Wendy Masterton


My research focuses on how greenspace interventions work to support improvements in mental health and in supporting reductions in illicit drug and alcohol use. Greenspace can influence human health through a number of pathways, both passive and active, and it is necessary to combine knowledge from natural sciences and social sciences in order to understand existing frameworks and socio-environmental interactions. While there is promising progress in this research area, there is currently little robust evaluation of existing greenspace interventions in Scotland and I am particularly interested in using realist methods to explore what works, for whom, and in what circumstances.