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Max Western

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Research interests

Max is a Behavioural Scientist whose main research interests are on human motivation and health behaviour change. In particular, Max is interested in improving the quality of life for an ageing population and the role that digital technologies play in modifying or facilitating healthy (or unhealthy) lifestyle behaviours such as regular physical activity. Max is also interested health communication and specifically how personalised information can be used to support individuals, communities or wider societal systems make healthy choices and reduce the burden of disease. 

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Projects 2019 2019

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GAMO Feasibility Funding Call

Western, M.

1/03/192/09/19

Project: Research council

Research Output 2013 2018

A community-based physical activity intervention to prevent mobility-related disability for retired older people (REtirement in ACTion (REACT)): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Stathi, A., Withall, J., Greaves, C. J., Thompson, J. L., Taylor, G., Medina-Lara, A., Green, C., Bilzon, J., Gray, S., Johansen-Berg, H., Sexton, C. E., Western, M., De Koning, J., Bollen, J. C., Moorlock, S., Demnitz, N., Seager, P., Guralnik, J., Rejeski, W. J. & Fox, K. R., 18 Apr 2018, In : Trials. 19, 228, p. 1-12 12 p., 228.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Retirement
Randomized Controlled Trials
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Independent Living

Are pedestrian crossings in the UK fit for purpose? Comparing the current crossing times with the gait-speed of older adults at risk for mobility-related disability

Western, M., Withall, J., De Koning, J., Thompson, J. L., Greaves, C., Bollen, J., Moorlock, S., Fox, K. R. & Stathi, A., 2018, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Developing online resources to support reduction of sedentary behaviour in older people in the community

Western, M., 2018, (Unpublished) p. 1-21. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

10 Citations
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energy expenditure
physical activity
Energy Metabolism
Watches
Exercise

Thesis

Using Personalised Multidimensional Visual Feedback to Support a Change in Physical Activity Behaviour and Improve Health

Author: Western, M., 24 May 2017

Supervisor: Thompson, D. (Supervisor), Standage, M. (Supervisor) & Peacock, O. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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