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Jessica Thompson

PhD candidate in Environment and wellbeing, University of Salford

CEO of City of Trees, with 20 years experience in community forestry sector. Specialising in the relationship between urban greenspace and health and wellbeing. Completed a MSc in Dementia looking at public greenspace as an enabling environment for people affected by dementia. Now undertaking PhD at University of Salford, using realist evaluation approach to better understanding the wellbeing impacts of civic environmental activity in an urban setting.


  • –present
    CEO City of Trees (PhD candidate), University of Salford


  • 2019 
    University of Salford , MSc Dementia: care and enabling environments