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Jamie Anderson

Jamie Anderson

A PhD student,

Cambridge Wellbeing Institute and the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge


Jamie's PhD seeks to investigate the influence of outdoor neighbourhood spaces on positive mental health. It is proposed that a variety of outdoor space typologies i.e. allotments, children's play, cemeteries, piazzas, amenity green space, natural green space - may enable and motivate a range of activities associated with flourishing (feeling good and functioning effectively).

Jamie's background includes 6 years working as an urban designer across the UK. However, during his time in practice, it was discovered that, since the Victorian's and despite communities expressing preferences to the contrary; most neighbourhoods built in the UK have lacked a variety of good quality outdoor space. The research seeks to contribute evidence of the saltogenic impact of the public realm on mental health.


  • urban design
  • wellbeing
  • green spaces in cities
  • flourishing