Session type: Presentation
Pauline is a social researcher with the UTAS Centre for Rural Health. She is particularly interested in the benefits of gardens and the outdoors for people with cognitive, emotional and physical health challenges. Utilising a therapeutic landscapes theoretical framework, Pauline’s research explores how being in nature impacts on people’s quality of life. She has an academic and practice background in nursing, film theory, Aboriginal studies and social policy. These multi-disciplinary skills coalesce in her current work with the UTAS Healthy Landscapes Research Group and Therapeutic Landscapes Research Collective, as well as with DIGnity Supported Community Gardening and on Therapeutic Horticulture Australia’s national committee.