CASE – how to be involved

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As a participant

At the moment we are not recruiting individual participants for this project. In 2016, we will be conducting a feasibility study in two secondary schools to test two potential intervention strategies that seek to alter the school environment in order to facilitate greater activity/less sitting time during school hours. Please see ‘information for secondary schools’ for more details.

Alternatively, if you are interested in this project and would like to have input into the ongoing research, please see the ‘public advisory member ’ section below for more information about registering as a public adviser.


As a public advisory member

CASE is a 3 year project, funded by the Department of Health that focuses increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary time (i.e., sitting) within secondary school environments.

Throughout this project we will engage with young people, parents, teachers and other who have experience in bringing about changes in schools. We will seek their advice on study design, interpreting the findings and prioritising potential intervention strategies.

We are the very start of the research, which represents an exciting time to become involved as a public adviser, as YOU can have a say on the design, implementation and evaluation of the research which has the potential to impact on future policies and practices relating to school’s physical and social environments.

If you are interested in being involved in this project as a public adviser – please read appropriate information pack and contact Katie Morton, km576@medschl.cam.ac.uk.


As a stakeholder

The CASE project has the potential to identify novel ways in which schools can promote health, beyond physical education, which could result in population-level positive changes in the distribution of activity intensity in adolescents, as well as their well-being and academic performance.  The CASE project involves active stakeholder engagement throughout the project.
We are currently seeking individuals and/or groups to register with us as stakeholders for the CASE project. This includes organisations or individuals with an interest in:

  • School environment design and planning
  • Schools and physical activity (and health) promotion
  • School policies and practices around physical activity and health

We are seeking representatives from local government, public health specialists, school architects, charities and groups interested in school environments and adolescent health, along with individuals involved in implementing change within school environments (e.g., upper management in secondary schools).

As a registered stakeholder in the CASE project, we will provide you with regular evidence briefs relating to the progress of the project and key findings. You will also be invited to provide your feedback regarding the proposed intervention strategies that we highlight from our research. This will ultimately impact upon the interventions we take forward to test in a feasibility study in 2016.

To register as a stakeholder, please contact Katie Morton, km576@medschl.cam.ac.uk  


Information for secondary schools

At the moment we are not recruiting secondary schools for research participation.

In 2016, we will be conducting a feasibility study in two secondary schools to test two potential intervention strategies that seek to alter the school environment in order to facilitate greater activity/less sitting time during school hours.

If you are interested in registering your secondary school as a potential site for us to test one of the proposed intervention strategies, please contact Katie Morton, km576@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Alternatively, if you would like to register as a stakeholder for the CASE project (see the ‘stakeholder’ information above) as a teacher or head teacher of a secondary school, we would be happy to keep you informed on the  findings from this project, as it progresses.