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Health and well-being can be influenced by a variety of factors. Recognising this, social prescribing can involve referral to a local service or group in the voluntary/community sector, which may include attending public spaces or amenities.

Members of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine are working with colleagues from the Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) team at the University of Oxford and Kellogg College to explore ways in which these settings can contribute to people’s health and well-being.

The objectives of our work include:

  • To promote knowledge exchange between academics, clinicians, policymakers and members of the public, providing or receiving social prescribing initiatives, and partners at the University of Oxford Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) division
  • To raise public awareness of the role of these environments for social prescribing
  • To improve the evidence base and support wider implementation

Please contact Stephanie Tierney or Kamal Mahtani if you would like to find out more.


This work is supported by a University of Oxford Knowledge Exchange Seed Fund.


> Read the Department for Continuing Education's article about the GLAM project


> Read about the two workshops we held as part of the GLAM project:

Workshop 1: What have gardens, libraries and museums got to do with your health and wellbeing? - A workshop for members of the public

Workshop 2:  How can gardens, libraries and museums support social prescribing? - A meeting to foster awareness, collaboration and engagement with stakeholders


Our team

  • Stephanie Tierney
    Stephanie Tierney

    Departmental Lecturer and Senior Researcher

  • Kamal R. Mahtani
    Kamal R. Mahtani

    GP & Professor of Evidence Based Healthcare

  • Amadea Turk
    Amadea Turk

    NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Joanna Lach
    Joanna Lach

    CEBM Administrative Assistant

  • Tony Meacock

    PPI Contributor

  • Emma Webster
    Emma Webster

    Research and Impact Support Officer, Oxford University Gardens, Libraries & Museums (GLAM)

  • Lucy Shaw
    Lucy Shaw

    Head of Programme and Partnerships, Oxford University Gardens, Libraries & Museums (GLAM)