Dr Jenni Connelly


Sport University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Jenni Connelly

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About me

I am currently a Lecturer in Physical activity for Health based within the Faculty of Health Science and Sport. I graduated with a BA in Sport and Psychology from the University of Stirling in 2010. This is where my interests in how becoming more active can benefit our health started. This led me to Loughborough University where I completed an MSc in Physical activity and Health under the guidance of Professor Stuart Biddle. I completed my PhD in collaboration with the University of Highlands and Islands looking at physical activity promotion in chronic health. This led me back to Stirling where I was originally employed as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on the Well!bingo project, a physical activity intervention aimed at getting older ladies who play bingo more active. I started my lecturing role in the Faculty of Health Science and Sport in 2016 and contribute on both the Sport Studies and Sport and Exercise Science programmes. I also contribute on the undergraduate nursing programme and the Masters in Public Health.

My research interests include physical activity in the prevention and management of health conditions, physical activity measurement, intervention design and physical activity promotion in hard to reach groups.


Best Collaborator in Research Award

Learning and Teaching Award

Divisional / Faculty Contribution

Learning and Teaching Officer for Sport

Member of Athena SWAN Committee
I am a member of the Faculty Equality, Diversity & Inclusion / Athena SWAN committee and I am in the Teaching Working Group.

Student Engagement Officer for Sport
I am the Student Engagement officer for Sport working closely with Students and Staff to enhance the Sport Academic Community.

Professional membership

Diabetes UK Professional Member
Diabetes UK

Graduate Member of British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society

The Physiology Society
The Physiological Society

Professional qualification

Fellow Of Higher Education Academy
Higher Education Academy