Exploring the Interconnectivity between Consumerism, Environmental Degradation, and Mental Illness: A Cross-Country Analysis

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Sch of Social Sciences


1) To explore the relationships between global rises in consumerism, environmental degradation, and mental illness.
2) To determine the degree to which neoliberal ideology is responsible for these rises.
3) To evaluate policies that aim to limit consumerism, including 'Degrowth' (Meadows 1992) and 'Doughnut Economics' (Raworth 2017), in relation to their potential to improve population-level mental health.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2112053 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2018 31/03/2023 Jake Cameron Wilkinson