Following on from a successful Summer School in Sept 2022, PAfH will host their first Winter School in January 2023. The school will provide a unique opportunity for early career researchers to meet with more established researchers, world-class leaders in their field (Figure 1), for the purpose of inspiring and empowering the next generation of research on policy and intervention implementation evaluation. We have a distinguished line up for our Winter School.

For example, the following will travel to PESS in January to present:
• Michael Pratt, University of San Diego and Palacky. (Fullbright Chair)
• Charlie Foster, Bristol University.
• Peter Gelius, FAU Germany.

• Michael Serneels, European Commission, DG for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture.
• Kremlin Wickramsinghe, WHO Europe. (Online)

PAfH is located at the University of Limerick, in the south-west of Ireland and is a leading research centre in physical activity for health. It specializes in four thematic areas, namely measurement and determinants; policy impact and intervention development; exercise is medicine and biomedicine of physical activity (see: for more details).

PAfH is involved in many exciting projects including the Policy Evaluation Network (, involving 28 institutions in 7 European countries and New-Zealand, DE-PASS ( involving 37 countries worldwide and 317 participants, the Active School Flag (, ISCYCLE ( and many more.