2020 applicants
Research Group

Health, Exercise and Active Lifestyle (HEAL)

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Healthy lives, for life

In an increasingly busy world, how can we encourage active lifestyles and improve health outcomes?

Our group has an established reputation in producing theoretical and applied research relating to health, exercise and activity. Our research examines what is happening now and investigates how we can inform and drive progress in health behaviours.

Particular areas we focus on include:

  • Paediatric health and fitness
  • Green exercise
  • Ageing including - physical activity for health, gait and falls prevention
  • Workplace health
  • Physiotherapy assessment, interventions and outcomes

Related courses

PhD Health and Physical Activity

PhD Health and Exercise Sciences

 

Our academics

Dr Jo Barton

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Nicholas Clark

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

 Jacalyn Clarke

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

 Daniel Coughlan

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

 Izzie Easton

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Paul Freeman

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Valerie Gladwell

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Murray Griffin

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Andrew Hammond

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Professor Jo Jackson

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Catherine Kerr

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Bernard Liew

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Ruth Lowry

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Adrian Mallows

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr James Pethick

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Anna Pettican

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Gavin Sandercock

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Matthew Taylor

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Victor Utti

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Sally Waterworth

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Carly Wood

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

How we started the green exercise revolution

Green exercise was born at the University of Essex 14 years ago. Our pioneering green exercise research has captured the interest of people around the world.

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