The SITless study

The SITless study is funded by Horizon 2020, European Commission (€4.5 million).  This is a multi-country study to develop and test the effectiveness of an intervention to address sedentary behaviours (like prolonged sitting) and to encourage more active lifestyles in older adults.  Prolonged sitting has been identified as a risk factor for a number of non-communicable diseases like heart disease and diabetes.  The Centre for Excellence for Public Health (Northern Ireland) is one of the project partners representing six different countries.

Meet the SITless Team

Dr Mark Tully (QUB PI)
Professor Frank Kee (co-investigator)


Fundacio Institut Catala de L’Envelliment, Barcelona, Spain (Project Co-ordinators)

Dr Antoni Salvà Casanovas
Dr Laura Coll-Planas
Dr Marta Roqué
Dr Xavier Rojano
Dr Rosa Monteserín

Fundació Blanquerna, Barcelona, Spain

Professor Maria Giné Garriga
Dr Míriam Guerra Balic

Syddansk Universitet, Odense, Denmark

Dr Paolo Caserotti
Dr Lars G Hvid
Dr Mathias Skjødt

Ulm University, Ulm, Germany

Prof. Dietrich Rothenbacher
Dr Michael Denkinger
Dr Jochen Klenk
Dr Dhayana Dallmeier

University of Glasgow

Dr Emma McIntosh