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Dr Simon Sebire


Simon Sebire is Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity & Public Health, based in the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition & Health Sciences. His research focuses on understanding the psychological foundations of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health amongst children, adolescents and adults. Simon is particularly interested in studying human motivation for physical activity and how theories of motivation can be used to guide the development and evaluation of complex interventions aimed at increasing physical activity. Simon's also conducts research into parenting and physical activity. 

Simon has a First Class BSc. in Sport and Exercise Science (University of Bath, 2004) and was awarded a PhD in Exercise and Health Psychology from the University of Bath in 2009. Simon joined the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition & Health Sciences in 2010 as a post-doctoral researcher, was appointed as Lecturer in 2012 and Senior Lecturer in 2015. Simon was the recipient of Early Career Awards from the European College of Sport Science (2011) and the UK Society of Behavioural Medicine (2014). From April 2018 Simon works in his role for the University of Bristol 1 day per week, and for 4 days per week is the Interim Chief Executive Officer for The Health Improvement Commission for Guernsey & Alderney where he leads on setting up this new third sector organisation which will plan, implement and evaluate health improvement strategies. 

In recognition of the need to conduct research at the intersection between academic rigor and real world impact, Simon has collaborated with a range of academic (Universities of Bath, Birmingham, Ghent, Loughborough, UCL, Stirling and the University of West of England), government (NICE), local authority (Bristol City Council, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Wiltshire Council & South Gloucestershire Council) and third sector partners (YMCA, Bath Rugby Community Foundation). 



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