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Physical activity, health and wellbeing network

Introduction

Physical Activity (PA) is of fundamental importance for mental, physical, economic, cultural and social wellbeing. The University has researchers from many departments and perspectives who study PA and its relation to health and wellbeing at individual and societal levels. The overarching goal of this group is to be an effective interdisciplinary network of PA, health and wellbeing researchers.

The network will:

  • Improve the mutual awareness and perspectives of other researchers and wider communities,
  • provide increased knowledge and communication for PA research and researchers,
  • lead to the establishment of research with and for healthy, (non-communicable) diseased and disabled populations.

Coordinating members

Prof David Baxter  (School of Physiotherapy)

Associate Professor Jim Cotter (School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Sciences)

Dr Ram Mani (School of Physiotherapy)

Events

Past events

Physical activity workshop Upcoming in July

20th July, 9am - 12pm
Seminar room, 213/214 Union Street West. School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science Seminar

9 -10         Prof Damian Bailey (University of South Wales) HITting the brain hard with exercise; from damage to protection
10 -11       Dr Trudy Sullivan 'Incorporating health economics in research planning'
11-12        Open forum discussion

Available via Zoom.  Log in detail https://otago.zoom.us/j/6434799109

Active Living Laboratory seminar series


20th July, 12 -12.50pm
Seminar room, 213/214 Union Street West, School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science Seminar

Associations between Environmental Attributes and Children's Active Travel to School
Erika Ikeda, PhD Student
Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science Seminar - 14 March

The Pursuit of Fitness: Citizenship and the Body in the Modern West
Jürgen Martschukat (Erfurt University)

Date: Monday 14 March, 1.00pm
Venue: School’s seminar room, 213/214 Union Street West.

Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research (CHARR), School of Physiotherapy Seminar - 15 March

Behavioural exercise interventions – competencies and sustainability
Professor Klaus Pfeifer (Exercise and Health at Institute of Sport Science and Sport, Freidrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nurenberg, Germany)

Internet interventions and physical activity behaviour change
Dr Alexander Tallner (Sport Science and Sport, Freidrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nurenberg, Germany)

Date: 15th March 12pm -1pm
Venue: Room 1.02, School of Physiotherapy Building

Health Economics of Physical Activity Workshop - June/July (dates TBC)

Symposium 25th November 2015

Contact

For further details on any activities or to join the mailing list:

physio.research@otago.ac.nz