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Health promotion

Research group
Active research
Project owner
Department of Food and Nutrition and Sport Science

Short description

Within the health promotion group, we are interested in understanding how health and wellbeing can be promoted. Our research addresses a wide range of issues related to health promotion practice. It is interdisciplinary and includes different theoretical approaches as well as both qualitative and quantitative methods. The focus of our research is primarily on food and physical activity. An important goal is to generate knowledge and competence for the development, implementation and evaluation of health promotive interventions. The health promotion group share a strong commitment to participatory and empowering approaches.

Research themes

  • Concepts, theories and methods of relevance for health promotion research
  • Strategies and methods for health promotion practice
  • Factors related to wellbeing and health
  • Empowerment processes