Dr Lauriane Suyin Chalmin-Pui

Department of Landscape Architecture

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Lauriane Suyin Chalmin-Pui
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Dr Lauriane Suyin Chalmin-Pui
Department of Landscape Architecture
Arts Tower
Western Bank
S10 2TN

My research is driven by an interest in social engagement with nature and, specifically, the socio-cultural value of urban nature. At the Royal Horticultural Society Environmental Horticulture team, I am leading an interdisciplinary research programme on the influence of gardens and gardening on human health and wellbeing.

I am investigating how domestic gardens can support physical and mental health through exposure to and multi-sensory experiences with plants and wildlife. This is part of a wider objective to promote the health, social, and cultural value of green spaces, for the general population but also for specific groups of people who may not otherwise have access to safe and private gardens.  

I completed my PhD on the impact of front gardens on health and well-being at the University of Sheffield Landscape Architecture department, supervised by Dr Ross Cameron, Andy Clayden, Prof Alistair Griffiths, and Prof Jenny Roe. This was fully funded by the Royal Horticultural Society. I was also the student representative on the University Research Ethics Committee and a visiting scholar to the Center for Design and Health at the University of Virginia School of Architecture

I have a BA in Geography from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science. I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests
  • gardens
  • health and well-being
  • environmental politics
  • animal studies
  • environmental education
  • evaluation
  • stress physiology
  • affect

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