new paper on #signposting and #physical activity and #primarycare is out!

I’m absolutely delighted that we now have published the first study from our project funded by NHS Fife Endowment Fund. We have explored with patients and health professionals ways to connect patients to community-based physical activity programmes and used jogscotland as an example. The paper is here and is open… Continue reading

parkrun paper is out!

Our long awaited paper on action research and increasing access to volunteer-led physical activity that is parkrun is out! This great collaboration with stakeholders and academic and non-academics was very important. Do get in touch if you want to read the full paper! https://academic.oup.com/heapro/advance-article/doi/10.1093/heapro/daz113/5645342

Congratulations to Rachel Nutt who got a public engagement award from School of Medicine!

So proud of Rachel Nutt (soon to graduate!) who got an Early Career Researcher Public Engagement Award from School of Medicine! Rachel planned an excellent public engagement event for her ESRC studentship around active living in Fife. It was such a well-thought day with participants from cardiac rehab, health care… Continue reading

Come and do your PhD with me and Fergus Neville!

We are happy to announce a new PhD studentship opportunity on physical activity at the cross section of health and social psychology! Please check it out: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/comparing-the-social-and-health-consequences-of-collective-and-solitary-physical-activity-participation/?p108565 This is a collaboration with Dr Fergus Neville, a social psychologist in the School of Management. We are both interested in the effects… Continue reading

Rachel Nutt has passed her viva with minor corrections!

I’m so pleased to announce that Rachel has passed her viva with minor corrections! Rachel was supported by an ESRC studentship in collaboration with Fife Sports and Leisure Trust. Her PhD examined the illness perceptions and health behaviour change among working age cardiac rehab attendees and their caregivers! We wish… Continue reading