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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

7 papers found

  • Journal article

    Comparing the efficacy (RCT) of learning a dance choreography and practicing creative dance on improving executive functions and motor competence in 6–7 years old children

    Rudd J, Buszard T, Spittle S and O'Callaghan L and Oppici L

    Publish date:01/03/2021

  • Journal article

    Towards a framework of cognitive processes during competitive golf using the Think Aloud method

    Whitehead A and Jackman P

    Publish date:01/03/2021

  • Journal article

    Effect of Linear and Nonlinear Pedagogy Physical Education Interventions on Children’s Physical Activity: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial (SAMPLE-PE)

    Crotti M, Rudd J, Roberts S, Boddy L, Fitton Davies K, O'Callaghan L and Utesch T and Foweather L

    Publish date:15/01/2021

  • Journal article

    “Girls Aren’t Meant to Exercise”: Perceived Influences on Physical Activity among Adolescent Girls—The HERizon Project

    Cowley E, Watson P, Foweather L, Belton S, Thompson A and Thijssen D and Wagenmakers A

    Publish date:07/01/2021

  • Journal article

    Sit Less and Move More - A multi-component intervention with and without height-adjustable workstations in contact centre call agents: a pilot randomised controlled trial

    Morris A, Murphy R, Hopkins N, Low D, Healy G, Edwardson C, Collins B, Timpson H, Shepherd S, Cochrane M and Gavin D and Graves L

    Publish date:04/01/2021

  • Journal article

    Family support for physical activity post-myocardial infarction: a qualitative study exploring the perceptions of cardiac rehabilitation practitioners.

    Birtwistle SB, Jones I, Murphy R and Gee I and Watson PM

    Publish date:02/01/2021