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Mhairi joined Edgehill in September 2017 as a Lecturer in Physical Education and Children’s Physical Activity. Mhairi completed her undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science with Psychology (2002-2006) at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh. She then work as Research Associate on several physical activity and health related projects for a number of years before undertaking a PhD in Exercise Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh. On completion of her PhD (2014), Mhairi worked as Teaching Fellow at the Dundee Academy of Sport, where she taught sport as a context for learning across the education system (Primary, Secondary, Further and Higher Education).

Research interests

Mhairi’s research interests relate to youth physical activity and health, physical activity interventions and how they can be incorporated into the school day to increase physical activity levels of the youth population.

Education/Academic qualification

Exercise Epidemiology, PhD, University of Edinburgh

… → 2014

Sport and Exercise Science with Psychology, BSc, Heriot-Watt University


Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where MHAIRI MACDONALD is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Walking Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Medicine & Life Sciences
research interest Social Sciences
Costs and Cost Analysis Medicine & Life Sciences
Energy Metabolism Medicine & Life Sciences
Waist Circumference Medicine & Life Sciences
health Social Sciences
Adolescent Health Medicine & Life Sciences

Research Output 2017 2019

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How much walking should be advocated for good health in adolescent girls?

MacDonald, M., 31 Jan 2017, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 14, 1, p. 59-66

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Waist Circumference
Health Status
Adolescent Health
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Real world, real people: Can we assess walking on a treadmill to establish step count recommendations in adolescents?

MacDonald, M., Fawkner, S., Niven, A. & Rowe, D., 20 May 2019, In : Pediatric Exercise Science. p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Costs and Cost Analysis
Energy Metabolism
Indirect Calorimetry