Research at Leeds Beckett
About Lorena Lozano-Sufrategui
Lorena Lozano's expertise is on the promotion of physical activity and health for a range of populations, including children, adults, and people with disabilities. Lorena uses a range of qualitative methodologies to explore how to promote health in hard-to-reach populations.
Lorena is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity, Exercise and Health. Lorena graduated with her first degree in PE teaching in 2007, before going to complete a BEd in Early Childhood Studies, and then a BSc in Sport and Exercise Sciences. She also holds an MSc in Physical Activity and Public Health and a PhD.
During the completion of the above degrees, Lorena also gained valuable practical experience in a variety of settings, including: coaching athletics, working as a volunteer promoting sport for children and adults with disabilities, personal training, and taking the role of an exercise instructor in cardiac rehabilitation programmes.
- Introduction to Sport, Physical Activity and Health
- Applied Exercise Teaching
- Science of Physical Activity and Health for Children and Young People
- Research Methods in PASES
- Introduction to Research and Study Skills for Sport, Physical Activity and Health
- Contemporary Health Issues and Physical Activity Rehabilitation
Lorena's research aims to understand hard-to-reach groups experiences of participating in health-improvement interventions. Using a qualitative approach, Lorena's work is eminently practical in setting forth general, specific and nuanced person-centred principles for policy and practice development. Her work has informed the development of men-only weight management programmes in the UK, and she's acted as a consultant in a national men's health steering group.