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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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Research Output

The tribulations of trials: Lessons learnt recruiting 777 older adults into REtirement in ACTion (REACT), a trial of a community, group-based active ageing intervention targeting mobility disability

Withall, J., Greaves, C. J., Thompson, J. L., De Koning, J., bollen, J. C., Moorlock, S., Fox, K. R., Western, M., Snowsill, T., Medina-Lara, A., Cross, R., Ladlow, P., Taylor, G., Zisi, V., Clynes, J., Gray, S., Agyapong-Badu, S., Guralnik, J., Rejeski, J. & Stathi, A., 9 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Gerontology: series A - Medical Sciences. glaa051.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fitness trackers and personalised training programmes – the way to get healthier at work

Western, M., 17 Jun 2019, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

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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