Research Group on Health, Physical Activity and Sport (SAFE)


Current research projects of the group

Projects with European funding:

Health Cascade: Evidence-based co-creation methodology for closing the implementation gap between knowledge and action in health promotion. H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020: 2021-2024. MR for Fundació Blanquerna: Dr. Maria Giné-Garriga; Dr. Carme Martin-Borràs.

Adapted Judo for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (AUTJUDO). European Commission Erasmus+ program H2020: 2019-2021. MR: Dr. Jose Morales.

SITLESS: Exercise Referral Schemes enhanced by Self-Management Strategies to battle sedentary behaviour. European Commission Research Horizon 2020: 2015-2020. MR from Fundació Blanquerna: Dr. Maria Giné-Garriga; Dr. Carme Martin-Borràs, Dr. Míriam Guerra, Oriol Sansano, Marta Santiago, Kelly Ferri, Manel Font.

Projects with national funding:

Action plan to increase adherence to sport in people at risk of developing sedentariness-related pathologies. Fundació Naccari Ravà: 2020-2022. MR: Dr. Joel Montané.

Collaboration project with MIT AgeLab: Improving Physical Activity and Social Isolation for Older Adults. MISTI MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives and “La Caixa” Foundation: 2019-2020. MR: Dr. Maria Giné-Garriga; Dr. Míriam Guerra, Dr. Carme Martin-Borràs, Oriol Sansano.

Physical Education teachers at the 21st-century school. Scientific and institutional collaboration project between FPCEE Blanquerna-URL and COPLEFC: 2019-2020. MR: Dr. Josep Solà.

Intellectual Disability, Exercise and Ageing. Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport (R+D+i, DEP2017-86862-C2-1-R): 2018-2021. MR: Dr. Míriam Guerra; Dr. Guillermo Oviedo.

Effectiveness of an mHealth intervention (Walk@WorkApp-Diab) to reduce sitting time in office staff with Type 2 Diabetes: Randomised Clinical Trial. Healthcare Research Funds of Instituto Carlos III (FIS PI17/01788): 2018-2020. Researcher: Dr. Carme Martin-Borràs.

Comparative analysis of neurophysiological and biomechanical parameters of postural control while standing of adult with intellectual disability and professional dancers in comparison with health sedentary subjects. MR: Dr. Núria Massó.

Study of the psychological benefits resulting from practising dance and body expression in elderly people with dementia. Project DEC and Dancing with Alzheimer. MR: Dr. Susana Pérez.