The Global Inactivity Pandemic

Due to ongoing concerns about the development of the COVID-19 virus and the importance of reducing its spread, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this event.

We apologise for any disappointment this may cause, however we believe that this is the most responsible course of action at this time, as the health and wellbeing of our community take priority.

We hope to reschedule this talk at a later date.

Keith George and Daniel Green

Keeping People Healthy and Out of Hospital: treating the global inactivity pandemic

School of Human Sciences 2020 Seminar Series

Global Active Cities

A public talk by Professor Keith George, Liverpool John Moores University and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Cities may be part of the 21st Century problem of growing levels of physical inactivity and increased sedentariness that lead to a huge variety of physical, psychological, social and health inequalities. “Liverpool Active City” is a progressive model of physical activity and sport provision that has become a model for the Global Active City movement. Prof George will describe the IOC-led Global Active City project and discuss insights from other pilot cities.

Keith is the Associate Dean for Research, Scholarship and Knowledge Transfer (Faculty of Science) and past Head of the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University. He is an expert on the impact of acute and chronic exercise on the heart, circulatory system and overall human health. He also focuses on the development and utilisation of novel imaging technologies and their use in research and clinical settings. Since 2014, Keith has been an expert scientist attached to the Active Well-being Initiative and the Global Active City accreditations supported by TAFISA, EVALEO and the International Olympic Committee.

The Inactivity Pandemic: behaviour change or exercise pill?

A public talk by Professor Daniel Green, The University of Western Australia.

Physical inactivity is now one of the leading causes of death globally, with almost a third of the world’s population not meeting the recommended levels of physical activity. In response, there has been growing interest, both scientifically and commercially, in developing ‘exercise pills’ which may be able to biologically induce some of the benefits of exercise. But is this a realistic, and a desirable, goal? 

Danny is a Winthrop Professor at UWA and a Principal Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. Danny is a leading researcher in cardiovascular exercise physiology in the School of Human Sciences. He studies how to prevent chronic cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some forms of dementia. Danny leads a team whose research encompasses the lifespan; from exercise training and physical activity in the prevention of atherosclerosis in obese children and adolescents, to research on the best combinations of exercise and medications in the management of patients with hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, coronary disease and heart failure patients awaiting transplantation.

  • This lecture will be preceded by a presentation Hormonal Changes with Age in Women and Men: Impacts of Exercise by Professor Helen Jones, Liverpool John Moores University, and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow and Dr Louise Naylor, School of Human Sciences, The University of Western Australia from 6pm-7pm.