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Dr Andy Pringle


Dr Andy Pringle
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Dr Andy Pringle

Reader

Carnegie School Of Sport

0113 81 27409 A.Pringle@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Dr Andy Pringle

Andy Pringle is a Reader in Physical Activity and Public Health and 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. Andy is interested in how interventions are planned and implemented so they impact on effectiveness. He is especially interested in Intervention Mapping and the Evaluation of physical activity interventions, including those aimed at hard-to-engage groups and in football settings.

Andy led the £3.2 m 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. He also led a team of colleagues auditing the impact of football-led health improvement schemes in football community trusts. He is involved in researching the impact of health improvement interventions in Spanish Football Clubs and mental health interventions in football community trusts. He has also been involved in the evaluation of a range of physical activity interventions across the UK.

Andy supports a number of colleagues in conducting their own research investigating the impact of physical activity interventions. Nationally, Andy is a 'Topic Expert' (physical activity) on the Public Health Advisory Committee of NICE on Exercise Referral. He has contributed to topic selection workshops, including Sedentary Behaviour, Physical Activity following the Diagnosis of Cancer and Physical Activity in the Workplace. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health, and has been trained on Intervention Mapping at the University of Maastricht. Andy has reviewed funding bids for a number of National funding bodies including Health and Care Research Wales and the Office for the Chief Scientist of Scotland, Mitacs (Canada), as well as number of major national charities that fund health research. Recent journal reviewing includes The Lancet, BMJ Open, BMC Public Health, Health Promotion International, Health Education Research, Public Health and Health Education. Andy has performed a wide range of service roles. He has been a Chair of the Faculty Research Ethics Committee and a member of the University Research Ethics Sub-Committee. He has extensive experience acting as a Local Research Ethics Coordinator.

Current Teaching

  • Public Health Intervention and Evaluation
  • PhD Supervision: (Current Students)
    • K Pickering: Evaluation of the Couch to 5k App.
    • J Jagroo: Effectiveness of Exercise Referral
    • K Brook: Physical activity promotion with hard-to-reach women
    • A Morby: Physical activity and sedentary behaviour in people living with dementia

Research Interests

Andy performs teaching and research into the effectiveness of physical activity and health interventions with adults and older adults. Andy is interested in how interventions are planned and implemented so they impact on effectiveness. He is especially interested in Intervention Mapping and the Evaluation of physical activity interventions, including those aimed at hard-to-engage groups and in football settings.

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