Emily Flies


Panel Member

Healthy landscapes: enabling human wellbeing through healthy interactions with nature

Healthy landscapes can support healthy people and communities. But are some landscapes better at enhancing health and wellbeing than others? This panel will explore some of the varied connections between nature and human wellbeing. Our interdisciplinary team will share stories of the possible ways that human social, mental, physical, microbial and economic wellbeing can benefit from being, working and recreating in natural areas. We will then follow with an interactive audience discussion about the ways to support health-enhancing environments and healthy interactions.


In her current postdoctoral research work, Emily is exploring how anthropogenic (human-driven) changes to the environment are impacting human health. She is focusing on health of people in urban environments and how urbanisation and urbanicity (city living) impact the health of urban residents.

Read more about Emily here.