Susan Elliott, Water Institute member and professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management is co-editing a new journal focused on human health and the built environment along with Jamie Pearce a professor of Health Geography at the University of Edinburgh.
The journal, named Wellbeing, Space & Society, is an interdisciplinary journal concerned with the difference that space, place and location make to wellbeing. It welcomes submissions that are theoretically informed, empirically supported, of interest to an international readership, address a problem of interest to society, and illustrate the links (potential or theorized) between (aspects of) society and space and wellbeing. They will publish papers from a range of social science disciplines - geography, sociology, social psychology, social epidemiology, economics, anthropology, political science, amongst others.
The editors are particularly interested in the policy implications of the research, including work informed by policy analysis. Methodological plurality and innovation are encouraged; interpretation of wellbeing in this context may be subjective or objective, eudonic or hedonic, and may also be at the individual and/or community levels. But they are particularly interested in the wellbeing of places - how is that conceptualized, theorized, operationalised and translated?
For more information please contact Susan Elliott.