Current opportunities

We are seeking students who are interested in completing a Master of Health Science or a PhD in the Physical Activity and Nutrition areas.

If you are interested in being involved in any of the projects below please contact the project supervisor for further information.

Topic and supervisors

Exploring physical activity and brain development in children.

Examining the use of portable GPS for monitoring the location of free-living physical activity in children and adults.

Utilising popular technology (i.e. instant messaging, social networking) to promote healthy behaviours in children and adolescents .

Promoting children’s active transport to and from school

Workplace health (various aspects as we have a much wider programme of research in this area) but includes interventions in the workplace, audit tools, economics of workplace health.

Transport, especially sustainable and active transport and their relationship to health (especially physical activity and weight status). This is a wide programme for research so there are a range of projects to become involved).

Effect of standing in the classroom on total physical activity levels in children.

Validity and reliability of an audit tool to assess walkability of the environment surrounding schools.

Child roaming distances by neighbourhoods