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 produces useful research relating to health, exercise and active lifestyles through examining current states and investigating ideas that can inform and drive progress in the wider arena of human health behaviours. 

Areas of research include;

  • Cardiac rehabilitation and exercise prescription
  • Paediatric health and fitness
  • Green exercise
  • Physical activity for healthy ageing
  • Workplace health
  • Exergaming
  • Disability sport
  • Ageing, gait and falls prevention

Related courses

PhD Health and Physical Activity

PhD Health and Exercise Sciences


Our research

Our School has a proven track record of excellence in teaching, research and applied sports science. The majority of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Assessment Framework (REF 2014).

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