Murali is a research associate at Newcastle University, placed within the public health nutrition team. Being an early career public health researcher, he works on different projects for the PHIRST Fusion team. Murali is a physician with training in sports and exercise medicine and occupational health.
Passionate about improving women’s health using physical activity, in his PhD, Murali developed a toolkit that will help healthcare/fitness professionals develop and deliver physical activity interventions for pregnant and postpartum women from different socioeconomic backgrounds with varied pre-pregnancy activity levels. He has also worked on several projects aimed at increasing the well-being of women, children, people from ethnic minorities and other individuals subjected to inequalities. His primary research interests are health promotion and disease prevention, more specifically focused on improving women’s health by targeting the wider determinants of health and health inequalities.