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Nanette Mutrie

Chair of Physical Activity for Health

Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

1981Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), 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. Walking on sunshine: Scoping review of the evidence for walking and mental health

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  2. What do older people do when sitting and why? Implications for decreasing sedentary behavior

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. Can physical activity prevent or treat clinical depression?

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  4. Tackling vehicle emissions and physical inactivity. Scottish Government doubles active travel budget

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. Putting physical activity on the policy agenda

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  8. Validation of a novel device to measure and provide feedback on sedentary behavior

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  9. An investigation into UK medical students’ knowledge of lifestyle factors on cancer

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  10. Infographic. Golf spectating and health

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  11. The health benefits of walking

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

  12. Infographic: Tomorrow's doctors want more teaching & training on physical activity for health

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

  13. Physical activity can successfully be promoted to older adults within a primary care setting by trained nurses

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  14. Infographic. Golf and health

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  16. Using organisational cultural theory to understand workplace interventions to reduce sedentary time

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  17. Age-related comparisons by sex in the domains of aerobic physical activity for adults in Scotland

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewpeer-review

  19. A web-based intervention to encourage walking (StepWise): Pilot randomized controlled trial

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  21. Interventions with potential to reduce sedentary time in adults: Systematic review and meta-analysis

    Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewpeer-review

  22. Views and experiences of behaviour change techniques to encourage walking to work: a qualitative study

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  23. Insight from health professionals on physical activity promotion within routine diabetes care

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

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

  25. Physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Scottish youth with type 1 diabetes

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  26. Behavior change techniques used to promote walking and cycling: a systematic review

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractpeer-review

  28. The importance of external networks in the implementation of physical activity interventions for Type 2 diabetes

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractpeer-review

  29. Examining theory and evidence to inform the development of an active commuting intervention: an iConnect case study

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractpeer-review

  30. Physical Activity: Positive Psychology in Motion

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractpeer-review

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewpeer-review

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

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

  35. Putting Physical Activity on the Policy Agenda

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  39. Recruiting Hard-to-Reach Populations to Physical Activity Studies: Evidence and Experiences

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  40. Promotion of cycling and health

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

  41. Corrections: Promotion of cycling and health

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

  42. Exercise and the onset of disability in later life

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  43. Shoe leather epidemiology: active travel and transport infrastructure in the urban landscape

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

  45. Factors that Impact on Participation in Physical Education

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

  46. Lessons learned from the WWW trial

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

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

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  49. West End Walkers 65 Plus Information Booklet

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  50. Twenty-five years of psychology in the journal of sports sciences: a historical overview

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  52. Physical Activity Counseling

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  53. Where is the theoretical basis for understanding and measuring the environment for physical activity?

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  55. Physical activity consultation for people with Type 2 diabetes. Evidence and guidelines

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  57. Exercise participation, body mass index, and health-related quality of life in women of menopausal age

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  58. Interventions to promote walking: systematic review

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  60. A workplace intervention to promote stair climbing: greater effects in the overweight

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  63. Do pedometers motivate people to walk more?

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  65. Physical activity: Positive Psychology in Practice

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  66. Socio-economic differences in cardiovascular disease and physical activity: stereotypes and reality

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  67. Emphasizing quality in qualitative papers

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  68. 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

  69. Increasing physical activity in people with type 2 diabetes

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  70. The relationship among different modes of physical activity and non-clinical depression

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  71. The role of exercise in diabetes management

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  72. Bayesian modelling of physical activity in Scotland

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

  73. Healthy body, healthy mind?

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  74. Prevalence and social patterning of walking and cycling activity in the West of Scotland

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  75. Promoting physical activity in people with type 2 diabetes

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  76. Employee attitudes towards active commuting

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  77. The effects of goal specificity and goal difficulty on the performance of badminton skills in children

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  78. Commentary on "It's exercise or nothing": a qualitative analysis of exercise dependence

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  79. Encouraging stair walking

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  81. It's exercise or nothing: a qualitative analysis of exercise dependence - commentary

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  82. The Newcastle exercise project - key messages are misleading and conclusions are not evidence based

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetterpeer-review

  85. Exercise and health promotion

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  86. Physical self-perceptions of problem drinkers on entry to an alcohol rehabilitation programme

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  87. Research section: The potential benefits of outdoor development for children with special needs

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  88. Appraisal of validation criteria for a 7-day leisure time physical activity questionnaire

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  90. Why do fewer women choose stairs?

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  91. Health promotion by encouraged use of stairs

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

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Research activities & awards

  1. BPS Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

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

    Activity: Consultancy typesPublic Engagement – Work on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

  3. Sport, Mental Health and Dementia

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

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