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Rosaria Gracia

Trained as a Political Scientist and Sociologist, Rosaria has developed her research career on a variety of issues including Public Health research on the impact of movement, dance, physical activity on one’s health and wellbeing, and initiatives directed to increase mobility and activity amongst older adults. She is Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences (FASS), STEM and in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Languages (WELS) at the Open University. She is also a Visiting Researcher in WELS,  Specialist trainer (Dementias, Mental health) and Qualitative Researcher. 

Outside the OU, she is a public speaker and a dance/movement facilitator for people, from limited mobility issues to elite sport and dance professionals, and in different settings from care homes to festivals. 

She spends the rest of her time reading books on a variety of topics (from the polyvagal theory to decolonisation to fiction books), spending time in nature, and watching all sorts of films and series with her family. 

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