The increasing physical and mental illness burden on healthcare systems, coupled with the neoliberal de-institutionalisation and privatisation of care, has led to a growing preoccupation in contemporary societies with the ways our everyday environments relate to wellbeing, happiness and quality of life.
With the exploration of the environment as a site for disease prevention and health promotion a priority at WUR, research in this subtheme contributes to the person/environment/health complex through a particular focus on everyday lived experience and its attendant politics.
Recent publications on Well-being and place
The Ethical Potential of the Urban Encounter: Music, Emotion and Place
Wellbeing and Place
Practices of emotional and affective geographies of sound
Emotion, Space and Society 20 (2016). - ISSN 1755-4586 - p. 39 - 41.
Community treatment orders: exploring the paradox of personalisation under compulsion
Health & Social Care in the Community 24 (2016)6. - ISSN 0966-0410 - p. e181 - e190.