SPARColl, Scottish Physical Activity Research Collaboration


1) To contribute to the evidence base on physical activity and health by evaluating the effectiveness of specific practice-based interventions

2) To disseminate the above evidence amongst practitioners, policy makers and academics in appropriate ways and to facilitate the use of evidence to inform policy and practice

3) To raise the profile of research on health-related physical activity in Scotland with the academic community, research funding bodies, policy makers and practitioners


1) To assess the effectiveness of interventions in walking

2) To generate appropriate reports, materials and peer reviewed publications aimed at practitioners, policy makers and the academic community

3) Provide leadership within the networks of academics, physical activity practitioners, policy makers and public health specialists

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  • Project start : 2005
  • Project end : 2010
  • Contact Person : Chloe McAdam
  • Funding Agency : Scottish Government
  • Project Partners : University of Edinburgh
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