Olivia is a Research Assistant on the FRESH (Families Reporting Every Step to Health) study, an intervention encouraging families to become more active together. Her role involves visiting families to collect anthropometric and objective and subjective physical activity data in addition to fitting activity monitors and downloading and quality reviewing the data.
Prior to this role she completed a BSc in Applied Sports Science and an MSc in Physical Activity for Health, both at the University of Edinburgh. During her degrees she focused on the roles of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in preventing and treating chronic disease in a variety of populations. She also conducted research projects with Edinburgh Leisure and Paths for All to help develop their intervention methods.
Olivia has a variety of research interests which primarily involve efforts to increase physical activity in paediatric populations.