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Solent academic, Dr Adam Hawkey writes book chapter about the legacy of the lockdown in relation to our physical activity behaviour.

28th September 2021
Health, psychology and sociology

Dr Adam Hawkey, Associate Professor of Sport Science and Human Performance at Solent University Southampton, is one of 16 futurists, analysts and strategists from around the world to contribute to a new book that explores developments, emerging ideas, issues, risks, and opportunities that could shape our post-pandemic world. 

Dr Hawkey’s chapter in Aftershocks and Opportunities 2: Navigating the Next Horizon – entitled Lockdown Legacy: How the Pandemic Could Inspire Individual Ownership of Physical Activity - is set in the year 2025 and examines a future where the COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed our attitudes and behaviours towards exercise and physical activity.

Based on evidence gathered during the pandemic, the chapter envisages a time where, with support from governments, employers, and healthcare professionals, people have taken greater ownership of their own physical health and mental wellbeing.



Dr Adam Hawkey is available for interview and can be contacted through email on

Dr Adam Hawkey is Associate Professor of Sport Science and Human Performance and the Strategic Lead for Knowledge Exchange at Solent University Southampton. A former researcher in NASA’s Biomedical Office at the Kennedy Space Center, Adam continues to contribute to the understanding of human performance during spaceflight missions, including a Surviving in Space project with The Physiological Society and a report about the terrestrial application of space-based life science research for UK Space Life and Biomedical Sciences (UK SpaceLABS).