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Professor Ashley Cooper

Professor Ashley Cooper

Professor Ashley Cooper
BSc(Bristol), PhD(Lond), MSc

Professor of Physical Activity & Public Health

Area of research

The impact of physical activity on health

Social Science Complex,
8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 6668

Research summary

Ashley Cooper is Professor of Physical Activity and Public Health and head of the University of Bristol Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences. He is a lead investigator in a number of studies investigating how the physical environment may influence children’s activity behaviour, including PEACH (Personal and Environmental Associations with Children’s Health), PEAR (Physical Environment and Activity Relationships in Adolescents) and the “Physical Activity and the Environment” work package in the European I.Family study. In addition he is one of the lead researchers on the International Children’s Accelerometer Database (ICAD). He is also involved in a number of ...

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Biography

Ashley Cooper is Professor of Physical Activity & Public Health and Head of Centre and has been at Bristol since 1995.

His specialist area of research is the objective measurement of physical activity, with a particular interest in the contribution of active travel to school to children’s physical activity and fitness.

He is the Principal Investigator of the PEACH Project (Personal and Environmental Associations with Children’s Health), a study funded by the National Prevention Research Initiative and World Cancer Research Fund to investigate the personal and environmental influences on physical activity in children.

Prof Cooper is also one of the ...

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