Professor Gareth Stratton

Professor Gareth Stratton

Gareth Stratton

 

Professor, College of Engineering

 

Research Gate Profile

Overview

Subject specialism: Paediatric Exercise Science

  • Signal processing analytics in predicting quality and quantity of movement.
  • Epidemiology of health, fitness, diet and lifestyle in children.
  • Randomised control trials to promote activity and reduce obesity in children and youth.

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Research

Professor Stratton is the Head of the Research Centre in Applied Sports, Technology, Exercise and Medicine (A-STEM)

Sport and Exercise Science is meeting the challenges set by the University by engaging in research, third mission activities and teaching that spans the artificial boundaries between traditional disciplines. Moreover the discipline area has flourished since it was relocated into the College of Engineering and this proposal is timely in relation to REF2014.

Swansea University is unique as the only research intensive university in the UK where Sport and Exercise Science is located in Engineering. The College of Engineering houses three world-leading research centres within which Sport and Exercise Science research activity is currently housed.

There are significant synergies between sport and exercise science, technology, engineering and medicine. To further promote these synergies a standalone research centre in Sport and Exercise Science, which reflects the nature of world-class research activity and exploits university strengths, is required.

Selected publications

  • S.-M. Zhou, R. A. Hill, K. Morgan, G. Stratton, M. B. Gravenor, G. Bijlsma, S. Brophy, Classification of accelerometer wear and non-wear events in seconds for monitoring free-living physical activity, BMJ Open, 2015, 5, 5, [ISSN:2044-6055], [DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007447]
  • Gareth Stratton, Factor associated with low fitness in adolescents - a mixedmethods study, 2015, [DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-764.]
  • Gareth Stratton, Physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness, and clustered cardiometabolic risk in 10- to 12-year-old school children: the REACH Y6 study., Am J Hum Biol, 2014, 26, 4, [DOI: doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22537.]
  • Gareth Stratton, Factors associated with low fitness in adolescents--a mixed methods study, BMC Public Health, 2014, [DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-764.]
  • Gareth Stratton, M McNarry, LM Boddy, The relationship between body mass index, aerobic performance and asthma in a pre-pubertal, population-level cohort, Eur J Appl Physio, 2014, 114, 2, [DOI: doi: 10.1007/s00421-013-2772-y.]
  • Gareth Stratton, Effects of a 12-week community exercise programme on older people. . 2014 Feb;26(1):20-6., Nurs Older People, 2014, 26, 1, [DOI: doi: 10.7748/nop2014.02.26.1.20.e508.]
  • Gareth Stratton, Assessment of biochemical liver markers, physical activity, fitness and body mass index for a cardiometabolic risk model in childhood., Acta Paediatrica, 2014, 103, 5, [DOI: doi: 10.1111/apa.12591.]
  • Gareth Stratton, Effect of a school-based active play intervention on sedentary time and physical activity in preschool children., Health Educ Res, 2013, 28, 6, [DOI: doi: 10.1093/her/cyt097.]
  • Gareth Stratton, Scaling of peak oxygen uptake in children: a comparison of three body size index models., Med Sci Sports Exerc., 2013, 45, 12, [DOI: doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31829bfa79.]
  • Gareth Stratton, Scaling of peak oxygen uptake in children: a comparison of three body size index models., Med Sci Sports Exerc., 2013, 45, 12, [DOI: doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31829bfa79.]
  • L Gillia, Gareth Stratton, Research priorities for child and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviours: an international perspective using a twin-panel Delphi procedure., Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act., 2013, [DOI: doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-10-112.]
  • Gareth Stratton, Are changes in conduit artery function associated with intima-medial thickness in young subjects?, Eur J Prev Cardiol, 2013, 20, 5, [DOI: doi: 10.1177/2047487312449294.]
  • Gareth Stratton, The effect of exergaming on vascular function in children., Journal of Pediatrics, 2013, 163, 3, [DOI: oi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.03.076.]
  • C Westgarth, LM Boddy, Gareth Stratton, AJ German, A cross-sectional study of frequency and factors associated with dog walking in 9-10 year old children in Liverpool, BMC Public Health, 2013, 10, 13, [DOI: doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-822]
  • LYNNE M BODDY, STUART J FAIRCLOUGH, GREG ATKINSON, GARETH STRATTON, Changes in Cardiorespiratory Fitness in 9- to 10.9-Year-Old Children, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 2012, 44, 3, [ISSN:0195-9131], [DOI: 10.1249/mss.0b013e3182300267]
  • Gareth Stratton, Lack of relationship between sedentary behaviour and vascular function in children, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2012, 112, 2, [DOI: 10.1007/s00421-011-2011-3]
  • Gareth Stratton, Impact of exercise training on endothelial function and body composition in young people: a study of mono- and di-zygotic twins, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2012, 112, 2, [DOI: 10.1007/s00421-011-1993-1]
  • Robert L Newton, Lynne M Boddy, Non E Thomas, Stuart J Fairclough, Keith Tolfrey, Sinead Brophy, Anwen Rees, Gareth Knox, Julien S Baker, Gareth Stratton, ROC Generated Thresholds for Field-Assessed Aerobic Fitness Related to Body Size and Cardiometabolic Risk in Schoolchildren, PLoS ONE, 2012, 7, 9, [ISSN:1932-6203], [DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045755]
  • Mareesa V , Stuart J Fairclough, Zoe Knowles, Gareth Stratton, Effect of a family focused active play intervention on sedentary time and physical activity in preschool children, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2012, 9, 1, pp.117, [ISSN:1479-5868], [DOI: 10.1186/1479-5868-9-117]
  • Russell Wrigley, Barry Drust, Gareth Stratton, Mark Scott, Warren Gregson, Quantification of the typical weekly in-season training load in elite junior soccer players, Journal of Sports Sciences, 2012, 30, 15, pp.1573, [ISSN:0264-04141466-447X], [DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2012.709265]
  • Jose A. L Calbet, Kelly A Mackintosh, Stuart J Fairclough, Gareth Stratton, Nicola D Ridgers, A Calibration Protocol for Population-Specific Accelerometer Cut-Points in Children, PLoS ONE, 2012, 7, 5, pp.e36919, [ISSN:1932-6203], [DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036919]
  • Gareth Stratton, Examining children's physical activity and play behaviors during school playtime over time, Health Education Research, 2011, 26, 4, [DOI: 10.1093/her/cyr014]
  • Gareth Stratton, Seasonal Reduction in Physical Activity and Flow-Mediated Dilation in Children, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 2011, 43, 2, [DOI: 10.1249/mss.0b013e3181ebe90e]
  • Gareth Stratton, Variables associated with children's physical activity levels during recess: the A-CLASS project, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2010, 7, 1, [DOI: 10.1186/1479-5868-7-74]
  • Gareth Stratton, Heritability of Arterial Function, Fitness, and Physical Activity in Youth: A Study of Monozygotic and Dizygotic Twins, The Journal of Pediatrics, 2010, 157, 6, [DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2010.06.005]
  • Gareth Stratton, Does brachial artery flow-mediated dilation scale to anthropometric characteristics?, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2010, 110, 1, [DOI: 10.1007/s00421-010-1490-y]
  • Nicole Diane Ridgers, Stuart J Fairclough, Gareth Stratton, Twelve-month effects of a playground intervention on children's morning and lunchtime recess physical activity levels., Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2010, 7, 2, pp.167, [ISSN:1543-3080]
  • Gareth Stratton, The Physical Education Predisposition Scale: Preliminary development and validation, Journal of Sports Sciences, 2009, 27, 14, [DOI: 10.1080/02640410903147513]
  • Gareth Stratton, Does conduit artery diameter vary according to the anthropometric characteristics of children or men?, AJP: Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 2009, 297, 6, [DOI: 10.1152/ajpheart.00228.2009]
  • Gareth Stratton, Changes in BMI and prevalence of obesity and overweight in children in Liverpool, 1998--2006, Perspectives in Public Health, 2009, 129, 3, [DOI: 10.1177/1757913908094808]
  • Gareth Stratton, Mapping dietary habits may provide clues about the factors that determine food choice, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 2008, 21, 5, [DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-277x.2008.00894.x]
  • Gareth Stratton, Promoting health-enhancing physical activity in the primary school: a pilot evaluation of the BASH health-related exercise initiative, Health Education Research, 2008, 23, 3, [DOI: 10.1093/her/cym093]
  • Gareth Stratton, EFFECT OF A 9-WK. AFTER-SCHOOL MULTISKILLS CLUB ON FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT SKILL PROFICIENCY IN 8- TO 9-YR.-OLD CHILDREN: AN EXPLORATORY TRIAL1, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 2008, 106, 3, [DOI: 10.2466/pms.106.3.745-754]
  • Gareth Stratton, Comparison of energy expenditure in adolescents when playing new generation and sedentary computer games: cross sectional study, BMJ, 2007, 335, 7633, [DOI: 10.1136/bmj.39415.632951.80]
  • Gareth Stratton, Community led active schools programme (CLASP) exploring the implementation of health interventions in primary schools: headteachers' perspectives., BMC Public Health. 2015 Mar 13;15:238, 0, 13, 15, [DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-1557-0.]

Teaching

  • SR-314 - Health Related Exercise (15/16)
  • SR-144 - Foundations in Exercise Science (15/16)

Research theses supervised

PhD

  • 2015 - Health, Fitness, Lifestyle and Physical Competency of School Children in Wales (2nd Supervisor: Dr Kelly Mackintosh)
  • 2014 - The effect of a school-based military style physical activity intervention on children's health and well-being (1st Supervisor: Dr Kelly Mackintosh)
  • 2014 - Longitudinal changes in physical activity, functional fitness, cardiac function and body composition in recently diagnosed breast cancer patients (1st Supervisor: Professor Michael Lewis)
  • 2014 - Lifestyle interventions to prevent diabetes in children (2nd Supervisor: Dr Melitta Mcnarry)
  • 2013 - Physical activity measurement and analysis in children (2nd Supervisor: Dr Kelly Mackintosh)
  • 2013 - Group-based analysis of human exercise, performance and health (1st Supervisor: Professor Huw Summers)
  • 2012 - The effect of commando joes' school-based military fitness intervention on children's physical activity levels, behaviour, attendance and academic achievement (1st Supervisor: Dr Kelly Mackintosh)
  • 2011 - 'Individual and Community Led Activity Programmes in School Children' (1st Supervisor: Dr Jaynie Rance)

MSc

  • 2015 - Homespace study (2nd Supervisor: Dr Kelly Mackintosh)
  • 2015 - Physical activity health and fitness over the decade. The sportslinx project. (2nd Supervisor: Dr Kelly Mackintosh)
  • 2015 - Health, Fitness, Lifestyle and Physical Competency of School Children in Wales (2nd Supervisor: Dr Kelly Mackintosh)
  • 2015 - Effect of playing level on isokinetic dynamometry in football (1st Supervisor: Mrs Laura Mason)
  • 2014 - 'Validation of an online health and lifestyle questionnaire in school children using a novel wearable camera' (2nd Supervisor: Dr Kelly Mackintosh)
  • 2014 - 'Qualitative evaluation of children''''s and teachers perceived effectiiveness of school-based physical activity interventions' (1st Supervisor: Dr Kelly Mackintosh)
  • 2013 - 'Maturation performance and sporting life history in elite junior rugby players ' (2nd Supervisor: Dr Melitta Mcnarry)
  • 2013 - 'Body composition and fitness and their associated factors - the swanlinx project' (2nd Supervisor: Dr Kelly Mackintosh)
  • 2013 - The Global Physical Activity Report Card (2nd Supervisor: Dr Kelly Mackintosh)
  • 2013 - 'Non-invasive monitoring of cardiac function decline accompanying chemotherapy' (1st Supervisor: Professor Michael Lewis)
  • 2012 - 'Test-retest reliability of lower limb neuromuscular variables during a countermovement jump in under-15 dewar shield rugby union players' (1st Supervisor: Mr Nicholas Owen)