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Andrew Powell

  • 01202 962172
  • powella at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Bournemouth Gateway Building, BG117
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I am the Clinical Research Coordinator within the Bournemouth University Clinical Research Unit. The purpose of my role is to create a seamless link between academics at BU and clinicians in the NHS (and sometimes individuals or businesses in the private sector), to enable high quality, pragmatic, inter-professional and inter-disciplinary health research to take place. I help to build research teams, and support them to develop project plans and construct bids for funding.

I have a background in both Psychology and Sports Science, and have previously worked for Dorset HealthCare NHS Foundation Trust, Borough of Poole, AFC Bournemouth and Nuffield Health. I settled in academia during my previous role as a Research Associate at Kingston University and St George’s University of London, and joined Bournemouth University in January 2017.


Part of my time is also spent conducting research.

In April 2018, I was awarded my first research grant, by Active Dorset (via Sport England funding), to perform an exploratory evaluation of a novel physical activity pathway designed to help reduce the number of inactive older adults in Dorset. The project began in November 2018, and will run until the end of 2021.

Journal Articles

  • Powell, A.J., 2021. Therapeutic alliance and its potential application to physical activity interventions for older adults: A narrative review. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity.
  • Powell, A.J. and Thomas, S., 2021. How the LiveWell Dorset lifestyle behaviour change service influences older adults’ physical activity behaviour: A generic qualitative study. Public Health in Practice, 2.


  • The Active Ageing Pathway Evaluation (Sport England, 01 Nov 2018). In Progress


  • MSc in Sports Science (University of Portsmouth, 2013)
  • PGCert in Psychological Therapies (University of Exeter, 2010)
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology (University of Bath, 2008)