Projects per year
I started as a Chancellor's Fellow in the Physical Activity for Health group in the School of Psychological Sciences and Health in August 2015. I graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Engineering in 2008, followed by a MSc in Biology of Human Performance and Health in 2009. I completed my PhD at the University of Wollongong, Australia before joining the University of Strathclyde as a research associate in Jan 2014.
My research interests include exploring patterns of sedentary behaviour and physical activity across childhood and adolescence and their influence on health outcomes (e.g. cardiometabolic health) and measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents. My current fellowship program (Sitting in Teens; SITS) aims to increase the evidence base foundation for interventions aiming to decrease time spent sitting and increase breaks in sitting time in teenagers.
I am also part of the Gateshead Millennium Study research team. GMS is an important longitudinal study, examining changes in sitting time during childhood and adolescence, detrminants of sitting time and the association between changes in sitting time and adiposity.
Expertise & Capabilities
- Measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents.
- Patterns and changes in sedentary behaviour and physical activity across childhood.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wollongong
Master of Science, Maastricht University
Bachelor of Science, Zuyd University
Development a cross platform, personalised digital intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour and improve physical and mental wellbeing at work.
1/05/18 → 28/02/19
Project: Knowledge Exchange
Research Output per year
An integrative, systematic review exploring the research, effectiveness, adoption, implementation and maintenance of interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour in office workersMacDonald, B., Janssen, X., Kirk, A., Patience, M. & Gibson, A., 5 Jun 2019, p. 147. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article