Professor Tom Yates

Professor Tom Yates leads a diverse portfolio of physical activity research, which aims to better understand how movement can be used to promote health throughout life in groups with medical needs. Based in the Diabetes Research Centre at Leicester General Hospital, Professor Yates’ expertise includes physical activity and sedentary behaviour, sleep duration and quality, obesity, diabetes and metabolic health, and epidemiology.

Professor Yates is working to better understand how lifestyle behaviours act as risk factors for COVID-19, and the extent to which they explain differences in the risk of COVID-19 between different populations and ethnicities.