Professor Stuart Fairclough

Professor of Physical Activity Education

Sport and Physical Activity

Arts and Sciences

Research Interests:
Physical activity promotion, with particular reference to young people, Physical activity measurement and correlates, School-based physical activity, Environmental influences on physical activity

PhD, MSc, BEd (Hons) , FHEA, BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Multidisciplinary Research), CSci


Stuart is primarily interested in children’s physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and health, and in particular interventions to modify behaviours. Within this area his work focuses on physical activity measurement and the role of multidimensional correlates in the promotion of physically active lifestyles among young people. A core setting to this work is the school environment. He has published over 100 peer reviewed papers and supervised 17 PhD candidates on these research topics. Previous project work has involved: establishing baseline physical activity, physical self-perceptions, and health data for Wigan primary school children (Wigan PEPASS Project); evaluating a teacher training and playground marking multi-skills intervention (Manchester Learning to Move, Moving to Learn Prmore...

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