Dr Eleanor Ratcliffe


Lecturer in Environmental Psychology
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
+44 (0)1483 684680
37 AC 05, Mondays 1-2pm

Biography

Areas of specialism

Environmental psychology; Restorative environments; Place attachment; Soundscapes; Connectedness to nature; Aesthetics; Consumer behaviour; User experience; Designing for wellbeing

University roles and responsibilities

  • Senior Professional Training Year (PTY) Tutor
  • School of Psychology Research Committee (Early Career representative)

    Affiliations and memberships

    British Psychological Society
    Member
    International Association of People-Environment Studies (IAPS)
    Member

    News

    In the media

    Taking the measure of birdsong
    Interviewee
    BBC News
    The suprising uses for birdsong
    Interviewee
    BBC News
    Fuel Fights and Happy Birds
    Interviewee
    BBC World Service - One Planet
    Birdsong and wellbeing
    Interviewee
    BBC Radio 4 - All in the Mind
    Why buffaloes and crickets help us relax
    Interviewee
    The Guardian

    Research

    Research interests

    Research collaborations

    I regularly review manuscripts for academic journals such as Journal of Environmental Psychology, Health and Place, Environment & Behavior, Landscape and Urban Planning, and Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. I am an Associate Editor of Psyecology, Bilingual Journal of Environmental Psychology.

    My teaching

    My publications

    Publications

    Ratcliffe, E., Gatersleben, B., & Sowden, P. T. (2013). Bird sounds and their contributions to perceived attention restoration and stress recovery. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 36, 221-228.
    Ratcliffe, E., Gatersleben, B., & Sowden, P. T. (2016). Associations with bird sounds: How do they relate to perceived restorative potential? Journal of Environmental Psychology, 47, 136-144.
    Ratcliffe, E., & Korpela, K. M. (2016). Memory and place attachment as predictors of restorative perceptions of favourite places. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 48, 120-130.
    Korpela, K., Savonen, E.-M., Anttila, S., Pasanen, T., & Ratcliffe, E. (2017). Enhancing wellbeing with psychological tasks along forest trails. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 26, 25-30.
    Ratcliffe, E., & Korpela, K. M. (2018). Time- and self-related memories predict restorative perceptions of favourite places via place identity. Environment & Behavior, 50, 690-720.
    Korpela, K., Pasanen, T., & Ratcliffe, E. (2018). Biodiversity and psychological wellbeing. In: A. Ossola & J. Niemelä (Eds.), Urban Biodiversity: From Research to Practice (pp. 134-149). Abingdon: Routledge.
    Ratcliffe, E., Gatersleben, B., & Sowden, P. T. (2018). Predicting the perceived restorative potential of bird sounds: The roles of acoustics and aesthetics. Environment & Behavior, OnlineFirst.
    Ratcliffe, E., Baxter, W. L., & Martin, N. (2019). Consumption rituals relating to food and drink: A review and research agenda. Appetite, 134, 86-93.
    Waters, G., Warren, B., Ratcliffe, E., & Godefroy, J. (2019). Tranquil City: identifying opportunities for urban tranquillity to promote healthy lifestyles