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20002020
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Personal profile

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-

455.

 

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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Projects 2010 2019

Research Output 2000 2020

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., 15 Jan 2020, In : Child: Care, Health and Development . 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Scotland
Obesity
Parents
Caregivers
Focus Groups
2 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

GRADE-ADOLOPMENT process to develop 24-hour movement behavior recommendations and physical activity guidelines for the under 5s in the United Kingdom, 2019

Reilly, J. J., Hughes, A. R., Janssen, X., Hesketh, K. R., Livingstone, S., Hill, C., Kipping, R., Draper, C. E., Okely, A. D. & Martin, A., 1 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 17, 1, p. 101-108 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Guidelines
Exercise
Sleep
United Kingdom
Canada

Activities 2001 2013

  • 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