Dr Colin Shore

  • Research Assistant (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)


I am a Research Assistant in Complexity in Health Improvement Programme at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. My primary role is to provide cross-programme support across the Complex Interventions workstream. 

I joined University of Glasgow from University of Surrey in January 2022, where I was a Research Fellow working on a Dunhill Medical Trust funded project exploring delegation of insulin administration to non-registered healthcare workers in community nursing teams: an evaluation of care and practice for older people with diabetes.

Prior to this I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Stirling (2016-2020), where my thesis explored the key components of Exercise Referral Schemes pathway. This yielded novel evidence about the Exercise Referral Scheme pathways and understanding of key components that influence their effectiveness. I previously read for a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy (2011-2014, London Metropolitan University), followed by an MSc in Clinical Exercise Science (2015-2016, University of Portsmouth).

My general research interests are, physical activity for health, exercise as medicine, healthy ageing, and population health.

Research interests

Physical activity, Exercise, Exercise referral Schemes, Long-term conditions, Population health, Mental health, Community healthcare. 


Currently supervising MSc Global Health student