Allie Welsh

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Dr. Allie Welsh is a Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health in the School of Education at the University of East Anglia and the co-course direct for the BSc Physical Education, Sport and Health cluster of degrees. 

Allie joined the UEA in 2026 to undertake her PhD in the School of Health Sciences. Her thesis examined the use of aerobic exercise to maintain cognitive health among stroke survivors. Further study within this area is ongoing.

Allie’s research interests continue to include exercise training for pre and rehabilitation, physical activity promotion and inclusion within the community, utilising co-production methodologies. More recently, her interests now lie within equipping practitioners with the skills, knowledge and behaviours to promote physical activity and health for priority and marginalised groups.

Key Research Interests

  • Exercise physiology
  • Physical activity and health
  • Complex intervention development and evaluation
  • Inclusion
  • Clinical populations (neurological conditions)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Mixed-methods research
  • Behaviour change
  • Curriculum development

Research Group or Lab Membership

  • UEA - Acquired Brain Injury Reseach Alliance (ABIRA)
  • UEA - Sport, Health and Education (SHE)
  • The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • British Association For Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Health Science, University of East Anglia

Award Date: 1 Jul 2021

Master of Research

Award Date: 30 Jun 2016

Bachelor of Science

Award Date: 12 Jul 2014

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