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Teaching Interests

My main role is Course Leader for the BSc Sport and Physical Activity degree. I am responsible for managing the timetable, all academic issues and for course admissions. I am also year coordinator for the Third Year of the degree.

I am class leader for B1123 Culture and Context, B1221 Coaching and Sport Development, B1313 Placement and Professional Development, B1479 Research Project and B1408 Practical Project in Sport and Physical Activity Development. I also contribute to B1405 Dissertation.

Personal Statement

As Head of School, I am

I am involved in a range of research projects, mostly involving mobile technology as applied to the field of physical activity.

I maintain my interests in Music Psychology and Music Education through my positions as Assistant Editor of the journal Psychology of Music and as Associate Editor of the journal Music, Technology and Education.

Research Interests

My research explores the use of technology and music within physical activity and exercise, including:

  • sensorimotor synchronisation with music, in particular synchronising walking cadence (in collaboration with Perception and Action lab)
  • the use of mobile music to promote increased intensity and duration of physical activity
  • the use of ubiquitous mobile devices for activity monitoring, in particular the use of mobile accelerometry 
  • design of user interfaces for mobile applications in physical activity (in collaboration with Mobiquitous Lab)
  • the use of mobile devices and web technologies in large-scale physical activity interventions

Expertise & Capabilities

Music psychology

Music education

Analysis of accelerometer data

Relationships between economic and social deprivation and educational attainment

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Strathclyde

Bachelor of Education, University of Glasgow

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Research Output

Dose-response between frequency of breaks in sedentary time and glucose control in type 2 diabetes: a proof of concept study

Paing, A. C., McMillan, K. A., Kirk, A. F., Collier, A., Hewitt, A. & Chastin, S. F. M., 31 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 22, 7, p. 808-813 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Impact of free-living pattern of sedentary behaviour on intra-day glucose regulation in type 2 diabetes

    Paing, A. C., McMillan, K. A., Kirk, A. F., Collier, A., Hewitt, A. & Chastin, S. F. M., 8 Nov 2019, In : European Journal of Applied Physiology. p. 1-9 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Thesis

    An examination of undergraduate student health behaviours during their first year at two Scottish universities

    Author: Shaw, J., 7 Oct 2015

    Supervisor: Hewitt, A. (Supervisor) & Gibson, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis


    • 3 Journal peer review
    • 2 Editorial board member

    Journal of Sports Sciences (Journal)

    Allan Hewitt (Peer reviewer)
    1 Aug 2012

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal peer review

    Psychology of Music (Journal)

    Allan Hewitt (Editorial board member)
    1 Jan 20121 Jan 2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial board member