About us

An introduction to the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC).

Photo of peoples feet going upstairs

About the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC)

PAHRC is a research centre within the Institute of Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences in Moray House School of Education and Sport which aims to provide evidence of how to encourage people of all ages to ‘sit less and move more’.

Increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary time are major public health goals. Our vision is to become an internationally recognised centre of excellence in the field of physical activity for health. We seek to create an active research environment that will inform teaching (particularly the new MSc in Physical Activity for Health) and knowledge exchange in related areas.

Annual Reports

Video: Walking for Wellbeing

Social Wellbeing MOOC - Walking for Wellbeing. Professor Nanette Mutrie talks about the health benefits of walking. 

Walking for Wellbeing

PAHRC's launch event

Watch the video where Professor Nanette Mutrie introduces PAHRC's goals and Professor Fiona Bull discusses Physical Inactivity: A global goal and Edinburgh's role. PAHRC was launched in January 2013.

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