Physical activity and healthGlobalisation & non-communicable diseases

Our research aims to describe the scale of the problem of low physical activity and high sedentary behaviour within a worldwide context including low-middle income countries, and to develop and evaluate solutions. 

All our research staff focus towards having an international outlook within research activity in the following areas: 

  • Child and adolescent physical activity and obesity in low-middle income countries - Professor John Reilly 
  • Adherence to physical activity/sedentary behaviour in ethnic groups at risk of or with diabetes - Dr Alison Kirk 
  • Adherence to 24-hour movement behaviours (physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep) in low and middle income countries - Professor John Reilly
  • Adaptations of evidence-based programmes for low resource settings - Dr. Deirdre Harrington, Dr Katy Weston