Anne Elliott is a senior lecturer in Sport Science and specialises in Exercise in Special Populations and is the programme leader for the MSc Exercise and Physical Activity for Special Populations and Healthy Ageing. She is research active in healthy ageing, specialising in exercise in middle age. She consults in a small specialist practice and is regularly in the press and media talking about exercise in middle age. Her diet and exercise book was endorsed by the Minister of State for Health and senior NHS professionals. She is the 'health expert' and writes articles for a popular website with a readership of 120,000+ middle age women.
Anne is the programme leader on the MSc., PG Diploma and PG Certificate in Exercise and Physical Activity for Special Populations and Healthy Ageing, which are full time and part time masters degree and postgraduate qualifications that develop excellence at the highest level of professional practice, by understanding both the pathology of conditions and best practice exercise prescription and dietary requirements to help improve physical activity levels and activites of daily living in special populations. The course encourages the student to apply learned knowledge to the clinic/studio/gym situation and apply independent research capacity into areas that they find particularly interesting, thus expanding best practice and knowledge within their own speacialist areas of interest.
Anne is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Research interest - healthy ageing and exercise in middle age. The research covers aspects of healthy ageing through a life course perspective, looking at psychological, physiological and social enablers and barriers to exercise uptake and maintenance. Factors include: lifestyle, environment, life transition and medical conditions. The research also considers models to acclimatize/reacclimatize middle aged to do regular exercise and maintain physical activity towards old age.
Sedentary behaviour and its associated conditions has become a great social concern as it blights personal experiences and the public purse. As such its relevance has increased as a topic of social discussion. Anne talks regularly in the press and media, both nationally and globally, on her specialisation.
Higher research degree(s)
TV & Radio
McNamara, Jack and Elliott, Anne (2019) The knowledge and practice of personal trainers working with people with long term health conditions. In: BASES Conference 2019, 27-28 Nov 2019, Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom.
Elliott, Anne (2017) A multi-method investigation into physical activity in middle-age through a lifecourse perspective. PhD thesis, Middlesex University.
Elliott, Anne (2012) Enablers and barriers to exercise uptake by women during middle age: a grounded theory approach. Masters thesis, Middlesex University.