Physical Activity Research

Physical Activity Research

Wales Virtual Institute of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (WISHES)

WISHES seeks to provide a framework for multidisciplinary research and to create opportunities for a network of communication among researchers throughout Wales. This enables Welsh academics to take advantage of new opportunities as they emerge.
For further information, or if you are an academic that is interested in joining WISHES please visit the WISHES website.


PAGAC Scientific Literature Review

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2006)

Continyou Cymru, 2008

Physical Activity Participation

Cochrane review, 2013
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2013
BHF National Centre 2013
BHF National Centre, 2012
BHF National Centre, 2012
Public Health Wales, 2012
Public Health Wales, 2012
Public Health Wales, 2012
Sport and Recreation Alliance, 2012
The Cochrane Collaboration, 2011
International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 2006
Promotion of Physical Activity Among Adults. Evidence into Practice Briefing
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, 2006
Interventions for Promoting Physical Activity 
The Cochrane Collaboration, 2005

Cost Effectiveness

BHF National Centre, 2013


Hunt et al, The Lancet 2014 (Early Online Publication)
Physical Activity and Obesity 
Obesity Reviews, 2007

Active Transport

Health effects of the London bicycle sharing system: health impact modelling study
Woodcock, J et al. British Medical Journal, 2014;348:g425
iConnect consortium, 2013
Sustrans – The Evidence! Website provides access to a range of research that is applicable to active travel.