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Kiara joined the University of Huddersfield in September 1997 and is currently Acting Head of Department of Allied Health Professions, Sport and Exercise. The Department includes physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy, operating department practise, paramedics and sport and exercise. Kiara is a BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientist) Accredited Scientist. She has published research in the areas of exercise psychology including adherence to exercise, children’s engagement with exercise, obesity in childhood and exercise and mental health.

Kiara came to the University from a Health and Fitness Development post working to promote physical activity in sedentary populations. She continues this work locally as an Executive Board member of ‘Everybody Active’, regionally as a Central Committee member of YoPAKE (Yorkshire and Humber Physical Activity Knowledge Exchange) and internationally as part of the Health Enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA) children and young people working group. Kiara is passionate about the health enhancing potential of physical activity and is supervising post graduate research in the areas of exercise and breast cancer, stroke, multiple sclerosis and mental health.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Experience of physical activity
  • The influences on the adoption and adherence to exercise as well as the impact of exercise
  • The physical activity behaviours of students, cardiac patients, cancer survivors, professional athletes and overweight/obese children 

Research Degree Supervision

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Research Output 2006 2018

Breast cancer survivors' perceptions of participating in a supervised exercise intervention: an exploratory review of the literature

Livsey, L. & Lewis, K., 21 Oct 2018, In : Women and Health. 58, 9, p. 1017-1036 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Breast Neoplasms
Social Support

Social physique anxiety and physical activity behaviour of male and female exercisers

Portman, R. M., Bradbury, J. & Lewis, K., 7 Feb 2018, In : European Journal of Sport Science. 18, 2, p. 257-265 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Rate
Open Access

“Someone to Talk to": Influence of Player Welfare Provision on Mental Health in Professional Rugby League Players

Kola-Palmer, S., Buckley, S., Kingston, G., Stephen, J., Rodriguez, A., Sherretts, N. & Lewis, K., 2018, In : Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology. 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mental Health
Psychological Stress
Attitude to Health
Focus Groups
Institutional Ethics
Public Health
Qualitative Research

Activities 2014 2019

  • 7 Oral presentation
  • 3 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Invited talk

YOHPAKE annual conference

Kiara Lewis (Organiser)
9 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Using nudges to reduce sedentary behaviour: A pilot intervention

Kiara Lewis (Speaker)
15 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

BASES Heads of Department Forum

Kiara Lewis (Organiser)
20 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Fit To Work Breakfast Briefing

Kiara Lewis (Organiser)
11 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

BASES Annual Conference 2018

Kiara Lewis (Chair)
1 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...