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Project overview

This NIHR ARC Wessex funded study aims to look at: 1) How many people can be reached with Active Lives (a website to support increased physical activity). 2) Whether we are able to reach people from different backgrounds (e.g. education level, ethnicity). 3) How individuals use the website and whether they report increases in activity over time. All this data will be captured online through the website. Data will be monitored regularly to allow for adjustment to our approach to roll-out, to promote equality in who Active Lives reaches. We will also seek to understand barriers and facilitators to roll-out by interviewing those who implement Active Lives in practice.


Lead researcher

Dr Katherine Bradbury

Principal Research Fellow
Other researchers

Dr Stephen Lim BM, PhD, MRCP(UK)

Principal Clinical Research Fellow

Professor Helen Roberts BSc, MB ChB, MRCP (UK), PhD

Professor of Medicine For Older People

Research interests

  • Nutrition of older people
  • Physical activity in older people
  • Parkinson's

Dr Judith Joseph BSc, MSc, PhD

Senior Research Enterprise Fellow

Research interests

  • Developing and implementing digital health interventions
  • Behaviour change
  • Patient and public involvement

Professor Lucy Yardley OBE

Professorial Fellow-Research

Professor Maria Stokes

Professor of Neuromusculoskeletal Rehab.

Dr Paul Clarkson

Academic Developer-Research Focused

Research interests

  • Implementation science
  • Digital health
  • Development of interventions

Miss Cherish Boxall

Senior Research Assistant

Dr Katherine Morton

Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

  • My research interests include:
  • Developing and evaluating behaviour change interventions using the person-based approachExploring how to optimise self-management of long-term health conditionsUnderstanding how to communicate risk information to support decision-making around genetic screeningWorking closely with patient and public contributors throughout the research process PhD title: "Exploring and evaluating the use of digital health interventions for the management of high blood pressure"
  • Supervised by Dr Katherine Bradbury, Dr Laura Dennison & Professor Lucy Yardley

Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

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