Gemma Burford

University of Brighton
Brighton, UK

I am a university-based researcher currently undertaking a systematic meta-analysis of evaluation reports of nature-reconnection projects, looking both at the predefined indicators of success (i.e. outcomes valued by project planners) and other outcomes reported in qualitative evaluation (i.e. outcomes valued by participants). I also have connections with, and will shortly be hosting a workshop for, three prominent national voluntary sector organisations that are all working on 'reconnection to nature' as a high priority. The aim of the workshop is to develop a shared evaluation framework, which could give rise to many new possibilities for community-university partnership research.

Research provider
Natural Sciences
Social Sciences
Arts & Humanities
Research Area: 
public engagement
Urban ecosystems
Health and wellbeing