Sue Williams

Natural Resources Wales
Bangor / Cardiff

(1) Site / Activities: NRW owns and manages a substantial landholding in Wales, including forests / woodlands, nature reserves, and areas associated with flood and water management. NRW is also developing 3 'trial' areas in Wales, to test the paracticalities, challenges, and benefits of the ecosystems approach. These 3 areas, plus our extensive estate, would be highly suitable for the development of case studies to inform wider research. (2) NRW is responsible for the production of a number of datasets, relating to both the natural environment and people's engagement with it. This includes the Welsh Outdoor Recreation Survey, which has used detailed questions on physical activity in greenspaces to develop a population segmentation on outdoor recreation and health. (3) NRW would be interested in providing a secondment opportunity to relevant researchers in any of the 3 key areas of the Valuing Nature Programme. Key applied research staff in social science and health would also be interested in engaging directly with the successful research groups to ensure that the work benefits from, and is utilised by, the policy / practice sectors.

Research provider
Research user (policy)
Research user (practitioner)
Natural Sciences
Social Sciences
Economic Research
Research Area: 
Natural hazards & extreme weather events
Pathogens & natural aquatic toxins
Pathogens & natural aquatic toxins
Urban ecosystems
Health and wellbeing