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Professor Louise Mansfield

Professor Louise Mansfield
Vice Dean Research / Professor - Sport, Health and Social Sciences

Heinz Wolff 210


Career History

Louise Mansfield is Professor of Sport, Health and Social Sciences and Research Lead for Welfare, Health and Wellbeing in the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies.  Her research focuses on the relationship between sport, physical activity and public health and wellbeing. She is interested in partnership and community approaches in sport and physical activity and issues of health, wellbeing, inequality and diversity. She has led research projects for the Department of Health, Youth Sport Trust, sportscotland, Economic and Social Research Council, Medical Research Council, Macmillan Cancer Support, Public Health England and Sport England. She sits on the editorial boards for Leisure Studies, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health and the International Review for the Sociology of Sport and is Managing Editor of Annals of Leisure Research. Louise is known for  is known for developing evidence to inform policy and practice.




Louise is Vice Dean for Research (CHMLS), Director of the Centre for Health and Wellbeing across the Lifecourse (CHWL) and Associate Director of the ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Training Programme (a collaboration between Brunel, Oxford and the Open University).

Newest selected publications

Hall, J., Kay, T., McConnell, A. and Mansfield, L. (2019) 'Implementation of sit-stand desks as a workplace health initiative: stakeholder views'. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 12 (5). pp. 369 - 386. ISSN: 1753-8351 Open Access Link

Journal article

Le Boutillier, C., Archer, S., Barry, C., King, A., Mansfield, L. and Urch, C. (2019) 'Conceptual framework for living with and beyond cancer: A systematic review and narrative synthesis.'. Psycho-oncology, 28 (5). pp. 948 - 959. ISSN: 1057-9249 Open Access Link

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Mansfield, L., Kay, T., Anokye, N. and Fox-Rushby, J. (2019) 'Community Sport and the Politics of Aging: Co-design and Partnership Approaches to Understanding the Embodied Experiences of Low-Income Older People'. Frontiers in Sociology, 4. pp. 5. ISSN: 2297-7775 Open Access Link

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Anokye, N., Mansfield, L., Kay, T., Sanghera, S., Lewin, A. and Fox-Rushby, J. (2018) 'The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a complex community sport intervention to increase physical activity: An interrupted time series design'. BMJ Open, 8 (12). pp. e024132 - e024132. ISSN: 2044-6055 Open Access Link

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Testoni, S., Mansfield, L. and Dolan, P. (2018) 'Defining and Measuring Subjective Wellbeing for Sport Policy'. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 10 (4). pp. 815 - 827. ISSN: 1940-6959 Open Access Link

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