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Psychologist Rob's research focuses on designing and evaluating physical activity and behaviour change interventions in public health, specifically obesity and childhood obesity. He has worked within a wide range of sports including cycling (mountain biking), professional golf, football, tennis and snooker. He also has expertise in work-placed/corporate wellness, exercise referral systems and phase IV cardiac rehabilitation.


  • Obesity and childhood obesity
  • Physical activity and public health
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Workplace health programmes
  • Evaluation programmes in public health
  • Designing and managing randomised controlled trials in clinical populations

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Professor Robert Copeland

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