School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

[Dr Esther Rind]

Dr Esther Rind

Since 2012 I have been a researcher at the Institute of Geography in the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh. I am a health geographer interested in how different physical and social environments shape human health. Recently, I have been involved in a project utilising historical data to get a better idea of how places have changed over time and how that may affect individual health outcomes. I am also looking at geographical variations in health behaviours including physical activity, smoking and drinking. 

I work collaboratively with colleagues at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, as part of the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health (CRESH). You can follow CRESH activities on Twitter @CRESHnews and my activities @EstherRind.

Before I joined CRESH I completed my PhD 'Industrial restructuring and physical activity' at the University of East Anglia in collaboration with the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR). With colleagues of the Institute of Hygiene and Public Health (IHPH) at the University of Bonn in Germany I was previously involved in a project assessing potential health impacts of water pollution, and I completed my MSc 'Investigating the spatial distribution of campylobacteriosis in New Zealand' in the GeoHealth Laboratory at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

Contact Details


 Dr Esther Rind
 Centre for Research on Environment Society and Health
Institute of Geography
School of GeoSciences
University of Edinburgh
Drummond Street

Email:; Tel: + 44 131 650 2800; Fax: + 44 131 650 2524