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My primary role is as module organiser for DXX-4524 Strategic Environmental Management and DXX-4525 Green Technologies on the MSc in Environmental and Business Management and MBA Environmental Mangement; I contribute to a range of School of Natural Sciences modules (e.g. Making of Snowdonia, Principles of Conservation and Renewable Energy) and supervise postgraduate dissertation projects.
Post-graduate researcher in nature and wellbeing – evaluating the benefits of woodland activity programme provision on personal wellbeing and investigating socio-geographic dimensions of woodland use and access. A cross-disciplinary PhD between the School of Natural Sciences and the School of Psychology, funded by the KESS programme in partnership with The Woodland Trust and Actif Woods Wales.
- Longer term impacts of the Actif Woods Wales programme Summary report
- Can a woodland activity programme benefit participant wellbeing and change the way they use woods? Phd Thesis
- Woodlands and wellbeing: evaluating the 'Actif Woods Wales' programme in A Modern Guide to Wellbeing Research, (Gittins, H., Wynne-Jones, S., & Morrison, V., 2021, Edward Elgar Publishing)
- Social prescribing of wellbeing services using the forest as a resource in Public Health Network Cymru E-bulletin, Covid 19 and opportunities to accelerate green recovery, February 2021
- Social return on investment of the Actif Woods Wales Programme (Report by Ned Hartfiel, Heli Gittins and Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, 2020)
- Disciplined research in undisciplined settings': Critical Explorations of In-Situ and Mobile Methodologies in Geographies of Health and Wellbeing (Foley et al, 2019, 'Area')
- Multilevel engagement: theory and practice integration in book ‘Green Innovation and Future Technology’ (Kelliher and Reinl, 2015, Palgrave macmillan)
- ‘Making Space for Nature’, Royal Geography Society, London, Aug ‘19
- ‘Health psychology methods’, British Psychological Society Health Psychology Conference, Manchester, July ‘19
- ‘Nature Connections’ Conference, Derby, July ‘19
- ‘Let’s Get Moving North Wales’ conference on physical activity, Bangor, Jan ‘19
- Woodland Trust Research Student Network Symposium, Grantham, Sept ‘18
- ‘Geographies of Happiness,’ Royal Geography Society RGS-IBG, Cardiff, Aug 2018
- ‘In-Situ and mobile methodologies in Geographies of Health and Wellbeing’, RGS Hack Day, July ‘18
- ‘Trees and Wellbeing’ Research Day, Oxford Brookes, May ‘18
Higher Education Academy - Fellow
Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment – Practitioner Member
Royal Geography Society - Postgraduate Fellow
Heli works at the School of Natural Sciences at Bangor University where she teaches on a Masters in Environmental and Business Management and several conservation modules. She began her post-graduate research in greenspace and wellbeing in October 2016. She has worked at Bangor University since 2007 on knowledge transfer projects in both sustainable business and land management and climate change.
Rydw i’n siarad Cymraeg (wedi dysgu) / I speak Welsh (experienced learner)