Fiona Mitchell

Lecturer A

Personal Statement

My background is in Sport and Exercise Psychology (MSc, PhD) and my research interests are mainly focussed around investigating behaviour change, particularly in hard to reach populations. I have recently been awarded a University of Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellowship, which will focus on designing, developing and evaluating lifestlye interventions for youth with special health needs. This will build on the ActivPals project, which invovled developing and piloting a physical activity intervention for youth with Type 1 Diabetes. I will also build on pilot reserach which explores the physical activity and dietary patterns and choices of young people with intellectual disabilities.

Before moving to the Univeristy of Strathclyde, I was a Research Associate at the University of Glasgow. I worked on a variety of studies with individuals with intellectual disabilities, including an RCT which examined the effectiveness of a walking intervention (Walk Well) with adults with intellectual disabilities. Walk Well was a multi- disciplinary study which involved collaborations from the University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, University of Edinburgh and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. 

I have also played a key role in the evaluation of national physical activity programmes. For example, the Fit for Girls programme (funded by sportscotland and the Youth Sport Trust), which aimed to increase physical activity in teenage girls across schools in Scotland. I also evaluated the impact of the Venture Trust Next Steps programme, an outdoor education programme for female offenders.    

 

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