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The Centre for Health and Aging (CHA) was established due to the original research of Dr Peter Herbert who investigated the use of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) for older men.

This seminal, globally-recognised research gave insight into the need to consider more bespoke training regimes for the older population and the application of this research in practice led to the establishment of the CHA

Further research by Dr Herbert and the team have tracked participants over several years and identified aspects and impacts of long-term adherence.

Ongoing PhD research has looked at the impact of strength training for post-menopausal women.

Current research in collaboration with Hywel Dda Health Board is looking at the impact of training programmes as pre-habilitation prior to oncology surgery.

To learn more about this research contact Dr Peter Herbert  at