Physical Activity and Health Across the Lifespan


Academics in the group collaborate widely with colleagues from the University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS), industry and other academic institutions.

We are currently engaged in a number of intervention studies, laboratory studies and epidemiological studies that involve both clinical and non-clinical studies of the effectiveness of interventions to:

  • reduce childhood obesity;
  • increase children’s physical activity and increase physical activity in heart failure patients.

Our researchers receive funds from the National Institute of Health Research (HTA), Medical Research Council and partners in the National Prevention Research Initiative (NPRI), Wellcome Trust and ActivInsights Ltd.

Industry partners

Activinsights currently sponsor a PhD studentship, the overall aim of which is to use a combination of mathematics, statistical analysis and software development to automatically identify the activity (sitting, walking, running, etc) that the wearer of a tri-axial accelerometer is engaged in. Find out more.