Living well with weather: developing an innovative collaboration to explore everyday weather, health and mental wellbeing


  • Dr Cassandra Phoenix

    University of Bath

Project summary

As weather patterns become more unsettled with climate change, it will be necessary to understand how people learn to live with weather in ways that protect from harm and enhance health and wellbeing.

The weather influences our health and sense of wellbeing. Extreme events, such as flooding and heat waves, can cause injury and death. Subtle weather patterns can have an impact by influencing our levels of physical activity, food choices and mood. We know far less about these subtle effects and the impact they can have on our health and wellbeing.

We will bring together a network of researchers, policy makers, practitioners and artists to identify existing relevant research and design a large research project to investigate how people’s health and wellbeing are influenced by the weather.