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Other collaborative projects

The Active Living Laboratory is also involved in several collaborative national and international research projects. The main projects are featured below.

'Turning the Tide' Report: Policy Recommendations

New Zealand Physical Activity Report Cards (2016, 2018, 2021)

PACO Project
(Cycling and Walking to School)

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This report considers the health and environmental benefits of walking and cycling and sets out a clear set of recommendations for promoting active transport in New Zealand. The report is the outcome of TALES Symposium 2019

For more information, visit 'Turning the Tide' report web page.

Dr Sandy Mandic has been involved in the development of two New Zealand Physical Activity Report Cards for Children and Adolescents since 2015. This ongoing national project involves working together with several experts from different New Zealand universities and organisations. Next report card will be released in 2021/2022.

Pedalea y Anda al COle: PACO Project (Cycling and Walking to School) is a collaborative research project led by Associate Professor Palma Chillón from the University of Granada (Granada, Spain). Dr Sandy Mandic has been working with the PACO team since the project design phase in 2016.

PACO & PACA Study
(Cycling and Walking to and from School)

Vai de Bike

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PACO & PACA Study is a collaborative active transport research project led by Associate Professor Susana Aznar Lain and the Promotion de la Actividad Fisica para la Salud (PAFS) group from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Toledo, Spain).This project is led by Assistant Professor, Ricardo Brandão, coordinator of Laboratório de Vida Ativa - LaVA, from Rio de Janeiro State University (Brazil). Using a multidisciplinary and intersectoral approach, this project aims to examine the motivations and barriers associated with walking and cycling to school in the context of the Unified Health System in Brazilian municipalities.

We are always looking for new opportunities to collaborate to advance scientific knowledge and engage communities in active living!