InterActiveUoL is a cross-disciplinary and cross-partnership network aimed at facilitating innovative research that can help solve today’s complex health challenges.
We are working together to develop joint solutions to improve health and well-being, tackle health inequalities and prevent ill health.
Our network consists of researchers from different disciplines across the University of Leeds and beyond as well as external partners at local, regional, national, and global levels with an interest in movement and physical activity.
We host events, workshops, and seminars to share knowledge and connect people within and outside the University of Leeds. We also work together to develop research-funding bids and provide consultancy, advice, and service evaluation based on our research experience to help organizations.
By working together and sharing expertise, knowledge, and skills across disciplines, the network aims to put Leeds at the global forefront of movement and physical activity research.
Our research pillars
Our network draws on a wide range of methodological expertise including clinical trials, qualitative analysis, molecules and animal models, participatory and arts-based techniques, and systematic and rapid reviews.
We're conducting research into the effects of exercise on the cardiovascular health and skeletal muscle function of older adults to reduce the risk of falls, improve frailty, and promote wellbeing in older age.
Rehabilitation and prevention
Discover our new approaches to surgery preparation and recovery, the restoration of motor function after damage to the nervous system, recovery from disease and injury, and ways to reduce health inequalities.
From digital phenotypes to artificial intelligence and wearable technology to remote diagnostics, our network members are working on novel solutions to measure and modify physical activity and eating behaviours.
Behaviour change and wellbeing
We're working together to develop new behaviour modification strategies and interventions to help healthy adults, youth, and patients adopt physically active lifestyles and manage their weight.
The InterActiveUoL network draws on a community of over 70 researchers belonging to over 18 schools and institutes across the University of Leeds and connected organisations.
The network provides opportunities for anyone with an interest in movement and physical activity to foster connections, share ideas across disciplinary boundaries, drive policy change and be at the forefront of research and innovation.
Join the network
Researchers at any career stage are invited to join the network and contribute to our dynamic research community. We also welcome partners in industry, the commercial sector and other organisations.