Dr Abigail Morris

Lecturer in Workplace Health and Well Being

Research Overview

Abby is a Lecturer in Organisational Health and Well Being in the Faculty of Health and Medicine. Her research brings together researcher and practitioner training and experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of workplace health programmes. She is an interdisciplinary mixed-methods researcher with experience conducting both process and outcome evaluations. Her current research examines the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of multi-component sitting reduction and activity promotion interventions in contact centres and traditional office workers, with a focus on the use of innovative physical and web-based technologies.

Abby was recently involved in designing, delivering and evaluating a Sit Less and Move More (SLAMM) multi-component intervention among call centre workers (2016-2019). She conducted process evaluations of ehealth; 'Exertime' (2018-2019) and an mhealth; 'Rise and Recharge' (2019-2020) interventions which aimed to reduce total and prolonged sedentary time and increase physical activity at work among traditional office workers. These projects involved colaboration with esteemed researchers in both the UK and Australia.