Ken Fox honoured at prestigious university in Portugal
21 July 2008
Ken Fox, Professor of Exercise and Health Sciences, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Coimbra, Portugal
Professor Fox said: ‘Coimbra is one of the oldest universities in Europe and the ceremony was very formal and traditional – almost medieval in style. It was an amazing experience and involved being embraced individually by each of the 60 professors at the ceremony. The award is a reflection of the growing recognition of the importance of research and practice in physical activity and health.’
The evening before, Professor Fox delivered the ninth Sylvio Lima Lecture to the faculty. He spoke on ‘Physical activity and public health: the role of exercise psychology’.