Prof Trish Gorely

Department of Nursing and Midwifery
Centre for Health Sciences
Old Perth Road
tel: +44 (0)1463 279811

Available to talk to the media about

  • Physical activity
  • Sedentary behaviour
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Behaviour change

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My main research interests are in psychological and behavioural aspects of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health. My work is underpinned by behavioural epidemiology and has focused on health outcomes, physical activity and sedentary behaviour measurement, understanding the correlates of these behaviours and the design and evaluation of behaviour change interventions. I have been involved in a number of randomised controlled trials of behaviour change interventions (e.g., PREPARE, STAND, Girls Active). Populations I have worked with include children and adolescents, young adults, individuals at high risk of type 2 diabetes, older adults, and adults with peripheral arterial disease.

Current research

Implementation and evaluation of walking/running programmes in schools, promoting physical activity and educing sitting in older adults, health behaviour change in patients with cardiovascular disease, promoting self-management in people with chronic conditions

Research groups and interests

Active health

Selected publications

Chalkley AE, Routen AC, Harris JP, Cale LA, Gorely T, Sherar LB. (2018). A retrospective qualitative evaluation of barriers and facilitators to the implementation of a school-based running programme. BMC Public Health, 18:1189 7

Chesham RA, Booth JN, Sweeney EL, Ryde GC, Gorely T, Brooks NE, Moran CN. (2018). The Daily Mile makes primary school children more active, less sedentary and improves their fitness and body composition: a quasi-experimental pilot study. BMC Medicine, 16:64. Doi:10.1186/s12916-018-1049-z 10

Harrington DM, Davies MJ, Bodicoat DH, Charles JM, Chudasama YV, Gorely T, Khunti KK, Plekhanova T, Rowlands AV, Sherar LB, Tudor Edwards R, Yates T, Edwardson CL (2018). Effectiveness of the 'Girls Active’ school-based physical activity programme: A cluster randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15:40. DOI 10.1186/s12966-018-0664-6