Ulf Ekelund, MRC

Dr Ulf Ekelund

mrc_ulf_ekelund.jpgRole and contribution

Dr Ekelund is lead of the MRC Epidemiology Unit's programme in physical activity. He is an expert in the measurement of physical activity and leads workpackage 2.6 of InterAct.

Scientific Profile

Dr Ekelund's research has primarily focused on the development and evaluation of self-reported and objective physical activity measurement techniques. More recently his research has focused on physical activity epidemiology and the role of physical activity and energy expenditure in the causation of obesity and metabolic disease and how these associations are modified by genetic factors and early life growth.