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Physical Activity Exchange

Delivering world-class research and applied solutions for better health and well-being

The Physical Activity Exchange brings together research, policy and practice that impacts physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health across the life-course.

Physical Activity ExchangeFor over 20 years we have successfully worked in partnership with public, private and third sector organisations, providing a broad range of research, education and consultancy services.

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For any enquires please contact Dr Lynne Boddy, PAEx Lead:

What we do

We work together with funders, commissioners, practitioners, service users and participants to co-produce evidence-based interventions that are feasible, have impact and are sustainable in the real world.

Our research uses the best available science, employing mixed methods approaches to understand and change behaviour in populations across the life-course and health-span. 

We work across multiple settings including schools, workplaces, NHS trusts, community organisations, and with families to conduct robust, timely and impactful work. Our work has received national and international recognition for its impact and rigour as evidenced by 5* REF impact case studies and international awards.

How we work

  • We research and evaluate the effects of physical activity and sedentary behaviour on health and well-being
  • We use robust scientific measures to provide information on levels of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health
  • We explore factors that affect participation in physical activity and sedentary behaviour
  • We design, implement and evaluate interventions to change behaviour
  • We work collaboratively with our external partners to translate evidence into policy and practice
Search for a research paper

37 papers found

  • Journal article

    Assessments Related to the Physical, Affective and Cognitive Domains of Physical Literacy Amongst Children Aged 7–11.9 Years: A Systematic Review

    Shearer C, Goss HR, Boddy LM, Knowles ZR and Durden-Myers EJ and Foweather L

    Publish date:01/12/2021

  • Journal article

    Enskilment: an Ecological-Anthropological Worldview of Skill, Learning and Education in Sport

    Woods CT, Rudd J and Gray R and Davids K

    Publish date:01/12/2021

  • Journal article

    A randomised, controlled, double blind study to assess mechanistic effects of combination therapy of dapagliflozin with exenatide QW versus dapagliflozin alone in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (RESILIENT): study protocol

    Brown E, Wilton MM, Sprung VS, Harrold JA, Halford JCG, Stancak A, Burgess M, Howarth E, Umpleby AM, Kemp GJ and Wilding JPH and Cuthbertson DJ

    Publish date:01/07/2021

  • Journal article

    Children of Smoking and Non-Smoking Households’ Perceptions of Physical Activity, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, and Exercise

    Parnell M, Gee I, Foweather L and Whyte G and Knowles Z

    Publish date:26/06/2021

  • Journal article

    Foundational Movement Skills and Play Behaviors during Recess among Preschool Children: A Compositional Analysis

    Foweather L, Crotti M, Foulkes JD, O’Dwyer MV, Utesch T, Knowles ZR, Fairclough SJ and Ridgers ND and Stratton G

    Publish date:24/06/2021

  • Journal article

    Rationale and study protocol for the Movement Oriented Games Based Assessment (MOGBA) cluster randomized controlled trial: A complex movement skill intervention for 8-12 year old children within 'Made to Play'.

    Morley D, Rudd J, Issartel J, Goodway J, O'Connor D, Foulkes J, Babic M and Kavanagh J and Miller A

    Publish date:24/06/2021