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Professor Ashley Cooper

Professor Ashley Cooper

Professor Ashley Cooper
B.Sc.(Bristol), Ph.D.(Lond.), MSc

Professor of Physical Activity & Public Health

Area of research

The impact of physical activity on health

Office Room 1G2, 12 Woodland Road
Social Science Complex,
8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 6668

Research summary

Ashley Cooper is Professor of Physical Activity and Public Health. He was head of the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences between 1/1/05-31/12/07 and 1/1/12-31/12/15, and lead for the “Sedentary Behaviour and Type 2 diabetes” theme in the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Unit in Nutrition, Diet and Lifestyle between 1/1/12-31/3/17. He is now semi-retired.

Studies investigated how the physical environment may influence children’s activity behaviour, including PEACH (Personal and Environmental Associations with Children’s Health), and he was one of the lead researchers in establishing the International Children’s ...

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Biography

Ashley Cooper is Professor of Physical Activity & Public Health and Head of Centre and has been at Bristol since 1995.

His specialist area of research is the objective measurement of physical activity, with a particular interest in the contribution of active travel to school to children’s physical activity and fitness.

He is the Principal Investigator of the PEACH Project (Personal and Environmental Associations with Children’s Health), a study funded by the National Prevention Research Initiative and World Cancer Research Fund to investigate the personal and environmental influences on physical activity in children.

Prof Cooper is also one of the ...

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