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Professor Louise Mansfield

Professor Louise Mansfield
Professor in Sport, Health and Social Sciences


Career History

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., Meads, C., Grigsby Duffy, L., Lane, J., John, A., et al. (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 Link

Journal article

Gardner, B., Dewitt, S., Smith, L., Buckley, JP., Biddle, SJH. and Mansfield, L. (2017) 'The ReSiT study (reducing sitting time): rationale and protocol for an exploratory pilot study of an intervention to reduce sitting time among office workers'. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 3 (1).Open Access Link

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Daykin, N., Mansfield, L., Julier, G., Tomlinson, A., Meads, C., Payne, A., et al. (2017) 'What Works for Wellbeing? A systematic review of wellbeing outcomes for music and singing in adults'. Perspectives in Public Health, 138 (1). pp. 39 - 46. ISSN: 1476-9042 Open Access Link

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Mansfield, L., Caudwell, J., Wheaton, B. and Watson, B. (2017) 'The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education'. Springer. ISSN 10: 1137533188 ISSN 13: 9781137533180


Gardner, B., Smith, L. and Mansfield, L. (2017) 'How did the public respond to the 2015 expert consensus public health guidance statement on workplace sedentary behaviour? A qualitative analysis'. BMC Public Health, 17 (1). ISSN: 1471-2458 Open Access Link

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