Free Exercise! Does the Leeds Let's Get Active (LLGA) scheme help to increase physical activity and reduce health inequalities?

This PhD thesis is based around the economic evaluation of a public health intervention (the Leeds Let’s Get Active scheme) which aimed to get inactive people exercising and reduce health inequalities.

His studies looked at developing an analytical framework for economic evaluation of universal programmes to promote healthy behaviours. His project was based on a collaboration with Leeds City Council. During his studies, he addressed methodological shortcomings and explored the implications of methodological assumptions characterising these evaluations, within an application to physical activity. Findings from his research highlighted the importance of broadening the scope of economic evaluation and an early involvement of health economics research.