Community Interest Company (CIC) No: 10598376



Both the directors at I Love Nature have research backgrounds utilising a range of qualitative and quantitative methods, and while our research interests are broad, our main focus is researching people's health and well-being due to experiences of being in nature. See our 'projects' and 'training' pages for further details.


Published research

Waters, P. (2014) Into the Woods: Stories and Nature in Playwork Training. Children, Youth and Environments 24(3): 221-235.

Waters, P. (2014) Tracking Trolls and Chasing Pixies: Stories, Creativity and Children's Outdoor Experiential Learning. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, Fall 2014, pp. 236–260.

Waters, P., Waite, S. and Frampton, I. (2014) Play Frames, or Framed Play? The use of film cameras in visual ethnographic research with children. Journal of Playwork Practice, Vol. 1, No. pp. 23–38.

Waters, P. (2011) Trees talk; are you listening? Nature, narrative and children’s anthropocentric place-based play. Children, Youth and Environments, 21(1).

White, M.P., Smith, A., Humphryes, K., Pahl, S., Snelling, D. & Depledge, M. (2010) Blue space: The importance of water for preference, affect and restorativeness ratings of natural and built scenes. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 30, 482-493.

Waters, P., Whitbread-Abrutat, P. & Kendle, T. (2010) Narrating Landscapes: Creating permissible environments for children using narrative cues. Paper presented at 48th International Making Cities Livable Conference, Charleston, SC, October 17-21, 2010.