15 May 2019

Professorship for Inverness active health researcher

Professor Gorely is a senior lecturer in the university’s department of nursing and midwifery at the Centre for Health Science in Inverness. With a background in sport science and psychology, her expertise focuses on factors and interventions which promote physically active lifestyles.


An experienced researcher, Professor Gorely has authored and co-authored over 80 papers on physical activity and sedentary behaviour, contributed to several books on the subject and has presented at numerous conferences around the world.


Professor Gorely’s work has included national and international collaborations and has helped to inform government policy. She has worked in teams designing and evaluating interventions promoting active lifestyles in schools, community groups and clinical populations. In recent work, she has been involved in exploring the impact and delivery of running programmes such as The Daily Mile and Marathon Kids in primary schools.


Speaking about her new title, Professor Gorely commented: “I am delighted to have been awarded a personal chair in physical activity for health at such an exciting time for the university as we work to establish an active health centre. I have been privileged to work with many great people over the years and their efforts and support have contributed to my success.”


Professor Clive Mulholland, the university’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, said: “Professorships are reserved for academics with distinguished international reputations in their field. Trish has made significant contributions to health research and is a credit to our School of Health, Social Care and Life Sciences. We are delighted to recognise her expertise and dedication in this way.”


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