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Prof Nanette Mutrie

Chair of Physical Activity for Health

Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

1981Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), The Pennsylvania State University
Exercise in the treatment of depression

Biography

Nanette Mutrie is Chair of Physical Activity for Health at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and she directs the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre there. She is also a visiting Professor at the University of Ulster and at MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow

 

Nanette is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and has extensive experience of conducting interventions aimed at increasing physical activity. She is also an Honorary Fellow of BASES and of HEPA Europe.

 

She has contributed to policy, for example, ‘let’s make Scotland more active’ and the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence [NICE] programmes on physical activity and the environment and the promotion of walking and cycling [www.nice.org.uk]. Nanette was awarded an MBE in the UK New Year’s Honours list 2015 for services to physical activity for health. She gets her own exercise by commuter cycling, dog walking and playing pickle ball [fast growing new sport].

 

 

Email: Nanette.mutrie@ed.ac.uk

Tweet @nanettemutrie

Webpage: www.ed.ac.uk/education/pahrc

Current Research Interests

Nanette is leading the development of the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre [PAHRC] at the University of Edinburgh.

If you are interested in physical activity for health please drop me an email to nanette.mutrie@ed.ac.uk

our strategy is developing and we would love to hear from you!

Collaborative Activity

In the following video Nanette talks about a new centre which is being established at Edinburgh University to foster research related to physical activity for health, focusing on developing and evaluating interventions to promote physical activity and reduce sedentary time.

 

Teaching

Nanette has contributed to the new M.Sc. Physical Activity for Health from 2013. She is supervising undergraduate student's dissertations and one PhD student [Andrew Murray] on the topic of golf and health. Nanette is encouraging the teaching of physical activity for health in the undergraduate and postgraduate medical curricula.

Highlighted research outputs

  1. Can physical activity prevent or treat clinical depression?

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  2. Differences by age and sex in the sedentary time of adults in Scotland

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Putting physical activity on the policy agenda

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  4. Perceptions of Yoga among older adults: A qualitative approach

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Infographic. Golf spectating and health

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. The health benefits of walking

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  7. Infographic. Golf and health

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. The relationships between golf and health: a scoping review

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. The relationship and effects of golf on physical and mental health: A scoping review protocol

    Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

  10. Scotland's progress in putting policy about physical activity into practice

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Could exercise help breast cancer patients with how they feel?

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  12. Implementation of a physical activity consultation service for adults with diabetes

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

  13. Physical Activity: Positive Psychology in Motion

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  14. Physical Activity as a "Stellar" Positive Psychology Intervention

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  15. INCREASING WALKING PARTICIPATION THROUGH PRIMARY CARE: WEST END WALKERS

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

  16. Levels and predictors of exercise referral scheme uptake and adherence: a systematic review

    Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

  17. A systematic review of behaviour change techniques in walking and cycling interventions: the iConnect study

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  18. Putting Physical Activity on the Policy Agenda

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. Recruiting participants to walking intervention studies: a systematic review

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. How many steps/day are enough? for adults

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Adherence and quality of life issues: The New Sport and Exercise Psychology Companion

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  22. Promotion of cycling and health

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  23. Corrections: Promotion of cycling and health

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  24. Exercise and the onset of disability in later life

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Measuring pupils' motivation for physical education in high school

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

  26. Factors that Impact on Participation in Physical Education

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

  27. Lessons learned from the WWW trial

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

  28. Walking for wellbeing in the west - maximum versus minimum intervention

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

  29. Development of the Scottish Walkability Assessment Tool (SWAT)

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  30. West End Walkers 65 Plus Information Booklet

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  31. Stages of exercise behaviour change: A pilot study of measurement validity

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  32. Physical Activity Counseling

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  33. Determinants of adherence to exercise in women treated for breast cancer

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  34. Randomized trial of exercise therapy in women treated for breast cancer

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  35. Interventions to promote walking: systematic review

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  36. Promoting walking to school: results of a quasi-experimental trial

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  37. Alternative research strategies in the exercise - mental health relationship

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  38. Promoting and maintaining physical activity in people with Type 2 diabetes

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  39. Do pedometers motivate people to walk more?

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  40. Getting the inactive active: implications for public health policy

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  41. Physical activity: Positive Psychology in Practice

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  42. Emphasizing quality in qualitative papers

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  43. How can we get people to be more active? A problem waiting to be solved: Perpsectives on Health and Exercise

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  44. Increasing physical activity in people with type 2 diabetes

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  45. The role of exercise in diabetes management

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  46. Bayesian modelling of physical activity in Scotland

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

  47. Healthy body, healthy mind?

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  48. Promoting physical activity in people with type 2 diabetes

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  49. Employee attitudes towards active commuting

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  50. Encouraging stair walking

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  51. Is 'fit' a feminist issue? Dilemmas for exercise psychology

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  52. The transition from University and its effect on physical activity patterns

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  53. Exercise is beneficial adjunctive treatment in depression [9]

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

  54. Exercise and health promotion

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  55. The body tension index: An aid to measuring relaxation for athletes

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  56. Why do fewer women choose stairs?

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  57. Health promotion by encouraged use of stairs

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  58. An holistic approach to recovery from an overuse injury in a games player

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Research activities & awards

  1. Being interviewed by John Beattie for TV programme 'the medal myth'

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

  2. BPS Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  3. One of 4 invited experts to provide evidence to this committee

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Work on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

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Highlighted research projects

  1. SPARColl

    Project: Funded ProjectResearch

  2. iConnect

    Project: Funded ProjectResearch

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