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This research will investigate the effect that a new formalised walking and running route within a public park has on the local community’s physical activity participation and self-rated health and wellbeing. The role of the built and natural environment to improve population health and wellbeing has had an increased policy focus in recent years (Sport England, 2019; MHC&LG, 2019; Public Health England, 2016). The findings from this research will identify whether a retro-fit built environment intervention has merit to be scaled-up across the county’s public parks to improve visitation, physical activity participation, and health and wellbeing. Northamptonshire Public Health have already identified the potential benefits that this research could bring to their policy, strategies, and investment decisions.
|Effective start/end date||1/12/20 → 31/03/21|
- University of Northampton (lead)
- Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust (Project partner)
- Northamptonshire Sport (Project partner)
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Dissemination of Public Survey findings to Active Partnership, NHS, and Public Health Northamptonshire
Declan Ryan (Author) & Kimberley Hill (Author)27 Aug 2021
Activity: Academic Talks or Presentations › Oral presentation › ResearchFile
Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust
Declan Ryan (Academic) & Kimberley Hill (Academic)29 Aug 2021
Activity: Public Engagement and Outreach › Exhibition › ResearchFile
Public perceptions on the role of wayfinding in the promotion of recreational walking routes in greenspace – cross-sectional surveyRyan, D. & Hill, K., 17 Oct 2022, In: Wellbeing, Space and Society. 3, 100111.
Research output: Contribution to Journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Increasing community engagement in greenspace physical activity through wayfinding - Public survey responses from Northamptonshire residentsRyan, D. & Hill, K., 27 Aug 2021
Research output: Non-Textual Output › Digital or Visual MediaFile
Using automated active infrared counters to estimate footfall on urban park footpaths: reliability and validity testing - Supporting Dataset
Ryan, D. (Creator) & Benton, J. (Creator), University of Northampton, 1 Feb 2023
Collaborative working to increase walking in local parks - International Society for Physical Activity and Health
16/11/21 → 15/12/21
2 Media contributions
A walk in the park - help Delapré signposts project in Northampton step up the pace.
1 item of Media coverage