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Paul griffiths  lecturer in health and wellbeing 24251

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Qualifications

MSc Applied Public Health
PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET)
BSc (Hons) Sports & Exercise Studies

Other:
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Diploma in Specialist Exercise Referral (Obesity & Diabetes)
Diploma in Exercise Referral
Gym Instructor/Personal Trainer
SAQ P Award
Sports Leaders Tutor Trainer
ILP Introduction to Management

About

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 became lecturer in Health and Wellbeing in 2012, providing module leadership and teaching across the school on a number of health and sport related programmes including the FD/BSc. (Hons) Community Health and Wellbeing programme. Paul became senior lecturer in 2017 and course leader for the programme at Glyntaff Campus.

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.

Responsibilities

Course Leader:
FD/BSc. (Hons) Community Health & Wellbeing

Module Leadership
Level 4 Human Health & Disease
Level 4 Study Skills for HE
Level 4 Contemporary Issues in Health
Level 5 Applying Research to Practice
Level 5 Health Psychology
Level 5 Employability Skills 2
Level 6 Project/Dissertation module

Contributes to:
Level 4 Investigating Health & Wellbeing
Level 5 Improving Community Health & Wellbeing
Level 5 Health Psychology
Level 6 Reducing Health Inequalities
Level 6 Implementing & Evaluating Health Improvement Interventions

Memberships

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS)
British Heart Foundation Alliance
Higher Education Academy (fellow – FHEA)

Research

Expertise or Interest:

Health promotion
Physical activity and health
GP Exercise Referral
Health psychology, health behaviour, and health behaviour change
Risk perception in health
Health inequalities and social determinants of health

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