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Mrs Kate Willis

Kate has a first class BSc (hons) in Exercise and Health from Oxford Brookes University and an MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine from the University of Exeter. Kate has been working in the School for Policy Studies (Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences) as a Fieldworker for the Action 3:30 project since April 2012. After doing her BSc she worked for South Gloucestershire Council as an Active Lifestyles Assistant promoting health through working on various projects which included leading after-school clubs and working at events to promote physical activity.

Her MSc dissertation focused on incorporating psychological theory (Theory of Reasoned Action) to help identifying the correlates of active travel to university among students. Identifying these correlates could potentially aid the development of an intervention programme which aims to increase the prevalence of active travel among students and therefore increase physical activity levels in this particular population.

Research keywords

  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Interventions aimed at increasing physical activity levels (especially among children and young adults)
  • The application of psychological theory in the development of such interventions.