Current Students and Staff

// University News

10 Jul 2017

Participants needed for new workplace health study.

A PhD student from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, is looking to recruit volunteers for a study investigating the health risks of prolonged sedentary behaviour (sitting) in the workplace.

The purpose of this research is to help workers to understand the benefits of using their sit-stand desks to their full potential.

Volunteers must:

  • Be aged 18 years or older
  • Work 0.6 full time equivalent or three days per week in an office at Loughborough University.
  • Have a primarily sedentary job, where most of the workday is spent at a sit-stand workstation.
  • Own an Apple device that is compatible with iOS 9 software or later with Bluetooth & internet connectivity (iPhone 4S or later, iPod Touch 5th generation or later, iPad 2 or later, iPad Mini or iPad Pro). *Participants without an Apple device may be offered an iPod Touch to use depending on availability.
  • Be able to wear activity monitors for a five week period with no allergies to medical tape (used to attach activity monitor).
  • Be physically capable of increasing current standing times by at least two hours/workday.


Pregnant or non-ambulatory workers would not be suitable for this study.

The study has a total duration of five weeks and will require three visits to NCSEM and a post study interview. Participants will be provided with feedback and advice.

Volunteer’s information will be kept anonymous.

For more information, or to participate in this study, contact Tory Bullock,