Dr Victoria Palmer

  • Research Associate (Institute of Health & Wellbeing Social Sciences)

telephone: 01413305422
email: Victoria.Palmer@glasgow.ac.uk

27 Bute Gardens

Biography

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.

Research interests

  • Physical activity and sedentary behaviour
  • Sociology of the body, sport, health and illness, family life, ageing
  • Innovative qualitative and mixed-methods methodologies

Research Grants

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.

Publications

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Number of items: 9.

2019

Palmer, V., Bowness, J. and Tulle, E. (2019) (Re)conceptualising physical activity participation as career. Ageing and Society, (doi: 10.1017/S0144686X19001430) (Early Online Publication)

Palmer, V. J., Gray, C. M. , Fitzsimons, C. F., Mutrie, N., Wyke, S. , Deary, I. J., Der, G. , Chastin, S. F.M. and Skelton, D. A. (2019) What do older people do when sitting and why? Implications for decreasing sedentary behaviour. Gerontologist, 59(4), pp. 686-697. (doi: 10.1093/geront/gny020) (PMID:29771308) (PMCID:PMC6630262)

2018

Palmer, V. J., Tulle, E. and Bowness, J. (2018) Physical activity and the ageing body. In: Nyman, S. R., Barker, A., Haines, T., Horton, K., Musselwhite, C., Victor, C. R. and Wolff, J. K. (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Ageing and Physical Activity Promotion. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 531-549. ISBN 9783319712901 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71291-8_26)

Gale, C. R. et al. (2018) The epigenetic clock and objectively measured sedentary and walking behavior in older adults: the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936. Clinical Epigenetics, 10, 4. (doi: 10.1186/s13148-017-0438-z) (PMID:29321814) (PMCID:PMC5759300)

Palmer, V. J. (2018) Grandparents’ contribution to a family culture of physical activity. Gerontologie et Societe, 40(156), I-XVI.

2016

Bunn, C. and Palmer, V. (2016) Using Bourdieu’s Toolkit to Critique and Improve Social Science Engagement with Physical Activity. In: Bourdieu Study Group Annual Conference 2016, Bristol, England, 4-6 Jul 2016,

2015

Palmer, V. (2015) Keeping it in the family: the generational transmission of physical activity. In: Tulle, E. and Phoenix, C. (eds.) Physical Activity and Sport in Later Life: Critical Perspectives. Series: Global culture and sport series. Palgrave Macmillan: Houndmills. ISBN 9781137429315

Palmer, V., Tulle, E. and Bowness, J. (2015) Neoliberalism in Action? Capturing the Complexities of Sport and Physical Activity Careers. BSA Annual Conference 2015, Glasgow, UK, 15-17 April 2015.

2014

Palmer, V. et al. (2014) Symposium abstracts: pace, penalty and prouette: the sociology of physical culture. Scottish Journal of Performance, 2(1), pp. 87-103. (doi: 10.14439/sjop.2014.0201.05)

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Number of items: 9.

Articles

Palmer, V., Bowness, J. and Tulle, E. (2019) (Re)conceptualising physical activity participation as career. Ageing and Society, (doi: 10.1017/S0144686X19001430) (Early Online Publication)

Palmer, V. J., Gray, C. M. , Fitzsimons, C. F., Mutrie, N., Wyke, S. , Deary, I. J., Der, G. , Chastin, S. F.M. and Skelton, D. A. (2019) What do older people do when sitting and why? Implications for decreasing sedentary behaviour. Gerontologist, 59(4), pp. 686-697. (doi: 10.1093/geront/gny020) (PMID:29771308) (PMCID:PMC6630262)

Gale, C. R. et al. (2018) The epigenetic clock and objectively measured sedentary and walking behavior in older adults: the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936. Clinical Epigenetics, 10, 4. (doi: 10.1186/s13148-017-0438-z) (PMID:29321814) (PMCID:PMC5759300)

Palmer, V. J. (2018) Grandparents’ contribution to a family culture of physical activity. Gerontologie et Societe, 40(156), I-XVI.

Palmer, V. et al. (2014) Symposium abstracts: pace, penalty and prouette: the sociology of physical culture. Scottish Journal of Performance, 2(1), pp. 87-103. (doi: 10.14439/sjop.2014.0201.05)

Book Sections

Palmer, V. J., Tulle, E. and Bowness, J. (2018) Physical activity and the ageing body. In: Nyman, S. R., Barker, A., Haines, T., Horton, K., Musselwhite, C., Victor, C. R. and Wolff, J. K. (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Ageing and Physical Activity Promotion. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 531-549. ISBN 9783319712901 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71291-8_26)

Palmer, V. (2015) Keeping it in the family: the generational transmission of physical activity. In: Tulle, E. and Phoenix, C. (eds.) Physical Activity and Sport in Later Life: Critical Perspectives. Series: Global culture and sport series. Palgrave Macmillan: Houndmills. ISBN 9781137429315

Conference or Workshop Item

Palmer, V., Tulle, E. and Bowness, J. (2015) Neoliberalism in Action? Capturing the Complexities of Sport and Physical Activity Careers. BSA Annual Conference 2015, Glasgow, UK, 15-17 April 2015.

Conference Proceedings

Bunn, C. and Palmer, V. (2016) Using Bourdieu’s Toolkit to Critique and Improve Social Science Engagement with Physical Activity. In: Bourdieu Study Group Annual Conference 2016, Bristol, England, 4-6 Jul 2016,

This list was generated on Sat Oct 24 21:05:03 2020 BST.