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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.

Coral joined Edinburgh Napier University in 2017. She is a senior research fellow and co-deputy lead of the Centre for Cardiovascular Health. She is currently the principal investigator for an evaluation of the implementation of the Public Health Scotland Physical Activity Referral Standards. She is also involved in a growing body of international research about recovery programmes for people who have had a spontaneous coronary artery dissection.
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