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Mark Tully

Dr Mark Tully


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Research Interests

My research is focused on understanding the determinants of physical activity and developing public health interventions to address the current low levels of societal physical activity.

My current projects include studies investigating the effects of changes in the built environment on levels of physical activity in the general population and studies of interventions to promote physical activity in socio-economically disadvantaged communities and older adults. I have previously been involved in studies of the effects of pedometer-based behaviour change interventions in various clinical populations, including primary care, cardiac and musculoskeletal patients.

Achievements and Distinctions

I was awarded a Wellcome Trust Value in People Award in 2010. This facilitated me to spend time in the MRC Epidemiology Unit at Cambridge University for one year, to develop collaborations and build my expertise.


I have responsibility for the vertical integration of evidence based medicine within the curriculum through my involvement in Phase 2 Concepts in People and Populations (MED2015), Phase 4 General Practice and in the final MB exam.


In summary I have responsibility for:

  • Content and co-ordination of critical appraisal tutorials (content and tutors) for Concepts in People and Populations (MED 2015), including delivering 5 tutorials.
  • Setting and marking of in-course assignment (critical appraisal) for Concepts in People and Populations (MED 2015)
  • Delivery of lecture “introduction to Concepts in Populations”, Concepts in People and Populations (MED 2015)
  • Standard setting for MED1020 and MED2015 exams
  • Examining of the critical appraisal section of final MB (Part 1).


I also deliver health promotion throughout the curriculum via:

  • Student selected component approved for delivery to 2nd year medicine students, Autumn 2014 entitled: “Motivating people to be physically active”
  • Delivery of 4th year GP attachment: Health promotion lecture (MED 4014).


In addition, I contribute to the teaching of health promotion through the Masters in Public Health and the supervision of related undergraduate research projects:

  • Delivery of tutorial on Complex interventions in public health on Masters in Public Health (SCM7030) course
  • Delivery of lecture on physical activity on Masters in Public Health (SCM7030) course
  • Supervision of Masters in Public Health (SCM7030) research project, relating to physical activity

Finally, I supervise undergraduate BSc research projects (BMS 3012) relating to physical activity

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