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The Domains encompass the breadth of research activity across the School of Life and Medical Sciences within nine core groupings.
Physical Activity Research Group
In response to growing interest in the field of physical activity epidemiology at UCL, the Physical Activity Research Group (PARG) was established in December 2010 in the Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, and is now part of the Population Health Domain. The key aim of PARG is to act as a platform to promote multi-disciplinary collaborations and enhance the presence of UCL in several strategic areas, including (but not limited to):
- Physical activity interventions (individual and population-level)
- Active transportation
- Healthy ageing and physical activity
- Built environment influences on physical activity
- Sedentary behaviour
- Physical activity and physical and mental health
- Measurement of physical activity
- Exercise Medicine
- Cardiorespiratory fitness
- Climate change and physical activity
- Development of physical activity habits in early life
- Active lifestyles and positive wellbeing
PARG acts as a bridge between diverse research groups and disciplines at UCL and beyond to stimulate high quality research. Our vision is that UCL will become a world leader in physical activity-related research.
Membership, activities, and general information about PARG
PARG has a membership beyond the Faculty of Population Health Sciences, with participants drawn from multiple departments across UCL. There are also a limited number of (invited) non-UCL members. PARG hosts monthly lunchtime seminars (term-times only) that are open to the public. For upcoming events please check this page regularly.
For general and membership-related queries please contact Dr Ngaire Coombs, UCL Epidemiology and Public Health.
PARG Inaugural Symposium & Networking event 2011
The inaugural PARG symposium and networking event took place
on the 28th November 2011 at the Institute for Child Health. For more information and links to the programme and presentation slides please visit the symposium webpage.
Details of PARG publications are available here.
For further information on PARG please contact:
Dr Ngaire Coombs, PARG coordinator
Dr Emmanuel Stamatakis, PARG lead
PARG, Research Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, UCL - Gower Street Campus, 1 - 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6HB