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The nature and extent of bomb tritium remaining in deep vadose zone: A synthesis and prognosis (2024)
Journal Article
Huang, Y., Evaristo, J., Li, Z., Chun, K., Sutanudjaja, E. H., Cardenas, M. B., …van Genuchten, M. T. (in press). The nature and extent of bomb tritium remaining in deep vadose zone: A synthesis and prognosis. Vadose Zone Journal, https://doi.org/10.1002/vzj2.20304

Tritium present in deep vadose zones is a useful tracer for estimating groundwater recharge, but its full utility is constrained by not knowing where and for how long the tritium tracing method remains applicable. We obtained 44 tritium profiles from... Read More about The nature and extent of bomb tritium remaining in deep vadose zone: A synthesis and prognosis.

Embedding citizens within airborne microplastic and microfibre research (2023)
Journal Article
Williams, B., De Vito, L., Margarida Sardo, A., Pringle, K., Hansen, M., Taylor, M., …Hayes, E. (2023). Embedding citizens within airborne microplastic and microfibre research. Cambridge Prisms: Plastics, 1(e11), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1017/plc.2023.11

Microplastics are ubiquitous in our environment but their presence in air is less well understood. Homes are likely a key source of airborne microplastics and microfibres to the environment owing to the frequent use and storage of plastics and textil... Read More about Embedding citizens within airborne microplastic and microfibre research.

Maintenance of action: A qualitative study of cycle commuting adoption resulting from a cycle loan scheme (2023)
Journal Article
Plowden, E., & Parkin, J. (2023). Maintenance of action: A qualitative study of cycle commuting adoption resulting from a cycle loan scheme. Journal of Transport and Health, 30, 101610. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2023.101610

Introduction: Cycling has multiple health benefits, but its share of commuting mode remains low in the UK. Little is known about barriers and determinants for new sustained recruits to commuting, and few studies have examined new recruits for a suffi... Read More about Maintenance of action: A qualitative study of cycle commuting adoption resulting from a cycle loan scheme.

Housing affordability in the South West of England (2023)
Report
Sinnett, D., Fouad, Z., McClymont, K., Hickman, H., Loveday, C., Hall, S., …Lamond, J. (2023). Housing affordability in the South West of England. https://homesforthesouthwest.co.uk: Homes for the South West

The South West faces acute problems of housing affordability. The region is conspicuously less affordable than England as a whole, and the North and Midlands in particular. These inter-regional disparities are becoming progressively more pronounced.... Read More about Housing affordability in the South West of England.

Plant and share: An evaluation of food for life get togethers' small grants (2023)
Report
Jones, M., Beardmore, A., Hills, S., & Ismail, S. (2023). Plant and share: An evaluation of food for life get togethers' small grants. National Lottery Community Fund

This is a follow-up survey of the 2022 round of Plant and Share grant holders. It builds upon the UWE’s survey of the Cook and Share grant programme. It provides additional evidence on the small grants component of FFLGT with respect to growing. It a... Read More about Plant and share: An evaluation of food for life get togethers' small grants.

Scooter stories: User and non-user experiences of a shared E-Scooter trial (2023)
Journal Article
Speak, A., Taratula-Lyons, M., Clayton, W., & Shergold, I. (2023). Scooter stories: User and non-user experiences of a shared E-Scooter trial. Active Travel Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 3(1), https://doi.org/10.16997/ats.1195

E-scooters are the fastest-growing form of micro-mobility, riding a wave of popularity in recent years; in may cities, they have sparked something akin to an urban personal mobility revolution. Despite their popularity, e-scooters raise several chall... Read More about Scooter stories: User and non-user experiences of a shared E-Scooter trial.

My Food Community: Summary evaluation findings from the first delivery of the programme in 2021–22 (2022)
Report
Beardmore, A., Jones, M., Hills, S., & Ismail, S. (2022). My Food Community: Summary evaluation findings from the first delivery of the programme in 2021–22. Bristol: National Lottery Community Fund

The Soil Association’s My Food Community is a community leadership programme intended to create ‘a network for good food champions to learn, connect and take action’. My Food Community forms part of Food for Life Get Togethers, a UK-wide National Lot... Read More about My Food Community: Summary evaluation findings from the first delivery of the programme in 2021–22.

My Food community: Full evaluation report on the first delivery of a community food leadership programme (2022)
Report
Beardmore, A., Jones, M., Hills, S., & Ismail, S. (2022). My Food community: Full evaluation report on the first delivery of a community food leadership programme. Online: National Lottery Community Fund

In the context of the current cost of living crisis, many activists are working within their communities to promote access to affordable, healthy, and sustainable food. Yet there are very few opportunities share experiences, ideas and resources betw... Read More about My Food community: Full evaluation report on the first delivery of a community food leadership programme.

Art and ecology: Encountering bee decline through creativity (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Portus, R. (2022, October). Art and ecology: Encountering bee decline through creativity

As concern for bees’ survival becomes an increased focus of environmental conversations, projects that engage with bee decline have emerged as a visible fixture of the creative landscape. This invites the question of what role creative practitioners... Read More about Art and ecology: Encountering bee decline through creativity.

Perceived accessibility of employment sites by jobseekers and the potential relevance of employer-subsidised demand responsive transport to enhance the commute (2022)
Journal Article
Calvert, T., Crawford, F., Parkhurst, G., & Parkin, J. (2022). Perceived accessibility of employment sites by jobseekers and the potential relevance of employer-subsidised demand responsive transport to enhance the commute. Cities, 130, 103872. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2022.103872

The constraints placed by the transport options available to job-seekers are key factors for the accessibility of employment locations and therefore social inclusion. The present paper investigates the importance of these constraints and the potentia... Read More about Perceived accessibility of employment sites by jobseekers and the potential relevance of employer-subsidised demand responsive transport to enhance the commute.

Fair bus fares for young people: A policy briefing assessing bus fare support for young people across the UK (2022)
Report
Collings, S., Chatterjee, K., & Cope, A. (2022). Fair bus fares for young people: A policy briefing assessing bus fare support for young people across the UK. Bristol: UWE Bristol

Between the ages of 16 and 24, young people experience a succession of life changes. During this time, transport plays an important role in helping young people to connect to new experiences, to become independent and to develop their identify. Howev... Read More about Fair bus fares for young people: A policy briefing assessing bus fare support for young people across the UK.

Food for life get togethers evaluation: Good food and building community capacity through cook and share grants (2022)
Report
Jones, M., Hills, S., Ismail, S., & Beardmore, A. (2022). Food for life get togethers evaluation: Good food and building community capacity through cook and share grants. National Lottery Community Fund

‘Food for Life Get Togethers’ are regular community activities that connect people from all ages and backgrounds through growing, cooking and eating good food. In mid-2021 Food for Life asked community groups across the UK to apply for a £150 Cook an... Read More about Food for life get togethers evaluation: Good food and building community capacity through cook and share grants.

Tools and processes for practitioners (2022)
Book Chapter
Parkin, J. (2022). Tools and processes for practitioners. In E. Heinen, & T. Gotschi (Eds.), Cycling (111-135). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.atpp.2022.04.006

The purpose of this chapter is to discuss guidance and tools for decision-making and planning. The discussion starts with methods to assess policy, strategy and program level development. This is followed by the technical processes that include mode... Read More about Tools and processes for practitioners.

Beyond inclusion?: Perceptions of the extent to which Extinction Rebellion speaks to, and for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and working-class communities (2021)
Journal Article
Bell, K., & Bevan, G. (2021). Beyond inclusion?: Perceptions of the extent to which Extinction Rebellion speaks to, and for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and working-class communities. Local Environment, 26(10), 1205-1220. https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2021.1970728

There is a resurgent interest in, and debate about, inclusive environmentalism. Within this context, it has been alleged that Extinction Rebellion (XR) exclude Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and working-class people. To understand more about... Read More about Beyond inclusion?: Perceptions of the extent to which Extinction Rebellion speaks to, and for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and working-class communities.

Changing work and work-related travel and the impact of Covid-19 (2021)
Journal Article
Chatterjee, K., & Crawford, F. (2021). Changing work and work-related travel and the impact of Covid-19. Built Environment, 47(3), 336-354. https://doi.org/10.2148/benv.47.3.336

The nature of work was undergoing dramatic change before the pandemic as the digital age continued to transform all sectors of society. In this paper we describe pre-pandemic trends in types of work, the workforce and working arrangements in the UK.... Read More about Changing work and work-related travel and the impact of Covid-19.

How to improve the walking realm in a car-oriented city? (Dis)agreements between professionals (2021)
Journal Article
Bozovic, T., Hinckson, E., Stewart, T., & Smith, M. (2021). How to improve the walking realm in a car-oriented city? (Dis)agreements between professionals. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 81, 490-507. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2021.06.011

Purpose: Urban environments and transport systems can enable and encourage walking, and therefore play a key role in climate action, public health, equity of access, and population wellbeing. The question, especially in cities that have been dominate... Read More about How to improve the walking realm in a car-oriented city? (Dis)agreements between professionals.

Traffic-related air pollution reduction at UK schools during the Covid-19 lockdown (2021)
Journal Article
Brown, L., Barnes, J., & Hayes, E. (2021). Traffic-related air pollution reduction at UK schools during the Covid-19 lockdown. Science of the Total Environment, 780, 146651. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.146651

Elevated urban Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) is a consequence of road traffic and other fossil-fuel combustion sources, and the road transport sector provides a significant contribution to UK NO2 emissions. The inhalation of traffic-related air pollution, i... Read More about Traffic-related air pollution reduction at UK schools during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Scaling up action on urban sustainable food systems in the United Kingdom: Agenda setting, networking, and influence (2021)
Journal Article
Jones, M., & Hills, S. (2021). Scaling up action on urban sustainable food systems in the United Kingdom: Agenda setting, networking, and influence. Sustainability, 13(4), Article 2156. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13042156

There has been an increasing focus on the potential of city-based initiatives to address the negative impacts of the global food system. Adopting a meso-level policy perspective, this study aimed to explore whether, how, and why the UK non-government... Read More about Scaling up action on urban sustainable food systems in the United Kingdom: Agenda setting, networking, and influence.

Clearing the path to transcend barriers to walking: Analysis of associations between perceptions and walking behaviour (2021)
Journal Article
Bozovic, T., Stewart, T., Hinckson, E., & Smith, M. (2021). Clearing the path to transcend barriers to walking: Analysis of associations between perceptions and walking behaviour. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 77, 197-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2021.01.003

Walkability is much studied, but the relative importance of perceptions and motivations is still not consensual. This study took a holistic approach to examine the comparative importance of a range of possible perceptions, motivations and individual... Read More about Clearing the path to transcend barriers to walking: Analysis of associations between perceptions and walking behaviour.