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The James Hutton Institute
I am a senior researcher in conservation behaviour / environmental psychology focusing on the nature-health-sustainable behaviours nexus. I draw on an interdisciplinary background in molecular biology, natural resource management, conservation behaviour and environmental psychology to investigate the interface between people and their environmental settings (for example, natural, built, home, office) with an aim to develop bridges between issues of ecological quality, health/wellbeing and sustainability.
My research centres on the relationship between people and nature, a relationship conceptualised as reciprocal or socio-ecological, whereby nature does not merely 'serve' people but people can also 'serve' nature. I specialise in theoretically-grounded applied research using a combination of research designs (for example, quasi-experimental) and methods (qualitative and quantitative; objective) to focus on two research areas.