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Dr Sarah Audsley

Senior Lecturer

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Sarah Audsley

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My research interests focus on the role of physical activity interventions to improve ageing health and physical function.  I have a particular interest in developing complex interventions to encourage physical activity maintenance in older adults and those completing falls prevention exercise programmes.  My physiotherapy background is in musculoskeletal and sports rehabilitation.   Clinically, I have worked within various roles as a senior, extended scope and first contact physiotherapist within NHS, sport and private clinic settings.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Keeping adults physically active after Falls Management Exercise (FaME) programmes end: development of a physical activity maintenance intervention, Audsley, S., Kendrick, D., Logan, P., Orton, E. 15 May 2021, In: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
  • 'Real world' effectiveness of the Falls Management Exercise (FaME) programme: an implementation study, Orton, E., Audsley, S., Coupland, C., Gladman, J., Iliffe, S., Lafond, N., Logan, P., Masud, T., Skelton, D., Timblin, C., Timmons, S., Ward, D., Kendrick, D. 28 Jun 2021, In: Age and Ageing
  • A randomised feasibility study assessing an intervention to keep adults physically active after falls management exercise programmes end, Audsley, S., Kendrick, D., Logan, P., Jones, M., Orton, E. Dec 2020, In: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
  • PHysical activity Implementation Study In Community-dwelling AduLts (PHISICAL): study protocol, Carpenter, H., Audsley, S., Coupland, C., Gladman, J., Kendrick, D., Lafond, N., Logan, P., Skelton, D., Timblin, C., Timmons, S., Ward, D., Orton, E. Oct 2019, In: Injury Prevention
  • Use it or lose it: a qualitative study of the maintenance of physical activity in older adults, Maula, A., LaFond, N., Orton, E., Iliffe, S., Audsley, S., Vedhara, K., Kendrick, D. 12 Dec 2019, In: BMC Geriatrics
  • 'We got more than we expected.' Older people's experiences of falls-prevention exercise interventions and implications for practice; a qualitative study, Lafond, N., Maula, A., Iliffe, S., Vedhara, K., Audsley, S., Kendrick, D., Orton, E. 1 Jul 2019, In: Primary health care research & development
  • Keeping active: maintenance of physical activity after exercise programmes for older adults, Kendrick, D., Orton, E., Lafond, N., Audsley, S., Maula, A., Morris, R., Vedhara, K., Iliffe, S. 1 Nov 2018, In: Public Health


  • Medical Science PhD
  • Medical Science MRes
  • Physiology MSc
  • Physiotherapy BSc
  • Education CertEd

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