His appointment as Expert Adviser is a three-year term and, during this time, Andy will contribute to the following guideline activities:
- Giving advice – for example on the impact of new evidence in relation to updating the NICE guidance.
- Participating in committees as a topic specialist member.
- Performing peer reviews – for example reviewing a component of the guideline such as an evidence review or economic model.
Speaking about his new role, Dr Pringle said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to the role. This new appointment builds on previous work I have undertaken in contributing to the update of the NICE Guidelines ‘Physical Activity through Exercise Referral’ https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph54.
“The Institute of Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure includes many colleagues who help to shape policy and practice in their respective fields and this appointment builds on their strength.”
Dr Pringle is the Research and Enterprise Lead for Physical Activity. He performs teaching and research into the effectiveness of physical activity and health interventions with adults and older adults. He was previously a Senior Health Promotion Specialist working in Primary Care and Community settings.
He led the £3.2m National Evaluation of the Department of Health’s Local Exercise Action Pilots, and the £1.6m Premier League Men’s Health project, a national evaluation of men’s health interventions in 16 Premier League football clubs.