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Health and Wellbeing


Sport and physical activity has been shown to have enormous benefits for our physical and mental well-being. Researchers in this theme develop understanding of the impacts of physical activity, and how to promote it, in a wide range of settings and populations. These include workplace settings, amongst individuals with heart problems, and amongst recent amputees, with people with intellectual disabilities and in children. In addition, research has also explored the physical, neurological and psychological benefits of non-sporting physical activity such as drumming. Two recent, EU funded projects explore the impact of Men’s Sheds on health behaviours and the sexual health of over 45’s.

For enquiries concerned with Health and Well-Being Research please contact Dr Melissa Day ( or Dr Marcus Smith (

Clem Burke Drumming Project

Physical activity in lower-limb amputees

Concussion in Football

Workplace Physical Activity