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Professor Louise Mansfield

Professor Louise Mansfield
Vice Dean Research / Professor - Sport, Health and Social Sciences

Heinz Wolff 210

Research area(s)

Community sport, physical activity and public health and wellbeing. Sociology of sport and social inequalities. Participatory and coproduction strategies and methods in developing evidence to inform policy and practice in the culture and sports sectors.

Research Interests

Community approaches to sport, public health and wellbeing

Sociology of sport; gender and feminist theories, social inequalities, public health and wellbeing, coproduction and partnership

Qualitative research methods and process evaluations

Intervention and evaluation strategies in community sport research

Evidence reviews for research, policy and practice including focus on qualitative synthesis

Translation, dissemination and mobilisation of evidence strategies and practices for UK and international sport and culture sector audiences in policy and practice and both academic and non-academic organisations.

Research grants and projects

Research Projects

Grants

Locall Delivery Pilot - design, implementation and evalution (ESSEC)
Funder: Sport England
Duration: May 2019 - July 2020

A large scale whole systems approach to community sport deisgn, delviery and evlaution in Essex

The Waiting Games - Raising Awareness of Physical Activity and Cancer
Funder: Cancer Research UK
Duration: November 2017 - July 2018

A qualitative feasibility study

Expert Review of the Findings of a Sport Outcomes Evidence Review.
Funder: Sport England
Duration: July 2016 -

Expert Review of the Findings of a Sport Outcomes Evidence Review.

A Systematic Review of Lifestyle and Cancer
Funder: Macmillan Cancer Support
Duration: November 2015 - May 2016
What Works Wellbeing: Culture Sport and Wellbeing Evidence Review: Social Diversity & Context Matters
Funder: Economic & Social Research Council
Duration: June 2015 - June 2018
The acceptability and feasibility of increasing standing and reducing sitting in office worksites
Funder: Medical Research Council PHIND
Duration: May 2015 - March 2018

Mixed Method Intervention Development

Understanding the potential of informal and lifestyle sports
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council
Duration: March 2015 - June 2018

Seminar Series

Sit-stand desk research to enable better support for people living with cancer
Funder: Macmillan Cancer Support
Duration: April 2014 - September 2015
An Academic Scoping of Physical Activity Research in the UK
Funder: Public Health England
Duration: March 2014 - June 2014

An Academic Scoping of Physical Activity Research in the UK

Rapid Response Scoping Review, LGBT Communities and Physical Activity
Funder: Public Health England
Duration: March 2014 - June 2014

Rapid Response Scoping Review, LGBT Communities and Physical Activity

Further Education Sport Pilot Project Evaluation
Funder: Sport England
Duration: December 2013 - April 2014

Further Education Sport Pilot Project Evaluation

Evidence review of the value of sport and physical activity in the tertiary education sector
Funder: sportscotland
Duration: December 2013 - May 2014

Evidence review of the value of sport and physical activity in the tertiary education sector

The Health and Sport Engagement Project
Funder: Sport England
Duration: March 2013 - April 2017

Complex community sport intervention and evaluaton

Project details

2015-2017, Medical Research Council PHIND (£150, 000) The acceptability and feasibility of increasing standing and reducing sitting in office worksites. Co-I with Kings College London, and UCL

2015-2018, ESRC Research Grant (£1, 001, 076) Culture, Sport and Wellbeing Evidence Review: Social Diversity and Context Matters. ES/N003721/1. Co-I and

P-I for collaborative development phase in collaboration with LSE, University of Brighton, University of Winchester

2015-2018, ESRC Seminar Series (£26, 350) Understanding the potential of informal and lifestyle sports ES/M002705/1 Partner Institution with Bournemouth University, and led by Brighton University. Co-I

2015-2016, Macmillan Cancer Support (£67, 418) A systematic review of the evidence for the impact of lifestyle behaviours on the lives of people living with or beyond cancer. P-I

2014, Public Health England (£10, 000) An Academic Scoping of Physical Activity Research in the UK, in collaboration with the BHFNC and NCSEM, Loughborough University, Co-I

2014, Public Health England (£5, 000), Rapid Response Scoping Review, LGBT Communities and Physical Activity. P-I

2013, CSDA (£69,700) The contribution of CSDA Sport for development programmes in the Caribbean to health, education, gender and disability. Project advisory board member

2013-2018, UK Sport (£90, 000) Evaluation of the Zambia GoSisters Sport Development Project. Co-I

2013, Sport England (£354, 000) Get Healthy Get into Sport: The Health and Sport Engagement (HASE) Project. PI

2013, sportscotland (£9, 723) Evidence review of the value of sport and physical activity in the tertiary education sector. PI

2012, Sport England (£10,000). Further Education Sport Pilot Project Evaluation. PI

2011-2013, UK Sport (£60, 000). Evaluation of the Zambia GoSisters Sport Development Project. Co-I

2011, Youth Sport Trust and Department of Health (£61, 000). Evaluation of Change4Life sports clubs (Year 2). PI.

2011, Youth Sport Trust and Lloyds TSB (£25, 000). Evaluation of National Schools Sports Week. Co-I.

2011, Higher Education Academy (£10, 000). Olympic / Paralympic Games HE Resource. Co-I

2010, Youth Sport Trust (£40, 000). Evaluation of Change4Life sports clubs. PI.

2010, Kent County Council, (£16,400). A worldwide systematic review of the evidence for economic, environmental and health & quality of life outcomes from the provision of cycle tourism and leisure cycling opportunities in East Kent. Co-I.

2010, Podium; the FE and HE unit for the 2012 Games (£4,500). Stakeholder survey: design, conduct and evaluation. PI

2009, Eastern and Coastal Kent Primary Care Trust (£12,900). A focused scoping review of the evidence of achievable outcomes in local communities through initiatives making use of Olympic live sites. Co-I.

2009, Department of Health (£13, 563). Active celebration: using the 2012 Games to get the nation moving. PI.

2009, HEFCE Research Capability Funding. (£3000). Netball in the UK: global sport and gender relations. PI.

2008, Department of Health (£27,000). Systematic review of the evidence base for developing a physical activity and health legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Co-I.

2008, Economic and Social Research Council (£15,000). Leveraging social, cultural and health benefits from London 2012 in the regions. Co-I.

2008,Economic and Social Research Council (£2000). Imagining the Olympics: the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games activity day for young people, exhibition and public lecture. PI.