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Paul griffiths  lecturer in health and wellbeing 24251

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MSc Applied Public Health (with Distinction)
PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET)
BSc (Hons) Sports Studies (1st Class Hons)

ILP Introduction to Management
Diploma in Specialist Exercise (Obesity & Diabetes)
Diploma in Exercise Referral
Gym Instructor
SAQ P Award
Sports Leaders Tutor Trainer


Paul joined the University as a visiting lecturer in 2006, teaching across a number of sport and health programmes, before joining the First Campus project as a Schools Officer in 2007. The role involved developing bespoke curriculum enrichment activities for schools and colleges, short courses for adults, and community education programmes as part of widening access provision in collaboration with a number of external stakeholders. Paul took the lead on a number of health and sport initiatives across the region. In March 2010 Paul became Family Learning Coordinator for the project with a specific remit for parental engagement and Adult Community Learning, before becoming project coordinator between 2011 and 2012.

Paul is currently lecturer in Health and Wellbeing, providing module leadership and teaching across the school on a number of health and sport related programmes. Paul’s main interests are around health behaviour and health promotion, specifically in relation to physical activity and exercise, cardiovascular disease risk and obesity. Paul is also interested in the role of exercise in the prevention and treatment of disease and has been involved in the set up and delivery of GP Exercise Referral programmes at the university. Paul holds the highest level of industry recognition – Level 4 – with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as a qualified specialist exercise instructor.


Year tutor:
Community Health & Wellbeing Years 1 & 3

Module Leadership
Level 4 Anatomy and Physiology
Level 4 Project, Research and Digital Skills
Level 5 Promoting Community Health and Wellbeing
Level 5 Work Based Project Skills and Strategies
Level 6 Health Promotion
Level 6 Applied Professional Project

Contributes to:
Level 4 Pathology, Treatment and Prevention of Disease
Level 4 Academic, Research and Professional Skills
Level 4 Foundations of Sports Studies
Level 6 Physical Activity and Health


British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS)
British Heart Foundation Alliance


Expertise or Interest:

Health promotion
Physical activity and health
GP Exercise Referral
Health psychology, health behaviour, and health behaviour change
Risk perception in health
Social and environmental impact on health and access to services

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