Ms. Claire Francis
Research Assistant


  • Research Assistant


  • BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science, University of Bath, UK

Research Interests:

  • Exercise and cognitive function in school children
  • Physical activity in the prevention, treatment and management of disease
  • Promoting physical activity in children

Current Projects:

  • International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE)
  • Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL)


Claire Francis completed her BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Bath in July 2012. During her four year degree she spent a year working for the Institute of Youth Sport at Loughborough University, evaluating a physical activity promotion programme in adolescent children and examining the influence of breakfast and exercise on cognition in adolescents. She joined the HALO team in September 2012 as a research volunteer to assist in the ISCOLE and CAPL projects. Outside of work, Claire enjoys hiking, swimming, travelling, reading and baking.