ukactive Research Institute

The Research Institute aims to bridge the evidence gap between traditional laboratory-based ‘exercise is medicine’ research and real-world interventions.

This is achieved by conducting research assessing the effectiveness of interventions on directly measured physical activity levels, clinically relevant markers of cardiovascular and metabolic health, and other core variables in real-world interventions.

The ukactive Research Institute conducts research that is publishable in a peer-reviewed journal, will constitute the basis of a major policy report/insight document or will produce otherwise strategically relevant data. Engagement with Local Authorities presents the opportunity to influence health policy and place physical inactivity on other policy agendas.

Our Strategic Objectives

›› Encourage best practice in data capture, management, and dissemination across the health and physical activity sector, to ensure greater public and policymaker confidence in physical activity interventions.

›› Engage with partner organisations to secure large grants to further investigate real-world physical activity interventions.

›› Publish academic articles and address academic conferences.

›› Use our unique position at the heart of the health and physical activity sector to disseminate data and key learnings to practitioners, operators, policymakers, local government and health agencies, and thereby to ensure the real world and policy impacts of our research activity.

Our Partners