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Nicholas Beale

BSc (Hons)


Assistant Trial Manager

I am currently working as an Assistant Trial Manager, for the health behaviours team, on the STREAM (Screen and TREAt for Malnutrition) Trial. 

Previously, I was a Trial Manager at the Centre for Occupational and Rehabilitation Sciences (MOReS), Oxford Brookes University, working on the ‘Fit to Study’ cluster-randomised controlled trial. As part of the research team, we developed a physical activity intervention that was incorporated in school PE lessons, designed to optimise the benefit of PE for brain ​structure and function. The project examined the impact of this ​physical activity intervention on academic attainment, fitness, cognitive function and mental health in Year 8 pupils.

Prior to ‘Fit to Study’, I was project manager on the ‘cycle BOOM’ study that was designed to understand cycling among the older population and how this affected independence, health and wellbeing. The ultimate aim was to advise policy makers and practitioners (e.g. planners, architects, engineers and designers) how our environment and technology could be designed to help people to continue to cycle in older age or to reconnect with cycling.