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Dr. Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly received his B.S. (Physics) degree from University of Durham. He earned his M.S. (Physiology) and Ph.D. (Public Health) degrees from University of Oxford. Dr. Kelly is currently a core member in the Department of Physical Activity for Health Research Centre, the University of Edinburgh.Kelly is a physiotherapist with interests in physical activity promotion and evaluation, health behavior measurement and theory, and physical activity teaching and education. His current research focuses on the health benefits (physical and mental) of walking and cycling using data from large cohort studies and also RCTs. He has published more than 50 scholarly papers and has authored or edited five books.Kelly served on the U.K. Chief Medical Officer’s Expert Advisory Committee, the ISPAH (International Society for Physical Activity and Health) Executive Board, the ISPAH (International Society for Physical Activity and Health) Education Committee, and as a temporary adviser at World Health Organization. 

Speech Topic:Modelling the health economic benefits of walking and cycling