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Dr Victoria Archbold


Dr Victoria Archbold
Contact Details
Dr Victoria Archbold

Senior Lecturer

Carnegie School Of Sport

0113 81 26229 V.Archbold@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Dr Victoria Archbold

Victoria currently teaches Research Methods, Contemporary Health and Physical Activity Rehabilitation, Promoting Active Living and Healthy Eating. She also contributes to Dissertation Supervision and Training, Physical Activity, Exercise and Health.

Victoria has a varied academic and professional portfolio. Following her undergraduate studies, Victoria was appointed as a Development Officer for the Children's Services division within Sefton MBC in 2001 and was then promoted to a Development Management role within the service. Within this role Victoria's responsibilities included implementing training provision for internal staff and external clients, writing and implementing policies and procedures for services in accordance with Ofsted, and managing a team of development officers to create, develop and sustain inclusive leisure opportunities for children and young people with moderate to severe disabilities.

In 2008 Victoria was appointed as a member on the Board of Trustees for the National Association of Disabled Supporters (NADS). The charity aims to promote a level playing field for all through an inclusive agenda to ensure equality for all disabled supporters.

Victoria obtained her PhD from Liverpool John Moores University and utilised a variety of methods to capture children's and families' health-related behaviours from an area of high health need (these included: the use of accelerometers, heart rate monitors, self-report, write and draw techniques, photography of dietary consumption in the home environment, creative non-fiction and ethnography conducted within a family's home).

Current Teaching

Victoria currently teaches Research Methods, Contemporary Health and Physical Activity Rehabilitation, Promoting Active Living and Healthy Eating. She also contributes to Dissertation Supervision and Training, Physical Activity, Exercise and Health.

Research Interests

Victoria's research is primarily concerned with exploring why children and families have low physical activity levels and unhealthy behaviours. In particular, Victoria has now conducted participant observations of children and families behaviours within the context of their own homes.

Victoria has explored a number of qualitative forms of inquiry, leading to the development of a 'creative non-fictional children's story' to represent the observational data.

Victoria is also supporting the Leeds Beckett University Faculty of Health 'Expert Patient Pilot (for young people with diabetes) and will be implementing qualitative measures to explore how young people manage and cope with the long term condition.

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