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Rachel Cholerton

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Rachel Cholerton

Behaviour change in older adults playing walking football


Rachel's PhD will explore initiation and maintenance experiences in 55-75 year old adults playing walking football. It will involve using a data-driven survey to investigate initiation and maintenance in this population on a larger scale.

Rachel has been a Research Associate within Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences at SHU, working on projects related to systems change in care homes. She holds a MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology from SHU (2017) and enjoys trail and road running, climbing and playing ukulele on occasion!

Research output

Cholerton, R., Quirk, H., Breckon, J., & Butt, J. (2021). Experiences and Strategies Influencing Older Adults to Continue Playing Walking Football. Journal of aging and physical activity, 1–13. Advance online publication.

Cholerton, R., Breckon, J., Butt, J., & Quirk, H. (2020). Experiences Influencing Walking Football Initiation in 55- to 75-Year-Old Adults: A Qualitative Study. Journal of aging and physical activity, 28(4), 521–533.

Cholerton, R. C. (2019, December). Experiences influencing walking football initiation in 55-75 year-old adults. Paper presented at the BPS Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Conference, Solihull, UK.

Cholerton, R. C. (2019, February). Experiences influencing walking football initiation in 55-75 year-old adults. Paper presented at the YoHPAKE Annual Conference, Huddersfield, UK.






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