Christopher O'Donnell

Christopher O'Donnell


Accepting PhD Students


Research activity per year

Personal profile


I am an Exercise and Health Psychologist and my work spans a wide range of behavioural & methodological techniques to understand people exercise engagement behaviours.  I trained as an experimental Psychologist and use many of those techniques in my current work, though I have publication using survey and qualitative methodologies. 

Current research activities

Recent projects have focused on 4 main themes, engagement with exercise prescriptions, the social cognitive pre-determinants of exercise engagement, the implicit attitudes and beliefs about exercise, healthy food consumption and innovative methods of measurement and interventions. 

Desired research direction

The goal of my research is to understand what motivates us to engage in a healthy lifestyle.  As the research continues I wish to build an evidence base of work that can assist multidisciplinary teams to plan, design and evaluate interventions for those on journeys toward healthy living.   

Target collaborative companies

Health Authorities

Exercise and Fitness companies

Exercise and Fitness Professionals

Target collaborative organisations


Local Authorities

Private Exercise and Fitness Providers 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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