This year was the inaugural Physical Activity for Health (PAfH), physical activity measurement training course, held at the University of Limerick in the Physical Education and Sport Science (PESS) Department.
The training course welcomed international speakers Professor Karin Pfeiffer (Michigan State University) and Dr Paul Kelly (The University of Edinburgh) along with core PAfH members;
Professor Catherine Woods
Professor Alan Donnelly
Dr. Brian Carson
Dr. Matthew Herring
Dr. Bláthín Casey
Core PAfH members Professor Elaine Murtagh and Dr. Liam Kelly were in attendance and facilitated some of the sessions, with core PAfH member Dr. James Green also in attendance.
The physical activity measurement training course was developed and targeted towards early career researchers and those looking to develop their physical activity measurement knowledge. Attendees did not need to have previous physical activity measurement experience to attend the course.
This training course therefore provided a great opportunity to learn from the ground up all things physical activity measurement. The content for this year (2022) encompassed:
Aidan Buffey is a PhD student in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, UL. He is funded by the Health Research Institute (HRI) and supervised by Prof. Alan Donnelly and Dr Brian Carson. Aidan is in the fourth year of his PhD project titled ‘Design and evaluation of an intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour and improve health in older adults’. This project aims to implement an office-based intervention designed to interrupt sedentary behaviour with light-intensity physical activity with an emphasis on improving cardiometabolic health markers. Aidan has an MSc in Sport and Exercise Science – Physiology (Manchester Metropolitan University, 2018-2019) and a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Manchester Metropolitan University, 2015-2018).
Contact: Linked-In ORCID Researchgate @AidanBuffey Aidan.Buffey@ul.ie .