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Expertise & Capabilities

has expertise in:

  • childhood obesity: aetiology; diagnosis; prevention; treatment; consequences
  • objective measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour
  • longitudinal (birth cohort) studies, in particular with ALSPAC and GMS in the UK
  • systematic reviewing: evidence appraisal, and evidence - based guideline development
  • Physical activity and sedentary behaviour interventions in children and adolescents

Personal Statement

Professor John J Reilly

Professor of Physical Activity and Public Health Science

Personal Statement

I joined the University in 2011 as John Anderson Research Leader and Professor of Physical Activity & Public Health Science.  I was formerly Professor of Paediatric Energy Metabolism at the University of Glasgow. My research work focuses on: interventions for the prevention of child and adolescent obesity worldwide; the consequences of obesity and low physical activity in children and adolescents globally; the development and consequences of sedentary behaviour during childhood and adolescence globally; global monitoring of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents.

  I am involved in a range of national and international Knowledge Exchange projects. Recent KE projects include

  I have over 300 peer-reviewed papers with an h index (October 2018) of 58 (Web of Science) and 74 (Google Scholar). Recent publications include the following:

Longitudinal changes in moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity in children and adolescents: systematic review and meta-analysis. MA Farooq, AM Gibson, X Janssen, AR Hughes, M, A Martin, JJ Reilly. Obes Rev 2020; 21: e12953.

Energy expenditure associated with posture transitions in pre-school children. KL Downing, X Janssen, DP Cliff, AD Okely, JJ Reilly. PLoS ONE 2019; 14 (4) e0215169

Non-linear associations between moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity and adiposity across the adiposity distribution during childhood and adolescence: Gateshead Millennium Study. X Janssen, L Basterfield, KN Parkinson, M Pearce, JK Reilly, AJ Adamson, JJ Reilly. Int J Obes 2019 43:744-750.

Longitudinal changes in vigorous intensity physical activity from childhood to adolescence

Gateshead Millennium Cohort Study M Reyes Beltran-Valls, X Janssen, A Farooq, AJ

Adamson, MS Pearce, JK Reilly, L Basterfield, JJ Reilly. J Sci Med Sport 2019; 22: 450-

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BMI versus deuterium dilution for establishing childhood obesity prevalence. A Diouf, T

Adom, A Aouidet, A El Hamdouchi, NI Joonas, CU Loechl, GH Leyna, D Mbithe, T

Moleah, A Monyeki, HL Nashandi, SMA Somda, JJ ReillyWHO Bulletin 2018; 96: 772-781.

Teaching Interests

I teach on the BSc Sport & Physical Activity degree, mainly in the Physical Activity & Health classes, and supervise students doing mini-research projects in 3rd year and larger research projects in 4th year. I aim to develop an MSc in Physical Activity & Health, from 2017-2018.

Research Interests

My research work focuses on: interventions for the prevention of child and adolescent obesity worldwide; the consequences of obesity and low physical activity in children and adolescents (including impacts on academic attainment); the development  and consequences of sedentary behaviour during childhood and adolescence in low-middle income countries as well as high income countries.

 I am an editor of the journal ‘Pediatric Obesity’, and have over 200 peer-reviewed papers with an h index of 42.Recent publications include the following:

 Obesity impairs academic attainment in adolescence: findings from ALSPAC, a UK cohort. J Booth, C Joinson, J Boyle, SD Leary, PD Tomporowski, AR Ness, JJ Reilly. Int J Obes, In press.

Associations between objectively measured physical activity and academic attainment in adolescents. J Booth, C Joinson, J Boyle, SD Leary, PD Tomporowski, AR Ness, JJ Reilly. Br J Sports Med 2014; 48:265-270.

Research priorities in child and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviour: a global perspective using a twin-panel Delphi Procedure. L Gillis, JJ Reilly et al. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2013;10: 112.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Social Science, University of Wales

Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow

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Research Output

Assessing the acceptability of an adapted preschool obesity prevention programme: ToyBox-Scotland

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.

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    Thesis

    Utilising active play interventions to improve physical activity and fundamental movement skills in children

    Author: Johnstone, A., 3 May 2019

    Supervisor: Reilly, J. (Supervisor) & Hughes, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Activities

    • 10 Membership of committee
    • 3 Editorial board member

    WHO Geneva Working Group (External organisation)

    John Reilly (Member)
    2013

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Active Healthy Kids Scotland (Event)

    John Reilly (Member)
    2013

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee