Author Archives: Miles

About Miles

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

Why the mundane is magical, and how we can keep it that way

A guest blog by Julian Dobson about our work together on the IWUN project Governments like ambitious plans. They love to talk in terms of billions of pounds and ‘moonshot’ aspirations. The shiny and spectacular make better headlines than the … Continue reading

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What best explains children’s connection with nature?

There is growing interest in reconnecting children with nature. With the relationship between children and nature being the focus of much commentary and research. Many organizations direct a great deal of resource into programs and policies to reconnect children with … Continue reading

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Deviant personalities and their relationship with nature

A guest blog by Dr Dean Fido & Dr Alice Rees. The affinity that humans share with nature is well-documented, as are the benefits of living a life interwoven and connected with nature. Such benefits include facets that are key … Continue reading

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The Nature of Meaningful Maps

Maps provide a representation the landscape – often the natural landscape. So they play a part in the human-nature relationship. Maps are also relevant to my previous human factors research into external representations and mental models. Maps are part of … Continue reading

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Tune Into Nature Music Prize Winner

It’s a delight to announce the winner of the Tune Into Nature Music Prize, it’s been wonderful to see the idea become reality with the support of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Selfridges, Tileyard London. The winning track is I Eden by … Continue reading

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