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Dr Michail Georgiou

Last modified: February 13, 2024
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Research Associate in Quantitative Neighbourhood Analysis
University of Glasgow


The sector(s) I work in: Academic


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About the organisation(s) I've worked for

Organisation name:

University of Glasgow

About my experience and expertise

Personal statement:

I’m a research associate in neighbourhood analysis at the ESRC funded Urban Big Data Centre, based at the University of Glasgow. I’m particularly interested in nature-based solutions, environmental epidemiology and housing. I’ve worked on several projects and published research on the relationship between urban blue spaces and health. My background is in Economics and Environmental Sciences. I’m mainly quantitative, but have some knowledge on qualitative research and co-creation too.

Key topic areas of research or interest:

Nature-based solutions and Public Health
Neighbourhoods and neighbourhood dynamics
Housing and inequalities in cities

Collaboration opportunities:

I’d be keen to participate in any project related to urban nature, housing, sustainability and the use of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation/mitigation.


Living near water can be beneficial to your mental health – here’s how to have more blue spaces in cities. The Conversation. 2021.

How blue spaces could play a part in making our cities healthier. The Herald Scotland. 2022.

This is how urban ‘blue spaces’ can improve our health. World Economic Forum. 2021.

Planning, implementing and governing systems-based co-creation: the DISCOVER framework. Health Research Policy and Systems. 2024.

Contextual Factors and Programme Theories Associated with Implementing Blue Prescription Programmes: A Systematic Realist Review. Health & Social Care in the Community. 2023.

Urban Blue Spaces as Therapeutic Landscapes: “A Slice of Nature in the City”. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022.

Does living near blue space modify the effect of socioeconomic deprivation on mental health in urban areas: a population-based retrospective study. The Lancet Planetary Health. 2022

A population-based retrospective study of the modifying effect of urban blue space on the impact of socioeconomic deprivation on mental health, 2009–2018. Nature Scientific Reports.. 2022.

Factors influencing usage of urban blue spaces: A systems-based approach to identify leverage points. Health & Place. 2022.

Investigating the association between regeneration of urban blue spaces and risk of incident chronic health conditions stratified by neighbourhood deprivation: A population-based retrospective study, 2000–2018. International journal of hygiene and environmental health. 2022.

Urban blue spaces and human health: A systematic review and meta-analysis of quantitative studies. Cities. 2021

Mechanisms of Impact of Blue Spaces on Human Health: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021.

The Impact of Regeneration and Climate Adaptations of Urban Green–Blue Assets on All-Cause Mortality: A 17-Year Longitudinal Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020

Other projects and networks:

Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC)

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