School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Research

Lifestyle for health and well-being

Our aim is to improve human health and well-being throughout the lifespan by considering the social, behavioural and biological determinants and consequences of human lifestyles with specific emphases on physical activity, nutrition and chronic disease.

Theme Leadership team

Dr Nicolette Bishop (lead), Dr Ines Varela-Silva, and Dr Stacy Clemes

Theme summary

In the context of preventing and managing chronic disease and facilitating health promotion, members of the theme conduct world class research into the life-course determinants and consequences of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and nutrition.

We cover a wide range of expertise including psychology, epidemiology, physiology, nutrition, sport science, human biology, and social sciences.

Research within the theme spans the following areas


12/04/2019

The global physical activity movement – where have we come from and where are we going

Dr Karen Milton


20/03/2019

Culture and Mental Health in the UK High-Performance System

Dr James Bell, Head of Mental Health at EIS, Head of Culture Development at UK Sport


20/03/2019

Presentation by Jacqueline Donachie


14/02/2019

Motor competence and the isotemporal substitution of physical activity, sedentary time and sleep among early years children

Dr Clark Cain


15/01/2019

NIHR Clinical Research Network East Midlands; ‘Who we are and how we can help you develop funding bids’


10/01/2019

Stress and cardiovascular reactivity: consequences of extreme stress reactions

Professor Anne Whittaker, University of Birmingham


04/12/2018

New Dimensions in Biological Psychiatry Research - Opportunities for Intervention vs. Optimization

Dr Erik Wong


25/10/2018

Beyond audibility - The role of supra-threshold auditory and cognitive processing in speech perception across the adult lifespan

Christian Fullgrabe, Loughborough University


24/10/2018

Perceptual-cognitive skills and expertise in sport

Professor Mark Williams


10/10/2018

Community-based interventions to improve the nutrition of infants and young children


30/07/2018

Increasing the implementation of physical activity policies and programs in Australian primary and secondary schools: learnings from Hunter New England Population Health Research Group

Dr Nathan

Dr Sutherland


19/07/2018

Seminar on Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Health

Professor Wendy Brown


03/07/2018

Pump Up Your Blood Vessels and Heart: Myths and Realities of Resistance Training and Cardiovascular Function

Professor Maureen MacDonald, McMaster University


23/03/2018

Methods in life-course health and wellbeing research


14/02/2018

Medical Research Council workshop


04/12/2017

Stress and chronic disease: how important is the magnitude of our acute stress response?

Dr Anne Tuner, Deakin University


28/11/2017

Research seminar

Professor Martin Hagger, Curtin University


06/06/2017

Exercise guideline development for adults with a spinal cord injury

Dr Jan van der Scheer, Loughborough University


31/05/2017

NIHR Grant Writing Workshop


15/02/2017

Resilience-building for children who experience trauma: the importance of sports

Professor Panos Vostanis, University of Leicester


29/06/2016

Sleep, Sport and Psychology

Dr Kenneth Lichstein, University of Alabama