Luke Pickard PhD researcher

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:18:00 BST

Luke Pickard, PhD researcher...

...talks about his work with people who have mental health problems and the use of sport and exercise to aid their condition.

The research was carried out using the Let's Do This sports programme at the Becklin Centre in Leeds.  On the back of his research, Luke was invited to go to the Fifth International Conference on Sport and Society, held in Rio, Brazil, at the Universidade Salgado de Oliveira, Niterói Campus.  Luke delivered two papers at the conference: entitled Sport and Exercise and Its Effects on Mental Health and Wellbeing and The Influence of Physical Activity on the Lifeworld of Its Participants: Escapism and Identity.  View the full story at

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