Clare Austin

Sport and Exercise Sciences

After studying MSc Health Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University, I have transferred over to The Physical Activity Exchange within Sport and Exercise Sciences to complete my PhD- 'Evaluating the health and wellbeing benefits associated with outdoor interventions and informing the development of natural health services'.
Prior to this I have worked as a Research Assistant with The Physical Activity Exchange and The Mersey Forest exploring the impact of Forest School sessions on children's physical activity levels, this paper is currently in review. Prior to this, I have worked on a variety of projects in both academic and clincial settings. I am currently training to be a HCPC Registered Health Psychologist.


2013, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom, MSc Health Psychology
2010, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom, BSc Psychology Honours Degree


Austin C, Knowles Z, Richards KE, Mcree M, Sayers J, Ridgers N. 2015. Play and Learning Outdoors: Engaging with the Natural World Using Forest School in the UK Nairn K, Kraftl P, Skelton T. 3 :1-22 Springer 978-981-4585-90-3 DOI Author Url


Austin C. Evaluating the Health and Wellbeing Benefits Associated with Outdoor Interventions: Informing the Development of Natural Health Services Knowles Z, Richards K, Newson L. Public Url

Conference presentation:

The Physical Activity Benefits of Forest Schools, Health and Green Spaces Spark Event, Liverpool John Moores University, Poster presentation. 2016

Forest School, Nature Connections Conference, University of Derby, Poster presentation.

Nature4Health, UK Active Conference- Manchester, Manchester, Oral presentation.