Professor Diane Crone, Exercise for Health: is it really the exercise that’s important? 6pm, Wednesday 20 February 2013, University of Gloucestershire, TC014, Park Campus, Cheltenham, GL50 2RH. 

The first in a series of inaugural lectures being delivered by new professors at the University of Gloucestershire, will explore participant’s perspectives for improving physical health.  

Professor of Exercise Science, Diane Crone will deliver her first lecture entitled: Exercise for Health: is it really the exercise that’s important? on Wednesday 20 February at the University’s Park Campus in Cheltenham. The talk intends to highlight the importance of taking part in physical activity and exercise for a variety of reasons including mental health and wellbeing. 

The presentation will draw on Professor Crone’s experiences of both providing and evaluating physical activity programmes to people with a range of health problems, and from her research over the past 15 years. Her research, which has involved talking to people throughout the South West including Gloucestershire, will explain the importance of including the participants in the design and management of health improvement programmes.

Professor Diane Crone said: “Physical inactivity is a major problem for public health. Recognising the reasons why people exercise and the factors that are associated with taking part activity, are critical to understanding how best to help people become more active. My work in the past 20 years has focused on trying to unravel these issues.”

The lecture is open to members of the public, and in particular, those with an interest in physical activity and health promotion; commissioners, researchers, health professionals and physical activity practitioners. 

Diane’s research interests focus on the role of exercise and physical activity on people’s quality of life, health and wellbeing. Her work at the University over the past 12 years has been centred on the need for the design of evidence-based programmes that will support the improvement of health and the important role that physical activity can have for people’s wellbeing and quality of life.

To reserve a place email [email protected] by Friday 25 January. Please include number of places and indicate if you require reserved disabled parking.