Amelia Browne

Amelia Browne


I am interested in the mechanisms that link biodiversity, mental health and wellbeing. My research broadly aims to explore the benefits and harms associated with exposure to and experiences of biodiversity in urban communities. The main focus of my project will be to compare perceptions of urban biodiversity between communities in Switzerland and Ghana, using participatory approaches. 

This work will contribute to a wider project that focuses on urban resources managed as commons (‘COMMONPATHS’) to understand the emergence, organisation, effects, and conditions of success of various commonification processes.

Research interests

  • Urban biodiversity
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Nature’s Contribution to People (NCP)
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Participatory methods
  • Common resource management


  • MEnv, BSc Sustainability & Environmental Management (Int), University of Leeds