Physical activity, health and wellbeing research group


Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing Research Group

Chaired by Professor Derek M Peters, research in our cross-institutional research interest group reflects a few key areas. We explore numerous physical activity/inactivity & exercise ‘outcomes’ in a range of clinical and non-clinical populations and across a multitude of disciplines related to physiology, biomedical sciences, psychology, biomechanics, and socio-cultural issues.

Due to the multifaceted nature and interpretation of ‘health & wellbeing’, we have developed strong links with other schools within the University, particularly in the School of Allied Health and the School of Science & the Environment, and also a number of external agencies for whom we have undertaken evaluation research:

  • Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust;
  • Department of Health West Midlands;
  • Dudley Borough Council & Dudley Primary Care Trust;
  • Wolves Community Trust and Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust
  • External companies with whom we are currently engaged in research e.g. Ergotron Ltd.

The membership of the physical activity, health & wellbeing RIG is fluent and inclusive. If you are interested in any aspect of our work, if you wish to be involved, or to discuss, engage in, or commission any physical activity, health & wellbeing research or evaluation, please contact Professor Derek M Peters via or +44 (0) 1905 855352.