I started as a Chancellor's Fellow in the Physical Activity for Health group in the School of Psychological Sciences and Health in August 2015. I graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Engineering in 2008, followed by a MSc in Biology of Human Performance and Health in 2009. I completed my PhD at the University of Wollongong, Australia before joining the University of Strathclyde as a research associate in Jan 2014.
My research interests include exploring patterns of sedentary behaviour and physical activity across childhood and adolescence and their influence on health outcomes (e.g. cardiometabolic health) and measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents. My current fellowship program (Sitting in Teens; SITS) aims to increase the evidence base foundation for interventions aiming to decrease time spent sitting and increase breaks in sitting time in teenagers.
I am also part of the Gateshead Millennium Study research team. GMS is an important longitudinal study, examining changes in sitting time during childhood and adolescence, detrminants of sitting time and the association between changes in sitting time and adiposity.
- Development a cross platform, personalised digital intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour and improve physical and mental wellbeing at work.
- Kirk, Alison (Principal Investigator) Gibson, Ann-Marie (Co-investigator) Janssen, Xanne (Co-investigator) Cogan, Nicola (Co-investigator)
- Scottish Funding Council innovation application (value £59,000) involving a new cross faculty collaboration with University of Strathclyde staff from Psychology, Computer and Information Science and Physical activity for Health groups with an external Edinburgh based company called “Welbot”. Funding was awarded to assist the company to develop and evaluate a cross-platform digital wellness programme that provides tailored notifications (“nudges”) to each user, helping employees stay physically and mentally well in the workplace. The innovation of the programme is the health information which is delivered in nudges which learn and adapt dependant on the users’ actions. This project was short listed for a Scottish Knowledge Exchange Innovation of the Year Award in 2019.
- 01-Jan-2018 - 28-Jan-2019
- Development of a cross platform, personalised digital intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour and improve physical and mental well-being at work
- Terzis, Sotirios (Principal Investigator) Kirk, Alison (Principal Investigator) Roper, Marc (Co-investigator) Wallace, William (Co-investigator) Gibson, Ann-Marie (Co-investigator) Cogan, Nicola (Co-investigator) Janssen, Xanne (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2018
Physical Activity for Health
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