Lecturer and overseas programme leader
Professor of Transport and Director of Transport Research Institute
Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Health. Programme Leader: BA Business and Enterprise in Sport
Hanson, C. (2016, April). Evaluating the impact of evidence‐based change within the Northumberland Exercise on Referral Scheme. Presented at The Third Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health, Newcastle Gateshead, UK
Exercise on referral schemes (ERS) allow health professionals to encourage physical activity (PA) for patients with long‐term conditions. One such scheme is the Northumberland...
Cohen, L., Wimbush, E., Myers, F., Macdonald, W. & Frost, H. (2013). Optimising Older People’s Quality of Life: an Outcomes Framework. Strategic Outcomes Model. Scotland: NHS Health Scotland
More older people than ever before can look forward to many years of healthy life after retirement. Reflecting the priority the Scottish Government places on optimising the qu...
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.
University of Dundee
Musculoskeletal pain in adults over the age of 45 is the number one cause of disability world-wide and osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common cause of pain and disability (Global Burden of Disease 201...
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
11 June 2019
The Government's Active Scotland Development Group invited Professor Davis to present to their June quarterly meeting which had a focus on transport. The presentation sought t...
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...
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...
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...
Dawkes, S., Donaldson, J., Elliott, L., & Raeside, R. (2016). Angina Management is Poor After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 25(S2), S323. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2016.06.767
Background and aim: Self-management of coronary heart disease (CHD) is critical after elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). While elective PCIs should reduce pati...
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 ...
Hislop, J., Gray, S., Melling, S., Paraskevopoulos, L., & Baer, G. (2015). An exploration of physical activity experiences in people with Parkinson's disease. Physiotherapy, 101(S1), e572-e573. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2015.03.3393
Background: Parkinson's disease is a chronic, progressive neurological condition that is estimated to affect over 6 million people worldwide (EPDA 2014). Regular engagement in...
Hislop, J., & Newlands, C. (2015). Evaluation of a specialist physiotherapy service for homeless people. Physiotherapy, 101(S1), e574. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2015.03.3395
Background: Research suggests that homeless people experience higher levels of mental and physical health problem than the rest of the population. Despite the greater need for...
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...
Cohen, L., Wimbush, E., MacDonald, W., & Frost, H. (2013, November). Better Outcomes for Older People- Outcomes Framework for Reshaping Care of Older People (RCOP). Paper presented at Making Scotland a Healthier Place; Faculty of Public Health Conference., Dunblane
McGilchrist, M., Donnan, P., McMurdo, M., Frost, H., Goodbarnd, J., Cochrane, L., & Witham, M. (2013, August). Combining health, physical function and social care data - a multi-database linkage project. Paper presented at Scottish Informatics Programme (SHIP) conference -Exploiting Existing Data for Health Research, University of St Andrews
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.
Chief Scientists Office
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...
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...
Invited presentation to the Active Scotland Development Group quarterly meeting which had a focus on transport for this meeting.
10 June 2019
Edinburgh Napier University (Sighthill Campus)
17 June 2019