Dr Eleanor Ratcliffe


Lecturer in Environmental Psychology
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
+44 (0)1483 684680
37 AC 05, Tuesdays 2-4pm or by appointment

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

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

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