Prof John Reilly

Physical Activity for Health

Personal statement

Professor John J Reilly

Professor of Physical Activity and Public Health Science

Personal Statement

I joined the University in 2011 as John Anderson Research Leader and Professor of Physical Activity & Public Health Science.  I was formerly Professor of Paediatric Energy Metabolism at the University of Glasgow. My research work focuses on: interventions for the prevention of child and adolescent obesity worldwide; the consequences of obesity and low physical activity in children and adolescents globally; the development  and consequences of sedentary behaviour during childhood and adolescence globally.

  I am involved in Knowledge Exchange largely through leading the ‘Active Healthy Kids Scotland Report Card’ (www.activehealthykidsscotland.co.uk), a ‘state of the nation’ report on the physical activity and health of Scottish children and adolescents. From May 2014 the Scottish card forms part of a global matrix of  similar report cards, facilitating international comparisons.

  I am an editor of the journal ‘Pediatric Obesity’, and have over 200 peer-reviewed papers with an h index of 42.Recent publications include the following:

 Obesity impairs academic attainment in adolescence: findings from ALSPAC, a UK cohort. J Booth, C Joinson, J Boyle, SD Leary, PD Tomporowski, AR Ness, JJ Reilly. Int J Obes, In press.

 Associations between objectively measured physical activity and academic attainment in adolescents. J Booth, C Joinson, J Boyle, SD Leary, PD Tomporowski, AR Ness, JJ Reilly. Br J Sports Med 2014; 48:265-270.

 Research priorities in child and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviour: a global perspective using a twin-panel Delphi Procedure. L Gillis, JJ Reilly et al. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2013;10: 112.

 

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    has expertise in:

    • childhood obesity: aetiology; diagnosis; prevention; treatment; consequences
    • objective measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour
    • longitudinal (birth cohort) studies, in particular with ALSPAC and GMS in the UK
    • systematic reviewing: evidence appraisal, and evidence - based guideline development
    • Physical activity and sedentary behaviour interventions in children and adolescents

Publications

Mothers' perceptions of child weight status and the subsequent weight gain of their children : a population based longitudinal study
Parkinson K N, Reilly J J, Basterfield L, Reilly J, Janssen X, Jones A R, Cutler L R, Le Couteur A, Adamson A J
International Journal of Obesity, (2017)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2017.20
Minimum wear duration for the activPAL(TM) professional activity monitor in adolescent females
Reilly John
Pediatric Exercise Science, (2016)
Timing of the decline in physical activity in childhood and adolescence : Gateshead Millennium Cohort Study
Farooq Abdulaziz, Parkinson Kathryn N, Adamson Ashley J, Pearce Mark S, Reilly Jessica K, Hughes Adrienne R, Janssen Xanne, Basterfield Laura, Reilly John J
British Journal of Sports Medicine, pp. 1-19, (2016)
Results from the Sweden 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
Nyström Christine Delisle, Larsson Christel, Ehrenblad Bettina, Eneroth Hanna, Eriksson Ulf, Friberg Marita, Hagströmer Maria, Lindroos Anna Karin, Reilly John J., Löf Marie
Journal of Physical Activity and Health Vol 13, pp. S284-S290, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2016-0307
Development and feasibility testing of an intervention to support active lifestyles in youths with Type 1 diabetes - the ActivPals programme : a study protocol
Mitchell Fiona, Kirk Alison, Robertson Kenneth, Reilly John J.
Pilot and Feasibiliity Studies Vol 2, (2016)
Increasing physical activity among young children from disadvantaged communities : study protocol of a group randomised controlled effectiveness trial
Stanley Rebecca M, Jones Rachel A, Cliff Dylan P., Trost Stewart G, Berthelsen Donna, Salmon Jo , Batterham Marijka, Eckermann Simon, Reilly John J, Brown Ngiare, Mickle Karen J, Howard Steven J, Hinkley Trina, Janssen Xanne, Chandler Paul, Cross Penny, Gowers Fay , Okely Anthony D
Bmc public health, pp. 1-13, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3743-0

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Teaching

I teach on the BSc Sport & Physical Activity degree, mainly in the Physical Activity & Health classes, and supervise students doing mini-research projects in 3rd year and larger research projects in 4th year. I aim to develop an MSc in Physical Activity & Health, from 2015-2016.

Research interests

My research work focuses on: interventions for the prevention of child and adolescent obesity worldwide; the consequences of obesity and low physical activity in children and adolescents (including impacts on academic attainment); the development  and consequences of sedentary behaviour during childhood and adolescence in low-middle income countries as well as high income countries.

 I am an editor of the journal ‘Pediatric Obesity’, and have over 200 peer-reviewed papers with an h index of 42.Recent publications include the following:

 Obesity impairs academic attainment in adolescence: findings from ALSPAC, a UK cohort. J Booth, C Joinson, J Boyle, SD Leary, PD Tomporowski, AR Ness, JJ Reilly. Int J Obes, In press.

Associations between objectively measured physical activity and academic attainment in adolescents. J Booth, C Joinson, J Boyle, SD Leary, PD Tomporowski, AR Ness, JJ Reilly. Br J Sports Med 2014; 48:265-270.

Research priorities in child and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviour: a global perspective using a twin-panel Delphi Procedure. L Gillis, JJ Reilly et al. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2013;10: 112.

Professional activities

Lead the Active Healthy Kids Scotland Report Card 2013
Host
2013
Member of WHO Geneva Working Group
Member
2013
Collaborator on IAEA Funded Obesity Prevention
Contributor
2012
Member of Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
Member
2012
German BMBF panel on Obesity research
Member
2009
SKIDIKIDS panel, Finnish Academy of Sciences
Member
2009

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Projects

Prevention of obesity, diabetes and some cancers in early childhood: translation of the 'ToyBox' pre-school intervention to Scotland
Reilly, John (Principal Investigator) Gibson, Ann-Marie (Co-investigator) Hughes, Adrienne (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 30-Sep-2019
Prevention of obesity, diabetes and some cancers in early childhood: translation of the 'ToyBox' pre-school intervention to Scotland
Reilly, John (Principal Investigator) Gibson, Ann-Marie (Co-investigator) Hughes, Adrienne (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 30-Sep-2019
Prevention of obesity, diabetes and some cancers in early childhood: translation of the 'ToyBox' pre-school intervention to Scotland
Reilly, John (Principal Investigator) Gibson, Ann-Marie (Co-investigator) Hughes, Adrienne (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 30-Sep-2019
Prevention of obesity, diabetes and some cancers in early childhood: translation of the 'ToyBox' pre-school intervention to Scotland
Reilly, John (Principal Investigator) Gibson, Ann-Marie (Co-investigator) Hughes, Adrienne (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 30-Sep-2019
Prevention of obesity, diabetes and some cancers in early childhood: translation of the 'ToyBox' pre-school intervention to Scotland
Reilly, John (Principal Investigator) Gibson, Ann-Marie (Co-investigator) Hughes, Adrienne (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 30-Sep-2019

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Address

Physical Activity for Health
Graham Hills Building

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