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


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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