Heli Gittins

Email

heli.gittins@bangor.ac.uk

Office Telephone Number

X8647

Room Details

G4a, Thoday

Qualifications

PGCertHE Teaching in Higher Education
MSc Conservation and Land Management

PhD Title (or subject area)

Impact of Woodland based activities on Well-being

Supervisors

Sophie-Wynne Jones (SENRGy)
Valerie Morrison (Psychology)

Describe your research

Aimed at developing an improved understanding of the influence of woodland based initiatives on personal wellbeing and a greater insight into socio-geographic dimensions of woodland use and access.

A KESS funded research programme in partnership with The Woodland Trust and Actif Woods Wales.

Research Interests

Nature and wellbeing

Publications

Chapter in book 'Green Innovation and Future Technology' (Kelliher and Reinl, 2015)

http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137479808

Professional Affiliations

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment – Practitioner Member
Higher Education Academy - Fellow

Biography

I'm based at The College of Natural Sciences at Bangor University where I am a post-graduate researcher with a current focus on nature and well-being. I lecture on a Masters in Environmental and Business Management and several conservation modules. I'm also a trained Mindfulness Teacher and run mindfulness courses and nature based activities.