Researchers to study impact of the Greenway on health and well-being

A team of researchers at the Centre of Excellence for Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast, are studying the impact of the Connswater Community Greenway on physical activity levels, general health & well-being and social capital of the local population in East Belfast.

Increasing participation in physical activity has great potential for improving public health. The trends towards sedentary living have their origins in changes at community and societal levels indicative of shifting cultural norms.

In the context of this research, a survey is being conducted by Perceptive Insight Market Research, an independent company based in East Belfast. Data from this survey will be used by the Centre of Excellence for Public Health at Queen’s University Belfast to study changes in health and lifestyle in the area.

Households will be randomly selected to take part in this survey and any information provided will be treated with the strictest of confidence. If your household is selected, you will receive a letter in the post describing what will happen.

If you have any queries or issues about the interview please call Emma Lyttle at Perceptive Insight on the Freephone number 0333 323 9696 or contact via email: emma.lyttle@pimr.co.uk

If you have any queries or issues about the research study itself please contact Mark Tully, Centre of Excellence for Public Health at Queen’s University, on 0290978947 or via email: m.tully@qub.ac.uk