Dr. Tara Coppinger

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)

Biography: Dr Tara Coppinger has been involved in the promotion of physical activity and health eating her entire working career. She is an Associate Editor at BMC Sports Science, Medicine, and Rehabilitation and Global Lead, Academic Constituency Member of the Nutrition Society’s Membership Committee. She is a board member of MTU’s Research Ethics Committee and is involved in research supervision and external examining to PhD level.

Her diverse research expertise has contributed to internationally renowned initiatives including: Nike’s ‘Designed to Move’ physical activity agenda, the Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity Knowledge Hub (www.dedipac.eu) and she is an active member of the World Health Organization’s Health Enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA) Europe working group. Her work to date has led to over 40 publications in the field, as well a United Nations Interagency Task Force on NCD’s Award, in recognition of her team’s outstanding contribution towards the NCD related sustainable Development Goals.

Research Interests: smart technology for physical activity and healthy eating across the lifecourse, intervention, evaluation.