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Professor Adrian Taylor

Professor of Health Services Research

Kath Maguire

Adrian has, for over 30 years, developed evidence-based healthy living interventions, and conducted rigorous evaluations and systematic reviews involving specific populations with long-term chronic conditions such as depression, COPD, nicotine and other addictions; obesity, hypertension, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and Parkinson’s disease.

His main focus has been on interventions to support changes in physical activity through face to face counselling or on-line support, and has been chief investigator for randomised trials worth c.£5m funded by the NIHR in the past 10 years.

He co-led the NHS guidelines for GP exercise referral schemes in 1990 and has published over 130 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He co-founded in 2008, and remains Editor in Chief of the international journal, Mental Health & Physical Activity. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, BASES and the Royal Society of Public Health.

Upcoming Events

Jan
21

PPI Advice Clinic

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Patient and Public Involvement Advice Clinics Whatever your query, from finding out more about Patient and...
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Jan
26

Searching and Review Clinic

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COVID-19 update: As a result of the pandemic, all PenARC staff are currently working remotely. While...
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News

Could physical activity help minimise drug and alcohol use?

17 December 2020

Figures and surveys have shown that high-risk alcohol consumption increased during lockdown periods, while exercise...
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£300,000 from NIHR to investigate the views of older adults on strategies to improve recovery from planned surgery

10 December 2020

A team of researchers from across the University of Exeter Medical School, Royal Devon &...
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'Why physical activity matters more than ever'

01 December 2020

Professor of Health Service Research, Adrian Taylor, discusses motivation, exercise schemes, and the future impact on...
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Research Projects

Police Service Modelling Associates (PSMA) Programme

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement

The PSMA Programme is a pilot programme which supports analytical staff working in policing to...
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Remote-by-Default Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Theme: ARC - Public Health

A research project to investigate how to ensure the delivery of effective care accessed remotely...
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Research Projects