PEAR - Physical environment and activity relationships in adolescence

  • Page, Angie S (Principal Investigator)
  • Cooper, Ashley R (Co-Investigator)
  • Jones, Andy (Co-Investigator)
  • Cummins, Steve (Co-Investigator)
  • Moore, Laurence (Principal Investigator)
  • Tibbitts, Byron P (Researcher)

Project Details


The aim of the PEAR Project is to investigate how different features of the physical environment relate to the time that 13-15 year olds spend engaged in physical activity. To do this we will use objective measurement of the environment (GIS) combined with objective measures of where people actually go (GPS) linked with an objective measure of physical activity (accelerometer). In this way PEAR will determine where and when adolescents from both urban and rural settings are most and least active.

We will also identify features of the environment which relate to the time spent being active in these different locations. We will use this information to generate similar self-report measures for wider use in public health research and policy.

The study will be led by Angie Page and Ashley Cooper from the University of Bristol in conjunction with Andy Jones from University of East Anglia, Steve Cummins, Queen Mary’s London and Laurence Moore, Cardiff University. Byron Tibbitts is the research assistant for PEAR.

The PEAR Project is funded by the MRC and builds on the work carried out in the PEACH Project.

MRC encourages and supports research with the aim of maintaining and improving human health.

For further information please contact Dr Angie Page 0117 331 1146
Effective start/end date1/03/111/03/14

Structured keywords

  • SPS Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences


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