Rebecca Reece

Health and Wellbeing

PhD Researcher in Health and Wellbeing (ESRC 1+3
Department of Health and Social Sciences, UWE Bristol

Start date: October 2020

Research topic: Comparing methods of exposure to urban environments and their effect on enhancing mental wellbeing.

The aims of my PhD research are to identify optimal urban environments which could confer similar benefits in immersive virtual reality (IVR) to real life; to explore the potential to use such technology and stimuli for the benefit of elderly populations with limited mobility, and; to pilot the effectiveness of a virtual reality intervention for this population. This will be an interdisciplinary project, involving Public Health and Applied Psychology, and will use a mixed-methods approach.

I am undertaking my MRes at the University of Bath and then studying my PhD at UWE Bristol.

Research supervisors: Dr Chris Alford (UWE Bristol) , Dr Issy Bray (UWE Bristol), Dr Lewis Elliott (Exeter)

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