Tom Cameron

University of Essex

I am interested in what appears to be different sets of attitudes to the use of the outdoors in northern Europe from Southern and Western Europe. I am a natural scientist and I have social and natural science contacts here at Essex, Sweden and Norway who would be interested in this question. Hunters interact intensively with natural habitats and animals. Both in terms of exposing themselves to vectors through spending more time in high risk areas, i.e. dusk on saltmarsh increases mosquito exposure and crawling through fields towards deer increases exposure to ticks. I have research networks across the study of hunted species and across UK and European hunting research and representation organisations. I have experience of working with the ecology and distribution of Ixodes ticks and have research contacts in this area in the UK and Sweden. This last challenge is just a question that intrigued me having moved from Sweden to the UK. There appears to be high investment in urban green space across Swedish cities for use by all ages. This integrated planning appears gratuitous at best in the UK. I would like to see more focus on coastal and aquatic spaces and their role in wellbeing.

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