Physical activity epidemiology

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge

Abstract

The overall aim of this programme is to understand the detailed relationships between physical activity and disease, particularly obesity and metabolic disorders. Further, we are also examining how the environment, early life factors such as birth weight, and genes affect the associations between physical activity with obesity and metabolic disorders. We have lead the development and evaluation of an objective method based on the combined measurement of heart rate and body movement for measuring physical activity precisely in free living individuals. This technique is now implemented in our epidemiological studies and in collaboration with researchers in UK and abroad. We will use this method in future studies. We seek to understand population levels of physical activity and how activity levels might change by time and between sub-groups of the population. We have shown that physical activity is positively associated with metabolic disorders in both children and adults and this association is independent of aerobic fitness. This has important public health implications as it may be more feasible to encourage the population to increase their levels of activity rather than improving aerobic fitness which is likely to include more vigorous exercise. We will seek to further examine the importance of physical activity in the causation of disease and how these associations differ between sub groups of the population. For example, we will include precise measurements of physical activity and body composition from early age in various birth cohorts. Finally, we will examine the heritability of activity in twin studies and the genetic determinants of activity in large scale observational studies.

Technical Summary

Physical activity is assumed to be a key determinant of both obesity and metabolic diseases. However, the detail of this association is not fully clear. A major reason for this is that physical activity is typically poorly measured in epidemiological studies. The overall goal is to understand how physical activity and sedentary behaviour affect the health of people across the lifespan. AIMS The physical activity programme is divided into three different areas of research and the overall aims of the each of the areas are; 1. MEASUREMENT OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY; Develop and evaluate methods for assessing physical activity in epidemiological studies 2. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR AND CAUSATION OF DISEASE; Understand the role of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in the causation of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases 3. BIOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR; Understand the determinants, specifically the biological determinants (genotype and early life factors), of physical activity and sedentary behaviour and how these variables may modify the association between physical activity, obesity and related metabolic disorders MEASUREMENTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Measurement precision of exposure variables such as physical activity is key in epidemiological research. We are evaluating various objective methods for assessing physical activity including a combined heart rate and movement sensor (the Actiheart) for use in large-scale epidemiological studies. Our results show that this method is more accurate than other comparable objective activity assessment methods in both children and adults for assessing physical activity energy expenditure. However, these studies are restricted to confined settings and we are currently undertaking free living validation work using doubly labelled water (DLW) as the criterion method in UK children and adults. Preliminary data from these studies suggest that the combined heart rate and movement sensing is valid for estimating free living PAEE without any systematic error. It is, however unknown whether the validity of combined heart rate and movement sensing and other movement sensors is influenced by age, culture, climate and other environmental factors. We have therefore initiated studies to examine how different environmental conditions may affect the validity of this method. The next generation of objective measurement instruments will have the possibility to detect different types of activities performed. We have initiated work on developing a high frequency (80 Hz) sampling movement sensor in collaboration with industry for activity type classification. Our work on self-reported physical activity include the development self-report physical activity instruments specifically fit for purpose with the aim to establish a portfolio of questionnaires developed for different age groups, time frames, and assessing different domains of activity. This includes testing the reliability and validity of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC) physical activity questionnaire across 10 countries in Europe. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN THE CAUSATION OF DISEASE We aim to examine the complex interrelationships between sedentary behaviour and physical activity with morbidity, mortality and intermediate metabolic traits, throughout life. We aim to explore the direction of associations between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health outcomes and how physical activity and sedentary behaviour may interact in relation to health. A long term goal is to understand how precisely measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour in childhood may influence on adult health. BIOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Our overall aim is to understand the biological determinants of physical activity including birth weight, infancy and childhood growth, motor development and genotype and how these factors may modify the association between physical

Publications

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Andersen E (2015) Effects of reducing sedentary time on glucose metabolism in immigrant Pakistani men. in Medicine and science in sports and exercise

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Andersen LB (2015) A new approach to define and diagnose cardiometabolic disorder in children. in Journal of diabetes research

 
Description Citation in systematic review - TV mortality paper (IJE)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
 
Description Cited by The Publications Office of the European Union on 19 May 2016
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://publications.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/89612982-1e4d-11e6-ba9a-01aa75ed71...
 
Description European Surveillance of Physical Activity
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Moving More, Living More
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/279657/moving_living_more_...
 
Description Sedentary Behaviour NICE Topic Advisory Workshop
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health, Volume 5, Issue 1, April 2016, 1-75, Cited by World Health Organization on 08 Apr 2016
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/204979/1/Vol5%20Issu1.pdf
 
Description What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity?
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/469703/What_works_in_schoo...
 
Description Capital Award
Amount £157,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 4050373855 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description GPU processing capacity
Amount £90,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 08/2019
 
Description IP EPSRC/GSK studentship
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description Investigating pathways to metabolic disease using 'omic' approaches: the MRC Fenland study
Amount £1,211,936 (GBP)
Funding ID MC_PC_13046 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 03/2014
 
Description Investigating the genetic determinants of health ageing:the MRC EPIC-Norfolk study
Amount £1,340,988 (GBP)
Funding ID MC_PC_13048 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2013 
End 03/2014
 
Description MRC Skills and Partnership Training (PC)
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 01/2015
 
Description MedImmune PhD funding
Amount £130,672 (GBP)
Organisation MedImmune 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2018
 
Title ACC_HR_processing 
Description Processing syntax for combined heart rate and acceleration data 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Used to compute summary measures of physical activity in multiple publications 
 
Title EPAQ2 
Description Provision of EPAQ2 questionnaire and associated analysis syntax (incl instrument, data entry, data cleaning, data interpretation scripts available on web). 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2008 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact we do not track papers by other groups 
 
Title HISPAQ 
Description Questionnaire to retrospectively assess physical activity 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Used in case-control study of MND 
 
Title Measurement Toolkit - instrument library 
Description General update of information in the measurement toolkit and expansion of the examples of instruments to an actual library of instruments 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Website attracts >100 hits per day 
URL http://www.measurement-toolkit.org
 
Title PAMPRO 
Description Processing software for activity monitor files 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact used in multiple publications to provide summary measures of physical activity from accelerometry data 
 
Title R code, Waveform acceleration analysis 
Description Scripts and algorithms for processing and summarising waveform accelerometry data 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Used in several papers and principle adopted by UK biobank 
 
Title RPAQ 
Description A comprehensive questionnaire developed for assessing physical activity. Instrument, data entry, data cleaning, data interpretation scripts available on web. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2009 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Used in the NDNS and (modified in) UK Biobank 
 
Title SIT-Q-7d 
Description Development of a comprehensive questionnaire (as well as recommended processing guidelines and codes), assessing sedentary behaviour across all domains of daily life in the general adult population. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Inclusion of this questionnaire in the DRCT and Fenland studies. Also used externally (e.g. PubMed ID: 26381488). 
URL http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/resources/
 
Title SIT-Q-7d 
Description Development of a comprehensive questionnaire (as well as recommended processing guidelines and codes), assessing sedentary behaviour across all domains of daily life in the general adult population. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Inclusion of this questionnaire in the DRCT and Fenland studies. Also used externally (e.g. PubMed ID: 26381488). 
URL http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/resources/
 
Title Electronic forms for selfreported physical activity 
Description Various physical activity questionnaires are now available as electronic forms (including web) which allows direct capture of information to electronic database 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact none yet 
 
Description 1946 Birth Cohort 
Organisation University College London
Department MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Study Design, PA & Fitness, Analysis, Interpretation, Staff Training, Equipment
Collaborator Contribution Funding, study coordination, staff, data collection, analysis.
Impact 21345808
 
Description Alaska (studying PA in Yupik Eskimos) 
Organisation University of Alaska
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design, PA and fitness assessment, analysis, interpretation
Collaborator Contribution PI of cohort
Impact 23666898
Start Year 2008
 
Description BHRU, University of Cambridge Department of Public Health and Primary Care 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborative writing of a project grant aiming to investigating the impact of sit-stand desks at work on energy expenditure and sitting time (mixed methods study)
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative writing of a project grant aiming to investigating the impact of sit-stand desks at work on energy expenditure and sitting time (mixed methods study)
Impact Publication of manuscript with PMID: 27965849
Start Year 2013
 
Description Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute - fellowship 
Organisation Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contribution to 4-year early career post-doc fellowship application to Australian NHMRC. If successful, we will be hosting the post-doc in our group for 2-years.
Collaborator Contribution 4-year early career post-doc fellowship application to Australian NHMRC.
Impact None yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute 
Organisation Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Car time and cardio-metabolic risk in AusDiab manuscript: assistance with statistics, drafting and editing manuscript.
Collaborator Contribution Running analysis, writing manuscript.
Impact 26656405
Start Year 2014
 
Description Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne 
Organisation Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data analysis, interpretation and drafting manuscripts.
Collaborator Contribution Study coordination, data collection, cleaning and processing, drafting manuscripts.
Impact 18000181; 19449106; 20139784; 22297804; 22435750; 26656405
Start Year 2007
 
Description Birmingham Healthy Eating & Active Lifestyle for Children (BEACHES / WAVES) 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Department Department of Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics (PHEB)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Training, Equipment, processing, Interpretation on measuring Physical Activity.
Collaborator Contribution Funding, Data collection, Study Co-ordination.
Impact 23150507
Start Year 2006
 
Description Birth to Twenty Cohort 
Organisation University of the Witwatersrand
Department Faculty of Health Sciences
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design, PA and fitness assessment, interpretation, staff training
Collaborator Contribution Local funding, study coordination, data collection, analysis
Impact In progress
Start Year 2009
 
Description Cameroon 1 and 2 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Equipment and training. Data cleaning, processing and analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Data collection in Cameroon. Drafting publications.
Impact 21270205; 20529884; 19247268; 19017776
Start Year 2006
 
Description Construction workers in Denmark 
Organisation University of Southern Denmark
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Equipment and training. Data cleaning, processing (interpretation and advice on analysis). Contributing to manuscripts.
Collaborator Contribution Data collection, drafting of manuscripts, analysis.
Impact https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/253279
Start Year 2011
 
Description DEDIPAC 
Organisation DEDIPAC
Country Netherlands 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provision of intellectual input in the setup of a study, part of the DEDIPAC European project (https://www.dedipac.eu), which is harmonising accelerometer data in adults from 5 European studies. Provision of advice on processing and harmonising data and performing the analyses, and input on the manuscript for publication in an international peer-reviewed journal.
Collaborator Contribution Collection, pooling, harmonisation, processing and analysis of the accelerometer data and basic socio-demographic variables. Drafting of the manuscript.
Impact Publication of manuscript with PMID: 27943147
Start Year 2014
 
Description Ghent University 
Organisation University of Ghent
Department Department of Movement and Sports Sciences
Country Belgium 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data collection, processing, interpretation, drafting manuscripts.
Collaborator Contribution Data collection, processing, interpretation, drafting manuscripts.
Impact 21864412; 22309066; 23879785; 24492633
Start Year 2009
 
Description Greenland 
Organisation University of Southern Denmark
Department Institute of Public Health
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design, PA assessment, analysis, interpretation
Collaborator Contribution PI of cohort
Impact 24176243; 23416716; 23190587
 
Description Health ABC 
Organisation University of Memphis
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Equipment, protocol development, training, data cleaning and processing.
Collaborator Contribution Data collection, study coordination.
Impact none as yet.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Health ABC 
Organisation University of Pittsburgh
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Equipment, protocol development, training, data cleaning and processing.
Collaborator Contribution Data collection, study coordination.
Impact none as yet.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Health of the Nation Study (Barbados) 
Organisation University of West Indies
Country Jamaica 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design, PA and fitness assessment, staff training, some funding
Collaborator Contribution local funding, staff, study coordination, PI of cohort
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2010
 
Description ICAD 
Organisation University of Bath
Department School of Health Bath
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Grant application, Protocol writing, data management, statistical support, analyzing data and preparing manuscripts
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to pool a large data set of objectively measured physical activity in children
Impact No outputs to date. This project will provide access to the largest data base in the world of objectively measured physical activity in children
Start Year 2007
 
Description Kenya (PA and fitness) 
Organisation University of Copenhagen
Department School of Global Health
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design, PA and fitness assessment, analysis, interpretation
Collaborator Contribution PI of cohort
Impact 19361878; 22836508
 
Description Kuwait Wellbeing Study 
Organisation Dasman Diabetes Institute
Country Kuwait 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Study design, PA and fitness assessment, analysis, interpretation, staff training
Collaborator Contribution Local funding, study coordination, recruitment and training of staff
Impact 25103964
Start Year 2011
 
Description NDNS 
Organisation National Centre for Social Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processing of Physical Activity Data. Interpretation.
Collaborator Contribution Funding, Data collection, study co-ordination.
Impact In progress
Start Year 2008
 
Description NDNS 
Organisation University College London
Department Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processing of Physical Activity Data. Interpretation.
Collaborator Contribution Funding, Data collection, study co-ordination.
Impact In progress
Start Year 2008
 
Description PA in STEPS to a Well-Bermuda Survey 
Organisation Ministry of Health and Environment - Bermuda
Country Bermuda 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Study design, PA and fitness assessment, staff training, use of equipment
Collaborator Contribution local funding, staff, study coordination, PI of cohort
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2014
 
Description PA in STEPS to a Well-Bermuda Survey 
Organisation University of West Indies
Country Jamaica 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design, PA and fitness assessment, staff training, use of equipment
Collaborator Contribution local funding, staff, study coordination, PI of cohort
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2014
 
Description Pelotas 
Organisation Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel)
Department Department of Epidemiology
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provided expertise on measurement of physical activity
Collaborator Contribution Access to data from 3 large birth cohorts in a country undergoing the epidemiological transition
Impact 20864750 19564666 18648121 22843113 25103964 25361583
Start Year 2006
 
Description ROOTs 1 and 2 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Psychiatry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data cleaning, processing and analysis. Drafting papers for publication
Collaborator Contribution Collected and provided data
Impact 21727272, 20807464, 23384471
Start Year 2006
 
Description Rigshospitalet 
Organisation Rigshospitalet
Country Denmark 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Equipment, Staff training on data collection & processing, academic software provision.
Collaborator Contribution Study co-ordination, Funding, data collection, processing, analysis.
Impact PMID: 22391514 25131795
Start Year 2015
 
Description Saudi Arabia Metabolic Study 
Organisation King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Country Saudi Arabia 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Advice on metabolic assessment including fitness and physical activity
Collaborator Contribution organise field work, data management
Impact the study is in its planning/pilot stage
Start Year 2014
 
Description Sedentary Behaviour Research Network (SBRN) 
Organisation Sedentary Behaviour Research Network
Country Canada 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Contribution to debate surrounding standardisation of the definitions related to sedentary behaviour research. A first manuscript has been published (see below) defining sedentary behaviour, which I co-authored. Currently a second manuscript is drafted to update definitions related to the sedentary behaviour research area, based on on-going scientific debate, which I am also co-authoring.
Collaborator Contribution Setup of terminology consensus project by the relevant SBRN steering committee. Seek involvement from SBRN members for project and draft first version of the manuscripts.
Impact This has resulted in publication of a consensus manuscript on defining the terminology "sedentary" and "sedentary behaviours": Sedentary Behaviour Research Network. Standardized use of the terms "sedentary" and "sedentary behaviours". Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. 2012. 37: 540-542.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Severely Obese Individuals (Feasibility Study) - Galway 
Organisation University Hospital Galway
Department Bariatric Medicine Service
Country Ireland 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Equipment loan, Staff Training, Processing, Analysis, Interpretation.
Collaborator Contribution Data collection, Study Design, Analysis.
Impact EDEG 2012 Conference - Poster presentation (GUH)
Start Year 2011
 
Description Southampton Women's Survey 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department MRC Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Multiple 
PI Contribution Provided monitors, training and guidance for objective measurements of physical activity. Data cleaning, processing and analysis
Collaborator Contribution Collected and provided data on objectively measured physical activity, bone mineral density and body composition
Impact 21562877; 23553158
Start Year 2006
 
Description TB/HIV patients in Tanzania 
Organisation University of Copenhagen
Department Department of Human Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution PA & Fitness assessment advice, staff training, provision of academic software, advice on interpretation, equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Funding, study co-ordination, data collection, processing, analysis.
Impact 24007696
Start Year 2008
 
Description Tarahumara (metabolic health) 
Organisation University of Chihuahua
Country Mexico 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design, PA and fitness, assessment, analysis, interpretation, staff training
Collaborator Contribution Funding, study design, local study coordination, staff
Impact Pilot study on PA and fitness published (22308165)
Start Year 2011
 
Description Tarahumara (metabolic health) 
Organisation University of Copenhagen
Department School of Global Health
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design, PA and fitness, assessment, analysis, interpretation, staff training
Collaborator Contribution Funding, study design, local study coordination, staff
Impact Pilot study on PA and fitness published (22308165)
Start Year 2011
 
Description The University of Queensland 
Organisation University of Queensland
Department School of Population Health
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A) Physical activity, sedentary time and cardio-metabolic risk: data processing and interpretation, drafting manuscript B) IAMD project: - Systematic review of studies including objective PA assessment. - Joint organisation of international expert meeting and Delphi survey on development of International Activity Monitor Database (IAMD) - Writing of manuscript C) Invited commentary for Diabetologia - Writing manuscript
Collaborator Contribution A) Physical activity, sedentary time and cardio-metabolic risk: data processing and interpretation, editing manuscript B) IAMD project: Joint organisation of international expert meeting and Delphi survey on development of International Activity Monitor Database (IAMD) Intellectual input in manuscript C) Invited commentary for Diabetologia - Intellectual input in manuscript
Impact 20139784; 25785929 ; 26850177
Start Year 2012
 
Description University of Granada 
Organisation University of Granada
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborator on several European (HELENA, ALPHA, IDEFICS) and Spanish projects (EDUFIT, AVENA). Training and expertise in measurements. Drafting manuscripts.
Collaborator Contribution Contribution to study coordination, data collection, drafting manuscripts.
Impact 23828843; 22648464; 22411362; 21596468; 21576723; 21470352; 21441238; 21165805; 20961915; 20861216; 20721983; 20665383; 20571717; 20449543; 20432194; 19966590; 19700434; 19696034; 19664736; 19597518; 19558383; 19364756; 18343294; 17027801
Start Year 2006
 
Description University of Southern Denmark (SDU) 
Organisation University of Southern Denmark
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in objective monitoring of physical activity. Contribution to manuscripts.
Collaborator Contribution Data collection, processing. Drafting of manuscripts.
Impact 22971175; 23416716; 23757430; 25078492;
Start Year 2006
 
Description University of Wollongong 
Organisation University of Wollongong
Department Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hosting visiting worker, Equipment loan, Study design advice.
Collaborator Contribution Funding, Data collection, Analysis.
Impact 22989510; 24019006; 22989510
Start Year 2009
 
Description Vopamina (Activity monitor validation, Phoenix, AZ) 
Organisation National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Study design advice on fitness and PA assessment, staff training, data collection, processing, analysis, interpretation.
Collaborator Contribution Local study co-ordination, funding, data collection, analysis, interpretation.
Impact 21556140
 
Title InterWalk app 
Description Co-developed smartphone app for interval walk training in Danish Diabetes patients (as part of DD2 project) 
Type Management of Diseases and Conditions
Current Stage Of Development Initial development
Year Development Stage Completed 2013
Development Status Under active development_distribution
Impact Larger scale evaluation just started 
 
Title PAMPRO 
Description Python scripts for processing activity monitoring data 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Data from several cohort studies have been processed with these scripts, including the accelerometry data from UK Biobank (100k triaxial waveform acceleration files) 
URL https://github.com/Thomite/pampro
 
Title Processing scripts for PA Questionnaires 
Description Syntax for processing data from several PA instruments available on our website 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2010 
Impact Judging from number of requests, other researchers are implemented our methods in their studies 
 
Title Processing scripts for combined heart rate and movement sensing data 
Description Stata syntax for processing activity data collected with Actiheart monitor 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Promotes transparency of methods - aided publication of research papers which use the methodology, eg Brage et al, PLOS ONE 2015 
URL http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
 
Description ACSM Sports Medicine Bulletin Active Voice article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact KW was last author on article published online titled: "Active Voice: Television viewing time predicts usual walking speed - But is it the sitting that's important?".

To be determined
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.multibriefs.com/briefs/acsm/active062315.htm
 
Description All Party Committee on Physical Activity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Joint CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology submission (x2) to All Party Committee on Physical Activity.

Response from The Young Foundation (who are analysing sumbissions, 18.02.14: "we were just highlighting your responses to go to the co-chairs as two of the best responses. Some very useful insights which will be invaluable for us in drawing up our recommendations."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC - Training hard and increased mortality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Soren Brage spoke with BBC reporter about Danish study linking high levels of exercise with increased mortality. The BBC report did not quote SB, but did include points he made about the study as comment by experts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31095384
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31095384
 
Description Behavioral and health aspects of physical activity - Gyeongsang 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Gyeongsang Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Behavioral and health aspects of physical activity - Yonsei 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Graduate School of Public Health, Hanyang University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Big Wednesday event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Unit took part in Cambridge City Council Chypps "Big Wednesday" event which had an urban festival theme. Stand focused on physical activity and included activities for chlidren to join in. 50-60 children participated in activities at the stand, and about 50 parents talked to volunteers about the Unit and its activities, and the importance of a healthy diet and physical activity.

To be determined
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/chypps-overview
 
Description Biobank 10yr anniversary presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event organised by UK Biobank, featuring several keynote speakers presenting work done and being progressed in various areas of the study. SB presented the work on objective monitoring of physical activity in 100,000 participants, including the work done by the activity expert working group to produce summary measures for the Biobank resource. The meeting was pitched to be understood by a lay audience and also featured participant panel discussion, lead by well-known BBC journalist.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ukbiobank.ac.uk/annual-meeting-2016/
 
Description Cambridge Big weekend - Fun Lab 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Cambridge Big weekend - Fun Lab. Unit volunteers ran the "Sugar cube challenge" exercise bike activity and displayed posters about sugar and health and physical activity. The Fun lab was open to the pubic from 12 noon until 5pm, and approximately 250 people visited the stand, with 120 taking in the "Sugar Cube Challenge".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Cambridge Diabetes Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact SB provided two oral presentations titled:
"Physical Activity and Diabetes"
"Assessment of Physical Activity"

To be determined
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Cambridge Science Festival - A healthier you in a digital future 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stand "A healthier you in a digital future"at Cambridge Science festival hands-on event at Cambridge Guildhall, including adults only session on the evening of Saturday 18th. Posters on factors influencing food choice, wearable fitness trackers and their research counterparts, and use of antibodies in our research. Activities included the "Things can only get Bitter" bitter taste test, the Race to 20,000 steps challenge using fitness monitors, and making antibodies out of play-doh and magnets. More than 500 visitors, including more than 300 children, attended our stand over the two days, and participated in activities and talked with Unit staff. The response was very positive. We also gave away over 150 copies of a MRC Cambridge colouring book and flyers for the MRC Festival in June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/events/healthier-you-high-tech-future
 
Description Children aren't active enough in winter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact "University of Cambridge Press Release ""Children aren't active enough in winter, say Cambridge researchers"" issued on paper ""Seasonal Variation in Children's Physical Activity and Sedentary Time""
// Follow-up article published in Horizon 2020 http://www.horizon2020publications.com/H10/#204/z
Andrew Atkin interviewed by Dotty McLeod on on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Breakfast show http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03j03cr#play, and by Cambridge TV. Report on ITV News online http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2016-02-24/children-arent-active-enough-in-winter-according-to-cambridge-university-research/. Covered by 5 specialist online medical news resources including MedicalXpress http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-02-children-winter.html."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.horizon2020publications.com/H10/#204/z
 
Description Danish Diabetes Academy 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In August, SB provided a keynote on the "Diabetes and Exercise" Conference in Copenhagen (August): "Habitual physical activity and glucose metabolism".
In December, SB provided an invited talk on the "Why is exercise good for us? - complementing genetics for better metabolic regulation" Conference in Cambridge (December): "Dose-response relationships between habitual physical activity and glucose metabolism: Observations from a large cohort study."

Increased awareness of our aetiological work no PA and glucose metabolism.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Diabetes Health magazine (SB, SG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact SS contacted by a freelance writer for Diabetes Health magazine who is writing a brief piece about the paper: Wijndaele K, Orrow G, Ekelund U, Sharp SJ, Brage S, Griffin SJ, Simmons RK. Increasing objectively measured sedentary time increases clustered cardiometabolic risk: a 6 year analysis of the ProActive study. Diabetologia 2014 Feb;57(2):305-12. PMID: 24194101.

To be determined.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Distinguished discussant of session, ICPAPH conference, Rio de Janeiro, 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact UE was invited as distinguished discussant of an oral presentation session titled: "Measurement and prevalence of physical activity".
Rio de Janeiro, 10th April 2014.


Increased awareness of our unit/group's expertise in physical activity measurement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.icpaph2014.com/ingles/programacao/index.php
 
Description EURADIA Symposium 2017 Advancing Tools for European Diabetes Research (MP) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Matthew Pearce gave a presentation at the EURADIA Symposium 2017 Advancing Tools for European Diabetes Research, titled "Resources for data harmonisation - the DAPA toolkit" with session Chairs: Andrew Boulton, Chantal Mathieu, and Nick Wareham. The talk was well received, with interesting follow up questions asked.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.easd.org/euradia.html
 
Description East of England Obesity Network (Association for the Study of Obesity) (10th March 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact SW: poster presentation "The Population Health Sciences Measurement Toolkit: a web-based resource to facilitate high-quality measurement";
increase awareness of the Toolkit.

To be determined
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description East of England Wellbeing Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MRC Epidemiology Stand and talk by Nick Wareham at East of England Well Being Show http://www.eastofenglandwell-beingshow.org.uk/ attended by approximately 1,000 members of the public. Our stand included promotional material for studies that are now recruiting, and an activity to see how exercise affects heart rate.

To be determined.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.eastofenglandwell-beingshow.org.uk/
 
Description European Society of Cardiology Press release - physical activity in elderly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release by European Society of Cardiology.More than 60 online news reports in national and international news outlets, including specialist news outlets. Link to paper shared by 86 Twitter accounts. Evidence of impact https://health.usnews.com/health-care/articles/2017-11-24/for-seniors-any-physical-activity-is-better-than-none, https://www.newkerala.com/news/fullnews-292386.html, https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-11-physical-elderly-cardiovascular.html https://globalnews.ca/news/3879041/seniors-exercise-health-benefits/ http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/world/modest-exercise-for-elderly-beneficial-to-heart-health-study-finds-815302.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-11/esoc-apa112017.php
 
Description Exercise and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact JAMA Pediatrics Press Release "No association seen between physical activity, depressive symptoms in adolescents " on paper Toseeb U., et al. "Exercise and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents: A Longitudinal Cohort Study" JAMA Pediatr. Published online October 13, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.1794

Report in Philadelphia inquirer, and about 12 reports in online health media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-10-association-physical-depressive-symptoms-adolescents.html
 
Description Fenland 2 BBC Radio Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Fenland Team and study volunteers interviewed by reporter from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast a report and live interview with NF on the Fenland study on the first day of testing for Fenland Phase 2 in Cambridge. Subsequently BBC Look East asked to film the start of testing for Fenland Phase 2 in Ely.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/phase-2-of-fenland-study-launches/
 
Description Fenland 2: Look East 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC Look East TV interview (SG and SB) re the launch of Fenland Study 2, following up 12000 middle-aged residents of the Fenland area. Reporter also filmed and interviewed members of the study team and a study participant at the testing centre in Ely.

Report broadcast on BBC Look East. In the working days following the broadcast there was a sharp increase in phone inquiries from participants concerning phase 2, and about 20 people sent in the response to their invitation, including several from Ely where the response rate had previously been low.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/phase-2-of-fenland-study-launches/
 
Description Fenland Study Public Meetings - Cambridge, Ely, Wisbech 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Public Meetings for Fenland Study participants in Cambridge, Ely, and Wisbech. The event consisted of a poster display & meet and greet session (30 minutes), followed by a presentation (20 minutes) and panel discussion with audience Q&A (40 minutes). The three meetings were well attended, with about 550 people in total, and there was a very high level of audience engagement, with many excellent questions and good feedback after the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description FireChrest Films Wearable tech 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Soren Brage spoke with researcher from Firecrest films about upcoming documentary on wearable technology and physical activity. Soren may be interviewed at a later stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Guardian - exercise types and all-cause mortality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Provided comment to Guardian on non-Unit paper "Associations of specific types of sports and exercise with all-cause and cardiovascular-disease mortality: a cohort study of 80 306 British adults" http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2016/10/31/bjsports-2016-096822. Quoted in article https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/29/health-racquet-tennis-is-ace-at-reducing-risk-of-death-study-suggests
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/29/health-racquet-tennis-is-ace-at-reducing-risk-of-dea...
 
Description Hills Fest (Hills Road Sixth Form College Cambridge, June 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The Hills Fest is an event at the school where students can chose three different activities from a long list to learn something about potential careers or just topics/activities that are new to them. We gave three 1h workshop-sessions (groups between 17 - 22 participants), told the students about the Unit's work and did a Step Test (incl measuring heart rate before and after) and a creative task about the promotion of the GoActive study.

To be determined
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description HillsFest 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Hills Road 6th Form College. Unit staff gave short presentation on physical activity measurement to 6th form students at the annual careers event, and students also participaptes in a step test activity to determine cardiovascular fitness, and in a discussion to gather suggestions for physical activity promotion in schoolchildren for the GoActive study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ISPAH 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Session chairing: "Patterns in physical activity and sedentary behavior in adults."
6th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health (ISPAH 2016)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ISPAH 2016 - talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Oral presentation titled: "Mortality benefits from substituting screen time by non-exercise and exercise activities: findings from 423,668 UK Biobank participants"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ISPAH 2016 talk on Global Surveillance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Symposium organised by WHO to discuss aspects of global surveillance of physical activity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ISPAH presentation on Physical activity - insulin resistance association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Conference presentation followed by panel discussion on what aspects of physical activity should be advocated to the general public and therefore which aspects should be the subject of global surveillance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Introduction to the objective measurement of physical activity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact SB published manuscript via ResearchGate (DOI: [10.13140/RG.2.1.1829.3202]), titled: "Introduction to the objective measurement of physical activity".

To be determined
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited debate, 2014 Global summit on the physical activity of children, Toronto 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited debate "Increasing physical activity or decreasing sedentary behaviour to improve children`s health?"
Presenter: Ulf Ekelund
Toronto, 21st May 2014

Increased recognition of our group's international expertise in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Invited presentation, European Congress of Obesity 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited presentation titled: "Exercise in obese adults: body weight loss, general health or both?", at the European Congress of Obesity, 14th May 2013, Liverpool, by UE.

Increased awareness of our group's research on the aetiological association between exercise, physical activity and obesity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://easo.org/eco2013
 
Description Invited talk ICAMPAM 2015 conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact KWi was invited speaker talking about "Sedentary time characterisation: How does it impact on health associations?". Talks stimulated thinking about data processing and exposure characterisation for etiological questions with sedentary behaviour as the exposure.

Was asked to provide slides to inform Swedish national handbook for prevention and treatment of disease by the use of physical activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Keynote at ICAMPAM 2015 meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact UE gave keynote titled: "Physical activity, sedentary time and cardio-metabolic health in youth: does the measurement of the exposure influence the results?".

To be determined
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Keynote at the Nutrition Society Summer Meeting 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Keynote presentation titled: "Physical activity, sedentary time and prevention of obesity across the life course", at the Nutrition Society Summer Meeting,

Nutrition Society Silver Medal for Excellence in Research to UE; Review paper in Proc Nutr Soc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.nutritionsociety.org/summer-meeting-2013
 
Description Lectures: Activity in Children (Uni of Southern Denmark) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 3 hrs lectures
Attendees: 60 European students attending master programme in "Physical activity in children"

several requests for doing master projects with us
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
 
Description Lecturing Physical Activity Module 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact "Spark interest in Physical activity epidemiology for students' current (MPhil thesis) or future research.

A few students are currently completing their MPhil thesis under our supervision

2013-2015"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015
 
Description Men's Health - Physical Activity and Mortality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact "Soren Brage Interviewed for article in Men's Health magazine to discuss implications of paper on research paper: Ekelund, U et al. Physical activity and all-cause mortality across levels of overall and abdominal adiposity in European men and women: the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Study (EPIC) American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Published Online 14 Jan 2015 http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2015/01/14/ajcn.114.100065.abstract
//
Quoted in article, which conveyed the core health message very well."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.menshealth.com/health/sedentary-lifestyle-worse-than-obesity
 
Description Mount Sinai Press Release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Mount Sinai Press Release on Study Identifies New Gene Variations Associated With Heart Rate.

Reported by 10+ international online news stories
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.mountsinai.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/mount-sinai-study-identifies-new-gene-var...
 
Description Neighbourhood takeaways and social inequalities - AJCN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact University of Cambridge Press Release "Neighborhoods with more takeaways amplify social inequalities in unhealthy eating and obesity" on AJCN paper PubMed:27169835. Also Conversation article "Local takeaways create a double burden for obesity". BBC Radio Cambridgeshire interview - Breakfast Show - TB - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03s87g8 (Starts 1:20:00). Online article in Daily Express http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/669230/living-near-takeaway-obese-or-overweight, Medical Xpress, Western Daily Press, Medical News Today and 2 blogs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Oral presentation ICDAM 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact SW gave oral presentation as part of symposium, titled: "The population health sciences measurement toolkit: easier access to better methods".

Increased awareness Toolkit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://icdam9australia.com/download/final/ICDAM2015-Program-Book.pdf
 
Description Oral presentation Norwegian School of Sport Sciences Spring Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Oral presentation titled: 'Physical activity, sedentary time and adiposity in young children'
Oslo, 6th May 2014.
Presenter: PC

Networking opportunity and scoping of further collaborative work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation at 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children, Toronto 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Oral presentation of paper titled: 'Sedentary time and sleep duration as risk factors for adolescent obesity: objectively-measured prospective associations from the ROOTS study'
Authors: PAUL JAMES COLLINGS, KATRIEN WIJNDAELE, KIRSTEN CORDER, KATE WESTGATE, CHARLOTTE L RIDGWAY, VALERIE DUNN, IAN M GOODYER, SOREN BRAGE, ULF EKELUND
Toronto, 20th May 2014.


Increased awareness of our unit/group's work on the aetiological role of sedentary behaviour and sleep for adolescent obesity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation at Pediatric Work Physiology Conference 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Oral presentation titled: "Prospective associations between physical activity and sedentary time with adiposity in adolescence", at the XXVIII Pediatric Work Physiology Conference, 1-5 October 2013, Coimbra (Portugal), by PC

Increased awareness of our group`s research on the associations between physical activity and sedentary behaviour and adiposity in children and adolescents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.fcdef.uc.pt/pwp2013/event/home/index.php?target=home&event=1&defLang=1#
 
Description Oxbridge Academic Program 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact We did a presentation (Physical activity and health, some methods and what the work our unit does) and then had an interactive lab session.The purpose of the program is to expose students to different aspects of sports medicine and exercise physiology in an interactive way.

To be determined
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.oxbridgeprograms.com/Programs/TheCambridgeTradition/TheProgram.aspx
 
Description PA Measurement Seminar (SB) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact PA Measurement seminar - attended by 26 national and international delegates

To be determined
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/pa-seminar/
 
Description PHE Applied Epidemiology Scientific Meeting (18th March 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Poster presentation (SW): "The Population Health Sciences Measurement Toolkit: a web-based resource to facilitate high-quality measurement". Increase awareness of the Toolkit.

To be determined
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description PLoS Blog article - Which activity types are healthy alternatives (KW) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog article for PLoS written by Katrien Wijndaele. Article also published on the Sedentary Behavior Research Network blog, and tweeted 61 times by 56 accounts. Evidence of impact http://www.sedentarybehaviour.org/2017/08/09/activity-types-healthy-alternatives-replace-leisure-screen-time-reduce-mortality-risk/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea/2017/08/10/which-activity-types-are-healthy-alternatives-to-rep...
 
Description Physical Activity Measurement Seminar 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 28 international delegates attended workshop on all aspects of measuring physical activity in populations including giving feedback to study participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/pa-seminar/
 
Description Physical activity, sedentary behaviour, mortality - Press resease 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Cambridge University and Lancet Press Releases "An hour of moderate exercise a day enough to counter health risks from prolonged sitting" and "One hour of physical activity per day could offset health risk of 8 hours of sitting" on Lancet special issue - Physical Activity - paper "Does physical activity attenuate, or even eliminate, the detrimental association of sitting time with mortality? A harmonised meta-analysis of data from more than 1 million men and women" PubMed: 27475271. Also discussed in commentary in Lancet special issue http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30370-1 and at launch event for special issue held in London on 27 July to capitalise on build up to Olympics. UE did more than a dozen media interviews , and NW also did two. UE interviewed by BBC Radio 4. NW interviewed by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. The paper was reported in over 450 national, international, local and Specialist news outlets (print and online). These included the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36895789, Telegraph (Front page) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/27/office-workers-must-exercise-for-an-hour-a-day-to-counter-death/ Daily Mail (front page) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3711066/A-desk-job-make-60-likely-die-earlier-Hour-s-exercise-day-needed-help-beat-deadly-effects-working-9-5.html, Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jul/27/health-risk-one-hour-activity-offset-eight-hours-sitting-desk, CNN http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/27/health/one-hour-exercise-tackles-8-hours-sitting/ and New Scientist https://www.newscientist.com/article/2099128-desk-job-death-risk-is-eliminated-by-an-hours-walk-or-cycle/. The article was much discussed online, achieving an altmetric score of 2384 by 05/08/2016 https://www.altmetric.com/details/10081542. Ulf was still receiving radon interview requests a week after the launch event (from BBC Radio Northamptonshire). The article was ranked 16 in the Altmetric top 100 articles in 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30370-1
 
Description Physiological Studies Meeting (Nov 2013), University of Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Katrien Wijndaele presented on "Cardiometabolic risks of prolonged sitting" during the quarterly Physiological Studies Meeting, organised by Prof. D Dunger`s department at the University of Cambridge, on the 26th November 2013.

High increase in chances for collaboration on physiological trial work with physiologists from other departments in the University of Cambridge, given the engagement of the audience during this talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Placement visiting researchers Inacio Da Silva, Victor Segura, Anwar Mohammad 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Hosting visiting researchers during their placements in our group, in order to support them in processing their objectively measured physical activity data and interpreting and reporting their results for international peer-reviewed publications.

Consolidation of collaborations with the relevant institutions, in addition to the collaborative publications in preparation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
 
Description Poster presentation - Building Bridges in Medical Sciences conference (Cambridge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Poster presenting work on "Patterns and habits of physical activity in older men and women - the EPIC Norfolk cohort" at the Building Bridges in Medical Sciences conference, Robinson College, Cambridge, 7th March 2014. Authors: Berkemeyer K, Wijndaele K, Luben R, van Sluijs EMF, Griffin SJ, Khaw KT, Wareham NJ, Brage S.

Increased awareness of our work on physical activity in elderly cohorts, more specifically the objective measurement of physical activity in this age group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation - Building Bridges in Medical Sciences conference (Cambridge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Poster presenting work on "Patterns and habits of physical activity in older men and women - the EPIC Norfolk cohort" at the Building Bridges in Medical Sciences conference, Robinson College, Cambridge, 7th March 2014. Authors: Berkemeyer K, Wijndaele K, Luben R, van Sluijs EMF, Griffin SJ, Khaw KT, Wareham NJ, Brage S.

Increased awareness of our work on physical activity in elderly cohorts, more specifically the objective measurement of physical activity in this age group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation ICAMPAM 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact TW did poster presentation titled: "Convergent validity of wrist acceleration and physical activity energy expenditure from combined heart rate and movement sensing".

To be determined.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster presentation at ICPAPH, Rio de Janeiro, 2014 (SB1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Poster presentation of abstract titled: "CRITERION VALIDITY OF A 10-CATEGORY SCALE FOR RANKING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN NORWEGIAN WOMEN"
Authors: Ulf Ekelund, Soren Brage, Eiliv Lund
ICPAPH conference, Rio de Janeiro, 9th April 2014.

Increased awareness of our group's methodological work on self-report measures of physical activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation at ICPAPH, Rio de Janeiro, 2014 (SB2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Poster presentation of abstract titled: "PHYSICAL FITNESS AND ALL-CAUSE MORTALITY: A 23-YEAR FOLLOW-UP OF THE ALLIED-DUNBAR NATIONAL FITNESS SURVEY IN ENGLAND"
Authors: VANESA ESPAñA-ROMERO, ANDREW COOPER, GRÁINNE LONG, CLARE BOOTHBY, WILLIAM TUXWORTH, PETER H FENTEM, NICK WAREHAM, SOREN BRAGE
Presenter: SB. ICPAPH conference, Rio de Janeiro. 10th April 2014

Increased awareness of our unit/group's work on the aetiological role of fitness in the development of chronic disease and mortality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.icpaph2014.com/ingles/posteres/index.php
 
Description Press Release - Physical Activity and Mortality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press Release "Lack of Exercise responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity" on research paper: Ekelund, U et al. Physical activity and all-cause mortality across levels of overall and abdominal adiposity in European men and women: the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Study (EPIC) American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Published Online 14 Jan 2015 http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2015/01/14/ajcn.114.100065.abstract
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Global news coverage - 200+ reports in TV, radio, print and online news in more than 30 countries. Reported in 10 UK National Newspapers, including front page in Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2910206/Lack-exercise-kills-TWICE-people-obesity.html. Nick Wareham interviewed by BBC News at One (TV) and main evening ITV News, and BBC Radio 4 Today programme. Channel 4 also covered the story in main evening News. Ulf Ekelund did several live interviews with UK and Scandanavian media, including live interview on Danish TV2 http://nyhederne.tv2.dk/samfund/2015-01-16-opsigtsvaekkende-forskning-20-minutters-gang-kan-redde-dit-liv and pre-recorded interviews on Norwegian TV (NRK) and shown on their equivalent to 10 o clock news http://www.nrk.no/norge/stillesitting-dobbelt-sa-dodelig-som-fedme-1.12147291 and Swedish National TV (SVT; Oskar Skagerlind) http://www.svt.se/nyheter/sverige/brist-pa-motion-farligare-an-fetma. Covered by NBC News and CBS news in the US, as well as major newspapers.
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30/11/2015 UE quoted from press release in an article "Simple Steps" in HELLO! Magazine, which recommends walking as a way to improve health and fitness. 20/01/2016 Shape magazine article "Which Matters More: Exercise or Weight?" http://www.shape.com/fitness/tips/which-matters-more-exercise-or-weight
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http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-01/uoc-loe011315.php issued by Cambridge University on 13/01/15
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2015/01/14/ajcn.114.100065.abstract
 
Description Press release -Some is good, more is better - UCL Diabetologia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact UCL Press Release ""Some is good, more is better": Regular exercise can cut your diabetes risk" and Diabetologia Press Release "New studies reveal the importance of both the amount and timing of physical activity on the risk of developing type 2 diabetes" on paper "Physical activity and incident type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies" by Andrea Smith et al PubMed:27747395. Blogged and tweeted by Unit, and Unit authors had input into UCL press release as Andrea was based at Unit when most of the analysis was undertaken. 42 news reports in print and online news media, including the Sun https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/1996839/adults-could-slash-diabetes-risk-by-a-quarter-by-doing-just-20-minutes-a-day-of-exercise-say-scientists/, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Express and ABC News. Also reportd in 25 specialist health news outlets, including Medical News Today http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/313517.php and ScienceDaily. High level of interist on Twitter, with over 100 tweets reported by Altmetric in first 12 hours following publication https://www.altmetric.com/details/12678096, rising to 329 by 288 users by 26/10/2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public and Patient Involvement Panel: AnnotationTool 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Organised PPI panel to seek feedback on user friendliness of a web-based annotation tool that we are planning to roll out later in the year in one of our ongoing large cohorts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Screen Time press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact "Science Media Centre Press Briefing and University of Cambridge Press Release "Extra hour of screen time per day associated with poorer GCSE grades" on IJBNPA paper ""Revising on the run or studying on the sofa: prospective associations between physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and exam results in British adolescents"".


100+ articles in National, International, regional and local newspapers, including print articles in several national UK newspapers . Also widespread UK TV and Radio News coverage. KC interviewed by BBC Breakfast News and News at One, Sky News, ITV Anglia, ITV National, BBC R4 Today Programme, BBC GNS (local stn network), BBC R5Live, BBC 3counties Radio, Naked Scientists, Cambridge TV and by journalists from Guardian and Times Education supplement. EvS interviewed by Channel 5 and spoke with journalist from Daily Mail.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-34139196

KC invited to write blog articles that were published on the Conversation (also re-published by IFLScience) and Biomed Central. Also included in University of Cambridge Clinical School newsletter. The article was later referred to in reports in the Independent on 20 November 2015 http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/can-you-answers-these-gcse-questions-correctly-a6740531.html and on BBC on 25/11/2015 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34797350"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ijbnpa.org/content/12/1/106
 
Description Sedentary Behaviour post (Huffington Post) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post on the Huffington Post website on Gates Scholarship - Sedentary Behaviour


TBD
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/gates-cambridge-scholars/sedentary-lifestyle-health-threats_b_293908...
 
Description Session chair ACSM 2015 conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact UE chaired an oral presentation session titled "Advancing physical activity assessment - Methods Part 2" at the 2015 ACSM conference (May).


To be determined
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Session chair ICAMPAM 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact KW was chair of oral presentation session titled: "Sedentary behaviours: Measurement and general issues 2".

To be determined
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Session chair ICAMPAM 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact SB was chair of oral presentation session titled: "Physical activity: measurement and general issues 2".

To be determined.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Session moderator at ICPAPH, Rio de Janeiro, 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact SB was moderator of session titled: "Measurement and prevalence of physical activity".
ICPAPH conference, Rio de Janeiro, 10th April 2014.



Increased awareness/confirmation of our group`s expertise in physical activity measurement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.icpaph2014.com/ingles/programacao/index.php
 
Description Simple Steps 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Quoted in an article "Simple Steps" in HELLO! Magazine, which recommends walking as a way to improve health and fitness. The article refers to a paper on physical activity and mortality published back and press released in January .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/blog/lack-exercise-premature-deaths/
 
Description Teaching Diabetes Module - MPhil in Epidemiology and Public Health - University of Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact SB provided a lecture titled "Physical Activity and Diabetes". An overview of the role of physical activity and sedentary behavior for the primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of diabetes and related metabolic traits.

MPhil students wishing to do their thesis in this topic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015
URL http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/graduate-studies/mphil-in-epidemiology/
 
Description Teaching PA Module - MPhil in Epidemiology and Public Health - University of Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Our group organises and provides the lectures of the Physical Activity Module of this MPhil Course. This module provides the students with elementary knowledge on the measurement of physical activity and fitness in epidemiological studies, as well as the aetiological role of physical fitness and activity in determining a range of health outcomes. Students also collect, process and analyse their own physical activity and fitness data and present their findings during several practical sessions. This ensures their engagement in physical activity and fitness related research, which they can then apply in future careers in epidemiology or public health. Some students stay on as PhD students in our Unit.

The theoretical and practical aspects of the Physical Activity ensures students` engagement in physical activity and fitness related research, which they can then apply in future careers in epidemiology or public health. Some students stay on as PhD students in our Unit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2006,2007,2008,
URL http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/graduate-studies/mphil-in-epidemiology/
 
Description UK Biobank physical activity dataset 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press Release from UK Biobank 'UK Biobank announce availability of world's largest objective physical activity dataset ' for PLoS One paper 'Large Scale Population Assessment of Physical Activity Using Wrist Worn Accelerometers: The UK Biobank Study' PubMed:28146576. No media coverage, but the paper did receive a lot of interest on twitter from researchers working in the field of physical activity after the Unit tweeted links to the press release and original paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description University of Cambridge Press Release - Hand Grip Strength 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact University of Cambridge press release on Nature communications paper "Large-scale GWAS identifies multiple loci for hand grip strength providing biological insights into muscular fitness" by Sara Willems et al. Also published on University of Cambridge and MRC Epidemiology Unit research news blogs. Article in print edition of iNewspaper, and also reported in 12 national and international science and health news outlets , including Medical News Today and Sci News. Author Dan Wright interviewed by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire on Morning Show with Dotty McLeod on 18/07/2017. Evidence of impact: https://in.news.yahoo.com/genetic-factors-linked-strength-identified-122605949.html, https://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/hand-grip-strength-genes-could-aid-development-of-drugs-for-myopathies/81254640, https://www.topsante.com/medecine/votre-sante-vous/sante-pratique/la-force-musculaire-identifiee-dans-les-genes-619595
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-07/uoc-cs071117.php
 
Description Workshop: Activity in children (Uni of Southern Denmark) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 3 hrs workshop on fitness testing, individual calibration, modeling of habitual activity data.
Attendees: 60 European students attending master programme in "Physical activity in children"

several requests to do final year master project with us
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
 
Description Youngwon - Seoul National University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Lecture "Behavioral and health aspects of physical activity"
Department of Physical Education, Seoul National University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Youngwon - Yonsei University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited talk, Frontier Research Institute of Convergence Sports Science, Yonsei University - Behavioral and health aspects of physical activity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016