In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic that threatened the physical and mental wellbeing of everyone in society.
At ARU, our research community responded rapidly. We worked to understand, and develop interventions to address, the significant detrimental impact the pandemic was having on the communities we serve.
We led research involving experts from across the globe, to make sure it had an impact locally, nationally and internationally. The interdisciplinary ARU COVID-19 Research Group consists of 36 academics from multiple faculties, and is led by Dr Lee Smith, Reader in Physical Activity and Public Health.
For enquiries relating to our COVID-19 research, please email [email protected].
Dr Lee Smith's quick thinking produces valuable insights into the effects of lockdown
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