PHE Physical Activity Team – Understanding the evidence webinar.

Please find below details of Public Health England’s Physical Activity Team’s “Understanding the evidence” webinar . I believe this is of particular interest to academics interested in cycling and disability/ social justice / equality as the authors stated in the report:

“There is little specific evidence available on the benefits of walking and cycling for people with disabilities and those living with long-term conditions. Similarly, there is little about the effects on groups living with different levels of deprivation. It would be helpful if these gaps were addressed, particularly regarding practical methods to improve access to physical activity for these groups.”

Find the report here: Cycling and walking for individual, population and health system benefits: a rapid evidence review for health and care system decision-makers.

The UK Chief Medical Officers’ physical activity guidance highlights walking and cycling as the easiest way for many people to get active and in 2017 the Government announced a commitment to make walking and cycling the natural choice for short journeys and as part of longer journeys.

PHE recently published an evidence review of the individual, population and health system benefits of increased walking and cycling in the population. The review, undertaken by the University of Edinburgh and CEDAR, is the first review that has looked at the specific benefits of walking and cycling as modes of physical activity and helps understand the importance, benefits and practical actions for the health sector to support increase in walking and cycling.

The webinar is an opportunity to hear from the researchers who will summarise the key findings, discuss next steps and how this evidence can be applied locally. Please email with any questions and click here for registration.

Webinar outline:

  • Key Findings from the Evidence Review
    Dr Paul Kelly, University of Edinburgh
    Dr James Woodcock, University of Cambridge
  • The Cycling and Walking Investment Scheme (CWIS)Department for Transport
  • Implementing the evidence and next steps
    Dr Michael Brannan, National lead for Physical Activity, Public Health England.The webinar will be live with an opportunity to ask questions via the message board. You can also email any questions before or during the session to


Join the webinar on 29th January 2019 13:00-14:00 by registering your interest using the PHE online registration form.


You can access our webinars via Skype or by dialling into the number which you will receive prior to the event, along with a PDF copy of the presentation(s).

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