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Anthony Crozier

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Faculty of Science

I have over 20 years experience across both community and clinical exercise provision as a rehabilitation practitioner within the NHS, various local authorities and the private sector. I have led projects responsible for the creation and implementation of PA interventions addressing non-communicable diseases and health behaviours. Practically, I have qualifications that allow me to work within remits such as cardiac rehabilitation phases three (clinical) and four (community), pulmonary rehabilitation, neurological disorders, metabolic disease, cancer and low back pain. I have high levels of experience in working within multi-disciplinary teams across health promotion, including the design and delivery of specific initiatives focusing on NHS devised KPIs. An example of an initiative I implemented was the formation of phase IV pulmonary disease programme in Warrington for which I led the project in conjunction with the respiratory physio team, one of the 1st such programmes in the UK working alongside the British Lung Foundation.

Academically, I begin as a mature student in 2014 focusing on Sport, physical activity and health. I then moved into a public health postgraduate degree in 2017-18 and a PhD in 2020-23 which focused on clinical exercise provision in the UK. This research identified the current exercise pathways across cardiac, respiratory, cancer, falls and stroke, alongside large volumes of recommendations concerning best practice service design and implementation for new and current service and education providers.


2023, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD
2018, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MSc Public Health (distinction)
2017, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BA Hons Sport Development, Physical Activity & Health (1st class)

Journal article

Crozier A, Cocks MS, Hesketh K, Miller GD, McGregor G, Thomas LB, Jones H. 2024. Mobile Health Biometrics to prescribe immediate remote physical activity for enhancing uptake to cardiac rehabilitation (MOTIVATE-CR+): protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility trial BMJ Open, 14 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bannell DJ, France-Ratcliffe M, Buckley BJR, Crozier A, Davies AP, Hesketh KL, Jones H, Cocks M, Sprung VS. 2023. Adherence to unsupervised exercise in sedentary individuals: A randomised feasibility trial of two mobile health interventions Digital health, 9 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Crozier A, Watson PM, Graves LEF, George KP, Richardson D, Naylor L, Green DJ, Rosenberg M, Jones H. 2023. Insights and recommendations into service model structure staff roles and qualifications in a UK cancer specific clinical exercise service a multi-method case study Disability and Rehabilitation, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Crozier A, Watson PM, Graves LEF, George KP, Naylor L, Green DJ, Rosenberg M, Jones H. 2022. Clinical exercise provision in the UK: comparison of staff job titles, roles and qualifications across five specialised exercise services BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Crozier A, Porcellato LA, Buckley BJR, Watson PM. 2020. Facilitators and challenges in delivering a peer-support physical activity intervention for older adults: a qualitative study with multiple stakeholders BMC Public Health, 20 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Books (authored)

Borrie A, Chandler C, Hooton A, Miles A, Watson P. 2023. The Applied Sport and Exercise Practitioner Taylor & Francis 9781000897548


Crozier A. 2023. Exploration of embedding registered Clinical Exercise Physiologists into clinical exercise service provision in the UK. Jones H, Graves L, Richardson D. Public Url