Faculties and health: a mixed methods analysis of mortality, construction history and local idiosyncrasies

Project: Unfunded project

Project Details


The UK has an obesity crisis. Part of the solution could involve the construction of local sports facilities, including swimming pools. The study is structured in four phases. First, it conducts a structured review of literature surrounding swimming pools and health from antiquity to present. Second, it investigates the influence of swimming pools and other factors on mortality (2018) in English locales. Third, it models construction trends from 1900-2016, looking for deviations from expectations. Finally, the study enriches its statistical investigations with qualitative case study research on two English and one German facility.

Layman's description

Are we building enough local pools for the health of the nation?

Key findings

Short titleFacilities and health
Effective start/end date1/04/20 → …


  • Obesity crisis, health, swimmong pools, mixed methods, cross-sectional analysis, regression, time series analysis