Abbott, A., Collins, D., Sowerby, K. & Martindale, R. (2007). Developing the Potential of Young People in Sport: A Report for Sportscotland by the University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh: Sport Scotland
No abstract avialable.
Fountain, H. E. An Investigation into the nature of psychological resilience in junior athletes. (Thesis)
Psychological resilience has been described as a multidimensional, context specific concept, and has been defined in numerous ways that attempt to encapsulate the process by w...
Pitkethly, A., Campbell, A., Sproule, J., Booth, J., Fawkner, S., & Hutson, D. (2017, November). Teachers’ and young adolescents’ qualitative opinions of an eight-week, feasibility/pilot, sit-stand desk intervention. Poster presented at Scottish Physical Activity Research Connections 2017
Aim: Nine sit-stand desks were installed in an Edinburgh Primary 7 class to determine the feasibility of their use and the effects on sedentary, activity, learning outcome var...
ENU Development Trust
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 ...
Participation in Mountain Biking - effects on aspects of psychological wellbeing of young participants
Paths for All Partnership
This is a research and evaluation of Macmillan Move all project in collaboration with Paths for all partnership.
18 June 2019
18 June 2019
We are excited to welcome Dr Sjaan Gomersall from the Univeristy of Queensland, Australia, to Edinburgh Napier University to talk about her work in the area of measuring and i...
Lecturer and overseas programme leader
Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Health. Programme Leader: BA Business and Enterprise in Sport
Lecturer in Psychology and Coach Development
Associate Professor of Physiotherapy
Stephenson, A., Murphy, M., McDonough, . S., Nugent, C., & Mair, J. (2017). Using computer, mobile and wearable technology interventions to change sedentary behaviours: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers, https://doi.org/10.3389/conf.FPUBH.2017.03.00033
Rationale: High levels of sedentary behavior (SB) are strongly associated with several negative health consequences (1). Technologies such as mobile applications (apps), weara...
Lau, P. W. C., Pitkethly, A. J., Leung, B. W. C., Lau, E. Y., & Wang, J. (2019). The intervention effect of SMS delivery on Chinese adolescent's physical activity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(5), 787. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16050787
To examine the effects of short messaging service (SMS) frequency and timing on the 13 efficacy of an SMS-intervention for Hong Kong Chinese adolescents. Sixty nine students a...
Smith, K., Muggeridge, D. J., Easton, C., & Ross, M. D. (2019). An acute dose of inorganic dietary nitrate does not improve high-intensity, intermittent exercise performance in temperate or hot and humid conditions. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 119(3), 723-733. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-018-04063-9
Purpose: Dietary nitrate (NO3-) has repeatedly been shown to improve endurance and intermittent, high-intensity events in temperate conditions. However, the ergogenic effects...
Boyd, G. W., Drew, M., Ward, S., Baird, M., Graham, S. M., & Connaboy, C. (2018). The effect of the branched-chain amino acids on the in-vitro activity of bovine intestinal alkaline phosphatase. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, doi:10.1139/apnm-2018-0449
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) are used as nutritional support for patients with a range of conditions including liver cirrhosis and in-born errors of amino acid metabolism...
Fowler, S., Pitkethly, A., Booth, J., Sproule, J., & Hutson, D. (2018). Providing pupils autonomous use of sit-stand desks; behaviour changes and teacher and pupil opinion following an 8 week intervention. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 15(10 Suppl 1), S74-S74. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2018-0535
Parallel oral session : Wednesday 17th October
Farley, O. R., Secomb, J. L., Raymond, E. R., Lundgren, L. E., Ferrier, B. K., Abbiss, C. R., & Sheppard, J. M. (2018). Workloads of Competitive Surfing: Work-to-Relief Ratios, Surf-Break Demands, and Updated Analysis. Journal of strength and conditioning research, 32(10), 2939-2948. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000002659
The study provides an in-depth descriptive and quantitative time-motion analysis of competitive surfing, using Global PositioningSystem (GPS) units and video synchronization, ...
Parsonage, J., Secomb, J., Dowse, R., Ferrier, B., Sheppard, J., & Nimphius, S. (2018). The Assessment of Isometric, Dynamic, and Sports-Specific Upper-Body Strength in Male and Female Competitive Surfers. Sports, 6(2), (53)
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate gender differences in the dynamic strength index (DSI): an assessment of upper-body dynamic strength relative to maximal i...
Lau, P., Leung, B., Pitkethly, A., & Ransdell, L. (2018). Do physical education teachers and general teachers differ in their implicit anti-fat bias?. International Journal of Physical Education, 55(1), 27-37
The purpose of this study was to examine implicit attitudes of physical education (PE) and non-PE teachers towards overweight children stratified by gender, age, and body mass...
Campbell, T. G., Westbury, T., Davison, R., & Florida-James, G. (2018). Anticipation and the cortisol awakening response within a dynamic psychosocial work environment. International Journal of Stress Prevention and Wellbeing, 2, ISSN 2397-7698
The cortisol awakening response (CAR) is a distinct element of the diurnal pattern of cortisol release, believed to be partly driven by the anticipation of the demands of the ...
Pitkethly, A. J., Lau, P. W. C., & Maddison, R. (2018). Investigating the association of self-regulated learning skills and physical activity in Hong Kong Chinese and Scottish adolescents. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, (1-15). doi:10.1080/1612197x.2018.1444077. ISSN 1612-197X
Zimmerman's self-regulated learning (SRL) model focusses on how individuals are able to make improvements through a cyclical and systematic method of learning how to adapt to ...
Cooper, D. J., Scammell, B. E., Batt, M. E., & Palmer, D. (2018). Development and validation of self-reported line drawings of the modified Beighton score for the assessment of generalised joint hypermobility. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 18(11), doi:10.1186/s12874-017-0464-8
Background: The impracticalities and comparative expense of carrying out a clinical assessment is an obstacle in many large epidemiological studies. The purpose of this study ...
Ross, M. D., Malone, E. M., Simpson, R., Cranston, I., Ingram, L., Wright, G. P., …Florida-James, G. D. (2017). Lower Resting and Exercise-Induced Circulating Angiogenic Progenitors and Angiogenic T-Cells in Older Men. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, doi:10.1152/ajpheart.00592.2017. ISSN 0363-6135
Ageing is associated with a dysfunctional endothelial phenotype, as well as reduced angiogenic capabilities. Exercise exerts beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system, p...
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...
A mixed method approach to understanding the nature of psychological resielince in junior athletes, reviewing and proposi...
Edinburgh Napier University (Sighthill Campus)
17 June 2019