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Dr Claire Cleland

Dr Claire Cleland BSc (Hons) IOC Dip PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Physical Activity, Built Environment and Public Health

Claire is Research Fellow in the Complex Systems, Urban Environment and Population Health Group at the Centre for Public Health. She holds a BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition, IOC Dip Sport Nutrition and PhD Public Health, and has conducted post-doctoral research at Newcastle University and the MRC University of Glasgow. Her research focuses on the interconnected themes of ageing, physical activity, and the environment (built and social), to determine the best approach to healthy active ageing. To date her work has focused on the design and development of physical activity and nutrition interventions, the impact of the environment on physical activity and active ageing and the use and validation of physical activity measurement tools. She is a co-investigator on SPACE and provides a public health insight into the “is 20 plenty for health” 20mph speed limit evaluation, the HULAP Project and the PHIND car dependency study in Belfast.