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Active Living Laboratory Team. Back row (left to right): Kim King, Lutfur Rahman.
Front row: Margaretha Situmorang, Kaisa Kentala, Camila de Moraes, Sandy Mandic.

The Active Living Laboratory strives to create a healthier and more sustainable future through:

  • Establishing multi-disciplinary and cross-sector collaborations,
  • The delivery of community-centred research studies,
  • Sharing scientific findings with decision makers, local organisations and the wider community and
  • Developing leading policy recommendation documents and publications.

Our laboratory offers a vibrant research environment and opportunity to be involved in multidisciplinary research projects.

Our research areas include Physical ActivityPublic HealthBuilt EnvironmentTransportation and Sustainability.

In 2021, we are collecting data for the BEATS-2 Study in Dunedin secondary schools (funded Health Research Council Project Grant (#19/173); $1,197,487).

Who we are and what we do

What does the Active Living Laboratory do?

The Active Living and Environment Symposium (TALES)

"Turning the Tide"- Policy Recommendations

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Find out about our current projects and those that have been completed and publishedFind out more about TALES, view presentations and learn about its collaborative outputsRead about latest key policy recommendations for active transport in New Zealand
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Who are the members of the Active Living Laboratory Team?

How can I get involved with the Active Living Laboratory?

How can I receive updates on what the Active Living Laboratory are doing?

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Find out about our staff, research students and collaboratorsFind out about research opportunities for students, researchers and collaborators, volunteers and research participantsSign up for our e-newsletter quarterly updates and find out what we’re up to! Have a look at the latest issue here.
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Come along, learn a lot, get inspired and enjoy the fascinating research journey!