Exploring the interplay and mechanisms between sleep, circadian rhythms and physical activity for improved physical and mental health

Project Code

MRCPHS24Br Richmond

Research Theme

Population Health Sciences

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Understanding the interplay between physical activity and sleep is important for improving physical and mental health. A proposed mechanism linking physical activity with sleep is through regulation of circadian (24-hour) rhythms in the body. This project will investigate the relationship between physical activity and sleep, and the underlying biological pathways, using both population and experimental research methods.

Lead Supervisor

Dr Rebecca Richmond

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