Cindy Gray

Cindy is a social scientist who aims to understand what makes people do the things they do, and why. She seeks to discover innovative ways to support people to improve their lifestyles (e.g. becoming more active, sitting less, eating better) and reduce their risk of ill health.

Previous projects have involved:

  • using football clubs to help men lose weight ( See here for more information http://dev.ffit.org.uk/) and become more physically active/sit less (See here for more information: http://eurofitfp7.eu/)
  • using bingo clubs to help older women become more active; See here for more information: https://www.facebook.com/wellbingo/)
  • an app-based game to encourage people to become more active during the Glasgow Commonwealth Games; See here for more information)
  • using a text-based ‘soap opera’ to encourage men to lose weight; See here for more information:  https://www.gameofstonesresearch.com/

The Culture and Bodies project represents an exciting new opportunity to work with artists and researchers in Malawi and Tanzania to explore the use of arts and performance in understanding people’s experiences of the risk factors for non-communicable diseases (e.g. heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes). We then hope to work with local communities to design arts-based activities to reduce these diseases by encouraging people to improve their lifestyles and reduce their personal risk of developing these diseases.

 

Tel: 0141 330 6274

Cindy.Gray@glasgow.ac.uk

https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/healthwellbeing/staff/cindygray/