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...
McCorry, M., Murphy, M., Bleakley, C., & Mair, J. (2018). Effectiveness of physical activity and sedentary behaviour interventions in altering sedentary behaviour among older adults: a systematic review. Lancet, 392(S61), S61. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(18)32045-2
Long and frequent bouts of sedentary behaviour pose a major risk to health and increase the incidence of hypokinetic diseases and mortality, independent of the risk...
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 ...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
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
Participation in Mountain Biking - effects on aspects of psychological wellbeing of young participants
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
Campbell, A. (2018, April). The role of exercise in cancer rehabilation. Presented at Danish Physiotherapy Conference
No abstract available.
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...
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...
Murray, J., Todoran, A., Williams, B., & Hoskins, G. (2015, September). Developing a theory-informed interactive animation to increase physical activity among young people with asthma
The current paper describes the development of a theory-informed interactive animation and which aims to increase levels of physical activity in young people with asthma. The ...
Pitkethly, A. & Lau, P. W. (2014, May). Self-regulated learning and its association with self-report leisure-time physical activity among Hong Kong Chinese Adolescents.. Poster presented at International Society for Behaviour, Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), San Diego, USA.
Introduction: Only 57.4% of 13-19 year old Hong Kong adolescents engage in three or more days of 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity weekly (Hong Kong Department of He...
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...
Psycharakis, S. G., Coleman, S. G. S., Linton, L., Kaliarntas, K., & Valentin, S. (2019). Muscle activity during aquatic and land exercises in people with and without low back pain. Physical Therapy, 99(3), 297-310. https://doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzy150
Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is the most prevalent musculoskeletal disorder. Aquatic exercises are commonly used by physical therapists for CLBP treatment and manag...
Yang, C., Ugbolue, U. C., McNicol, D., Stankovic, V., Stankovic, L., Kerr, A., …Rowe, P. J. (2019). Automation enhancement and accuracy investigation of a portable single-camera gait analysis system. IET Science, Measurements and Technology, 13(4), 563–571. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-smt.2018.5246
While optical motion analysis systems can provide high-fidelity gait parameters, they are usually impractical for local clinics and home use, due to high cost, requirement for...
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...
Mair, J. L., De Vito, G., & Boreham, C. A. (2019). Low Volume, Home-Based Weighted Step Exercise Training Can Improve Lower Limb Muscle Power and Functional Ability in Community-Dwelling Older Women. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 8(1), 41. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8010041
Stepping exercise can be used as a scalable form of high intensity exercise to enhance important aspects of physical fitness in older populations. The addition of supplementar...
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
Paths for All Partnership
This is a research and evaluation of Macmillan Move all project in collaboration with Paths for all partnership.
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