Professor Elizabeth Pike

Professor Elizabeth Pike is Head of Sport, Health and Exercise at the University of Hertfordshire.

Her research interests are physical activity and older adults, physical activity and women, sport and physical activity. She has published more than 50 research papers and books, delivered invited keynote presentations at international conferences on six continents, and written numerous commissioned monitoring and evaluation reports.

She was recently an invited member of an international conference that produced a multi-disciplinary consensus statement on the benefits of, and barriers to, physical activity for older adults. She is currently collaborating with Watford Football Club Community Sports and Education Trust on a reminiscence project for older adults living with dementia. She is co-founder of the Anita White Foundation, which provides education and development opportunities for women leaders and scholars in sport. She is also a former president of the International Sociology of Sport Association.

You can read more about Professor Pike's expertise on their research profile.

Elizabeth Pike

Current job roleHead of Sport, Health and Exercise
DepartmentSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
Research areas
  • physical activity and older adults
  • women, sport and physical activity.

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