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Pauline Marsh

Social Researcher, University of Tasmania

Pauline is a social researcher with the Centre for Rural Health, at the University of Tasmania. Her research explores how being in nature improves our quality of life and she is particularly interested in the therapeutic benefits of gardens and the outdoors for people with cognitive, emotional and physical health challenges. She utilises methods of participatory action research, story-gathering and filmmaking and publishes in a range of academic journals. Pauline is a contributing author to Urban Agroecology: Interdisciplinary Research and Future Directions (2021) Eds Monika Egerer and Hamutahl Cohen, CRC Press and has published in multiple academic journals. One of her greatest achievements is the co-founding of DIGnity Supported Community Gardening. She is a gardener and mother of two spectacular grown-ups, as well as a beekeeper, cycle tourer and proud President of the Dodges Ferry Film Society.