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Martin Cooper

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Faculty of Science

I am a full time Fire Fighter working at Kensington Fire Station in Liverpool City Centre. I completed a Sports Science Degree at LJMU in 2011 and have since worked for different community projects in the health deprived areas of inner city Liverpool.
During my time working at the Fire Fit Hub, which is a charity run youth centre in Toxteth I worked with LJMU and the Physical Activity Exchange (Dr Paula Watson) to design health interventions that increased long term motivation for physical activity in children.
Since becoming a Fire Fighter I have begun a part time MPhil research project exploring the motivational antecedents and barriers of operational Fire Fighters volunteering for physical activity and health projects outside of their core hours, I am supervised by Dr Paula Watson, Dr Lee Graves and Dr Lawrence Foweather.


Cooper M, Yusuf S, Williams A, Scott D. 2023. ‘We are all scousers now’: Integrating ethnically diverse communities through sport and physical activity (The Toxteth FireFit Hub) The Applied Sport and Exercise Practitioner :152-163 DOI Publisher Url