Nature Experience, Psychological Restoration and Health

Free Public Lecture

Nature Experience, Psychological Restoration and Health

Kenneth Myer Building
Royal Parade


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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
    Professor Terry Hartig, Uppsala University