Dr Mark Tully


Dr Tully’s research focuses on addressing population levels of physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour, which are major causes of death and disease, including cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes.

This involves developing and testing innovative approaches to engaging people of different ages to change their day-to-day behavior. These approaches range from interventions for patients with specific health needs, targeting places where people spend a lot of time such as in school, or examine the impact of changing the environment.

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Dr Tully is is open to PhD applications in the fields of;

  • Physical activity

  • Sedentary behaviour and exercise in schools, workplaces or with older adults

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Research students

PhD Title: Economic cost of physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour

Name: Leonie Heron
Years of Study: 1
Country: UK

PhD Title: School-based physical activity interventions and wellbeing in children

Name: Aideen Johnson
Years of Study: 2
Country: UK

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Sara Ferguson

PhD Title: Understanding Rural Walkability: The PASTORAL Study in Northern Ireland

Years of Study: 3
Country: UK
Current position: Research Fellow, Queen’s University Belfast

Emma Lawlor

PhD Title: The development and evaluation of a community-based intervention promoting physical activity among older women living in disadvantaged areas

Years of Study: 3
Country: UK
Current position: Research Assistant, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge

Claire Cleland

PhD Title: Physical activity interventions in socio-economically disadvantaged communities

Years of Study: 3
Country: UK
Current position: Research Fellow, Queen’s University Belfast

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