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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
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43 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

    Implementing supportive exercise interventions in the colorectal cancer care pathway: a process evaluation of the PREPARE-ABC randomised controlled trial

    Murdoch J, Varley A, McCulloch J, Jones M, Thomas LB, Clark A, Stirling S, Turner D, Swart AM, Dresser K, Howard G and Saxton J and Hernon J

    Publish date:01/12/2021

  • Journal article

    ‘Who’s who’: Exploring cycling coaches’ biographies

    Wood S and Richardson D and Roberts S

    Publish date:22/09/2021

  • Journal article

    Charter to establish clinical exercise physiology as a recognised allied health profession in the UK: a call to action

    Jones H, George KP, Scott A, Buckley JP, Watson PM, Oxborough DL, Thijssen DH, Graves LEF, Whyte GP, McGregor G, Naylor LH, Rosenberg M and Askew CD and Green DJ

    Publish date:21/09/2021

  • Journal article

    SupPoRtive Exercise Programmes for Accelerating REcovery after major ABdominal Cancer surgery trial (PREPARE‐ABC): Study protocol for a multicentre randomized controlled trial

    Hernon J, Saxton JM, Jones M, Howard G, Swart AM, Clark A, Stirling S, Turner D, Murdoch J, Nortje J, Bach S, Fearnhead N, Din F, Stephens A, Lund J, Tou S, Kelly S, Ziprin P, Dennis R, Smart N, Roxburgh C, Simpson A, Mishra A, Knight K, Dresser K, Wordley A, Thomas L, Pond M, Colles A, West C, Goodall K, Kirk R, Harden G, Dresser K, Varley A, McCulloch J and Naisby J and Baker K

    Publish date:02/09/2021

  • Journal article

    Impact of high-intensity interval and moderate-intensity continuous exercise on heart rate variability and cardiac troponin.

    Huang C, Kong Z, Nie J, Pan M, Zhang H and Shi Q and George K

    Publish date:01/09/2021