Institute of Public Health in Ireland Ireland on the move: enhancing opportunities for physical activity in the built environment - presentations available

14 Jun 2010

Prof. James Sallis, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University and Director of Active Living Research shared his experience of working to implement policy and practice change in the USA on improving levels of physical activity.  Prof Sallis has developed an extensive programme of work looking at the policy and environmental influences on physical activity, nutrition and obesity.  As Director of Active Living Research his work contributes to the prevention of childhood obesity in low income and high-risk communities. 

Please access the seminar presentations below:

Ms Teresa Lavin, IPH -

Physical activity and the built environment in Ireland

Prof James Sallis, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University and Director of  Active Living Research -

Translating evidence from physical activity research into practice

This IPH seminar was jointly hosted with UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI) and further information can be accessed at http://www.publichealth.ie. 

Access the press release for the event here

Access photographs of the event here

Access information on a local example of a physical activity, the PARC Study from the UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI) here