Research on Health Trainers

HART is undertaking a research project on Health Trainers (HTs), funded by the University’s Research Infrastructure Fund. The research commenced in 2014, with an interdisciplinary team comprising: Mr Geoff Middleton (project coordinator), Ms. Rachel Williams (PhD student), Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson (PI), Dr Lee Continue reading Research on Health Trainers

The Workplace Challenge – physical activity

HART researchers Alice Carter (former MSc by Research student), Dr Adam Evans (University of Copenhagen), Geoff Middleton, and Dan Bishop, have recently published an article in the journal Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. The article, entitled: ‘Personal goals, group performance and ‘social’ networks: participants’ Continue reading The Workplace Challenge – physical activity

Outdoor exercise embodiment


HART researchers, Dr Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson and Dr Aspasia Leledaki (Independent Researcher and HART Associate Member), have recently published their work on the sensory dimensions of outdoor exercise, and the ways in which people engage in ‘making sense of the senses’. Continue reading Outdoor exercise embodiment

Research on leg ulcers

HART member, Geoff Middleton, is currently working alongside a number of colleagues,  Garry A Tew (University of York), Jonathan Michaels (University of Sheffield), Helen Crank, Markos Klonizakis and Anil Gumber (Sheffield Hallam University), studying the effects of exercise on the Continue reading Research on leg ulcers

HART research on asthma


P1060038HART researchers, Dr Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson and Dr Helen Owton (Open University), together with Prof Niro Siriwardena of the Community and Health Research Unit at Lincoln University, have recently published an article in Chest journal (the journal of the American College of Chest Physicians). The article, entitled: ‘Using a narrative approach in clinical practice to facilitate change in asthma patients’, investigates a framework for clinicians to listen to patients’ narratives, developed from a qualitative research project on the lived experience of asthma. The article explores how this approach can enhance communication, improve patient-clinician relationship, and foster better patient self-care. A link to the article can be found here