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Emma Solomon-Moore

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20122019
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Research interests

I joined the University of Bath in November 2017 as a Lecturer in Public Health within the Department for Health.

I completed a PhD in Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter, 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. Working as a Research Associate at the University of the West of England I evaluated ‘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. As part of the APPHLE Health Integration Team, I conducted a scoping review on the provision of physical activity for older adults in the South West. 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. I led a team to develop and expand ‘FAB Kids’, a public engagement workshop with primary school children to promote healthy behaviours.

I am a physical activity researcher with a particular interest in 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 Master’s student dissertation projects on the topic of sugar consumption, stress and evaluating Jamie Oliver’s Sugar Smart campaign.

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).

Research interests:

-          Physical activity behaviour among parents and families

-          Community-wide public health interventions

-          Sugar Smart initiatives

-          The role of play across the lifespan

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Projects 2018 2019

Wesport Satellite Clubs

Clift, B. & Solomon-Moore, E.

1/06/1831/05/19

Project: UK charity

Research Output 2012 2018

Open Access
File
Social Support
Exercise
Mental Health
Guidelines

Child- and Parent-Related Correlates of Total and Prolonged Sedentary Time in 5- to 6-Year-Old Children

van Ekris, E., Solomon-Moore, E., Chinapaw, M., Jago, R. & Altenburg, T. 22 Aug 2018 In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15, 9, 1817

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Parents
Exercise
Caregivers
Body Mass Index
Surveys and Questionnaires
2 Citations

Examining the challenges posed to parents by the contemporary screen environments of children: a qualitative investigation

Solomon-Moore, E., Matthews, J., Reid, T., Toumpakari, Z., Sebire, S., Thompson, J., Lawlor, D. & Jago, R. 7 Apr 2018 In : BMC Pediatrics. 18, 1, 129

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File

Implementation fidelity of a voluntary sector-led diabetes education programme

Kok, M., Jones, M., Solomon-Moore, E. & Smith, J. R. 2018 In : Health Education Journal. 118, 1, p. 62-81

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mental Competency
chronic illness
Education
education
Group

Parents' perspectives of change in child physical activity & screen-viewing between Y1 (5-6) & Y4 (8-9) of primary school: Implications for behaviour change

Jago, R., Solomon-Moore, E., Toumpakari, Z., Lawlor, D. A., Thompson, J. L. & Sebire, S. 19 Apr 2018 In : BMC Public Health. 18, 1, 520

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Parents
Exercise
Technology
Aptitude
Parenting