Get involved

Our network is a community of people with diverse expertise who are working together to develop joint solutions to improve health and well-being, tackle health inequalities and prevent ill health.

For academics and researchers 

Researchers from the University of Leeds, at any career stage, are invited to join the network and contribute to its dynamic research community. Researchers from other universities with an interest in the area of movement and physical activity are also invited to join.

Our members benefit from:

  • Regular seminars to debate, improve understanding, and disseminate research findings 
  • Opportunities to showcase your research to other network members through seminar presentations and social media platforms 
  • Access to current and targeted grant funding calls
  • Support to find and connect with targeted research expertise for movement and physical activity research
  • Opportunities to join large-scale collaborations in response to funding calls
  • Platforms to foster connections with third-sector organisations, businesses, and policy makers
  • Forums to help develop a visionary movement and physical activity research agenda. 

How to join

Submit your contact details via email to access our Microsoft Teams channel, join our email distribution list and receive our newsletter. You will also be able to make use of the Network Members’ resources.

For industry, commercial and organisations

External partners from industry, the commercial sector and other organisations are invited to join the network. We value the opportunity to work with such partners to creatively solve problems and improve innovation. Membership allows organizations to keep up to date with what is happening in the movement and physical activity industry.

We can offer you:

  • Consultancy (make available knowledge and expertise)
  • Service evaluation (define or measure current practice within a service)
  • Systematic and rapid reviews (synthesize evidence on a range of topics)
  • Services work (provide access to facilities and equipment to undertake service work)
  • Research-led marketing (determine the viability of a new service or product through research conducted directly with potential customers)
  • Educational training and professional development (deliver workshops or seminars on a specific topic)
  • Keynote presentations (deliver compelling and engaging presentations that are evidence based)
  • Performance improvement (assess performance and provide tips for improvement).

How to partner

For more details on how to partner with us, email Andrea Utley via or telephone +44(0)113 343 5087.

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