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Autumn/Winter Webinar series at the Physical Activity for Health (PAfH)

Invite to Autumn/Winter Webinar series at the Physical Activity for Health (PAfH). Our next webinar in the series is on next Monday, October 18th at 1-2pm entitled: ‘Health Promoting Sports Clubs: From Theory to Real World Application’ with Associate Professor Aurélie Van Hoye Register Here Professor Van Hoye is currently on a Marie Curie Fellowship at the Physical Education and…
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I-PARC Symposium @ 8th ISPAH Virtual Congress Vancouver 2021

For anyone attending this year’s ISPAH Virtual Congress Vancouver 2021 the I-APRC team host a symposium on Wednesday, 13th October, 2021 from 9.20am – 10:50am (Irish time). Symposium B1: I-PARC: A whole of system approach for enhancing effective interventions, implementation strategies, and enabling contexts to reduce population levels of physical inactivity 9:20 am – 10:50…
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Barriers and facilitators to implementing community-based physical activity interventions: a qualitative systematic review

Jemima Cooper, Joey Murphy, Catherine Woods, Femke Van Nassau, Aisling McGrath, David Callaghan, Paula Carroll, Paul Kelly, Niamh Murphy, Marie Murphy & Irish Physical Activity Research Collaboration (I-PARC) International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity volume 18, Article number: 118 (2021) https://ijbnpa.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12966-021-01177-w Abstract Background Over the past decade several physical activity (PA) interventions have…
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“Getting Ireland Active”—Application of a Systems Approach to Increase Physical Activity in Ireland Using the GAPPA Framework

New Publication from the @IPARC_1 team “Getting Ireland Active”—Application of a Systems Approach to Increase Physical Activity in Ireland Using the GAPPA Framework in Journal of Physical Activity and Health Joseph J. Murphy, Fiona Mansergh, Marie H. Murphy, Niamh Murphy, Benny Cullen, Sarah O’Brien, Stephen Finn, Grainne O’Donoghue, Niamh Barry, Shirley O’Shea, Kevin M. Leyden,…
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2021 physical activity factsheets for the European Union Member States in the WHO European Region

Updates of the physical activity country factsheets of the European Union Member States in the WHO European Region that were first published in 2015. The factsheets provide snapshots of the epidemiology of physical inactivity, national policy responses and current monitoring and surveillance systems. Provides information collected within the European Union Physical Activity Focal Points network…
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Barriers and facilitators to implementing community-based physical activity interventions: a qualitative systematic review

@IJBNPA systematic review from @IPARC_1 explores key barriers and facilitators when implementing community-based physical activity interventions, with recommendations for future practice. https://ijbnpa.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12966-021-01177-w  

Huge benefits sport has on Irish society and economy confirmed by new study

  Sport Ireland: Media Release, 21st September 2021   Huge benefits sport has on Irish society and economy confirmed by new study Participation in sport and physical activity prevents nearly 100,000 cases of disease annually, generating savings to the Government of nearly €0.4bn Sport-related jobs accounted for 2.8% of all Irish employment in 2018 Sport volunteering…
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Move for Life 2021 virtual Conference

Save the date for the Move for Life 2021 conference, more information and registration available on the Limerick Sports Partnership website.

Integrated Exercise Practitioner – Mental Health(x3 Part-Time roles)

The Exercise Effect provides a prescriptive, professionally led and community-based physical activity interventions for people with mental health difficulties in Co. Wexford. As an employee of Mental Health Ireland the IEP-MH will be coordinated by the local sports partnership in Wexford, Sports Active Wexford, to work specifically with local HSE mental health services in the…
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Does the Olympic Games increase population physical activity?

Author: Prof Niamh Murphy, Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Waterford Institute of Technology As the Tokyo Olympic Games began, a small celebration was taking place amongst physical activity researchers as the medical journal, the Lancet, published an issue dedicated to physical activity. One of the papers in the series was…
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