Coordinator Sally Wyke presents on interdisciplinary research in Galway

Sally Wyke presented at the IRC Interdisciplinary Research Workshop for Health, in Galway – focusing on how to set up and lead a successful interdisciplinary research project….especially for EU projects.

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPrubwiIiAg
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EuroFIT coordinator Sally Wyke presents at ISNBPA

Coordinator Sally Wyke co-led a workshop entitled “Translation and Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions into Policy and Practice” at the ISBNPA pre-conference workshops in Cape Town, South Africa, on 8 June 2016.

The workshop abstract is as follows:

This interactive workshop will address translation and implementation of evidence-based health policies and practices across several countries. Dr. Sally Wyke will discuss policy work at the Institute of Health and Well-being in the UK; specifically the EuroFIT lifestyle programme to attract men to be more active through the loyalty that they feel to the top flight professional soccer clubs. Dr. Tracey Naledi, Director of the Health Programmes, Department of Health in Western Cape Province, will present on local policies to improve health and prevent chronic disease in this region. Dr. Vicki Lambert, University of Cape Town, will present on developing the National Physical Activity Plan throughout South Africa. ISBNPA policy coalition leader Dr. Dawn Wilson and SIG leader Dr. Stefanie Vandevijvere will lead an interactive discussion to address issues of comparing and contrasting different approaches to policy implementation across countries. Future objectives for policy work within ISBNPA will be discussed.

Find out more at www.isnbpa.org

EuroFIT in pro-EU film

EuroFIT featured prominently in a recent film by Glasgow University, supporting the UK’s remaining in the EU.

Please view it here.

Great new coverage for EuroFIT in Norway

Norwegian newspaper UKADDRESSA has published an excellent article about the impact that EUROFIT had on a single Norwegian fan.

You can read it (in Norwegian) here

Video from recent ‘Exploring Physical Activity for Health and Fun’ Workshop

EuroFIT recently hosted a multi-project workshop on ‘Exploring Physical Activity for Health and Fun’, with a portfolio of peer projects and several presentations from the Commission.

Our peer project ‘Credits4Health’ made an excellent video, which you can view here:

New FFIT publication in Sociology of Health and Illness

We are delighted that a paper based on the work of our precursor project, FFIT (Football Fans In Training) has been published in ‘SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS’ by the Wiley Online Library.

The open-access article can be read at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9566.12402/abstract

Last EuroFIT sessions in Norway

Delivery of the EuroFIT programme in Norway for our international trial has wrapped up with the final sessions happening last week. In 12 weeks, we’ll carry out the first post-programme measurements.
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At the last home game in SIF, participants from the EuroFIT programme were invited on to the field to receive their well earned applause.

SDT 2016 Conference

EuroFIT researcher Marlene Silva (FMH, University of Lisbon) presented ‘The power of football: Using self-determination theory to promote health behavior change in the European Fans in Training (EuroFIT) project’ at the Sixth International Conference on Self Determination Theory in Victoria, Canada on 04 June 2016.

The project received lots of interest and questions researchers from the US and Australia were very interested in adapting the idea to their countries (using other sports because of cultural reasons).

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Report from Public Health Research Workshop

You can read the report from the ‘Public Health Research Workshop – Exploring physical activity for health and fun‘ attended by the EuroFIT team in March 2016 here.

The meeting was also attended by teams from other related EU projects – PASTA, Credits4Health, REPOPA and SITLESS.

Public Health Workshop March 2016

EuroFIT project meeting in Lisbon

The team had a very productive meeting in Lisbon, 10 – 11 May 2016, hosted by FMH. We discussed progress of the randomised controlled trial of the EuroFIT programme. We’ve completed the 12 week measures in the UK, Portugal and the Netherlands and delivered the programme in Norway. Planning for the next phase of the project, replication of the programme in new clubs and adapting EuroFIT to other groups, was also a key focus of the meeting.

Team Lisbon May 2016