My main activity is centered around the management of a large academic undergraduate programme, where I offer strong leadership with a focus on the student experience. I am involved in a range of research projects, mostly involving mobile technology as applied to the field of physical activity.
I maintain my interests in Music Psychology and Music Education through my positions as Assistant Editor of the journal Psychology of Music and as Associate Editor of the journal Music, Technology and Education.
My main role is Course Leader for the BSc Sport and Physical Activity degree. I am responsible for managing the timetable, all academic issues and for course admissions. I am also year coordinator for the Third Year of the degree.
I am class leader for B1123 Culture and Context, B1221 Coaching and Sport Development, B1313 Placement and Professional Development, B1479 Research Project and B1408 Practical Project in Sport and Physical Activity Development. I also contribute to B1405 Dissertation.
My research explores the use of technology and music within physical activity and exercise, including:
- sensorimotor synchronisation with music, in particular synchronising walking cadence (in collaboration with Perception and Action lab)
- the use of mobile music to promote increased intensity and duration of physical activity
- the use of ubiquitous mobile devices for activity monitoring, in particular the use of mobile accelerometry
- design of user interfaces for mobile applications in physical activity (in collaboration with Mobiquitous Lab)
- the use of mobile devices and web technologies in large-scale physical activity interventions
- Journal of Sports Sciences (Journal)
- Peer reviewer
- Psychology of Music (Journal)
- Editorial board member
- Associate Editor, Journal of Music, Technology and Education
- Editorial board member
- Peer reviewer, British Journal of Music Education (c. 1-2 articles reviewed per year)
- Peer reviewer, Psychology of Music (c. 2-3 articles reviewed per year)
more professional activities
- Mobile data collection for physical activity research
- Hewitt, Allan (Principal Investigator) Dunlop, Mark (Co-investigator)
- This project aims to develop a series of four applications on the iTouch platform that will allow us to collect high-quality, high-frequency data on a range of physical activity measures and related to use of the music playlist. The four applications can be run synchronously, allowing the capture of both physical and auditory activity within the mobile device.
- Period 01-Nov-2010 - 31-Dec-2011
Physical Activity for Health
Graham Hills Building
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