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My research interests lie in investigating how we can support people to improve their health behaviours to prevent and reduce obesity. This is an important and highly topical area given that more than half of the UK’s adult population are now classified as overweight or obese, which has significant consequences not only for these individuals but also for society. My primary research interest is in investigating how we can support people to improve their health behaviours to prevent and reduce obesity. In practice this involves conducting research to explore the most effective strategies for promoting behaviour change, and drawing on this to design theoretically and pragmatically informed interventions. I work both at an individual and population level, and my recent focus has been in exploring the positive and negative effects of policy on people’s motivation to adopt healthier lifestyles. I have worked closely with local public health teams and members of the public to deliver research that is relevant and applicable to practice. 

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Projects 2007 2018

Research Output 2002 2018

Open Access
Health Promotion
Cultural Evolution
Biological Evolution
Open Access
Multilevel Analysis
Pediatric Obesity
Life Style
Motor Activity
Motor Activity
Referral and Consultation
Translational Medical Research
Social Responsibility
Open Access
Social Class
Linear Models
Motor Activity

After-school physical activity interventions on child and adolescent physical activity and health: a review of reviews

Demetriou, Y., Gillison, F. & McKenzie, T. 26 May 2017 In : Advances in Physical Education. 7, 2, p. 191-215

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Motor Activity
Physical Education and Training
Body Composition