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  • 1674 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
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Personal profile

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

Bachelor, Queen's University Belfast

External positions

Director of Northern Ireland Public Health Research Network

2015 → …

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Exercise Medicine & Life Sciences
Randomized Controlled Trials Medicine & Life Sciences
Independent Living Medicine & Life Sciences
Meta-Analysis Medicine & Life Sciences
Northern Ireland Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Medicine & Life Sciences
Cost-Benefit Analysis Medicine & Life Sciences
Self Care Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2003 2019

  • 1674 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
  • 80 Article
  • 4 Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Review article
Open Access
Randomized Controlled Trials
Vulnerable Populations
1 Citation (Scopus)

Direct healthcare costs of sedentary behaviour in the UK

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Health Care Costs
National Health Programs
Lung Neoplasms
Endometrial Neoplasms
Colonic Neoplasms
4 Citations (Scopus)

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 othersSkovgaard, 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Independent Living
Frail Elderly
1 Citation (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Active Biological Transport
Physical Fitness
Motor Vehicles

Brief Standing Desk Intervention to Reduce Sedentary Behavior at a Physical Activity Conference in 2016

Wilson, J. J., Adlakha, D., Cunningham, C., Best, P., Cardwell, C. R., Stephenson, A., Murphy, M. H. & Tully, M. A., 30 Sep 2018, In : American Journal of Public Health. 108, 9, p. 1197-1199 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Randomized Controlled Trials
Age Groups

Activities 2018 2019

  • 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

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

Mark Tully (Speaker)
28 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Schools for Health in Europe Research Group (External organisation)

Mark Tully (Chair)

Activity: MembershipMembership of network

Interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour in older adults

Mark Tully (Speaker)
29 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Consequences of physical inactivity

Mark Tully (Speaker)
19 Nov 201822 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


An Investigation of the association between physical activity and balance in older adults

Author: Mc Mullan, I., Jan 2019

Supervisor: Bunting, B. (Supervisor), McDonough, S. (Supervisor), Casson, K. (Supervisor) & Tully, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis