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Children’s health subject of lecture at Loughborough University

Schools and the future of our children’s health will be the topic of a lecture taking place at Loughborough University on Wednesday, October 4.

Dr Lauren Sherar will be presenting the talk which is latest instalment in the Public Lecture Series 2017, put together by the university and the National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine.

Titled ‘The weight of responsibility: Schools and the future of our children’s health’, it will be held in Room U0.05 of the Brockington Building, starting at 6.25pm.

The lecture will provide a commentary on the present and future health of our children, with a specific focus on the role of physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

The contribution and responsibility of schools in improving the health of our children will also be debated.

Dr Sherar is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity and Public Health at Loughborough University.

She graduated from Nottingham Trent University combined honours programme in Sport Science and Biology in 2001. She then obtained a masters (2004) and doctoral (2008) degree at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada in the area of physical activity and health with a focus on child and adolescent growth and development.

Since 2008 Dr Sherar worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Bath (2008-10), an Assistant Professor at the University of Saskatchewan (2010-12) and was appointed as a lecturer at Loughborough University in 2012.

To book, email Alison Stanley.


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