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Research Interests

Mark Tully is the interim director of the Institute of Mental Health Sciences and a Professor of Public Health at Ulster University.

Prof Tully’s research focuses on addressing population levels of physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour, which are major causes of poor physical and mental wellbeing. His research includes interventions targeting older adults and socio-economically disadvantaged communities. In addition, he is interested in the effects of changes in the built environment on behaviours.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Queen's Univeristy Belfast

Award Date: 6 Dec 2004

Bachelor, Queen's University Belfast

Award Date: 3 Jul 2000

External positions

Director of Northern Ireland Public Health Research Network, Northern Ireland Public Health Research Network

2015 → …

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Research Output

Peer-led walking programme to increase physical activity in inactive 60- to 70-year-olds: Walk with Me pilot RCT.

Tully, M., Cunningham, C., Wright, A., Mc Mullan, I., Doherty, J., Collins, D., Tudor-Locke, C., Morgan, J., Phair, G., Laventure, B., Simpson, L., McDonough, S., GARDNER, EVIE., Kee, F., Murphy, M. H., Agus, A., Hunter, R. F., Hardeman, W. & Cupples, M. E., 9 May 2019, In : Public Health Research. 7, 10, p. 1-123 124 p.

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    Direct healthcare costs of sedentary behaviour in the UK

    Heron, L., O'Neill, C., McAneney, H., Kee, F. & Tully, M., 10 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 73, 7, p. 625-629

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    Open Access
  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    131 Downloads (Pure)

    Copenhagen Consensus statement 2019: physical activity and ageing

    Bangsbo, B., Blackwell, J., Boraxbekk, CJ., Caserotti, P., Dela, F., Evans, AB., Jespersen, AP., Gliemann, L., Kramer, AF., Lundbye-Jensen, J., Mortensen, EL., Lassen, AJ., Gow, AJ., Harridge, SDR., Hellsten, Y., Kjaer, M., Kujala, UM., Rhodes, RE., Pike, ECJ., Skinner, T. & 6 others, Skovgaard, T., Troelsen, J., Tulle, E., Tully, M., van Uffelen, JGZ. & Viña, J., 27 Jun 2019, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 53, 14, p. 856-858 3 p.

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    Open Access
  • 22 Citations (Scopus)
    10 Downloads (Pure)

    Interventions promoting active transport to school in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    Jones, R. A., Blackburn, N., Woods, C., Byrne, M., van Nassau, F. & Tully, M., 1 Jun 2019, In : Preventive Medicine. 123, p. 232-241 10 p.

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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    43 Downloads (Pure)

    Accelerometer-measured sedentary and physical activity time and their correlates in European older adults: The SITLESS study

    Giné-Garriga, M., Sansano-Nadal, O., Tully, M., Caserotti, P., Coll-Planas, L., Rothenbacher, D., Dallmeier, D., Denkinger, M., Wilson, J., Martín-Borràs, C., Skjødt, M., Ferri, K., Farche, A. C., McIntosh, E., Blackburn, N., Salvà Casanovas, A. & Roqué i Figuls, M., 1 Sep 2020, In : Journals of Gerontology, Series A. 75, 9, p. 1754-1762 9 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)


    • 3 Invited talk
    • 1 Membership of network
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Motivating People to be Physically Active

    Mark Tully (Speaker)

    12 Apr 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour in older adults

    Mark Tully (Speaker)

    29 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Schools for Health in Europe Research Group (External organisation)

    Mark Tully (Chair)


    Activity: MembershipMembership of network

    Consequences of physical inactivity

    Mark Tully (Speaker)

    19 Nov 201822 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Beware of the Chair – sitting less and moving more at work

    Mark Tully (Speaker)

    28 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation