Georgina Wort

Health and Wellbeing

PhD Researcher in Health and Wellbeing (ESRC 1+3)
Department for Health, University of Bath

Start date: October 2019

Research topic: Overcoming Physical Activity Inequalities in Primary School Children.

Physical activity is important for children’s development; low physical activity can negatively impact physical and mental health. Previous research has found children are not meeting current physical activity levels with large inequalities between children, particularly between girls and boys and those from different socio-economic backgrounds. To date interventions have been unsuccessful in addressing these issues. My research aims to address this by using a mixed-method and interdisciplinary approach, before co-designing an intervention to increase primary school children’s physical activity levels.

Research supervisors: Professor Dylan Thompson, Dr Simon Sebire, Dr Oliver Peacock, Dr Gareth Wiltshire