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I joined the University of Bath in November 2017 as a Lecturer in Public Health within the Department for Health.
I am a physical activity researcher with a particular interest in the health of children, parents and families, and how community-level interventions can be used to increase population-levels of physical activity, improve public health, and reduce health inequalities. I have experience in quantitative and qualitative research, and my research has utilised both objective and self-reported measures of physical activity.
I have also supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate research projects on a range of topics including inequalities and schools-based physical activity, sugar consumption, how obesity research is portrayed on social media, social media fitness culture and mental health, physical activity and learning difficulties, and physical activity as a treatment for mental health.
I completed a PhD in Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter in 2014, evaluating ‘Devon Active Villages’ – a community-level physical activity intervention delivered to rural villages across Devon. This study was the first to use a stepped-wedge cluster randomised control trial design to evaluate a physical activity intervention.
In December 2013, I started as a Research Associate at the University of the West of England evaluating ‘Living Well, Taking Control’ – a community-based type 2 diabetes prevention and management lifestyle education programme. As part of this role, I worked with the University of Exeter Medical School as a co-applicant on the NIHR SPHR PHPES ComPoD (Community-based Prevention of Diabetes) randomised control trial. In 2015, I joined the University of Bristol as a Senior Research Associate, project managing the British Heart Foundation-funded longitudinal study ‘B-Proact1v’, which investigated physical activity and screen-viewing behaviours among families as children progress through primary school. While at the University of Bristol, I was part of a collaborative team that received Cancer Research UK innovation funding to pilot a physical activity intervention promoting play across the lifespan.
Since joining the University of Bath, I have developed links with a number of external organisations, including working with Wesport on the evaluation and monitoring of their Satellite Clubs and Refugee Coach Workforce programmes, and Bath & North East Somerset on their public health initiatives and their whole systems approach to obesity prevention.
I have published my research in leading peer-reviewed journals and academic conferences, and have been successful in securing in excess of £500k worth of external funding as a co-applicant on research projects (e.g., NIHR, CRUK, ESRC). I teach on both the Department for Health's BSc Health and Exercise Science programme and the Professional Doctorate in Health programme, where I supervise a range of UK and international health professionals conduct impactful research studies.
- Physical activity behaviour among children, parents and families
- Robust evaluations of community programmes
- Community-wide public health interventions
- The role social media plays in shaping health knowledge, views and stigma
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Life in Lockdown: A longitudinal study investigating the impact of the UK COVID-19 lockdown measures on lifestyle behaviours and mental healthSolomon-Moore, E., Lambert, J., Grey, E., Gillison, F., Townsend, N., Busam, B., Velemis, K., Millen, C., Barber, F. & Griffin, T., 20 Jul 2022, (Acceptance date) In: BMC Public Health.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Lockdown lifestyles: A mixed methods study exploring the impact of COVID-19 prevention measures on diet, physical activity and mental health in the UK adult populationGrey, E., Solomon-Moore, E., Lambert, J., Gillison, F., Townsend, N. & Griffin, T., 14 Jan 2021.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Other › peer-review
Public Understanding of Childhood Obesity: Qualitative Analysis of News Articles and Comments on FacebookBusam, B. & Solomon-Moore, E., 3 Oct 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Health Communication.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Public Understanding of Childhood Obesity: Qualitative Analysis of News Articles and Comments on FacebookBusam, B. & Solomon-Moore, E., 30 Jun 2021.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract › peer-review
Associations of body mass index, physical activity and sedentary time with blood pressure in primary school children from south-west England: a prospective studySolomon-Moore, E., Salway, R., Emm-Collison, L., Thompson, J., Sebire, S., Lawlor, D. A. & Jago, R., 29 Apr 2020, In: PLoS ONE. 15, 4, p. e0232333 e0232333.
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