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  • Centre for Health Science Old Perth Rd Inverness IV2 3JH

    United Kingdom

  • 6346 Citations
  • 34 h-Index
1994 …2020
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Personal profile

Research expertise

My main research interests are in psychological and behavioural aspects of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health.  My work is underpinned by behavioural epidemiology and has focused on health outcomes, physical activity and sedentary behaviour measurement, understanding the correlates of these behaviours and the design and evaluation of behaviour change interventions.  I have been involved in a number of randomised controlled trials of behaviour change interventions (e.g., PREPARE, STAND, Girls Active).  Populations I have worked with include children and adolescents, young adults, individuals at high risk of type 2 diabetes, older adults, and adults with peripheral arterial disease.  I have received funding from the Medical research Council, NIHR, government departments, health charities and commercial partners.

Teaching expertise

Supervised 6 PhD students to completion

External examiner for 9 PhD students from Universities in Australia, NZ, Norway, and UK.

Postgraduate and undergraduate teaching:

I have a post-graduate certificate in tertiary education. Over my career I have lead modules in a variety of subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level (see below).  I have also led the curriculum development for two different MSc programmes.

Example modules:

Psychology of Physical Activity

Exercise and Health Promotion

Young People and Physical Activity

Research Methods

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Applied Sport Psychology

Academic Qualifications

PhD                University of Western Australia

MEd                University of Western Australia

DipGrad          University of Otago, New Zealand

BPhEd (dist.)   University of Otago, New Zealand

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Projects 2018 2020

Research Output 1994 2019

  • 6346 Citations
  • 34 h-Index
  • 93 Article
  • 5 Chapter
  • 2 Comment/debate
4 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Rural Population
Cross-Sectional Studies
Odds Ratio
Self Efficacy
1 Citation (Scopus)
36 Downloads (Pure)

Device-Measured Desk-Based Occupational Sitting Patterns and Stress (Hair Cortisol and Perceived Stress)

Ryde, G. C., Dreczkowski, G., Gallagher, I., Chesham, RA. & Gorely, T., 30 May 2019, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16, 11, 10 p., 1906.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Equipment and Supplies
Linear Models
Referral and Consultation
Personal Autonomy
40 Downloads (Pure)

Micro-costing and a cost-consequence analysis of the ‘Girls Active’ programme: A cluster randomised controlled trial

Charles, J., Harrington, D., Davies, M., Edwardson, C., Gorely, T., Bodicoat, D., Khunti, K., Sherar, L., Yates, T. & Tudor Edwards, R., 16 Aug 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 8, e0221276.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Randomized Controlled Trials
Costs and Cost Analysis
physical activity
52 Downloads (Pure)

Response to Daly-Smith et al. commentary on The Daily Mile makes primary school children more active, less sedentary and improves their fitness and body composition: a quasi-experimental pilot study.

Chesham, RA., Booth, JN., Sweeney, EL., Ryde, G. C., Gorely, T., Brooks, NE. & Moran, CN., 22 May 2019, In : BMC Medicine. 17, 4 p., 97.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
Body Composition
Physical Fitness
Administrative Personnel
Public Health