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Research Case Studies


Centre for Active Lifestyles Case Studies

Active video games

Playing active video games on consoles such as the Nintendo Wii and XBox 360 Kinect can enhance learning for students, according to our University academic, whose findings have been presented at the British Psychological Society (BPS) Conferences in 2011 and 2012.

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Childhood Obesity

In February 2013, Dr Griffiths had a study, published in The International Journal of Obesity, which suggested that the relationship between obesity and deprivation is not the highest in more deprived groups. These findings are contrary to the 'deprivation theory' and question current understanding and interpretation of the relationship between deprivation and obesity in children.

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Researching Physical Activity and the Health of Hard to Reach Men

Research shows that men are at risk from a range of health conditions and are reluctant to engage health services. A recent report has outlined the initial findings of Premier League Health (PLH), a national programme of men’s health delivered through professional football clubs in the Premier League. 

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