Chair in Paediatric Exercise Science
Sports Science
Telephone: (01792) 606544
Room: Academic Office - A102
First
Engineering East
Bay Campus

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.

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.

Areas of Expertise

  • Paediatric Exercise Science. Physical growth and development in health and sports performance
  • sensors in physical activity measurement
  • physical activity
  • fitness and health interventions

Publications

  1. & The association between physical activity, fitness and body mass index on mental well-being and quality of life in adolescents. Quality of Life Research
  2. & Measuring the capacity of active video games for social interaction: The Social Interaction Potential Assessment tool. Computers in Human Behavior 87, 308-316.
  3. & Capturing the geography of children’s active and sedentary behaviours at home: the HomeSPACE measurement tool. Children's Geographies, 1-18.
  4. & Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Time Are Associated With Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Adults With Prediabetes: The PREVIEW Study. Diabetes Care 41(3), 562-569.
  5. & Fitness, fatness and the reallocation of time between children’s daily movement behaviours: an analysis of compositional data. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 14(1)

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Teaching

  • SR-314 Health Related Exercise

    There has a been a significant increase in non-communicable diseases such as physical inactivity. The World Health Organisation has now placed physical inactivity as the 4th largest risk to global public health and more important than obesity. Exercise Scientists have investigated how physical activity and fitness promote health and this module welcomes students who have an interest in the science of health and exercise. Students wishing to work in the health and fitness industry, public health, health promotion, allied health professions, teaching or clinical areas would most benefit from participation in the module. Where possible sessions will be split into a theory and practical session. The first semester focuses on the practical measurement of physical activity and the development of field related physical activity experiments. The second semester is theory and concept focused and will provide flexibility to match you academic interests.

Supervision

  • Homespace study (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Kelly Mackintosh
  • 'Children’s Fitness, Fatness, Sleep and Nutrtion – Analysis of Decade of Data from the Sportslinx Project' (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Kelly Mackintosh
  • Longitudinal characterisation of cardiac function, cardiorespiratory fitness, body composition and physical activity in recently diagnosed breast cancer patients (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Lewis
  • Influence of high-intensity interval training in adolescents with asthma: The x4a trial: eXercise for Asthma (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Gwyneth Davies
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
    Other supervisor: Dr Melitta Mcnarry
  • Physical literacy of children and perceptions of physical development from primary to secondary age children«br /» (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sinead Brophy
  • Health, Fitness, Lifestyle and Physical Competency of School Children in Wales (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Kelly Mackintosh
  • 'The effects of commando Joe's on children's education and behaviour' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Kelly Mackintosh
  • 'Effect of playing level on isokinetic dynamometry in football' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Laura Mason
  • Physical activity and lifestyle behaviours in obesity and the preention of type 2 diabetes: The PREVIEW Project (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Melitta Mcnarry
    Other supervisor: Dr Kelly Mackintosh
  • 'Group-based analysis of human exercise, performance and health' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Huw Summers
  • 'Profiling Movement and Gait Quality in Children''s Physical Activity' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Kelly Mackintosh