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The Northumberland Exercise Referral Scheme as a universal community weight management programme: a mixed methods exploration of outcomes, expectations and experiences across a social gradient

Journal Article
Dodd-Reynolds, C., Vallis, D., Kasim, A., Akhter, N., & Hanson, C. (in press)
The Northumberland Exercise Referral Scheme as a universal community weight management programme: a mixed methods exploration of outcomes, expectations and experiences across a social gradient. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,
Exercise referral schemes (ERS) are internationally recognised, yet little attention has been paid to discrete referral groups, nor the influence of wider social determinants ...

Physical activity for children under 5 years during COVID-19: Play your way and keep moving while at home

Other
Tomaz, S., Fawkner, S., Niven, A., Hanson, S., Williamson, C., Kelly, P., & Hanson, C. (2020)
Physical activity for children under 5 years during COVID-19: Play your way and keep moving while at home. https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2020/04/29/physical-activity-for-children-under-5-years-during-covid-19-play-your-way-and-keep-moving-while-at-home/
Tomaz, S., Fawkner, S., Niven, A., Hanson, S., Williamson, C., Kelly, P., & Hanson, C. (2020). Physical activity for children under 5 years during COVID-19: Play your way and ...

Physical activity for children and young people aged 5-18 years during COVID-19. Stay safe; be active.

Other
Fawkner, S., Niven, A., Hanson, S., Williamson, C., & Hanson, C. (2020)
Physical activity for children and young people aged 5-18 years during COVID-19. Stay safe; be active. https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2020/04/13/physical-activity-for-children-and-young-people-aged-5-18-years-during-covid-19-stay-safe-be-active/
Fawkner, S., Niven, A., Hanson, S., Williamson, C., & Hanson, C. (2020). Physical activity for children and young people aged 5-18 years during COVID-19. Stay safe; be active....

For the ‘at-risk’ or vulnerable COVID-19 group: staying or becoming active during social distancing

Other
Neubeck, L., McHale, S., Williamson, C., Kelly, P., Pearsons, A., Hanson, S., & Hanson, C. (2020)
For the ‘at-risk’ or vulnerable COVID-19 group: staying or becoming active during social distancing. https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2020/04/08/for-the-at-risk-or-vulnerable-covid-19-group-staying-or-becoming-active-during-social-distancing/
Neubeck, L., McHale, S., Williamson, C., Kelly, P., Pearsons, A., & Hanson, C. (2020). For the ‘at-risk’ or vulnerable COVID-19 group: staying or becoming active during social...

An Exercise Oncology Clinical Pathway: Screening and Referral for Personalized Interventions

Journal Article
Stout, N., Brown, J., Schwartz, A., Marshall, T., Campbell, A., Nekhlyudov, L., …Alfano, C. (2020)
An Exercise Oncology Clinical Pathway: Screening and Referral for Personalized Interventions. Cancer, 126(12), 2750-2758. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.32860
This article presents a clinical screening and referral framework to enable health care professionals to guide individuals with cancer to safe and effective exercise programs.

A mixed method, embedded approach to exploring participation in an exercise referral scheme

Journal Article
Hanson, C., & Dawkes, S. (in press)
A mixed method, embedded approach to exploring participation in an exercise referral scheme. Sage Research Methods Cases,
The case aims to highlight the potential of using a mixed methods embedded design to understand the effects of an intervention and provide greater understanding of how partici...

Conducting Evaluation Research with Exercise Referral Schemes as an Insider

Journal Article
Hanson, C., & Allin, L. (2020)
Conducting Evaluation Research with Exercise Referral Schemes as an Insider. Sage Research Methods Cases, https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529723656
The case study aims to highlight key methodological and ethical challenges faced whilst conducting mixed methods evaluation research as an insider with a senior position in an...

Synergy Between Licensed Rehabilitation Professionals and Clinical Exercise Physiologists: Optimizing Patient Care for Cancer Rehabilitation

Journal Article
Coletta, A. M., Campbell, A., Morris, G. S., & Schmitz, K. H. (2020)
Synergy Between Licensed Rehabilitation Professionals and Clinical Exercise Physiologists: Optimizing Patient Care for Cancer Rehabilitation. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 36(1), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2019.150975
Objectives: To differentiate between rehabilitation and exercise training and propose how rehabilitation professionals and exercise physiologists can collaborate to optimize c...

New year, new you – it can be done by getting physical

Other
Hanson, C. (2019)
New year, new you – it can be done by getting physical. https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/columnists/dr-coral-hanson-new-year-new-you-it-can-be-done-getting-physical-1398619
Hanson, C. (2019). New year, new you – it can be done by getting physical. https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/columnists/dr-coral-hanson-new-year-new-you-it-can-be-done-get...

The effect of exercise intensity and duration on cardiac troponin release

Journal Article
Mills, N., Marshall, L., Lee, K. K., Stewart, S., Wild, A., Fujisawa, T., …Ross, M. (2020)
The effect of exercise intensity and duration on cardiac troponin release. Circulation, 141(1), 83-85. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.041874
Abstract not available.
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Impacts of School Street closures on the local highway network

2020 - 2020
This project is to extend understanding of wider impacts of temporary street closures. It will consifder any re-distributional effects of street closures around schools and it is under consideration w...
Funder: The Road Safety Trust | Value: £11,200

The influence of aerobic exercise training to attenuate chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity and vascular dysfunction in breast cancer and leukaemia patients

2018 - 2021
This project will be based in the Sport, Exercise and Health Research theme within the School of Applied Sciences, and is led by Dr. Mark Ross, Miss Karen Campbell and Professor Geraint Florida-James ...
Funder: ENU Development Trust | Value: £58,079

Pollution Exposure and Cardiovascular Health

2018 - 2019
The project aims to ascertain pollution exposure on Edinburgh main roads and greener routes, and also determine the health effects of active commuting via these routes
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £4,550

Participation in Mountain Biking - effects on aspects of psychological wellbeing of young participants

2018 - 2018
Participation in Mountain Biking - effects on aspects of psychological wellbeing of young participants
Funder: Scottish Cycling | Value: £4,999

Physical ACTivity: the tool to improve the quality of LIFE in osteoporosis people

2018 - 2020
ACTLIFE is focused on the development and dissemination across Europe of ACTLIFE protocol aimed to the secondary and tertiary prevention of osteoporosis consequences through physical activities. In pa...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £1,236

Exploring the use of activity tracking and mobile phone based feedback integrated with health care records to increase activity levels and reduce sedentary behaviour in people with type 2 diabetes

2018 - 2020
The benefits of exercise and reduced sedentary behavior on health and wellbeing are important for the whole population, but for those with type 2 diabetes they have particular benefits in enhancing bl...
Funder: NHS Lothian | Value: £4,600

Assessing the efficacy of a Physical Activity and Health Behaviour Change interventions alongside the use of an activity tracking device and platform to change physical activity behaviour in cancer pa...

2016 - 2018
This is a research and evaluation of Macmillan Move all project in collaboration with Paths for all partnership.
Funder: Paths for All Partnership | Value: £19,885

Scale-up BP: Implementing evidence-based hypertension research at scale

2015 - 2017
To determine the feasibility of carrying out a phase 4 study on the clinical and health economic impact of implementing telemonitoring of BP as routine practice for the majority of patients with raise...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £2,291
7 results

Evaluating the long-term effectiveness of ALBA: An intervention designed to increase physical activity levels of people with mental and/or physical health conditions, leading to improved mental and physical health

2016 - date
Introduction: Physical activity (PA) is beneficial for improving both physical and mental health. However, people with mental health conditions are more likely to be inactive. In order to encourage adherence to PA, the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) developed the Active Living Becomes Achievable (ALBA) intervention, which aimed to help people with poor physical and/or mental health to increase and maintain their PA levels. The main aim of this thesis was to evaluate the effectiveness of the ALBA intervention at increasing PA levels, improving mental wellbeing, self-efficacy for exercise, self-esteem and patient activation. Method: A mixed method approach was adopted for evaluating the ALBA intervention, which formed the basis of four studies: Study 1: a formative investigation, in the form of a systematic review was conducted to assess the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural interventions at increasing adherence to PA in mental health populations. Study 2: a qualitative process evaluation, using focus groups with participants. Barriers and facilitators to adhering to the intervention were identified using the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF). Study 3: a qualitative process evaluation using focus groups with the Behaviour Change Practitioners (BCP) who delivered the ALBA intervention. Thematic analysis was used to identify themes, which were then mapped onto the TDF, to identify the barriers and facilitators to the implementation of the intervention. Study 4: A quantitative outcome evaluation, with a before and after design was carried out to assess the effectiveness of the intervention. Participants completed 5 outcome measures and wore an activity tracker for 16 weeks. Participants who opted into the long-term study were monitored for up to 12-months. Results: The outcome evaluation revealed that 53% of the participants adhered to the intervention, however, the intervention did not appear to increase adherence to PA guidelines. The ALBA intervention had a significant positive impact on mental wellbeing, patient activation and self-efficacy, but not self-esteem. The qualitative evaluation suggested the intervention helped participants overcome the barriers they faced which prevented them from becoming active. There was a particular focus on role the BCP’s played in encouraging engagement in PA. The barriers to the delivery faced by the BCP’s mainly related to organisational and contextual factors. Conclusions: The ALBA intervention was effective at improving mental wellbeing but did not have a significant effect on PA levels. This suggests that the additional support offered through the ALBA intervention was key to improving wellbeing and encouraging PA in mental health population should be considered in a wider context of recovery.
Nicola Peddie | Director of Studies: Dr Tony Westbury | Second Supervisor: Prof Austyn Snowden

The role of exercise and age on vitamin D metabolism

2015 - 2019
My main area of research interest is the role of exercise and ageing on vitamin D metabolism. Scotland is identified as a vitamin D deficient nation...
Dr Hannah Margaret Lithgow | Director of Studies: Dr Melanie Leggate | Second Supervisor: Prof Geraint Florida-James

An investigation into the nature of psychological resilience in junior athletes

2015 - 2017
A mixed method approach to understanding the nature of psychological resielince in junior athletes, reviewing and proposi...
Dr Hollie Fountain | Director of Studies: Prof Russell Martindale | Second Supervisor: Dr Tony Westbury

The combined effect of high intensity intermittent training and vitamin D supplementation of insulin sensitivity in overweight and obese males and females

2014 - 2016
Dr Hannah Margaret Lithgow | Director of Studies: Dr Melanie Leggate | Second Supervisor: Prof Geraint Florida-James

The influence of age, aerobic fitness, cardiovascular risk factors and cytomegalovirus on angiogenic T cells and endothelial progenitor cells

2011 - 2016
Dr Mark Ross | Director of Studies: Prof Geraint Florida-James | Second Supervisor: Dr Eva Malone

Ambulatory physiological assessment: an ergonomic approach to the dynamic work environment and temporal variability in heart rate variability, blood pressure and the cortisol awakening response.

2011 - 2015
Dr Tom Campbell | Director of Studies: Prof Geraint Florida-James | Second Supervisor: Dr Tony Westbury

Sleep disruption, immune cell redeployment and endocrine response following an acute bout of exercise

2007 - 2016
Dr Lesley Ingram-Sills | Director of Studies: Prof Geraint Florida-James | Second Supervisor: Dr Eva Malone