Dr Victoria Palmer
- Research Associate (Institute of Health & Wellbeing Social Sciences)
27 Bute Gardens
Victoria Palmer is a research associate based in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing. She is a sociologist who does research about physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Since completing her PhD entitled 'The negotiation of physical activity in three-generational families' in 2015 at Glasgow Caledonian University, Victoria's research has focussed on understanding older adults' sedentary behaviour and physical activity. She is currently working on the Sit Less Move More project, developing a technology-based intervention to support older adults to sit less, and become more active.
Victoria previously worked on the Seniors USP project which sought to understand older people's sedentary patterns. Victoria's work as part of the qualitative research team on this project led to the development of Sit Less, Move More, Feel Good! a short leaflet-based intervention to support older adults to sit less. Through the University of Glasgow's Knowledge Exchange Fund Victoria led the development of the Sit Less, Move More, Feel Good! website which hosts the leaflet and associated training materials.
Victoria is an experienced qualitative researcher with experience using a wide range of methods including data-led interviews, life history interviews, and participatory methods. She has also had experience of process evaluation.
- Physical activity and sedentary behaviour
- Sociology of the body, sport, health and illness, family life, ageing
- Innovative qualitative and mixed-methods methodologies
Chief Scientist Office. Gray CM (PI), Palmer VJ, Wyke S, Blane D, Fitzsimons C, Mutrie N, Hunter R, Maxwell D, Bain F. Sit Less, Move More: Improving sedentary behaviour and physical activity in community-dwelling older adults: development and feasibility testing of a novel technology-supported intervention.£299,167. Sept 2017- May 2021. (Sit Less, Move More)
Scottish Funding Council Global Challenges Research Fund. Palmer VJ (PI), Gray CM, Halliday J, Wight D. Building sustainable capacity to develop and evaluate social and public health interventions: piloting a workshop to train researchers in East Africa. £15,000.Oct 2018 – June 2019.
University of Glasgow: Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Flexible Fund. Palmer VJ (PI), Gray CM. Helping older adults sit less and move more: development of an online platform to support widespread roll-out of a brief intervention. £18,471. October 2018 – March 2019.
ESRC Impact Acceleration Account. Gray CM (PI), Palmer VJ, Wyke S. Intervening on sedentary behaviour in older adults from results to practice. £19,848. Oct 2016 – May 2017.