Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Health. Programme Leader: BA Business and Enterprise in Sport
Murray, J., Williams, B., Hoskins, G., Skar, S., McGhee, J., Gauld, D., …Hagen, S. (2013). Can a Theory-Informed Interactive Animation Increase Intentions to Engage in Physical Activity in Young People with Asthma?. In Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services, 289-300. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-07227-2_28
A theoretically-informed interactive animation was developed, using themes drawn from psychology, sociology, applied health research, and narrative theory, which aimed to enco...
Brazo-Sayavera, J., Martínez-Valencia, M. A., Müller, L., Andronikos, G., & Martindale, R. J. J. (2018). Relative age effects in international age group championships: A study of Spanish track and field athletes. PLoS ONE, 13(4), (e0196386). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0196386. ISSN 1932-6203
The relative age effect is a well-researched phenomenon, however there is still a dearth of understanding in track and field and female sport. This study investigated the role...
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 ...
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...
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
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 ...
Crandall, K., Maguire, R., Campbell, A., & Kearney, N. (2018). A qualitative study exploring the views, attitudes and beliefs of patients and health professionals towards exercise intervention for people who are surgically treated for lung cancer. European Journal of Cancer Care, 27(2), (e12828). doi:10.1111/ecc.12828. ISSN 0961-5423
Surgical removal remains the best curative option for patients diagnosed with early‐stage lung cancer. However, it is also associated with significant morbidity and reduced qu...
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...
Stephenson, A., McDonough, S. M., Murphy, M. H., Nugent, C. D. & Mair, J. L. (2017). Using computer, mobile and wearable technology enhanced interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity. 14(1)doi:10.1186/s12966-017-0561-4. ISSN 1479-5868
Background High levels of sedentary behaviour (SB) are associated with negative health consequences. Technology enhanced solutions such as mobile applications, activity monito...
Ryde, G. C., Gorely, T., Jepson, R., Gray, C., Shepherd, A., Mackison, D., …Evans, J. M. M. (2017). How active are women who play bingo: a cross-sectional study from the Well!Bingo project. BMC Women's Health, 17(1), doi:10.1186/s12905-017-0405-z
The benefits of physical activity are well established, yet large numbers of people are not sufficiently active to gain health benefits. Certain population groups a...
Zubala, A., MacGillivray, S., Frost, H., Kroll, T., Skelton, D. A., Gavine, A., …Morris, J. (2017). Promotion of physical activity interventions for community dwelling older adults: A systematic review of reviews. PLoS ONE, 12(7), (e0180902). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0180902. ISSN 1932-6203
Objectives While there is strong evidence that regular participation in physical activity (PA) brings numerous health benefits to older adults, and interventions to effectivel...
Baird, M. F., Grace, F., Sculthorpe, N., Graham, S. M., Fleming, A., & Baker, J. S. (2017). Evidence of direct cardiac damage following high-intensity exercise in chronic energy restriction: A case report and literature review. Medicine, 96(27), (e7030). doi:10.1097/md.0000000000007030. ISSN 0025-7974
Rationale: Following prolonged endurance events such as marathons, elevated levels of cardiospecific biomarkers are commonly reported. Although transiently raised levels are g...
Goodbrand, J. A., Hughes, L. D., Cochrane, L., Donnan, P. T., McGilchrist, M., Frost, H., …Witham, M. D. (2017). Association between bisphosphonate therapy and outcomes from rehabilitation in older people. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 70, 195-200. doi:10.1016/j.archger.2017.01.017. ISSN 0167-4943
Background Bisphosphonate therapy may have actions beyond bone, including effects on cardiovascular, immune and muscle function. We tested whether bisphosphonate treatment is...
Frost, H., Campbell, P., Maxwell, M., O’Carroll, R., Dombrowski, S., Cheyne, H., …Pollock, A. (2016). Effectiveness of motivational interviewing on adult behaviour change in health and social care settings: an overview of reviews. Physiotherapy, 102(Supplement 1), (e59-e60). doi:10.1016/j.physio.2016.10.382. ISSN 0031-9406
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Murray, J., Williams, B., Hoskins, G., Skar, S., McGhee, J., Treweek, S., …Gauld, D. (2016). A theory-informed approach to developing visually mediated interventions to change behaviour using an asthma and physical activity intervention exemplar. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 2, 1-17. doi:10.1186/s40814-016-0091-x. ISSN 2055-5784
Background Visualisation techniques are used in a range of healthcare interventions. However, these frequently lack a coherent rationale or clear theoretical basis. This lack...
M. Hegarty, L., Mair, J. L., Kirby, K., Murtagh, E., & Murphy, M. H. (2016). School-based Interventions to Reduce Sedentary Behaviour in Children: A Systematic Review. AIMS public health, 3(3), (520-541). doi:10.3934/publichealth.2016.3.520. ISSN 2327-8994
Prolonged, uninterrupted periods of sedentary time may be associated with increased risk of Type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality even if the minimu...
Morris, J., Oliver, T., Kroll, T., Joice, S. & Williams, B. (2017). Physical activity participation in community dwelling stroke survivors: Synergy and dissonance between motivation and capability. A qualitative study. Physiotherapy. 103(3), 311-321. doi:10.1016/j.physio.2016.05.001
The evidence supporting benefits of physical activity (PA) on fitness, functioning, health and secondary prevention after stroke is compelling. However, many stroke...