The Valuing Nature Programme is funding eight placements between April and July 2017 which are aligned to the Programme's goal of building an interdisciplinary research community, capable of working across the natural, biological and social sciences and arts and humanities, and of linking researchers to businesses, policymakers and practitioners.
This scheme was first run in 2016 and was described by Placement Holders as a transformative experience. A final report, along with summaries and videos from the 12 Placements funded in 2016 are available here.
The placements enable researchers to work in a new disciplinary, institutional or applied setting, and to produce outputs which can be shared with the Valuing Nature community.
The successful applicants for 2017 are listed below.
Home - Liverpool John Moores University
Host - University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)
Home - University of Exeter
Host - University of Exeter - Centre for Geography, Environment & Society
Home - Newcastle University
Host - Marine Management Organisation
Home - Royal Holloway, University of London
Host - Royal Holloway, University of London, Department of Psychology
Home - University of Lincoln - School of Life Sciences
Host - University of York - Health & population Ecosystems
Placement title - Social and Cultural Values of Urban Nature in Walworth, South London.
Home - University College London - Institute for Global Prosperity
Host - Social Life
Home - Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Host - Imperial College London - Faculty of Natural Sciences
Home - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Host - Natural England