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Hi! This collection is just a showcase of the work done by staff and students at Deakin regarding Health and Sustainability, and Environmental Health. Also included are some great source material - namely books and journal articles, some of which have been written by the staff.

Deakin University. Future - Have you ever felt ‘solastalgia’? Every few months, Oxford Dictionaries makes global headlines when it adds new words to its online vocabulary – the most recent updates include ‘hangry’ (anger resulting from hunger) and ‘manspreading’ (sitting with legs wide apart).

Future - Have you ever felt ‘solastalgia’?

At the same time, researchers are coining new words that never quite make it into the popular lexicon – but perhaps they should. While you won’t find it in the Oxford English Dictionary, philosopher Glenn Albrecht once coined one such word while working at the University of Newcastle in Australia. 'Solastalgia’ – a portmanteau of the words ‘solace’ and ‘nostalgia’ – is used not just in academia but more widely, in clinical psychology and health policy in Australia, as well as by US researchers looking into the effects of wildfires in California. It describes the feeling of distress associated with environmental change close to your home, explains Albrecht. Solastalgia is when your endemic sense of place is being violated – Glenn Albrecht, philosopher.

HSH112 - Local and Global Environments for Health Unit details. Content This unit will introduce key concepts around environmental health and will explore the relationship between the natural, built, social, economic and political environments and human health.

HSH112 - Local and Global Environments for Health Unit details

This unit will also introduce the concepts of sustainable development, ecosystem health and environmental justice. The content of the unit will be framed within a public health and health promotion context. Assessment.


Sustainability and Health. 10. The emergent sea of nature and religion : a study of faith-based responses to issues of environmental sustainability - DRO. The Changing World Religion Map - Sacred Places, Identities, Practices and. Stan Brunn labels himself a cosmopolitan Middle Westener after being raised in small towns and rural areas in a half-dozen states.

The Changing World Religion Map - Sacred Places, Identities, Practices and

He taught previously at the University of Florida and Michigan State University. He joined the University of Kentucky department in 1980 as chair and served in that capacity from 1980-88. He was appointed by the Governor as State Geographer from 1988-1989. His teaching and research interests include political, social and urban geography, the geographies of information and communication, time-space geographies and innovative cartographies. He has offered seminars on technological hazards, cyberspace, humane geographies, peace and reconciliation. Finding a Unified Understanding of Nature.

IUCN World Parks Congress. Incorporating Sustainability into Community-Based Healthcare Practice. Category Finalists - Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability. Welcome. The Health, Nature and Sustainability Research Group (HNS) - formerly known as the NiCHE Research Group - is located within the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University.


HNS's research is focused on the health implications of the link between humans and the natural environment. We focus on two key aspects of the environmental determinants of health: environmental deprivation (i.e. the impacts of reduced access to contact with nature through green spaces, parks, gardens and pets) and environmental degradation (particularly the importance of ecological sustainability to human health and wellbeing). Our research includes both qualitative and quantitative studies and members of the group are recognised both nationally and internationally for their expertise in this emerging area of study.

Associate Professor Mardie Townsend, 2012. Health and sustainability. Careers in health and sustainability You understand the environment and how it affects community health.

Health and sustainability

Environmental health. Contact with nature positively affects happiness and wellbeing. Spending time in nature influences our subjective wellbeing, which has long-term health and financial consequences.

Contact with nature positively affects happiness and wellbeing

Spending time in nature influences our subjective wellbeing. Photo: Graham Tidy. NEW research by Planet Ark, released in the lead up to National Tree Day, investigates how contact with nature affects people’s life-long happiness and the physiological impacts it has on the brain. The surveys included in the report used internationally recognised scales to measure the connection to nature and happiness of participants. Architecture, Culture & Spirituality Forum. Thinking Beyond the Rim. DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773329.003.0011 This chapter completes our journey.

Thinking Beyond the Rim

As the sun goes off the river and the big rapids are behind us, we catch our breath, relax, and reflect, reviewing again four principles that help us understand attitudes: (a) direct experience, (b) identity, (c) consistency, and (d) specificity. Analysis of efforts to reduce energy consumption in Hood River Oregon, reduce water pollution in two Wisconsin lakes, and reduce crowding in the Grand Canyon show how social and natural sciences partner to solve environmental problems. Lancet Medical Journal Manifesto for planetary health - Google Groupes.

Initiative from the The Lancet.

Lancet Medical Journal Manifesto for planetary health - Google Groupes

A manifesto for planetary health. "The Manifesto This manifesto for transforming public health calls for a social movement to support collective public health action at all levels of society - personal, community, national, regional, global, and planetary. Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change: Research Pathways for the Next Decade.

Overview Contents Resources Research Suggested Citation.

Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change: Research Pathways for the Next Decade

Making healthy places : designing and building for health, well-being, and ...: Deakin University Library Search. Environmental Health: From Global to Local. The second edition of Environmental Health: From Global to Local, a comprehensive introductory text, offers an overview of the methodology and paradigms of this burgeoning field, ranging from ecology to epidemiology, from toxicology to environmental psychology, and from genetics to ethics.

Environmental Health: From Global to Local

Expert contributors discuss the major issues in contemporary environmental health: air, water, food safety, occupational health, radiation, chemical and physical hazards, vector control, and injuries. Also emphasizing a wide variety of issues of global interest, the thoroughly revised second edition contains updated information on such timely topics as toxicology, exposure assessment, Environment and Health - International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition) Brian King The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA Available online 17 February 2015 17 February 2015 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution. Health and the environment: a compilation of evidence. There is increasing awareness that our health and the environment in which we live are closely linked. This report compiles evidence on the relationship between health and a selected list of environmental factors including `natural' features (such as temperature and ultraviolet radiation) and aspects of our surroundings which have been created by humans (such as housing and transport).

The results of this compilation highlight that: our surroundings can influence our physical health and mental wellbeing through a variety of channels; health and wellbeing may be affected in both positive and negative ways; humans, through their intervention in the environment, can play a vital role in exacerbating or reducing health risks. As the pathways involved can be indirect and complex, this report also examines some of the difficulties involved in assessing the broader relationship between health and the environment. ISSN 978-1-74249-129-5; Cat. no. Climate change and global policy regimes. [electronic resource] : towards i...: Deakin University Library Search. Environmental sociology. [electronic resource] : from analysis to action: Deakin University Library Search. Household sustainability : challenges and dilemmas in everyday life: Deakin University Library Search. Environmental health : indoor exposures, assessments and interventions: Deakin University Library Search.

Climate Change and Society - Paperback - Riley E. Dunlap; Robert J. Brulle - Oxford University Press. Bookstore - Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization. Health of People, Places and Planet - ANU Press - ANU. This book has three main goals. The first is to celebrate the work of a great public health figure, the late A.J. (Tony) McMichael (1942–2014). Reshaping Environments. [electronic resource] : An Interdisciplinary Approa...: Deakin University Library Search. The Oxford handbook of food history / edited by Jeffrey M. Pilcher. Machine generated contents note: pt.

Chs 15, 16, 26, 27. Good material. – jtlawson

I FOOD HISTORIES -- 1.Food and the Annales School / Sydney Watts -- 2.Political Histories of Food / Enrique C. Ochoa -- 3.Cultural Histories of Food / Jeffrey M. Pilcher -- 4.Labor Histories of Food / Tracey Deutsch -- 5.Public Histories of Food / Rayna Green -- pt. II FOOD STUDIES -- 6.Gendering Food / Carole Counihan -- 7.Anthropology of Food / Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney -- 8.Sociology of Food / Krishnendu Ray -- 9.Geography of Food / Bertie Mandelblatt -- 10.Critical Nutrition Studies / Charlotte Biltekoff -- 11.Teaching with Food / Jeffrey Miller -- pt. III THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION -- 12.Agricultural Production and Environmental History / Sterling Evans -- 13.Cookbooks as Historical Documents / Ken Albala -- 14.Food and Empire / Jayeeta Sharma -- 15.Industrial Food / Gabriella M.

Social causes of health and disease [electronic resource] / William C. Cockerham. In this stimulating book, William C. Cockerham, a leading medical sociologist, assesses the evidence that social factors (such as stress, poverty, unhealthy lifestyles, and unpleasant living and work conditions) have direct causal effects on health and many diseases. Noting a new emphasis upon social structure in both theory and multi-level research techniques, the author argues that a paradigm shift has been emerging in 21st-century medical sociology, which looks beyond individual explanations for health and disease. The field has headed toward a fundamentally different orientation, and Cockerham's work has been at the forefront of these changes.

Sustainable healthcare / Knut Schroeder ... [et al.] Global Health 101, Second Edition. Welcome to the accompanying Website for Global Health 101, Second Edition. We are pleased to provide these online resources to support classroom education. Formerly titled Essentials of Global Health, Global Health 101 Second Edition is a clear, concise, and user-friendly introduction to the most critical issues in global health.

Does living by the coast improve health and wellbeing? Short Report. Walking for well-being: are group walks in certain types of natural environments better for well-being than group walks in urban environments? Environmental Science" Glancing at a grassy green roof significantly boosts concentration. The study, published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, gave 150 students a boring, attention-sapping task. The students were asked to press a key as a series of numbers repeatedly flashed on a computer screen, unless that number was three.

They were given a 40-second break midway through the task to view a city rooftop scene. Half the group viewed a flowering meadow green roof, the other half looked out onto a bare concrete roof. After the break, students who glanced at the greener vista made significantly less errors and demonstrated superior concentration on the second half of the task, compared to those who viewed the concrete roof. The green roof provided a restorative experience that boosted those mental resources that control attention, researchers concluded. Lead researcher Dr Kate Lee, of the University of Melbourne Faculty of Science, said just a moment of green can provide a boost for tired workers. "It's really important to have micro-breaks. Hot or not: what's packing the uni lecture theatres. Green spaces deliver lasting mental health benefits. Green space in towns and cities could lead to significant and sustained improvements in mental health, finds a new study published in the journal of Environmental Science & Technology Analysing data that followed people over a five year period, the research has found that moving to a greener area not only improves people’s mental health, but that the effect continues long after they have moved.

Environmental Health Tag: Archive (ABC Science) Environment Archives. Thelancet. To view the full text, please login as a subscribed user or purchase a subscription. Click here to view the full text on ScienceDirect. Above the Fold. Environmental Health News: Front Page. Eating bugs could save the planet. Just What the Doctor Ordered: Using Parks to Improve Children’s Health. Club of Rome′s new book reads like an eco manifesto. The Club of Rome's new report includes some drastic claims. The think tank's mission is to reinvent prosperity through managing economic growth, reducing unemployment and inequality, and addressing climate change. Its new hardcover "One percent growth is enough" was officially launched in Berlin on Tuesday (13.09.2016).

Club of Rome. Deakin Explore. Climate change campaigner. Deakin Explore. Deakin Explore. The Planet. Topics » Thought Maybe. Happy Planet Index. Climate Change Health Check 2020. This Is Your Brain on Nature. When you head out to the desert, David Strayer is the kind of man you want behind the wheel. He never texts or talks on the phone while driving. He doesn’t even approve of eating in the car. A cognitive psychologist at the University of Utah who specializes in attention, Strayer knows our brains are prone to mistakes, especially when we’re multitasking and dodging distractions.

Among other things, his research has shown that using a cell phone impairs most drivers as much as drinking alcohol does. Strayer is in a unique position to understand what modern life does to us. On the third day of a camping trip in the wild canyons near Bluff, Utah, Strayer is mixing up an enormous iron kettle of chicken enchilada pie while explaining what he calls the “three-day effect” to 22 psychology students. “On the third day my senses recalibrate—I smell things and hear things I didn’t before,” Strayer says. Olmsted was exaggerating; his claim was based less on science than on intuition. The National Benefits Hub: Benefits of Recreation (Formerly the Benefits Catalogue) Environmental Research Foundation. The Bridge at the Edge of the World. Nature, Economy, Society, Wellbeing. Facts on Health and the Environment. The Amoeba of Cultural Change. AtKisson Group – Keynotes & Presentations.

The Global Warming Survival Guide. The Natural Edge Project: Meet The Teams - Secretariat. Google Street View Hyperlapse. Love Thy Nature Film - A Strong Case to Reconnect with Nature - VIDEO. List of environmental issues - Wikipedia. Index of sustainability articles - Wikipedia. Environmental Health Topics.