An event by the BSA Environment & Health and Climate Change Study Groups
27 October 2017 (10am–4.30pm)
University of Cardiff, Cardiff, UK
Keynote speaker: Dr Ben Wheeler (University of Exeter): “Natural Environments, Health and Inequalities: Evidence and Policy”
Call for Papers
There are intricate interactions between the natural environment and human health and well-being. Health may be threatened by environmental factors from air quality to weather events and natural disasters. Conversely, improvements in human health threaten the environment through population growth, pollution, and increased fossil fuel consumption.
This wide-ranging research area thus presents an important agenda for social analysis across the multi-disciplinary areas of environment and human health. Health and well-being are also key issues for public policy and activity.
Building on our successful conference in 2016, the second BSA conference on Society, Environment and Human Health will explore current social research and theory on this topic. We invite submissions of abstracts for papers that explore social processes involving environment and human health. Papers may address theoretical issues, report research in progress and completed research projects, or suggest agendas for future research. We welcome papers from researchers at all career stages.
Papers may discuss:
- Social theories of environment and human health and/or well-being.
- Climate change and human health.
- Human rights, environment and health.
- Environment and public health
- Public policy and/or governance on health and environment
- Beyond human impacts: rethinking environmental health.
Abstracts for 20-minute papers are now invited. Please submit your abstract (300 words max, plus title, your name, affiliation and email address) by Wednesday, 31 May 2017 to: [email protected] using “EHH Conference” as the subject line. Successful submissions will be notified by 3 July 2017.
For further information, visit the British Sociological Association website.