The Wellbeing Health and Occupation (WHO) research group is defined by the multidisciplinary input from researchers across the University of Brighton and local agencies.
Aim: The aim of the group is to consider how health professionals and other professionals based within the university, for example sports scientists, social scientists, artists, pharmacists and experts in tourism and leisure culture can contribute to the health and wellbeing of a range of individuals both in society, community and also in clinical environment. The group is co-chaired by Professor Ann Moore and Professor Gaynor Sadlo and supported by Miss Lisa Hodgson, Research Officer and Mrs Jayne Ingles, Research Administrator.
This group is characterised by its multidisciplinary input from researchers across the university and most importantly by the input from local agencies such as Age Concern, Help the Aged, WRVS and East Sussex Downs PCT, Weald PCT, Hastings and Rother PCT and East Sussex County Council.
Research areas and interests
- The phenomenon of boredom.
- Flow: process and clinical application.
- Skilled hand use and its relationship to positive emotions.
- Promotion of leisure occupations for people with profound complex neurological disability.
Healthy ageing - Wellbeing, Health and Occupation for Older People (WHOOP)
- Exercise and Older people
- Older people and meaningful occupation
- Foot health, foot care and lower limb function in older people
- Community/social care for older people
- Intergenerational activities – knowledge sharing
- Chronic pain in older people
- Elderly quality of life and wellbeing
Current research projects
News and events
Reports, publications and presentations
Activity Buddies promoting quality of life for older people together (pdf 399Kb)
Using a Meta Study approach to review qualitative research into workers' with mental health problems experiences of retaining employment (pdf 158Kb)