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Dr Coral Hanson

Biography With over 20 years of experience working in a public sector physical activity environment, Coral has worked as both a deliverer and manager of physical activity interventions for those with long-term conditions since 1995. She completed a part-time PhD at Durham University in 2017. This was a large-scale, pragmatic, mixed methods evaluation of a community based physical activity programme.

In January 2017, Coral joined Edinburgh Napier University as a researcher for a three year project examining barriers and facilitators to male participation in a community-based physical activity referral scheme (PARS). Her current research includes the development and implementation of a taxonomy for the reporting and evaluation of PARS, and the development and evaluation of digital solutions to support participants in a PARS. She is also involved in two atrial fibrillation studies: a feasibility randomized controlled trial aimed at increasing medication adherence among adults with atrial fibrillation using mobile health technology, and a realist evaluation of atrial fibrillation screening.
Research Interests Physical activity for those with long-term conditions
Cardiac rehabilitation
Physical activity and health inequalities
Teaching and Learning Coral has been a tutor for British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation exercise training since 2004, educating exercise instructors, cardiac rehabilitation nurses and physiotherapists about safe and effective exercise for those with cardiovascular disease.
ResearcherID K-4215-2017
Scopus Author ID 55909184500