Dr Heli Gittins

Swyddog Ymchwil

Contact info

Email:  heli.gittins@bangor.ac.uk

Tel: 01248 388647 (from U.K.)
+44 1248 388647 (International)



My primary role is as module organiser for DXX-4524 Strategic Environmental Management and DXX-4525 Green Technologies on the  MSc in Environmental and Business Management and MBA Environmental Mangement; I contribute to a range of School of Natural Sciences modules (e.g. Making of Snowdonia, Principles of Conservation and Renewable Energy) and supervise postgraduate dissertation projects.




Post-graduate researcher in nature and wellbeing – evaluating the benefits of woodland activity programme provision on personal wellbeing and investigating socio-geographic dimensions of woodland use and access. A cross-disciplinary PhD between the School of Natural Sciences and the School of Psychology, funded by the KESS programme in partnership with The Woodland Trust and Actif Woods Wales.






Conference Papers

  • ‘Making Space for Nature’, Royal Geography Society, London, Aug ‘19
  • ‘Health psychology methods’, British Psychological Society Health Psychology Conference, Manchester, July ‘19
  • ‘Nature Connections’ Conference, Derby, July ‘19
  • ‘Let’s Get Moving North Wales’ conference on physical activity, Bangor, Jan ‘19
  • Woodland Trust Research Student Network Symposium, Grantham, Sept ‘18
  • ‘Geographies of Happiness,’ Royal Geography Society RGS-IBG, Cardiff, Aug 2018
  • ‘In-Situ and mobile methodologies in Geographies of Health and Wellbeing’, RGS Hack Day, July ‘18
  • ‘Trees and Wellbeing’ Research Day, Oxford Brookes, May ‘18


Professional Affiliations

Higher Education Academy - Fellow

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment – Practitioner Member

Royal Geography Society - Postgraduate Fellow



Heli works at the School of Natural Sciences at Bangor University where she teaches on a Masters in Environmental and Business Management and several conservation modules. She began her post-graduate research in greenspace and wellbeing in October 2016. She has worked at Bangor University since 2007 on knowledge transfer projects in both sustainable business and land management and climate change.


Rydw i’n siarad Cymraeg  (wedi dysgu) / I speak Welsh (experienced learner)

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