Professor Louise Mansfield
Professor - Sport, Health and Social Sciences
Louise Mansfield is Professor of Sport, Health and Social Sciences and Research Lead for Welfare, Health and Wellbeing in the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies. Her research focuses on the relationship between sport, physical activity and public health and wellbeing. She is interested in partnership and community approaches in sport and physical activity and issues of health, wellbeing, inequality and diversity. She has led research projects for the Department of Health, Youth Sport Trust, sportscotland, Economic and Social Research Council, Medical Research Council, Macmillan Cancer Support, Public Health England and Sport England. She sits on the editorial boards for Leisure Studies, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health and the International Review for the Sociology of Sport.
Newest selected publications
Mansfield, L., Kay, T., Anokye, N. and Fox-Rushby, J. (2019) 'Community sport and the politics of ageing: co-design and partnership approaches to understanding the embodied experiences of low-income older people.'. Frontiers in Sociology, 4. ISSN: 2297-7775 Open Access Link
Anokye, NK., Mansfield, L., Kay, T., Sanghera, S., Lewin, A. and Fox-Rushby, J. (2018) 'The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a complex community sport intervention to increase physical activity: An interrupted time series design'. BMJ Open, 8 (12). pp. e024132. ISSN: 2044-6055 Open Access Link
Mansfield, L., Kay, T., Anokye, N. and Fox-Rushby, J. (2018) 'A qualitative investigation of the role of sport coaches in designing and delivering a complex community sport intervention for increasing physical activity and improving health'. BMC Public Health, 18 (1). pp. 1196. ISSN: 1471-2458 Open Access Link
Testoni, S., Mansfield, L. and Dolan, P. (2018) 'Defining and Measuring Subjective Wellbeing for Sport Policy'. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. ISSN: 1940-6959 Open Access Link
Mansfield, L., Kay, T., Meads, C., Grigsby Duffy, L., Lane, J., John, A., (2018) 'Sport and dance interventions for healthy young people (15-24 years) to promote subjective wellbeing: A systematic review'. British Medical Journal Open, 8 (7). pp. e020959 - e020959. ISSN: 2044-6055 Open Access Linket al.