Dr Graham Baker

Chancellor's Fellow


Graham is a current Chancellor's Fellow based within the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC).

Undergraduate teaching

BSc Applied Sports Science: 

Postgraduate teaching

 MSc Physical Acticity for Health

  •  Contribute to teaching in the areas of behavioural change theory, health promotion and the measurement of physical activity
  • Acts as dissertation supervisor

MSc Global Health: Non-Communicable Diseases

  •  Acts as dissertation supervisor for physical activity related projects

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Areas of interest for supervision

I welcome proposals and contact from potential Phd students in any area related to physical activity.

I would also welcome to act as an external examiner for PhD examinations. 

Current PhD students supervised

Divya Sivaramakrishan http://www.ed.ac.uk/profile/divya-sivaramakrishnan Evaluating the health benefits of incorporating yoga into the physical activity plan of older adults

Research summary

His primary research interest is around developing and evaluating interventions to increase physical activity. He has a specific focus within his Fellowship on inequalities and ethnicity but is also interested in physical activity in relation to student populations, adults and also active travel . 

Graham's work is framed by the behavioural epidemiology model and the socio-ecological framework and as such is involved in diverse projects ranging from qualitative studies investigating the determinants of physical activity in different popultations , epidemiology studies using Census data to explore variations in levels of active commuting and evaluations of large-scale environmental interventions. 

Past research interests

Between 2011 and 2013 Graham was the research project coordinator for Work Package 4 (WP4) of the EPSRC funded iConnect study. iConnect project (EP/G00059X/1) is an interdisciplinary consortium which aims to measure and evaluate the travel, physical activity and carbon impacts of Sustrans’ Connect2 scheme.  iConnect site

Current project grants

He is currently the Principal Investigator on an MRC PHIND funded grant (£150K; 2015-2017) developing a culturally adapted walking intervention for South Asian adults. 

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