Research activities

Dr James Fisher describes the research being carried out in the WellcomeTrust Clinical Research Facility in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Currently, the main project is a BBSRC funded project examining the associations between age, physical activity, inflammation and physiological and cognitive function. It is a collaborative initiative between the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, the School of Psychology, the School of Bioscience and the School of Medicine.

A large cohort of elderly individuals will undergo thorough assessment of their daily physical activity (accelerometry), immune function (blood sample), cardiovascular function (heart and arteries) and cognitive function.