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I am a Lecturer in Physical Activity for Health in the School of Psychological Sciences and Health. I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Medicine in 1998 followed by a PhD in 2003, both from the University of Glasgow. After my PhD, I was a Research Fellow in the Department of Human Nutrition at the University of Glasgow, followed by seven years as a Lecturer in the School of Sport at the University of Stirling before joining the University of Strathclyde in 2012.
I co-ordinate the following classes in the BSc Sport and Physical Activity degree: Advanced Topics in Physical Activity and Physical Activity for Health, Fitness and Wellbeing, and I supervise undergraduate dissertation projects and postgraduate MPhil and PhD students.
My research interests are multidisciplinary and include developing generalisable interventions to promote physical activity and change other health behaviours (e.g. diet and sedentary behaviour) in a range of groups including obese children, adolescent girls, postnatal women, survivors of colorectal cancer and cardiac rehabilitation patients, and evaluating the efficacy of these interventions on physical activity and sedentary behaviour (using objective and subjective methods), health outcomes (e.g. weight, body composition, cardiovascular fitness, quality of life), and using qualitative approaches. Recent research in this area includes the Scottish Childhood Obesity Treatment Trial (SCOTT) and the More Active MuMs in Stirling (MAMMiS) trial. Other research interests involve exploring patterns of sedentary behaviour, physical activity and growth across childhood and their influence on disease outcomes (e.g. obesity and cardiometabolic health) and measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and adults. Recent/current research in these areas have focused on the influence of early adiposty rebound on obesity in adolescence, changes in objectively measured PA (total and MVPA) across childhood and evaluation of the Girls on the Move (GOTM) national programme.
Expertise & Capabilities
Expertise and Capabilities include:
- Development and testing of health behaviour change interventions
- Measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour
- Patterns of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and growth in childhood
Doctor of Science, University of Glasgow
Award Date: 1 Jan 2003
Bachelor of Science, University of Glasgow
Award Date: 1 Jan 1998
The association between timing of adiposity rebound and later obesity and cardiometabolic risk in adolesence (age 15 years) in a large contemporary cohort (The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, ALSPAC ).
1/06/11 → …
Project: Non-funded project
Prevention of obesity, diabetes and some cancers in early childhood: translation of the 'ToyBox' pre-school intervention to Scotland
1/10/16 → 30/09/19
Project: Research - Studentship
Malden, S., Reilly, J. J., Hughes, A., Bardid, F., Summerbell, C., De Craemer, M., Cardon, G., Androutsos, O., Manios, Y. & Gibson, A-M., 31 Mar 2020, In : Child: Care, Health and Development . 46, 2, p. 213-222 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Associations of screen time, sedentary time and physical activity with sleep in under 5s: a systematic review and meta-analysisJanssen, X., Martin, A., Hughes, A. R., Hill, C. M., Kotronoulas, G. & Hesketh, K. R., 29 Feb 2020, In : Sleep Medicine Reviews. 49, 18 p., 101226.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)13 Downloads (Pure)
Data for: "Pragmatic evaluation of the Go2Play Active Play intervention on physical activity and fundamental movement skills in children"
Data for: "An active play intervention to improve physical activity and fundamental movement skills in children of low socio-economic status"
Adrienne Hughes (Participant)2013
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference