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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. For an in depth explanation of the research see our ‘about the project’ page.

Young People’s Survey

acroBefore the Olympic Games took place we surveyed 3,100 students across 25 different schools in East London. The ORiEL Project is now in its third wave of research, and we are currently getting out into schools to survey the pupils now they are in Year 9.

The data from the second wave of research is now being analysed, and we hope to start seeing results from the data this summer.

Parent’s Survey

We have just started our third wave of household interviews with parents. Over 1000 parents took part last year and in 2012, and we are looking forward to hearing from many of you again this year.

Again with the parents survey we will start seeing results from the comparison of 2012 and 2013 shortly.

In-depth Interviews

runnerWe carried out three school focus groups with young people in the ORiEL Project in Year 8. Earlier this year we met with the same students again and talked about how things had changed since the Olympics. We also carried out interviews and ‘go alongs’ (walks with people around their local areas) with about 20 families, both before and after the Games.

This qualitative research has given us more nuanced and informed personal accounts of the effects of the Olympics and Olympic legacy on local people.

Contact us

If you’d like to get in touch about any aspect of the ORiEL Project, please send us an email at: