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.
For 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.
You can follow our updates on twitter: @LJMUPAEx.
For any enquires please contact Dr Lynne Boddy, PAEx Lead: L.M.Boddy@ljmu.ac.uk
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
Please visit our staff profiles to view our current research interests and recent publications:
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17 papers found
“You’ve Got to Pick Your Battles”: A Mixed-Methods Investigation of Physical Activity Counselling and Referral within General Practice
Buckley BJR, Finnie SJ and Murphy RC and Watson PM
Pragmatic evaluation of a co-produced physical activity referral scheme: A UK quasi-experimental study
Buckley BJR, Thijssen DHJ, Murphy RC, Graves LEF, Cochrane M, Gillison F, Crone D, Wilson PM and Whyte G and Watson P
Distinguishing Factors that Influence Attendance and Behaviour Change in Family-based Treatment of Childhood Obesity: a Qualitative Study
Watson P, Dugdill L, Pickering K, Hargreaves J, Staniford LJ, Owen S, Murphy RC, Knowles ZR and Johnson LJ and Cable NT
5-Year prognostic value of the right ventricular strain-area loop in patients with pulmonary hypertension.
Hulshof HG, van Dijk AP, Hopman MTE, Heesakkers H, George KP and Oxborough DL and Thijssen DHJ
Skill Acquisition Methods Fostering Physical Literacy in Early-Physical Education (SAMPLE-PE): Rationale and Study Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial in 5–6-Year-Old Children From Deprived Areas of North West England
Rudd J, Crotti M, Fitton Davies K, O'Callaghan L, Bardid F, Utesh T, Roberts S, Boddy L, Knowles Z, Foulkes J, Watson P, Pesce C, Button C, Lubans D, Buszard T and Walsh B and Foweather L
Temporal dynamics of sitting behavior at work
ten Broeke P, Olthof M, Beckers D, Hopkins N, Graves L, Carter S, Cochrane M, Gavin D, Morris A, Lichtwarck-Aschoffa A, Geurts S and Thijssen D and Bijleveld E