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Research interests

My research interests centre round the utilisation of physical activity as a method to improve both mental and physical health, particularly in individuals with chronic illness or mobility impairment.  

Qualifications

PhD - Physical Activity and Total Hip Replacement - University of East Anglia

MSc - Clinical Exercise Physiology - Liverpool John Moores University

BSc(Hons) - Exercise and Sport Sciences - University of Exeter 

Biography

Tom undertook his undergraduate and taught postgraduate studies at the University of Exeter and Liverpool John Moores University. Following a brief research post at Swansea University working on the development of an implantable artificial lung he undertook his PhD at the University of East Anglia. Tom’s PhD focused on the initial phases of developing an intervention to promote physical activity in the total hip replacement population. This was followed by a working on a project promoting physical activity in people with a Spinal Cord Injury. He then took up his current Research Fellow post at the University of Birmingham which has a focus on physical activity promotion in hard to reach populations.   

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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