Our research in Physical Activity and Health is concerned with understanding, measuring, and promoting physical activity and related health behaviours. This involves examining population trends, as well as the sociodemographic, psychological, social and environmental factors that influence behaviour at different life stages.

Researchers have worked on the development of new measures which will improve understanding of the links between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health and well-being. They use a multi-disciplinary approach and concepts from epidemiology, health promotion, public health, exercise science and psychology to design, implement, and evaluate innovative interventions. These interventions aim to reduce sedentary behaviour and promote physical activity among adults, older people, and people with health issues such as diabetes, arthritis, and depression.