Living Well Inquiry

The Policy Unit have launched a Living Well Inquiry looking into what is needed to live well in 21st century Britain. It aims to bring together research from a wide variety of disciplines across the University under one overarching banner.

With the upcoming General Election, the question of what Living Well in 21st Century Britain means will be at the forefront of policymakers, media and the country's mind. This Inquiry will attempt answer this question drawing on expertise from across the University. 

The Inquiry will have four key themes - Smart Living, Clean Living, Healthy Living and Dignified Living. There will be the opportunity for researchers in the University to contribute to the Inquiry by using their research, attending events and other activities such as the recording of podcasts. 

Our Co-Fellows

The Policy Unit have appointed two Co-fellows who will lead the work of the Inquiry.

Holly Collison-Randall

Holly Collison-Randall

Dr Holly Collison-Randall is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Sports Business at Loughborough London. She has completed extensive fieldwork in Africa and South East Asia examining post-conflict development interventions and the use of sport. Her research explores youth identity, notions of community, International development, peacebuilding, social inclusion and grassroots perspectives and experiences in the field of Sport for Development and Peace.

Mark Monaghan

Dr Mark Monaghan

Dr Mark Monaghan is a Reader in Criminology at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and recently undertook a Fellowship with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology examining the global landscape of mechanisms connecting academic knowledge with parliaments.


The Living Well Inquiry will have four key themes. These themes have been chosen to answer fully the question of Living Well in Britain mid-21st century, but also encapsulate the strengths of the expertise at Loughborough University. Each theme has a dedicated homepage where you can find out more about how it answers the Living Well question, and the areas of academic expertise we are seeking to utilise at the University. 

Clean Living

Links to changes in the natural and built environment and the move to net zero futures

Smart Living

Considers the role of digital and technological developments in ensuring that needs are met and responses to emergencies are more effective

Dignified Living

Considers how we care for the most vulnerable members of society

Healthy Living

Looks at the role of sport and exercise food and nutrition in targeting levels of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and obesity