by Callum McCloskey | Jun 1, 2023 | Elite Sport, EventRights, Events, Learning, Mega Sporting Events, Participation, Physical Activity, Public Space, Research Skills, Researcher Development, Sport, Uncategorised
I recently returned from a two-month mobility to the US; its purpose to carry out observation and conversations, as the first phase of my study, entitled:
‘Mega Events, Governance and Human Rights: A Case Study of the United 2026 World Cup’
The mobility encompassed a one-month stay at EventRights partner institution North Carolina (NC) State University, followed by two weeks in both Philadelphia, and New York/New Jersey- both host cities for the next edition for the FIFA World Cup (WC). (more…)
by Angela Beggan | Apr 20, 2023 | Behaviour Change, Intervention, Learning, Physical Activity, Research profile, Research Skills, Researcher Development, Resources, Skills, Uncategorised
Do you end at your skin? This philosophical head-scratcher of a question may hold insights for our understanding of health and is inspiring new avenues of physical activity research.
Physical inactivity has reached pandemic proportions and is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. Millions in public funds are spent every year on interventions to get more people more active. However, the Lancet recently reported that, despite our best efforts, “Since 2001, there has been no improvement in global levels of physical activity.” Facing such limited progress, some researchers are examining physical activity as more than just a behaviour that people do (or don’t do). (more…)