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    Report Card Leaders

    Dr. Helen McAvoy, Director of Policy, Institute of Public Health in IrelandDr. Helen McAvoy graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a primary medical degree in 1997 and worked for several years in both hospital and general practice. She completed her MD in 2000 as part of the Masters in Health Promotion programme NUI Galway. She has worked on a number of government programmes relating to ageing and older people. She is now working as Director of Policy with the Institute of Public Health in Ireland focussing on progressing the government’s health inequality agenda in Ireland and Northern Ireland. In this role, she has contributed to a number of reports and policy papers on inequalities in maternal and child health, fuel poverty, tobacco, alcohol and inequalities in the border region.

    Dr. Angela Carlin, Lecturer in Exercise and Health (Physiology), Ulster UniversityAngela is a Lecturer in Exercise and Health (Physiology) at Ulster University. Angela completed her PhD in 2015, with her research focusing on the promotion of physical activity in adolescent females. Her research interests include the development and evaluation of interventions to promote physical activity in children and adolescents, the determinants of physical activity across the lifecycle, and the use of technology to promote physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour. Angela has been involved in several national and international research projects: Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity (DEDIPAC) European research project, Physical Activity Loyalty Scheme in sedentary office workers, All Ireland North and South Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, Student Activity and Sport Study Ireland (SASSI) research. Angela’s current research interests include the Walking In ScHools (WISH) Trial: A peer-led, school based walking intervention for adolescent girls, and the role of technology in helping young people become more. Angela is a Fellow of the GetAMoveOn+ network and was PI on a project looking at the role of intelligent personal systems to promote physical activity within the home.

    Prof. Marie Murphy, Professor of Exercise and Health and Dean of Postgraduate Research / Director of the Doctoral College, Ulster University
    Marie is Professor of Exercise and Health and Dean of Postgraduate Research / Director of the Doctoral College at Ulster University. Marie is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES) and the Higher Education Academy is a member of the WHO Europe Health Enhancing Physical Activity Steering Committee (HEPA Europe) and former member of the Board of the International Society of Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH). She was a member of sub-panel 26 Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism for the Research Excellence Framework 2014 and is Chair of the sub-panel for REF2021. Marie’s research focuses on the effect of physical activity and exercise, in particular walking, on health and uses multidisciplinary approach which includes outcome measures ranging from the behavioural to the biochemical. Marie is PI on a number of funded research projects including the Cross-border Healthcare Intervention Trials (CHITIN) funded Walking In ScHools (WISH) trial. Marie has over 120 peer-reviewed papers and has been involved as an author in the UK and Irish national physical activity guidelines (2011 Start Active Stay Active) and led the review of the UK Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults published in 2019.

    Report Card Grades

    • Overall Physical Activity: D
    • Organized Sport Participation: C-/C+
    • Active Play: INC
    • Active Transportation: D
    • Sedentary Behaviors: C-
    • Family and Peers: INC
    • School: D
    • Community and Built Environment: B+
    • Government Strategies and Investments: INC

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      Report Card Grades

      • Overall Physical Activity: D-
      • Organized Sport Participation: C-
      • Active Play: INC
      • Active Transportation: D
      • Sedentary Behaviors: C-
      • Family and Peers: INC
      • School: C-
      • Community and Built Environment: B
      • Government Strategies and Investments: INC

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