Increasing evidence affirms that green spaces can make an important contribution to preventing poor mental health and cardiometabolic diseases. The NSW, Scottish and other governments are drawing upon this evidence for major investments in ‘quality’ green space provision. However, little research has been done on which green space qualities maximise impacts on levels of, and socioeconomic inequalities in, mental ill-health and cardiometabolic diseases.


National health and Medical Research Council

Scheme name

UKRI/NHMRC Built Environment and Prevention Research

Years funded


Lead institution

University of New South Wales

Partner institution

IHMRI / University of Wollongong