Project team

The project is being led by researchers at Edge Hill University in association with DOCIAsport and supported by the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

Edge Hill University

Professor Andy Smith
Professor Andy Smith
Professor of Sport and Physical Activity
+44 (0)1695 657295
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Dr David Haycock
Dr David Haycock
Senior Lecturer in Sport Development and Management
+44(0) 1695 584162
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Jon Jones
Jon Jones
Partnership Development and Engagement Manager (Education, Health and Wellbeing)
+44(0) 1695 584082
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Rachel Wilcock
Rachel Wilcock
Research Assistant (Sport and Mental Health)
+44(0) 1695 584405
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Ian Braid
Ian Braid MSc
MD – DOCIAsport Ltd

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