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About Miles

Applied psychologist researching our connection with nature and ways to improve it. Good for nature, good for you.

Nature Connectedness – For a new relationship with nature: Free Online Course

There’s no wellbeing without nature’s wellbeing. Climate warming and wildlife loss show that the existing relationship between people and the rest of nature is failing. Through a focus on nature connectedness, this free, online short course will show how we … Continue reading

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Getting the most from watching garden birds: Take part

The University of Derby’s Nature Connectedness Research Group‘s work is all about improving the relationship between people and the rest of nature – for human and nature’s wellbeing. We’ve developed some of the first interventions to improve that relationship, bring … Continue reading

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Noticing Nature, Nature Connectedness and Time in Nature: Associations with Human and Nature’s Wellbeing during the Corona Pandemic

During the restrictions to control the coronavirus pandemic people have visited and noticed nature more. We were curious to find out how nature benefited the nation’s mental wellbeing during the coronavirus restrictions. The new People and Nature Survey (PANS) developed … Continue reading

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Benefits of Connecting with Green Spaces: An Evaluation Toolkit for Children and Young People

By Dr Gulcan Garip & Prof Miles Richardson Our relationship with nature is failing, as evidenced by the loss of biodiversity and climate warming. This has led to calls to reconnect people with nature, particularly children. Programmes in green spaces … Continue reading

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Physical and Emotional Access to Nature

Increasing numbers of people live in urban areas with limited access to green spaces and nature. Yet greenspaces are good for people. For example, they benefit physical health through enabling exercise, support mental wellbeing and they are also great for … Continue reading

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