Physical education, when provided in a quality form, can develop healthy, active, and engaged citizens who form the basis of sustainable development (UNESCO, 2021). However, the potential of quality physical education is not currently being […]
A Short Overview of the WHO’s Global Status Report on Physical Activity – kevin volf.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has an important role in setting the global agenda on public health priorities. WHO member states expect, inter alia, support and guidance from the WHO secretariat on health policy issues. […]
How can public policy support mass-media campaigns that promote physical activity? – Kevin Volf.
Today’s blog post covers research conducted as part of Policy Evaluation Network (PEN). The research was led by researchers from Amsterdam University Medical Center. Other contributing authors were affiliated with Friedrich-Alexander University, Leibniz Institute for […]
PAfH winter school 2023 – “physical activity policy and intervention evaluation” – Dr. liam kelly.
PAfH Winter School 2023 – Keynote Presenters. Following on from a successful Summer School in Sept 2022, PAfH will host their first Winter School in January 2023. The school will provide a unique opportunity for […]
Publication: A figurational analysis of teachers and students as policy actors in policy enactment: ‘Integrated Learning Experiences’ in examinable physical education curriculum
Research Impact: The aim of this paper is to explore and provide an alternative theoretical viewpoint, informed by empirical studies, of the curriculum policy enactment process which spans across different curriculum policy spaces by drawing on […]
Publication: Promoting Physical Activity Among Children and Adolescents With Disabilities: The Translation of Policy to Practice Internationally in Journal of Physical Activity and Health
Research Impact: Approximately 15% of the world’s population have disabilities. In this paper, policies that focused on physical activity for children and adolescents with disabilities are highlighted and using data from the recent round of […]
Publication: A figurational viewpoint of the complexity of policy enactment: An opportunity for agonistic dialogue?
Research Impact: In this paper we argue the need for agonistic dialogue between the stakeholders of the educational community and how his could lead to these stakeholders working together across curriculum policy spaces (e.g., curriculum development, teacher education, professional development) and […]
Publication: Development of the health promoting sports club—national audit tool
Research Impact: Sports clubs have requested support from national governing authorities to invest in health promotion (HP), by developing policies, guidelines and dedicated funding. This article outlines the development of a national audit tool to […]
Publication: Strategies for enhancing the implementation of school‐based policies or practices targeting diet, physical activity, obesity, tobacco or alcohol use
Research Impact: Many researchers repeatedly find the link between physical inactivity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Therefore, several interventions have attempted to increase physical activity levels in multiple settings. The school is one such setting. The […]
PESS researchers involved in the 2022 Active Healthy Kids Ireland 2022 report card – Kwok Ng
The 2022 Ireland North and South Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents was produced as part of the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance and is part of the Global Matrix 4.0, which includes 57 countries. As […]