Congratulations to Kelly Mackenzie who has been awarded a a prestigious NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship.
This blog has previously reported on Kelly’s MPH project: Sit Less ScHARR
Kelly aims to develop, implement and evaluate the feasibility of a low-cost, co-produced complex intervention to reduce sitting time in different workplace settings. Sitting for long periods is linked to higher risks of health problems e.g. heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression, neck/back problems, and early death. Sitting in the workplace can be a particular issue due to the increasing number of desk-based jobs where staff can sit for an average of six hours a day. Replacing some sitting time with light activities, such as standing and walking, could be an important way to improve the public’s health. Therefore, there is a need to develop, test and review the feasibility of interventions aimed at reducing workplace sitting time.