Details of the programmes PAHRC members teach on and their PhD student supervision.

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Programmes which members of PAHRC teach on

Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching forms an important part of capacity building within PAHRC as we teach and mentor future practitioners and researchers in physical activity for health.

MSc Physical Activity for Health

The MSc in Physical Activity for Health is directed by PAHRC members and links closely with our research. This graduate programme is designed to tackle the physical inactivity pandemic, enhancing knowledge and understanding of the global issues pertinent to physical activity for health.

MSc Physical Activity for Health

What our students say about the course

BMedSci Physical Activity for Health

Our intercalated BMedSci in Physical Activity for Health allows medical students to study this critical aspect of global health. Overall this programme will allow future doctors to better understand the physical social and mental health impacts of physical activity, as well as exercise as medicine and prescription. Doctors trained in physical activity for health will make an important contribution to fighting physical inactivity, and the associated diseases. This course is ideal for medical students with a passion for lifestyle medicine, an interest in prevention as well as treatment, and those concerned with chronic diseases of the body and mind.

In Moray House School of Education and Sport, PAHRC members also currently teach on:

MA(Hons) Physical Education

BSc Applied Sport Science

BSc Sport & Recreation Management

MSc/PgDip Strength and Conditioning

MSc /PgDip Performance Psychology

Postgraduate research opportunities (PhD, MPhil, MRes)

Graduates with a relevant postgraduate qualification and an interest in undertaking postgraduate research in the area of physical activity for health are invited to contact the postgraduate office for further information.

Successful students will join the internationally recognised Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC), led by Prof Nanette Mutrie.

Further information on postgraduate research opportunities

Postgraduate research students

We have a number of research students within our research centre. We are also able to host visiting research students who may wish to spend time with us to collaborate on shared research interests.

Current postgraduate research students

Mary Allison (PhD student)

Helen Collins (PhD student)

Graham Condie (PhD student)

Eva Coral Almeida (PhD student)

Nicky Laing (PhD student)

Chuchu Li (PhD student)

Linda Thomson (EdD student)

Chloë Williamson (PhD student)

PAHRC graduate students thesis collection

Andrew Duncan Murray - Assessing golf and health, and investigating how the evidence base can impact policy and practice

Divya Sivaramakrishnan -  Developing a yoga programme for older adults in Scotland

Tessa Strain - Analysis of Scottish health survey data to inform Scottish physical activity and sedentary behaviour policy and surveillance

Andrew Dalziell - Exploration of an innovative approach to physical education (better movers and thinkers) on children’s coordination and cognition

Mhairi MacDonald - Walking for health in adolescent girls

Caterina Fazzi Gómez - Sedentary behaviour in morbidly obese pregnant women

Yvonne Laird - Role of social support on physical activity in adolescent girls