Nature Experience, Psychological Restoration and Health
Free Public Lecture
Kenneth Myer Building
Brotherton Public Lecture 2019
Increasing urbanisation, reductions in natural habitats and lifestyle changes have resulted in people spending less time in natural environments. Professor Hartig will explore the evidence behind the claims of the benefits of experience in nature for health and well-being. He will focus on psychological restoration and stress reduction and discuss the benefits of access to green space on various health outcomes. Finally, he will conclude with some comments on practical applications in urban design and planning.
This event will be delivered in accessible academic language and members of the wider community are welcome to attend.
Professor Terry Hartig, Uppsala University
Professor Terry Hartig
Terry Hartig has extensive experience in studying restorative processes and the environments that support them. He has contributed to this field through development of basic theory, methods, and infrastructure, and with findings from studies of restoration in residential, work, institutional and recreational contexts. His best known work concerns restorative benefits of nature experience, and he is frequently cited in the scientific literature on nature and health. He also has a long history of service to the applied research community, through extensive international collaborations, review and editorial activities, and support to scientific societies, currently as president of the Environmental Psychology Division of the International Association for Applied Psychology and as a member of the Coordination Committee of the European Network for Housing Research.