UCL Urban Laboratory


Alexia Sawyer

Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, UCL

The interaction of the physical and social environment in the generation of physical activity

Both the physical environment and social environment are associated with physical activity levels in adults. Socioecological models of physical activity hypothesise that physical and social factors also have a synergistic effect, but there is a lack of research investigating this interactive influence. Given the recent interest in 'active design', this PhD investigates the role of the social environment in creating activity-promoting environments.

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