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Dr Silvia Costa

Lecturer in Physical Activity and Public Health

Areas of expertise

Expertise: Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour in Young Children, Early Childhood Health Policy and Practice, Childhood Obesity


With an emphasis in early childhood, Silvia’s research spans from the measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour, to the influence of such behaviours for children’s healthy growth and development, and how policies and practices within environments that young children are exposed to can influence their health and health-related behaviours (such as physical activity and diet).

Interview booking

Please call the press office on 01509 223491 to arrange an interview with Dr Silvia Costa. Bookings can also be made online at

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