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.

You can follow our updates on twitter: @LJMUPAEx.

For any enquires please contact Professor 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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  • Journal article

    The impact of age, sex, cardio-respiratory fitness and cardiovascular disease risk on dynamic cerebral autoregulation and baroreflex sensitivity

    Maxwell J, Bannell D, Brislane A, Carter S, Miller GD, Roberts KA, Hopkins ND, Low DA, Carter H, Thompson A, Claassen J and Thijssen D and Jones H

    Publish date:16/04/2022

  • Journal article

    An audit of performance nutrition services in English soccer academies: implications for optimising player development

    Carney DJ, Hannon MP, Coleman NM, Murphy RC and Close GL and Morton JP

    Publish date:23/03/2022

  • Journal article

    Cardiovascular Health Does Not Change Following High-Intensity Interval Training in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    Kiel IA, Jones H, Lionett S, Røsbjørgen R, Lydersen S and Vanky E and Moholdt T

    Publish date:15/03/2022

  • Journal article

    Elevated shear rate-induced by exercise increases eNOS ser(1177) but not PECAM-1 Tyr(713) phosphorylation in human conduit artery endothelial cells

    Tryfonos A, Rasoul D, Sadler D, Shelley J, Mills J, Green DJ and Dawson EA and Cocks MS

    Publish date:13/03/2022

  • Conference publication

    Physical Activity and Exercise Habits of Women Attending the One Stop Infertility Clinic: What is the Optimal Amount?

    Tempest N, Oliver E, Al-Lamee H, Thomas E, Drakeley AJ and Sprung V and Hapangama D

    Publish date:01/03/2022

  • Journal article

    Planning, Delivering, and Evaluating Formalised Sport Coach Mentoring: Exploring the Role of the Programme Director

    Sawiuk R, Thomas L and Lewis C and Groom R

    Publish date:01/03/2022