Pollinating Wellbeing lead by Dr Beverley Searle, University of Dundee

The Pollinating Wellbeing fora will address the threats to both natural and human health and wellbeing needs the contribution of different voices from academia, policy and practice to facilitate and direct the development of effective, impactful research. The purpose of Pollinating Wellbeing is to identify revolutionary new understandings and approaches to public health which are connected with ecological forms of ‘green engagement’ and aligns intended outcomes in individual’s and communities’ capacity for flourishing (maximising positive emotions and relationships, feeling engaged, finding meaning in life, a sense of achievement and environmental ownership). Our aim is to strengthen and broaden networks to develop a more strategic path to building multi-faceted co-produced research proposals grounded in relevant, contemporary concerns about environmental quality and human wellbeing. Our short-term outcome will be to submit collaborative research proposals; our long-term outcome is to create a multi-disciplinary research capacity for future societal needs.


We would like to invite you to join our ‘Pollinating Wellbeing’ forum, a new collaborative initiative coordinated by the Universities of Dundee and Aberdeen, in partnership with the James Hutton Institute, Keep Scotland Beautiful and Scottish Natural Heritage.

The aim of Pollinating Wellbeing is to provide a supportive network in which to develop new initiatives and research grants that draw the links between wellbeing and the environment, with a view to enhancing the capacity of both humans and nature to flourish. The initiative is funded through the Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES) Fora.

Please find our Pollinating Wellbeing Event invitation with more details about the networks purpose and aims.
There are also details about our first workshop in September.

With best wishes on behalf of the Pollinating Wellbeing Team
Beverley Searle and Heather Morgan


A Pollinating Wellbeing workshop led by Dr Beverley Searle from the University of Dundee, following a funding award from the Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES), will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dunblane on the 4th & 5th September 2017.

Please refer to the Pollinating Wellbeing Event invitation for registration details.