About Stephen Zwolinsky
Steve joined our University in 2009 as a Part-time Lecturer and Research Assistant. He has a range of experience in the delivery and evaluation of community health and physical activity interventions.
He began by working on the Local Exercise Action Pilots, a £3.2m evaluation of physical activity interventions in primary care trusts for the Department of Health, Sport England and Natural England. He also worked on the evaluation of the Nottingham Exercise Referral Programme which assessed the sustained impact of physical activity interventions on risk factors for metabolic disease. He has a variety of experience using cutting edge data capture instruments, including accelerometers, in the Hounslow Playground Project and St Aidens Healthy Lifestyles Audit.
Steve's current research focuses on men's health and lifestyles. He has been working with colleagues from the Carnegie Faculty on an evaluation study, Premier League Health, which is being run in partnership with 16 English Premier League and Championship football clubs.
His other research interests include establishing the associations between sedentary behaviour/sitting time and adverse health outcomes such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and all-cause mortality.
Steve has recently presented research at international conferences including ASCM (American College of Sports Medicine).