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”The ukactive Research Institute provides high quality, rigorous, and innovative research, evaluation, and business intelligence services that achieve sector, policy, and academic impact. This is delivered through our two key functions; Data and Insight, and Research and Evaluation. The aim of our Data and Insight function is to support our members and the wider sector through comprehensive market insight and regular, up-to-date, business intelligence reports at both sector and organisational level. Our Research and Evaluation function aims to contribute to the academic evidence-base about the use of exercise and physical activity programmes in the improvement of quality of life, prevention, and management of disease across the life course.
The ukactive Research Institute’s two primary objectives are to:
1. Bridge the evidence gap between traditional laboratory based ‘exercise is medicine’ research and pragmatic real-world interventions
2. Provide up to date and actionable business intelligence insight to drive strategy and business planning
We work with a diverse range of stakeholders and partners including leisure operators, local authorities, government agencies, wearable technology and equipment suppliers, and academic institutions to conduct in-depth analysis of physical activity initiatives, collecting, collating, and translating evidence from a wide variety of data sources utilising mixed methods, and situation suitable research designs.