The effort paradox in physical activity promotion

Significant effort is required to make meaningful changes to physical activity behaviour, but this effort can have an impact on motivation. This idea explores tailoring interventions to maximise adherence and engagement.

Effects of exercise and non-invasive brain stimulation on brain function, gut hormones, and eating

Exploring the links between exercise, brain stimulation and eating behaviours to promote healthier eating and prevent obesity and metabolic disease.

Men on the margins: constructing health behaviour within communities of deprivation

This study will explore the intersection between masculinity and poverty and its impact on health.

The development and evaluation of a digital intervention to increase physical activity in disabled older adults

A potential way to promote physical activity in community-dwelling older adults with disabilities is through web-based (or digital) interventions.

Dose-response associations of physical activity with weight management: a multilevel-network meta-regression analysis of aggregate data

The main purpose of this research question is to investigate the optimal dose (METs/week) to manage weight effectively.

Dog walking for dog and human health

Investigating the benefits of walking goals for puppies and their owners.

Using a breast cancer diagnosis as a teachable moment for mothers and their daughters for primary and secondary prevention

Exploring how to engage with breast cancer patients and their daughters and granddaughters to encourage physical activity.

Process evaluation of the dataset of a large, community-based, exercise and behavioural maintenance trial using mixed methods approaches

Examining the mechanisms of change and maintenance of physical function 12-months post intervention.

Sharing the same motivational space: implications for exercise professionals and client outcomes

The relationship between exercise professionals and clients is an important factor in the success of attempts at behaviour change.

Systematic review of reversal theory-based interventions to change health-related outcomes

A number of theories are used to underpin behaviour change interventions aiming to improve health outcomes, but evidence is yet to identify that these are fully successful.