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 was the 'health expert' and wrote articles for a popular website 'fabafterfifty' with a huge readership of middle age women.
Anne is the programme leader on the MSc. in Exercise and Physical Activity for Special Populations and Healthy Ageing, which is full time and part time Masters degree that develops 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 - Embodiment and exercise in middle age. The research covers aspects of embodiment 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.
Working in a multi-disciplinary research team, she is also looking into ways the fitness industry workforce could be utilised by both the NHS and private health provision.
Higher research degree(s)
Elliott, A., Evans, T., Cohen, R., Watt, J., & Volante, M. (2022). ‘Was physical education as bad as people remember it? A qualitative thematic review’. THE SKY-International Journal of Physical Education and Sports Sciences (IJPESS), 18-31. https://doi.org/10.51846/the-sky.v0i0.2071
Elliott A., Volante M., Evans T., Watt J., Cohen R., (2021) ‘Was PE as bad as people remember it?’ Conference paper - International Network of Sport and Health Science 17th Sport Specific Convention 1-3 Dec 2021, Budapest, Hungary
Tijana Purenović-Ivanović, Raša Dejanović, Danijela Živković, Saša Bubanj, Andela Đošić and Anne Elliott (2021) ‘The effect of resistance training on bone mineral density in postmenopausal women’ International Network of Sport and Health Science 17th Sport Specific Convention 1-3 Dec 2021, Budapest, Hungary
Elliott A., Volante M., (2021) 'Menopausal Women and Physical Activity' International Society of Physical Activity and Health, 8th Congress. 13/10/21 B11.3 Vancouver
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