Professor Stratton has chaired committees that have written physical activity guidelines for children and young people on behalf of the United Kingdom Chief Medical Offices, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and the Public Policy Information Unit for Welsh Government.
The Engineering Behaviour Analytics in Sport and Exercise (E-BASE) Research group is led by Professor Stratton and Professor Summers (Engineering) and includes Dr. McNarry,Dr. Mackintosh and Dr Holton. This group is looking at novel approaches to measure and analyse human movement data using advanced signal processing analytics.
Professor Stratton, Dr. Mackintosh and Dr. McNarry are key investigators on an €8.9 million worldwide diabetes prevention project (PREVIEW) that includes 15 partners and 8 countries worldwide. The project seeks to detect the most effective exercise and diet programme to prevent diabetes in 2500 people from Sydney, Auckland, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Pamplona, Sofia, Maastricht, Nottingham and Swansea.
Associate Professor Bracken is a research network lead for Diabetes, Lifestyle and Physical Activity in Wales, has expertise in exercise and type I diabetes and has run projects on diabetes prevention in the workplace. His research work runs in partnership with the Institute for Life Sciences and the College of Medicine at the University.
Associate Professor Lewis is a medical engineer who co-directs a cardiac screening service in the college of medicine. He also directs clinical exercise physiology studies in breast cancer and in pregnancy.
Dr. McNarry, Dr. Mackintosh and Professor Stratton are co-investigators of the Asthma UK research centre and are working on the “X4A” exercise for asthmatics randomized control trial that aims to reduce exacerbations in children who have asthma at school.
Dr. Mackintosh leads a Physical Activity intervention programme that has a Military style ethos (Commando Joe’s) in schools across the UK. This is a flagship programme for the Department for Education n England.
Associate Professor Hudson is engaged in projects with Derwen Housing Association to implement a residential community-based intervention to enhance physical activity in older adults, and, collaborative research with the University of Grenoble to develop and explore an intergenerational intervention to enhance physical activity and reduce negative stereotypes of ageing in older adults and young children. Her projects on student learning experiences involve collaboration with colleagues at Durham and Liverpool John Moores Universities and healthcare company Fusion48.
Department of Health
Local Health Boards
ABMU and Hywel Dda
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
City and County of Swansea
Public Health Wales
Department of Education
Healthy Schools Network and Sport Wales
Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research
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