The multidisciplinary Physical Activity and Health across the Lifespan (PAHLS) research group will work towards the following missions:
- Investigate the dose-response relationship between physical activity and health across the lifespan – from toddlers to healthy ageing.
- Enhance our understanding of why some people are active and others are not and implement and evaluate interventions and policies to increase physical activity.
- Innovate device-based assessment of physical activity and investigate the potential of technology to promote physical activity and deliver interventions aimed to increase physical activity and improve health.
- Exploring the societal benefits of an active population in relation to the multiplicative health, social, and economic benefits of physical activity.
- Fitness, Ageing and Bilingualism (FAB) - a research project that investigates the benefits of regular physical activity and bilingualism for language and other cognitive abilities in healthy ageing.
- International Childrens Accelerometry Database (ICAD). ICAD is a consortium including 20 partners which pooled and reduced raw accelerometer data using standardized methods to increase statistical power, create a more heterogeneous and potentially more representative sample, standardize and optimize the analytical methods used in the generation of outcome variables, and provide a means to study the causes of inter-study variability in physical activity.
- Determinants of Physical Activities in Settings (DE-PASS) – DE-PASS aims to identify, understand, and measure determinants which promote, maintain or inhibit physical activity across the lifespan and in different settings and translate this knowledge to assist policy-makers to achieve greater health impact.
- Lifestyle and Empowerment Techniques in Survivorship of Gynecologic Oncology (LetsGo) - a multicenter intervention study on follow-up after gynecological cancer in which 10 Norwegian hospitals participate.
- Physical training and Cancer (PhysCan) - exercise and behavioural changes during cancer treatment.
- COmprehensive evaluation of CREATING PUBLIC open spaces for enhancing HEALTH in local communities (CO-CREATING PUBLIC HELATH) - aims to advance the knowledge on how to develop, implement and maintaing health-promoting public open spaces in local communities, and ti develop evidence-based tools for use in future municipal planning and evaluation.
- “Students Moving Together”. The main aim of this development project is that physical activity should be part og the management for students facing mental health challanges, through developing, implement and evaluate tailored group exercise for students facing mental health challanges.
- School In Motion - The overall aim of the PhD project is to increase the understanding of the influence of school-based physical activity and built environment determinants on active travel rates among Norwegian adolescence, using validated measurements of travel mode.
- Norwegian Physical Activity Surveillance Study (adults and older people) - Aims to assess prevalence and trends in physical activity and physical fitness amongst adults and older people in Norway.
Relevant PhD programmes
- National: Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Institute for Transport Economics , University of Tromsø. University of Stavanger
- International: University of Uppsala, University of Umeå, The Technological University of the Shannon, VU Amsterdam, Loughborough University , University of Cambridge, University of Birmingham.