As part of our focus on physical activity this month, we spoke to Dr. Paul Kelly about his experience as a researcher and educator in the area of physical activity.
Paul is a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh where he teaches courses in a new graduate program, Physical Activity for Health (MSc/PgDip/PgCert). His research interests focus on improving how we measure physical activities, such as walking and cycling.
Paul has published many research papers that cover diverse topics such as:
- What counts as physical activity – it’s more than just sport!
- Differences in how we appraise physical activity
- The health benefits of walking and cycling
- The relationship between physical activity and obesity
This interview was first aired as part of a free online course offered by Exercise Works and Physiopedia called Physiotherapy, Exercise and Physical Activity Open Online Course (PEPA MOOC).