Dr Richard Pulsford
Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health


Following my time at Loughborough University I spent three years as a Research Associate at the UCL Institute of Child Health on a strand of the Millennium Cohort Study examining physical activity patterns in UK children.

I joined Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter in 2010 to undertake a PhD examining the associations between sedentary behaviour (sitting) and health outcomes, under the supervision of Associate Professor Melvyn Hillsdon (Sport and Health Sciences) and Dr Katarina Kos (University of Exeter Medical School).

I was appointed as a Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health in September 2013 and have continued my research into sedentary behaviour and physical activity, their correlates and determinants, their associations with health, and issues surrounding their measurement.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Sedentary behavior and physical activity and their links with health
  • Correlates and determinants of physical activity and sedentary behaviour
  • The measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour
  • The acute metabolic effects of sustained and interrupted sedentary behaviour


2005 BSc. Sport and Exercise Science - Loughborough University
2006 MSc. Exercise Physiology - Loughborough University
2014 PhD. ‘Sedentary Behaviour and Health’ – University of Exeter
2015 Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Contact details

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Tel+44 (0) 1392 722861
AddressRichard's Building
University of Exeter
St Luke's Campus
Heavitree Road

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