Environment, Health and Development Network
Welcome to the Environment, Health and Development Network website. The network is intended as a means to bring together researchers, practitioners and funders focussing on environment/health issues and how these relate with processes of development. Network themes relate particularly to the poorer or more marginalized regions and communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The interconnections between environment and human health are at their most challenging in the context of poverty and development, and we argue that there is a need for greater inter-linkage between people working across disciplines on these themes to share resources and insights, and develop multi-disciplinary initiatives.
Membership is free to any individual who wishes to join the Network. Though the core orientation is toward social science, and particularly research that engages with a development perspective within approach and analysis, the Network is open to researchers and stakeholders from the full range of disciplines and sectors relating to environment and health in a development context.
The Network is coordinated from the UK, and in its initial phase will serve particularly as a vehicle for bringing UK researchers and their wider networks together. However, it is intended to act as an international forum, and active involvement is encouraged from people of all countries from the outset.
A background document introducing the ideas behind the network can be downloaded, or click on the links below to see different sections of the document:
- rationale for the network
- key linkages between environment, health and development
- social science and multi-disciplinarity
Other topics covered
- Climate and Health
- News and Events
- Seminar 2011
- Institutional support
- Network Members A-L
- Network members M-Z
- Resources A-L
- Resources M-Z
- Useful links
- Join the network
- Roger Few (lead coordinator) - School of International Development, University of East Anglia
- Andrew Collins - Disaster and Development Centre, University of Northumbria
- Kate Brown - School of International Development, University of East Anglia
The Network is supported through a grant awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council, as part of a wider project administered by the Natural Environment Research Council. See institutional support page.