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Dr. Emma Eyre

Lecturer in Biomedical, Sport and Exercise science

My Research Vision

My research is inspired to understand the ways in which physical activity and exercise affect health in children. In my research I aim to provide understanding of low levels of physical activity in deprived, ethnic and obese populations. Specifically, it is my vision to use this knowledge to find innovative ways to address low adherence to physical activity in order to improve health.


Emma Eyre is an early career researcher whose interests are in the field of physical activity, exercise, obesity and children. Having achieved her BSc in Sports Studies from Newman University in 2008, Emma worked as a research associate for the University of Warwick on a British Heart Foundation grant (100k) examining fitness, physical activity and cardiovascular risk factors in white and South Asian children. Alongside this, Emma obtained a scholarship from Warwick to complete an MSc by research in medical sciences. This research obtained a 1st place prize for Warwick’s graduate school competition.  Emma was also awarded a PhD scholarship from Coventry University in 2011.  In 2014 she was awarded a PhD from Coventry University for her work examining environmental influences on physical activity in children using mixed methods. This work focused specifically on examining and then addressing environmental barriers to physical activity in deprived South Asian children, using an integrated curriculum design. Whilst at Coventry University, Emma has delivered various other projects relating to fundamental movement skills, body image, green exercise and cognition with physical activity in children. Currently, she works with schools in the community on topics such as physical activity and motor skill interventions in primary school children. 

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Lecturer in Biomedical, Sport and Exercise science

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