• University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH

    United Kingdom

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Dr Liane Azevedo started as a Reader in Health Research at the University of Huddersfield. Previously, she worked at Teesside University and as a staff member of Fuse- Centre for Translational Research in Public Health. She attained a BSc in Biology at the University of Sao Paulo, an MSc in Exercise Physiology at the Federal University of São Paulo and a PhD in Biomechanics at the University of Cape Town.

Her research interest is in Public Health, but in particular, on behaviour change interventions. She has been involved in many studies involving interventions, particularly with children, targeting the increase in physical activity and the reduction in sedentary behaviour. She has also been involved in several systematic reviews focusing on the treatment and prevention of overweight and obesity in children and correlates of physical activity and academic achievement or fundamental motor skills.

Liane has also developed strong collaborations with the sports organisations, local authorities, community, and voluntary sectors, contributing to bridging the expertise and knowledge between sectors. In addition, she has established many rewarding research collaborations with scholars from the UK and internationally.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Public Health
  • Physical Activity
  • Exercise science
  • Health Promotion
  • Children and Youth
  • Systematic Reviews


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