6818. Abstract.  Full text.
Adade EA, R Elliott L, Fleming LE, Wuijts S (2021). GOVERNANCE STRATEGIES TO PROMOTE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING: URBAN BLUE SPACE INFRASTRUCTURE INITIATIVES IN PLYMOUTH (UK). International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, 13(2), 279-296. Abstract.
Elliott LR, White MP, Fleming LE, Abraham C, Taylor AH (2021). Redesigning walking brochures using behaviour change theory: implications for walking intentions in natural environments. Health Promot Int, 36(4), 1126-1139. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Börger T, Campbell D, White MP, Elliott LR, Fleming LE, Garrett JK, Hattam C, Hynes S, Lankia T, Taylor T, et al (2021). The value of blue-space recreation and perceived water quality across Europe: a contingent behaviour study. Sci Total Environ, 771 Abstract.  Author URL.
van den Bogerd N, Elliott LR, White MP, Mishra HS, Bell S, Porter M, Sydenham Z, Garrett JK, Fleming LE (2021). Urban blue space renovation and local resident and visitor well-being: a case study from Plymouth, UK. Landscape and Urban Planning, 215 Abstract.  Full text.
White MP, Bratman GN, Pahl S, Young G, Cracknell D, Elliott LR (2020). Affective reactions to losses and gains in biodiversity: Testing a prospect theory approach. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 72, 101502-101502.
White MP, Elliott LR, Gascon M, Roberts B, Fleming LE (2020). Blue space, health and well-being: a narrative overview and synthesis of potential benefits. Environmental Research, 191 Abstract.
Hooyberg A, Roose H, Grellier J, Elliott LR, Lonneville B, White MP, Michels N, De Henauw S, Vandegehuchte M, Everaert G, et al (2020). General health and residential proximity to the coast in Belgium: Results from a cross-sectional health survey. Environ Res, 184 Abstract.  Author URL.
Yeo NL, Elliott LR, Bethel A, White MP, Dean SG, Garside R (2020). Indoor Nature Interventions for Health and Wellbeing of Older Adults in Residential Settings: a Systematic Review. Gerontologist, 60(3), e184-e199. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vert C, Gascon M, Ranzani O, Márquez S, Triguero-Mas M, Carrasco-Turigas G, Arjona L, Koch S, Llopis M, Donaire-Gonzalez D, et al (2020). Physical and mental health effects of repeated short walks in a blue space environment: a randomised crossover study. Environmental Research, 188, 109812-109812. Full text.
Elliott LR, White MP, Grellier J, Garrett JK, Cirach M, Wheeler BW, Bratman GN, van den Bosch MA, Ojala A, Roiko A, et al (2020). Research Note: Residential distance and recreational visits to coastal and inland blue spaces in eighteen countries. Landscape and Urban Planning, 198, 103800-103800. Full text.
Tester-Jones M, White MP, Elliott LR, Weinstein N, Grellier J, Economou T, Bratman GN, Cleary A, Gascon M, Korpela KM, et al (2020). Results from an 18 country cross-sectional study examining experiences of nature for people with common mental health disorders. Scientific Reports, 10(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Bell S, Mishra HS, Elliott LR, Shellock R, Vassiljev P, Porter M, Sydenham Z, White MP (2020). Urban Blue Acupuncture: a Protocol for Evaluating a Complex Landscape Design Intervention to Improve Health and Wellbeing in a Coastal Community. Sustainability, 12(10), 4084-4084. Abstract.
Garrett JK, White MP, Elliott LR, Wheeler BW, Fleming LE (2020). Urban nature and physical activity: Investigating associations using self-reported and accelerometer data and the role of household income. Environmental Research, 190, 109899-109899. Full text.
Vert C, Carrasco-Turigas G, Zijlema W, Espinosa A, Cano-Riu L, Elliott LR, Litt J, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Gascon M (2019). Impact of a riverside accessibility intervention on use, physical activity, and wellbeing: a mixed methods pre-post evaluation. LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING, 190 Author URL.
Pasanen TP, White MP, Wheeler BW, Garrett JK, Elliott LR (2019). Neighbourhood blue space, health and wellbeing: the mediating role of different types of physical activity. Environ Int, 131 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Elliott LR, White MP, Sarran C, Grellier J, Garrett JK, Scoccimarro E, Smalley AJ, Fleming LE (2019). The effects of meteorological conditions and daylight on nature-based recreational physical activity in England. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 42, 39-39. Full text.
Garrett JK, White MP, Huang J, Ng S, Hui Z, Leung C, Tse LA, Fung F, Elliott LR, Depledge MH, et al (2019). Urban blue space and health and wellbeing in Hong Kong: Results from a survey of older adults. Health Place, 55, 100-110. Abstract.  Author URL.
Elliott LR, White MP, Taylor AH, Abraham C (2018). How do brochures encourage walking in natural environments in the UK? a content analysis. Health Promot Int, 33(2), 299-310. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
White MP, Elliott LR, Wheeler BW, Fleming LE (2018). Neighbourhood greenspace is related to physical activity in England, but only for dog owners. Landscape and Urban Planning, 174, 18-23. Abstract.  Full text.
Elliott LR, White M, Grellier J, Rees S, Waters R, Fleming L (2018). Recreational visits to marine and coastal environments in England: Where, what, who, why, and when?. Marine Policy Full text.
Grellier J, White MP, Albin M, Bell S, Elliott LR, Gascón M, Gualdi S, Mancini L, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Sarigiannis DA, et al (2017). BlueHealth: a study programme protocol for mapping and quantifying the potential benefits to public health and well-being from Europe's blue spaces. BMJ Open, 7(6). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Calogiuri G, Elliott LR (2017). Why Do People Exercise in Natural Environments? Norwegian Adults' Motives for Nature-, Gym-, and Sports-Based Exercise. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 14(4). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Frühauf A, Niedermeier M, Elliott LR, Ledochowski L, Marksteiner J, Kopp M (2016). Acute effects of outdoor physical activity on affect and psychological well-being in depressed patients – a preliminary study. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 10, 4-9.
Elliott LR, White M, Taylor AH, Abraham C (2016). How do recreational walking brochures encourage walking in natural environments? a content analysis. Health Promotion International, 2016, 1-12. Full text.
White MP, Elliott LR, Taylor TJ, Wheeler BW, Spencer AE, Bone A, Depledge MH, Fleming LE (2016). Recreational physical activity in natural environments and implications for health: a population based cross-sectional study in England. Preventative Medicine Full text.
Elliott LR, White MP, Taylor AH, Herbert S (2015). Energy expenditure on recreational visits to different natural environments. Soc Sci Med, 139, 53-60. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Chapters

Elliott LR, White MP, Vert C, Zijlema W, Vassiljev P (2021). Assessing city-wide and local health and well-being benefits. In  (Ed) Urban Blue Spaces, 179-196.
Külvik M, Gascon M, de Medina MCA, Elliott LR, Balicka J, Rodrigues FM, Suškevicˇs M (2021). Co-design with local stakeholders. In  (Ed) Urban Blue Spaces, 59-88.
Grellier J, Mishra HS, Elliott LR, Wuijts S, Braubach MFW (2021). Generating evidence in support of site planning and design: the BlueHealth toolbox. In  (Ed) Urban Blue Spaces: Planning and Design for Water, Health and Well-Being, 91-100.  Abstract.  Full text.
White MP, Elliott LR, Gascon M, Roberts B, Fleming LE (2021). Potential benefits of blue space for human health and well-being. In  (Ed) Urban Blue Spaces: Planning and Design for Water, Health and Well-Being, 38-58.  Abstract.

Publications by year


2022

Richardson M, Hamlin I, Elliott LR, White MP (2022). Country-level factors in a failing relationship with nature: Nature connectedness as a key metric for a sustainable future. Ambio Abstract.  Author URL.
Wuijts S, de Vries M, Zijlema W, Hin J, Elliott LR, Breemen LD-V, Scoccimarro E, de Roda Husman AM, Külvik M, Frydas IS, et al (2022). The health potential of urban water: Future scenarios on local risks and opportunities. Cities, 125 Full text.
Boerger T, Maccagnan A, White MP, Elliott LR, Taylor T (2022). Was the trip worth it? Consistency between decision and experienced utility assessments of recreational nature visits. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS Author URL.

2021

Lambert JD, Elliott LR, Taylor AH, Farrand P, Haase AM, Greaves CJ (2021). A novel method for assessing design fidelity in web-based behavioral interventions. Health Psychology, 40(3), 217-225.
Elliott LR, White MP, Vert C, Zijlema W, Vassiljev P (2021). Assessing city-wide and local health and well-being benefits. In  (Ed) Urban Blue Spaces, 179-196.
White MP, Elliott LR, Grellier J, Economou T, Bell S, Bratman GN, Cirach M, Gascon M, Lima ML, Lõhmus M, et al (2021). Associations between green/blue spaces and mental health across 18 countries. Sci Rep, 11(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Menneer T, Qi Z, Taylor T, Paterson C, Tu G, Elliott LR, Morrissey K, Mueller M (2021). Changes in Domestic Energy and Water Usage during the UK COVID-19 Lockdown Using High-Resolution Temporal Data. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(13), 6818-6818. Abstract.  Full text.
Külvik M, Gascon M, de Medina MCA, Elliott LR, Balicka J, Rodrigues FM, Suškevicˇs M (2021). Co-design with local stakeholders. In  (Ed) Urban Blue Spaces, 59-88.
Adade EA, R Elliott L, Fleming LE, Wuijts S (2021). GOVERNANCE STRATEGIES TO PROMOTE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING: URBAN BLUE SPACE INFRASTRUCTURE INITIATIVES IN PLYMOUTH (UK). International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, 13(2), 279-296. Abstract.
Grellier J, Mishra HS, Elliott LR, Wuijts S, Braubach MFW (2021). Generating evidence in support of site planning and design: the BlueHealth toolbox. In  (Ed) Urban Blue Spaces: Planning and Design for Water, Health and Well-Being, 91-100.  Abstract.  Full text.
White MP, Elliott LR, Gascon M, Roberts B, Fleming LE (2021). Potential benefits of blue space for human health and well-being. In  (Ed) Urban Blue Spaces: Planning and Design for Water, Health and Well-Being, 38-58.  Abstract.
Elliott LR, White MP, Fleming LE, Abraham C, Taylor AH (2021). Redesigning walking brochures using behaviour change theory: implications for walking intentions in natural environments. Health Promot Int, 36(4), 1126-1139. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Börger T, Campbell D, White MP, Elliott LR, Fleming LE, Garrett JK, Hattam C, Hynes S, Lankia T, Taylor T, et al (2021). The value of blue-space recreation and perceived water quality across Europe: a contingent behaviour study. Sci Total Environ, 771 Abstract.  Author URL.
van den Bogerd N, Elliott LR, White MP, Mishra HS, Bell S, Porter M, Sydenham Z, Garrett JK, Fleming LE (2021). Urban blue space renovation and local resident and visitor well-being: a case study from Plymouth, UK. Landscape and Urban Planning, 215 Abstract.  Full text.

2020

White MP, Bratman GN, Pahl S, Young G, Cracknell D, Elliott LR (2020). Affective reactions to losses and gains in biodiversity: Testing a prospect theory approach. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 72, 101502-101502.
White MP, Elliott LR, Gascon M, Roberts B, Fleming LE (2020). Blue space, health and well-being: a narrative overview and synthesis of potential benefits. Environmental Research, 191 Abstract.
Hooyberg A, Roose H, Grellier J, Elliott LR, Lonneville B, White MP, Michels N, De Henauw S, Vandegehuchte M, Everaert G, et al (2020). General health and residential proximity to the coast in Belgium: Results from a cross-sectional health survey. Environ Res, 184 Abstract.  Author URL.
Yeo NL, Elliott LR, Bethel A, White MP, Dean SG, Garside R (2020). Indoor Nature Interventions for Health and Wellbeing of Older Adults in Residential Settings: a Systematic Review. Gerontologist, 60(3), e184-e199. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vert C, Gascon M, Ranzani O, Márquez S, Triguero-Mas M, Carrasco-Turigas G, Arjona L, Koch S, Llopis M, Donaire-Gonzalez D, et al (2020). Physical and mental health effects of repeated short walks in a blue space environment: a randomised crossover study. Environmental Research, 188, 109812-109812. Full text.
Elliott LR, White MP, Grellier J, Garrett JK, Cirach M, Wheeler BW, Bratman GN, van den Bosch MA, Ojala A, Roiko A, et al (2020). Research Note: Residential distance and recreational visits to coastal and inland blue spaces in eighteen countries. Landscape and Urban Planning, 198, 103800-103800. Full text.
Tester-Jones M, White MP, Elliott LR, Weinstein N, Grellier J, Economou T, Bratman GN, Cleary A, Gascon M, Korpela KM, et al (2020). Results from an 18 country cross-sectional study examining experiences of nature for people with common mental health disorders. Scientific Reports, 10(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Bell S, Mishra HS, Elliott LR, Shellock R, Vassiljev P, Porter M, Sydenham Z, White MP (2020). Urban Blue Acupuncture: a Protocol for Evaluating a Complex Landscape Design Intervention to Improve Health and Wellbeing in a Coastal Community. Sustainability, 12(10), 4084-4084. Abstract.
Garrett JK, White MP, Elliott LR, Wheeler BW, Fleming LE (2020). Urban nature and physical activity: Investigating associations using self-reported and accelerometer data and the role of household income. Environmental Research, 190, 109899-109899. Full text.

2019

Vert C, Carrasco-Turigas G, Zijlema W, Espinosa A, Cano-Riu L, Elliott LR, Litt J, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Gascon M (2019). Impact of a riverside accessibility intervention on use, physical activity, and wellbeing: a mixed methods pre-post evaluation. LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING, 190 Author URL.
Pasanen TP, White MP, Wheeler BW, Garrett JK, Elliott LR (2019). Neighbourhood blue space, health and wellbeing: the mediating role of different types of physical activity. Environ Int, 131 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Elliott LR, White MP, Sarran C, Grellier J, Garrett JK, Scoccimarro E, Smalley AJ, Fleming LE (2019). The effects of meteorological conditions and daylight on nature-based recreational physical activity in England. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 42, 39-39. Full text.
Garrett JK, White MP, Huang J, Ng S, Hui Z, Leung C, Tse LA, Fung F, Elliott LR, Depledge MH, et al (2019). Urban blue space and health and wellbeing in Hong Kong: Results from a survey of older adults. Health Place, 55, 100-110. Abstract.  Author URL.

2018

Elliott LR, White MP, Taylor AH, Abraham C (2018). How do brochures encourage walking in natural environments in the UK? a content analysis. Health Promot Int, 33(2), 299-310. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
White MP, Elliott LR, Wheeler BW, Fleming LE (2018). Neighbourhood greenspace is related to physical activity in England, but only for dog owners. Landscape and Urban Planning, 174, 18-23. Abstract.  Full text.
Elliott LR, White M, Grellier J, Rees S, Waters R, Fleming L (2018). Recreational visits to marine and coastal environments in England: Where, what, who, why, and when?. Marine Policy Full text.

2017

Grellier J, White MP, Albin M, Bell S, Elliott LR, Gascón M, Gualdi S, Mancini L, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Sarigiannis DA, et al (2017). BlueHealth: a study programme protocol for mapping and quantifying the potential benefits to public health and well-being from Europe's blue spaces. BMJ Open, 7(6). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Calogiuri G, Elliott LR (2017). Why Do People Exercise in Natural Environments? Norwegian Adults' Motives for Nature-, Gym-, and Sports-Based Exercise. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 14(4). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2016

Frühauf A, Niedermeier M, Elliott LR, Ledochowski L, Marksteiner J, Kopp M (2016). Acute effects of outdoor physical activity on affect and psychological well-being in depressed patients – a preliminary study. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 10, 4-9.
Elliott LR, White M, Taylor AH, Abraham C (2016). How do recreational walking brochures encourage walking in natural environments? a content analysis. Health Promotion International, 2016, 1-12. Full text.
White MP, Elliott LR, Taylor TJ, Wheeler BW, Spencer AE, Bone A, Depledge MH, Fleming LE (2016). Recreational physical activity in natural environments and implications for health: a population based cross-sectional study in England. Preventative Medicine Full text.

2015

Elliott LR, White MP, Taylor AH, Herbert S (2015). Energy expenditure on recreational visits to different natural environments. Soc Sci Med, 139, 53-60. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

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External Engagement and Impact

I am on the editorial board for a new journal, Global Environmental Psychology (details coming soon).

I regularly peer-review other research in the field, a record can be seen on my Publons profile.

I have been integral in the redevelopment of Natural England’s Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment survey (designated national statistics and the world’s largest data source on the connection between contact with natural environments and health). In 2019/2020 I was responsible for a methodological and statistical review of this redevelopment in the formation of Natural England’s new People & Nature Survey.

Various resources related to my research can be found on my personal webpage (under development): https://lewis-r-elliott.github.io/

Teaching

I lead a module on Nature, Health, and Well-being for the MSc Environment and Human Health where I also lecture on quantitative methods and statistics. I co-convene a CPD course on the same topic. I also lecture or lead research groups for the BMBS programme, BSc Medical Sciences, and for a module on Oceans and Human Health. I have recently provided guest lectures for the Universities of Bath (nature and physical activity) and Edinburgh (questionnaire design for people-environment studies).

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