Anaïs Lemyre

Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Geography and the Environment - Degree completed in 2023

Supervisor: Dr Janey Messina

The role of social and natural environments in health geography: A case for wellbeing and greenspace during the COVID-19 pandemic

Academic Profile

Anaïs completed her DPhil in the School of Geography and the Environment in 2023. She also holds an M.Sc. in Public Health from Mcgill University in Montreal and an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences with a Minor in Geomatics and Spatial Analysis from the University of Ottawa. Her doctoral research investigated the role of the environment, and more specifically greenspace use, in support of wellbeing. The specific context of the COVID-19 pandemic provided a unique opportunity of research as it was a major stressful crisis across populations and subgroups and as restrictions affected social and natural environments over a substantial duration. Her work longitudinally examined the specific context of university students across the pandemic and their experience of greenspace, social connectedness and wellbeing using novel survey data, as well as examined the general pattern of greenspace use at the population level using secondary data sources.

Selected Publications