Project

COVID19 social distancing effects on social engagement, loneliness, wellbeing and physical activity in Scottish older adults, and an exploration of potential ameliorating strategies.

Funded by Chief Scientist Office.

This project will take an online mixed methods survey approach to understanding the impact of social distancing and self-isolation on social engagement, loneliness, wellbeing and physical activity engagement. It will also examine potential positive strategies that individuals are using to minimise the impact of social distancing on their socialising and physical activity engagement, including use of technology. It will focus mainly but not exclusively on older adults, as a particularly at-risk group, in order to understand the physical and mental impact of social distancing and potential ways to ameliorate this.

Total award value £52,289.00

People

Professor Anna Whittaker
Professor Anna Whittaker

Professor of Behavioural Medicine, Sport

Dr Louise McCabe
Dr Louise McCabe

Senior Lecturer, Dementia and Ageing

Dr Karen Watchman
Dr Karen Watchman

Senior Lecturer, Health Sciences Stirling

Dr Peter Coffee
Dr Peter Coffee

Senior Lecturer in Sports Psychology, Sport

Dr Jenni Connelly
Dr Jenni Connelly

Lecturer, Sport

Dr Gemma Ryde
Dr Gemma Ryde

Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health, Sport

Dr Andrew Kirkland
Dr Andrew Kirkland

Lecturer, Sport

Dr Federico Andreis
Dr Federico Andreis

Lecturer Statistician, Health Sciences Stirling

Professor Tess Kay
Professor Tess Kay

Deputy Dean and Head of Sport, Sport

Professor Ronan O'Carroll
Professor Ronan O'Carroll

Professor, Psychology