Trish Gorely


Trish Gorely
Phone: 01463255615

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Research expertise

My main research interests are in psychological and behavioural aspects of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health.  My work is underpinned by behavioural epidemiology and has focused on health outcomes, physical activity and sedentary behaviour measurement, understanding the correlates of these behaviours and the design and evaluation of behaviour change interventions.  I have been involved in a number of randomised controlled trials of behaviour change interventions (e.g., PREPARE, STAND, Girls Active).  Populations I have worked with include children and adolescents, young adults, individuals at high risk of type 2 diabetes, older adults, and adults with peripheral arterial disease.  I have received funding from the Medical research Council, NIHR, government departments, health charities and commercial partners.

Teaching expertise

Supervised 6 PhD students to completion

External examiner for 9 PhD students from Universities in Australia, NZ, Norway, and UK.

Postgraduate and undergraduate teaching:

I have a post-graduate certificate in tertiary education. Over my career I have lead modules in a variety of subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level (see below).  I have also led the curriculum development for two different MSc programmes.

Example modules:

Psychology of Physical Activity

Exercise and Health Promotion

Young People and Physical Activity

Research Methods

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Applied Sport Psychology

Academic Qualifications

PhD                University of Western Australia

MEd                University of Western Australia

DipGrad          University of Otago, New Zealand

BPhEd (dist.)   University of Otago, New Zealand

Frequent Journals

  1. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

    ISSNs: 1479-5868

    BioMed Central

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 6.82 SJR 2.967 SNIP 2.298


  2. Diabetologia

    ISSNs: 0012-186X

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1432-0428

    Springer Verlag

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 5.79 SJR 3 SNIP 1.752


  3. Diabetic Medicine

    ISSNs: 0742-3071

    Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.85 SJR 1.515 SNIP 1.225


  4. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

    ISSNs: 0195-9131

    Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.34 SJR 2.071 SNIP 1.669


  5. BMC Public Health

    ISSNs: 1471-2458

    BioMed Central

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.94 SJR 1.382 SNIP 1.342


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Frequent Publishers

  1. McGraw-Hill


  2. Routledge

    United Kingdom


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