Dr Charlotte Edwardson is a Lecturer in Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and
Health at the University of Leicester. Dr Edwardson studied at Loughborough University
between 2001-2010 where she was awarded a BSc in Applied Sports Science, MSc
in Physical Activity and Health and PhD in Physical Activity in Young People.
Alongside her PhD Dr Edwardson worked as a Research Associate for five years
for the Institute of Youth Sport at Loughborough University where she specialised
in the evaluation of physical activity initiatives in young people. Following this she
worked as a Project Manager at both Loughborough University and the Leicester
Diabetes Centre where she focused on developing and evaluating physical activity and
sedentary behaviour interventions in adults with a high risk of type 2 diabetes.
Dr Edwardson joined the University of Leicester at the beginning of 2013. Her current
research work focuses on understanding patterns of physical activity and sedentary
behaviour in order to inform interventions, developing and evaluating physical activity
and sedentary behaviour interventions in a range of population groups and objectively
measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour. She provides project management
and academic input to lifestyle related projects within the Diabetes Research
Centre, Leicester Diabetes Centre, Leicester-Loughborough Biomedical Research
Unit, the NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands and the Leicester Clinical Trials Unit.
Dr Edwardson has published in a range of peer reviewed journals in the area
of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health in young people and adults
and has been successful in attracting research grants from prestigious funding
bodies such as the Medical Research Council, National Institute for Health Research and Department of Health.
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