Welcome to the ORiEL website. Please use the tabs above in order to navigate to the appropriate resource. Currently we have information about our project, information for young people who are taking part, information for the parents of those young people, and some broader information about us. We hope to expand this information as the project develops over the next 5 years.
ORiEL (Olympic Regeneration in East London) is a major research project funded by an NIHR Public Health Research grant. It involves researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), London School of Hygiene and Tropic Medicine (LSHTM), and the University of East London (UEL).
The aim of the project is to evaluate the impact of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games legacy and regeneration activities on the health and well-being of young people and their families in East London. An in depth specification (protocol) of the research can be found here.
Before the Olympic Games took place we surveyed 3,100 students across 25 different schools in East London. Around 1,250 parents or carers also volunteered to complete our questionnaire. After the Games we re-visited all the people who took part to ask them the same questions again to see whether anything had changed in their lives in the short-term since the Games had taken place. We will meet everyone again in 2014 to look at whether regenerating the Olympic Park area of East London has had a long term influence on people’s everyday lives.
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The ORiEL research team