Miles Richardson


NameMiles Richardson
Job titleProfessor of Human Factors and Nature Connectedness
Research instituteCollege of Health, Psychology and Social Care
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7223-7053

Research outputs

Connection for conservation: The impact of counting butterflies on nature connectedness and wellbeing in citizen scientists

Butler, C., Hamlin, I., Richardson, M., Lowe, M. and Fox, R. 2024. Connection for conservation: The impact of counting butterflies on nature connectedness and wellbeing in citizen scientists. Biological Conservation. pp. 1-11.

The Human–Nature Relationship as a Tangible Target for Pro-Environmental Behaviour—Guidance from Interpersonal Relationships

Lengieza, M. L., Aviste, R. and Miles Richardson 2023. The Human–Nature Relationship as a Tangible Target for Pro-Environmental Behaviour—Guidance from Interpersonal Relationships. Sustainability. 15 (16), pp. 1-28. https://doi.org/10.3390/su151612175

State of science: refitting the human to nature

Richardson, M. and Thatcher, A. 2023. State of science: refitting the human to nature. Ergonomics. pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2023.2236340

Reconnection

Miles Richardson 2023. Reconnection. Pelargic Publishing.

The Impact of a “Three Good Things in Nature” Writing Task on Nature Connectedness, Pro-nature Conservation Behavior, Life Satisfaction, and Mindfulness in Children

Harvey, C., Sheffield, D., Richardson, M. and Wells, R. 2022. The Impact of a “Three Good Things in Nature” Writing Task on Nature Connectedness, Pro-nature Conservation Behavior, Life Satisfaction, and Mindfulness in Children. Ecopsychology. 15 (1). https://doi.org/10.1089/eco.2022.0014

GC Insights: Nature stripes for raising engagement with biodiversity loss

Miles Richardson 2023. GC Insights: Nature stripes for raising engagement with biodiversity loss. Geoscience Communication. 6, pp. 11-14. https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-6-11-2023

The benefits of citizen science and nature‐noticing activities for well‐being, nature connectedness and pro‐nature conservation behaviours

Michael J. O. Pocock, Iain Hamlin, Jennifer Christelow, Holli‐Anne Passmore and Miles Richardson 2023. The benefits of citizen science and nature‐noticing activities for well‐being, nature connectedness and pro‐nature conservation behaviours. People and Nature. pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.10432

The Joy of birds: the effect of rating for joy or counting garden bird species on wellbeing, anxiety, and nature connection

White, M. E., Iain Hamlin, Carly W. Butler and Miles Richardson 2023. The Joy of birds: the effect of rating for joy or counting garden bird species on wellbeing, anxiety, and nature connection. Urban Ecosystems. pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-023-01334-y

The Relationship Between Nature Connectedness and Human and Planetary Wellbeing: Implications for Promoting Wellbeing, Tackling Anthropogenic Climate Change and Overcoming Biodiversity Loss

Alison Pritchard and Miles Richardson 2022. The Relationship Between Nature Connectedness and Human and Planetary Wellbeing: Implications for Promoting Wellbeing, Tackling Anthropogenic Climate Change and Overcoming Biodiversity Loss. in: Andrew H. Kemp and Darren J. Edwards (ed.) Broadening the Scope of Wellbeing Science Springer. pp. 71–84

Improving Nature Connectedness in Adults: A Meta-Analysis, Review and Agenda

David Sheffield, Carly W. Butler and Miles Richardson 2022. Improving Nature Connectedness in Adults: A Meta-Analysis, Review and Agenda. Sustainability. 14 (19), pp. 1-23. https://doi.org/10.3390/su141912494

Visible Garden Biodiversity Leads to an Increase in Noticing Nature, Which in Turn Leads to an Increase in Nature Connectedness

Iain Hamlin and Miles Richardson 2022. Visible Garden Biodiversity Leads to an Increase in Noticing Nature, Which in Turn Leads to an Increase in Nature Connectedness. Mary Ann Liebert Inc. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/uamwg

Nature connectedness, nonattachment and engagement with nature’s beauty predict pro-nature conservation behaviour

Barrows, P., Richardson, M., Hamlin, I. and Van Gordon, W. 2022. Nature connectedness, nonattachment and engagement with nature’s beauty predict pro-nature conservation behaviour. Ecopsychology. 14 (2), pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1089/eco.2021.0036

Country-level factors in a failing relationship with nature: Nature connectedness as a key metric for a sustainable future

Richardson, M., Hamlin, I., Elliot, L. and White, M. P. 2022. Country-level factors in a failing relationship with nature: Nature connectedness as a key metric for a sustainable future. Ambio. 51, p. 2201–2213. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-022-01744-w

Factors associated with nature connectedness in school-aged children

Eluned Price, Sarah Maguire, Catherine Firth, Ryan Lumber, Miles Richardson and Richard Young 2022. Factors associated with nature connectedness in school-aged children. Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology. Vol 3 (January 2022 Article: 100037). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cresp.2022.100037

Nature Connectedness and Biophilic Design

Richardson, Miles and Butler, Carly 2021. Nature Connectedness and Biophilic Design. Building Research and Information. https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2021.2006594

Actively Noticing Nature (Not Just Time in Nature) Helps Promote Nature Connectedness

Richardson, Miles, Hamlin, Iain, Butler, Carly, Thomas, Rory and Hunt, Alex 2021. Actively Noticing Nature (Not Just Time in Nature) Helps Promote Nature Connectedness. Ecopsychology. 14 (1), pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1089/eco.2021.0023

A Novel Mindful Nature Connectedness Intervention Improves Paranoia but Not Anxiety in a Nonclinical Population

Muneghina, Orso, Van Gordon, William, Barrows, P. and Richardson, Miles 2021. A Novel Mindful Nature Connectedness Intervention Improves Paranoia but Not Anxiety in a Nonclinical Population. Ecopsychology. https://doi.org/10.1089/eco.2020.0068

Mapping urban greenspace use from mobile phone GPS data

Mears, Meghann, Brindley, Paul, Barrows, P., Richardson, Miles and Maheswaran, Ravi 2021. Mapping urban greenspace use from mobile phone GPS data. PLos ONE. 16 (7), p. e0248622. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0248622

Moments, not minutes: The nature-wellbeing relationship

Richardson, Miles, Passmore, Holli-Anne, Lumber, Ryan, Thomas, Rory and Hunt, Alex 2021. Moments, not minutes: The nature-wellbeing relationship. University of Waikato. https://doi.org/10.5502/ijw.v11i1.1267

Nature Engagement for Human and Nature’s Wellbeing during the Corona Pandemic.

Miles Richardson and Iain Hamlin 2021. Nature Engagement for Human and Nature’s Wellbeing during the Corona Pandemic. Emerald. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/kd7bz

Assessing the feasibility of public engagement in a smartphone app to improve well-being through nature connection ( Evaluation of the feasibility of citizen engagement through a smartphone app to improve well-being through connection with nature )

McEwan, Kirsten, Richardson, Miles, Sheffield, David, Ferguson, Fiona and Brindley, Paul 2021. Assessing the feasibility of public engagement in a smartphone app to improve well-being through nature connection ( Evaluation of the feasibility of citizen engagement through a smartphone app to improve well-being through connection with nature ). PsyEcology. https://doi.org/10.1080/21711976.2020.1851878

Development and implementation of evaluation resources for a green outdoor educational program

Garip, Gulcan, Richardson, Miles, Tinkler, Abigail, Glover, Susannah and Rees, Alice 2020. Development and implementation of evaluation resources for a green outdoor educational program. Journal of Environmental Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2020.1845588

Applying the pathways to nature connectedness at a societal scale: a leverage points perspective

M. Richardson, J. Dobson, D. J. Abson, R. Lumber, A. Hunt, R. Young and B. Moorhouse 2020. Applying the pathways to nature connectedness at a societal scale: a leverage points perspective. Ecosystems and People. Vol 16 (Issue 1), pp. 387 - 401. https://doi.org/10.1080/26395916.2020.1844296

The magic of the mundane: the vulnerable web of connections between urban nature and wellbeing

Dobson, Julian, Brindley, Paul, Birch, Jo, Henneberry, John, McEwan, Kirsten, Mears, Meagan and Richardson, Miles 2020. The magic of the mundane: the vulnerable web of connections between urban nature and wellbeing. Cities. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2020.102989

Effects of shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) and nature therapy on mental health: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Kotera, Y., Richardson, Miles and Sheffield, David 2020. Effects of shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) and nature therapy on mental health: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-020-00363-4

The green care code: How nature connectedness and simple activities help explain pro‐nature conservation behaviours

Richardson, Miles, Passmore, Holli‐Anne, barbett, lea, Lumber, Ryan, Thomas, Rory and Hunt, Alex 2020. The green care code: How nature connectedness and simple activities help explain pro‐nature conservation behaviours. People and Nature. https://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.10117

Measuring actions for nature—development and validation of a pro-nature conservation behaviour scale

Barbett, Lea, Stupple, Edward, Sweet, Michael, Schofield, M. and Richardson, Miles 2020. Measuring actions for nature—development and validation of a pro-nature conservation behaviour scale. Sustainability. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12124885

Dataset: The Green Care Code: How Nature Connectedness and Simple Activities Help Explain Pro-Nature Conservation Behaviours

Richardson, Miles 2020. Dataset: The Green Care Code: How Nature Connectedness and Simple Activities Help Explain Pro-Nature Conservation Behaviours.

Where the wild things are! Do urban green spaces with greater avian biodiversity promote more positive emotions in humans?

Cameron, Ross, Brindley, Paul, Mears, Meagan, McEwan, Kirsten, Ferguson, Fiona, Sheffield, David, Jorgensen, Anna, Riley, J, Goodwick, J, Ballard, L and Richardson, Miles 2020. Where the wild things are! Do urban green spaces with greater avian biodiversity promote more positive emotions in humans? Urban Ecosystems. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-020-00929-z

Nature contact, nature connectedness and associations with health, wellbeing and pro-environmental behaviours

White, Mathew P., Hunt, Anne, Richardson, Miles, Pahl, Sabine, Burt, Jim and Leanne, Martin 2020. Nature contact, nature connectedness and associations with health, wellbeing and pro-environmental behaviours. Journal of Environmental Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2020.101389

The good things children notice in nature: An extended framework for reconnecting children with nature.

Harvey, C., Hallam, J., Richardson, M. and Wells, R. 2019. The good things children notice in nature: An extended framework for reconnecting children with nature. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. 49, pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2019.126573

The good things in urban nature: A thematic framework for optimising urban planning for nature connectedness

McEwan, Kirsten, Ferguson, Fiona J, Richardson, Miles and Cameron, Ross 2019. The good things in urban nature: A thematic framework for optimising urban planning for nature connectedness. Landscape and Urban Planning. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.103687

An Expert Ranked List of Pro-nature Conservation Behaviours for Public Use

Lea Barbett, Edward Stupple, Michael Sweet and Miles Richardson 2019. An Expert Ranked List of Pro-nature Conservation Behaviours for Public Use. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/bzmsv

A smartphone app for improving mental health through connecting with urban nature

McEwan, Kirsten, Richardson, Miles, Sheffield, David, Ferguson, Fiona and Brindley, Paul 2019. A smartphone app for improving mental health through connecting with urban nature. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16183373

Editorial: One health: The well-being impacts of human-nature relationships

Brymer, E., Freeman, E. and Richardson, M. 2019. Editorial: One health: The well-being impacts of human-nature relationships. Frontiers in Psychology. Vol 10 (Issue AUG, Article: 1611). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01611

Examining the connection between nature connectedness and dark personality

Dean Fido, Alice Rees, Philip Clarke, Dominic Petronzi and Miles Richardson 2020. Examining the connection between nature connectedness and dark personality. Elsevier BV. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/shd7v

Opening doors to nature: Bringing calm and raising aspirations of vulnerable young people through nature-based intervention

Hallam, Jenny, Richardson, Miles, Richardson, Elizabeth and Ferguson, Fiona 2019. Opening doors to nature: Bringing calm and raising aspirations of vulnerable young people through nature-based intervention. The Humanistic Psychologist. https://doi.org/10.1037/hum0000148

A measure of nature connectedness for children and adults: Validation, performance, and insights

Richardson, Miles, Hunt, Anne, Hinds, Joe, Bragg, Rachel, Fido, Dean, Petronzi, D., Barbett, Lea, Clitherow, Theodore and White, Matthew 2019. A measure of nature connectedness for children and adults: Validation, performance, and insights. Sustainability. 11 (12), p. 3250. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11123250

Beyond restoration: considering emotion regulation in natural well-being

Richardson, Miles 2019. Beyond restoration: considering emotion regulation in natural well-being. Ecopsychology. https://doi.org/10.1089/eco.2019.0012

A Demographic Analysis of Urban Nature Utilization

Ferrara, E., Liotta, A., Ndubuaku, M., Erhan, L., Giusto, D., Richardson, M., Sheffield, D. and McEwan, K. 2018. A Demographic Analysis of Urban Nature Utilization. 10th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference. 19 - 21 Sep 2018 IEEE Xplore. https://doi.org/10.1109/ceec.2018.8674206

Shmapped: development of an app to record and promote the well-being benefits of noticing urban nature

McEwan, Kirsten, Richardson, Miles, Brindley, Paul, Sheffield, David, Tait, Crawford, Johnson, Steve, Sutch, Hana and Ferguson, Fiona 2019. Shmapped: development of an app to record and promote the well-being benefits of noticing urban nature. Translational Behavioral Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibz027

The Negative Impact of a Three Good Things Intervention on Perceived Stress and Psychological Health

Miles Richardson and David Sheffield 2019. The Negative Impact of a Three Good Things Intervention on Perceived Stress and Psychological Health. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/p463y

Analyzing Objective and Subjective Data in Social Sciences: Implications for Smart Cities

Erhan, L., Ndubuaku, M., Ferrara, E., Richardson, M., Sheffield, D., Ferguson, F.J., Brindley, P. and Liotta, A. 2019. Analyzing Objective and Subjective Data in Social Sciences: Implications for Smart Cities. IEEE Access. Vol 7 (2019, Article: 8633833), pp. 19890-19906. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2019.2897217

Empathy Mediates the Relationship between Nature Connectedness and Both Callous and Uncaring Traits

Fido, D. and Richardson, M. 2019. Empathy Mediates the Relationship between Nature Connectedness and Both Callous and Uncaring Traits. Ecopsychology. https://doi.org/10.1089/eco.2018.0071

Home to us all: how connecting with nature helps us care for ourselves and the Earth.

Charles, Cheryl, Keenleyside, Karen, Chapple, Rosalie, Kilburn, Bill, Salah van der Leest, Pascale, Allen, Diana, Richardson, Miles, Giusti, Matteo, Franklin, Lawrence, Harbrow, Michael, Wilson, Ruth, Moss, Andrew, Metcalf, Louise and Camargo, Luis 2018. Home to us all: how connecting with nature helps us care for ourselves and the Earth. Children & Nature Network.

A pilot study mapping citizens' interaction with urban nature

Ferrara, E., Liotta, A., Erhan, L., Ndubuaku, M., Giusto, D., Richardson, M., Sheffield, D. and McEwan, K. 2018. A pilot study mapping citizens' interaction with urban nature. IEEE International Symposium on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing. Athens, Greece 12 - 15 Aug 2018 IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/dasc/picom/datacom/cyberscitec.2018.00-21

30 days wild and the relationships between engagement with nature’s beauty, nature connectedness and well-being.

Richardson, Miles and McEwan, Kirsten 2018. 30 days wild and the relationships between engagement with nature’s beauty, nature connectedness and well-being. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01500

Evaluating connection to nature and the relationship with conservation behaviour in children

Hughes, Joelene, Richardson, Miles and Lumber, Ryan 2018. Evaluating connection to nature and the relationship with conservation behaviour in children. Journal for Nature Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnc.2018.07.004

HFE in biophilic design: Human connections with nature

Lumber, R., Richardson, M. and Albertsen, J.-A. 2018. HFE in biophilic design: Human connections with nature. in: Andrew Thatcher, and Paul H.P. Yeow (ed.) Ergonomics and Human Factors for a Sustainable Future Springer. pp. 161 - 190

Problematic smartphone use, nature connectedness, and anxiety.

Richardson, Miles, Hussain, Zaheer and Griffiths, Mark D. 2018. Problematic smartphone use, nature connectedness, and anxiety. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.7.2018.10

Mindfulness and nature

Van Gordon, William, Shonin, Edo and Richardson, Miles 2018. Mindfulness and nature. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-018-0883-6

30 Days Wild: who benefits most?

Richardson, M., McEwan, K. and Garip, G. 2018. 30 Days Wild: who benefits most? Journal of Public Mental Health. https://doi.org/10.1108/jpmh-02-2018-0018

Three good things in nature: Noticing nearby nature brings sustained increases in connection with nature.

Richardson, Miles and Sheffield, David 2017. Three good things in nature: Noticing nearby nature brings sustained increases in connection with nature. PsyEcology. https://doi.org/10.1080/21711976.2016.1267136

Effect of self-adjustable masking noise on open-plan office worker’s concentration, task performance and attitudes

Vassie, Ken and Richardson, Miles 2017. Effect of self-adjustable masking noise on open-plan office worker’s concentration, task performance and attitudes. Applied Acoustics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2016.12.011

Nature Connections 2016 conference report: Implications for research and practice

Lumber, Ryan, Hunt, Anne, Richardson, Miles and Harvey, Caroline 2017. Nature Connections 2016 conference report: Implications for research and practice. University of Derby.

Children’s well-being and nature connectedness: Exploring the impact of a ‘3-good-things’ writing task on nature connectedness and well-being.

Harvey, Caroline, Sheffield, David and Richardson, Miles 2016. Children’s well-being and nature connectedness: Exploring the impact of a ‘3-good-things’ writing task on nature connectedness and well-being.

Joy and calm: how an evolutionary functional model of affect regulation informs positive emotions in nature

Richardson, Miles, McEwan, Kirsten, Maratos, Frances A. and Sheffield, David 2016. Joy and calm: how an evolutionary functional model of affect regulation informs positive emotions in nature. Evolutionary Psychological Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40806-016-0065-5

An efficient approach to understanding and predicting the effects of multiple task characteristics on performance

Richardson, Miles 2016. An efficient approach to understanding and predicting the effects of multiple task characteristics on performance. Ergonomics. https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2016.1188217

30 days wild: development and evaluation of a large-scale nature engagement campaign to improve well-being

Richardson, Miles, Cormack, Adam, McRobert, Lucy and Underhill, Ralph 2016. 30 days wild: development and evaluation of a large-scale nature engagement campaign to improve well-being. PLos ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0149777

Reflective self-attention: A more stable predictor of connection to nature than mindful attention.

Richardson, Miles and Sheffield, David 2015. Reflective self-attention: A more stable predictor of connection to nature than mindful attention. Ecopsychology. https://doi.org/10.1089/eco.2015.0010

The Impact of Children’s Connection to Nature. A Report for the Royal Society of the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

Richardson, M., Sheffield, D., Harvey, C. and Petronzi, D. 2016. The Impact of Children’s Connection to Nature. A Report for the Royal Society of the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Derby RSPB.

One thousand good things in nature: Aspects of nearby nature associated with improved connection to nature

Richardson, M., Hallam, J. and Lumber, R. 2015. One thousand good things in nature: Aspects of nearby nature associated with improved connection to nature. Environmental Values. https://doi.org/10.3197/096327115x14384223590131

Children's construction task performance and spatial ability: Controlling task complexity and predicting mathematics performance

Richardson, M., Hunt, T.E. and Richardson, C. 2014. Children's construction task performance and spatial ability: Controlling task complexity and predicting mathematics performance. Perceptual and Motor Skills. https://doi.org/10.2466/22.24.pms.119c28z8

Exploring the psychological rewards of a familiar semirural landscape: connecting to local nature through a mindful approach

Richardson, Miles and Hallam, Jenny 2013. Exploring the psychological rewards of a familiar semirural landscape: connecting to local nature through a mindful approach. The Humanistic Psychologist. https://doi.org/10.1080/08873267.2012.732156

The effect of distressing imagery on attention to and persuasiveness of an anti-alcohol message: a gaze-tracking approach

Brown, Stephen L. and Richardson, Miles 2011. The effect of distressing imagery on attention to and persuasiveness of an anti-alcohol message: a gaze-tracking approach. Health Education & Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198111404411

Identifying the task characteristics that predict children's construction task performance

Richardson, Miles, Jones, Gary, Croker, Steve and Brown, Stephen L. 2011. Identifying the task characteristics that predict children's construction task performance. Applied Cognitive Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.1702

Internal representations, external representations and ergonomics: towards a theoretical integration

Richardson, Miles and Ball, Linden J. 2009. Internal representations, external representations and ergonomics: towards a theoretical integration. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/14639220802368872

An objective examination of consumer perception of nutrition information based on healthiness ratings and eye movements

Jones, Gary and Richardson, Miles 2007. An objective examination of consumer perception of nutrition information based on healthiness ratings and eye movements. Public Health Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980007258513

Identifying the task variables that predict object assembly difficulty.

Richardson, Miles, Jones, Gary and Torrance, Mark 2006. Identifying the task variables that predict object assembly difficulty. Human factors.

Identifying the task variables that affect assembly task complexity

Richardson, Miles 2005. Identifying the task variables that affect assembly task complexity. PhD Thesis

Identifying the task variables that influence perceived object assembly complexity

Richardson, Miles, Jones, Gary and Torrance, Mark 2004. Identifying the task variables that influence perceived object assembly complexity. Ergonomics. https://doi.org/10.1080/00140130410001686339
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