Behavioural Epidemiology of Physical Activity

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge

Abstract

Physical activity is important for young people’s current and future health. However, it appears that many young people are not active enough to enjoy these health benefits. We also know that children do less physical activity when they become older, particularly during teenage years. Identifying ways to maintain and promote young people’s levels of physical activity is therefore important for public health. Physical activity behaviour is complex, not just consisting of sports activities but including behaviours such as walking the dog, cycling to school, playing in the playground and physical education lessons. How active young people are is influenced by many factors, such as their preference for physical activity, the provision of footpaths in the neighbourhood, weather and how much their parents support them in being physically active. How these factors work together in promoting physical activity and how to use this knowledge to promote increases in physical activity is still largely unknown. The Behavioural Epidemiology of Physical Activity Group therefore aims to improve the long-term health of young people by: - developing and evaluating interventions to increase physical activity in young people - increasing our understanding of where, when and how physical activity interventions in young people may be applied

Technical Summary

Physical activity during childhood is important for both contemporary and future health. Evidence suggests that young people’s levels of physical activity are insufficient for health. More importantly, physical activity on average declines with age. Identifying ways to maintain and, where applicable, promote physical activity in young people is therefore a key public health issue. Physical activity is a complex behaviour, influenced by a combination of factors from multiple ecological levels, including individual, socio-cultural, policy and environmental-level factors. The relative importance of these factors and how they interact is still largely unknown. Moreover, our current understanding is largely based on cross-sectional evidence, limiting our ability to draw conclusions about causality and inform intervention development. The two main aims of the Behavioural Epidemiology of Physical Activity Group are to: - develop and evaluate interventions to promote physical activity in young people - use observational research to further understand where, when and how physical activity interventions in young people may be targeted Intervention development and evaluation are a core part of the programme. Using a structured and iterative approach, we undertake explanatory trials to understand the feasibility and effectiveness of specific intervention strategies based on our previous observations. This approach allows for a greater understanding of the causal mechanisms behind behaviour change, and the potential effectiveness of specific components of future, more complex, interventions to be evaluated later. An example is the development and evaluation of a physical activity promotion intervention targeted at families, instead of the child alone. Here, we will use the intervention mapping approach to guide intervention development, and design a high quality evaluation including objective measurement of family-based physical activity. To inform future intervention development, we will continue to increase our understanding of physical activity behaviour, its influences and consequences throughout the different stages of childhood, with a predominant focus on prospective data. An example dataset we will use for this is the International Children’s Activity Database (ICAD). ICAD is an open-access dataset which aims to overcome comparability issues of single studies and currently holds data for over 30 000 children world-wide. We will both utilize the existing ICAD dataset as well as strengthen it by adding additional data to increase its utility for longitudinal analyses and the identification of influences on behaviour. In summary, this programme aims to develop and evaluate interventions to change young people’s activity behaviour through a thorough understanding of the patterns, consequences, correlates and determinants of the behaviour of interest. The work will lead to the evaluation of comprehensive physical activity promotion interventions at different stages of childhood with the aim of improving the long-term health of young people.

Publications

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Atkin AJ (2015) Perceived family functioning and friendship quality: cross-sectional associations with physical activity and sedentary behaviours. in The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity

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Atkin AJ (2014) Prevalence and correlates of screen time in youth: an international perspective. in American journal of preventive medicine

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Atkin AJ (2013) Bedroom media, sedentary time and screen-time in children: a longitudinal analysis. in The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity

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Atkin AJ (2013) Sedentary time in children: influence of accelerometer processing on health relations. in Medicine and science in sports and exercise

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Atkin AJ (2016) Seasonal Variation in Children's Physical Activity and Sedentary Time. in Medicine and science in sports and exercise

 
Title Future Reactive 
Description We worked with Addenbrookes Arts, Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination (CCI) and a local Yr4 class on a arts-based project leading up to the Cambridge Science Festival 2015. The final art work was put together by the artists from CCI from the original work of the students, and exhibited in the main hospital corridor for 6 weeks. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact On the basis that about 15-20 people a minute walk down the corridor during the day and 1-2 a minute at night, we estimate that around 1million people were exposed to the art work over the course of the exhibition. 
URL http://www.cambridgecandi.org.uk/projects/reimagine/future-reactive
 
Description Citation in PHE - Everybody Active Every Day
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/everybody-active-every-day-a-framework-to-embed-physical-...
 
Description DoH consultation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Feedback on PHE consultation 'Everybody Active Every Day: the National physical activity implementation framework consultation'.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Meeting with National Lead for Physical Education, OfSted
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description NICE Evidence Update
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description Northstow New Healthy Town
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Oral evidence to House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/event/2818/formal-meeting-oral-evidence-session/
 
Description Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8, Cited by National Academies Press on 20 Jul 2016,
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL https://www.nap.edu/catalog/21868/parenting-matters-supporting-parents-of-children-ages-0-8
 
Description Sedentary Behaviour NICE
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Sedentary Behaviour NICE Topic Advisory Workshop
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Time to solve childhood obesity: CMO special report (EvS)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/time-to-solve-childhood-obesity-cmo-special-report
 
Description Transport and Health JSNA 2015
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.cambridgeshireinsight.org.uk/JSNA/Transport-and-Health-2014/15
 
Description WHO consultation
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
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 Written evidence to House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee Childhood Obesity Inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.cedar.iph.cam.ac.uk/resources/evidence-submissions/#HOCTC18
 
Description Behavioural Epidemiology and Interventions in Young People
Amount £2,987,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MC_UU_00006/5 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 03/2025
 
Description Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Trust
Amount £19,740 (GBP)
Organisation Cambridge-Africa Alborada Trust 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 09/2020
 
Description Capital Award
Amount £157,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 4050373855 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description Choosing active role models to inspire girls (CHARMING): cluster randomised feasibility study of a school-based community-linked programme to increase physical activity levels in 9-11 year old girls
Amount £21,174,600 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 04/2022
 
Description Early adulthood education/employment transitions and the development of inequalities in diet quality and cardiovascular health
Amount £1,096,469 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/T010576/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 03/2025
 
Description Investigating the impact of London's Ultra Low Emission Zone on children's physical activity
Amount £103,928 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department NIHR CLAHRC North Thames
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2019
 
Description MRC Centenary Early Career Award
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EvS 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2013 
End 09/2013
 
Description MRC Centenary Early Career Award
Amount £8,000 (GBP)
Funding ID AA 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2013 
End 04/2013
 
Description MRC Lifelong Health and Wellbeing
Amount £991,453 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2013 
End 08/2016
 
Description NIHR Public Health Research Programme
Amount £1,025,361 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR-13/90/18 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 02/2019
 
Description National Institute for Health Research - Public Health Research
Amount £428,840 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR Project:15/01/19 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department Public Health Research (PHR) Programme
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 08/2019
 
Description Returning Carers Scheme
Amount £4,138 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2015 
End 04/2015
 
Description Returning Carers Scheme
Amount £2,529 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 08/2016
 
Description The Policy Research Programme (PRP)
Amount £324,156 (GBP)
Funding ID PR-R5-0213-25001 
Organisation Department of Health (DH) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2014 
End 04/2017
 
Description UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence
Amount £4,240,244 (GBP)
Organisation UK Clinical Research Collaboration 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 10/2018
 
Title ICAD 
Description International Children's Accelerometry Database - pooled and harmonised data from 20 international studies on physical activity in young people. Data is available for analyses by the wider research community upon submission of an analyses proposal. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact 25747468 26802168 26377803 25832337 25341643 25241193 22676230 22337681 21693008 
URL http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/studies/icad
 
Title SPEEDY 
Description SPEEDY (Sport, Physical activity and Eating behaviour: Environmental Determinants in Young people) is a longitudinal cohort study of 2000 9-10 year old children living in Norfolk, UK, who have been well-characterised in terms of physical activity, dietary behaviour, health outcomes and potential individual, socio-cultural and environmental influences on behaviour. Data is available to the wider research community upon submission of an analysis proposal. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2008 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact To be determined 
URL http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/studies/speedy
 
Description AJones - SPEEDY 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Department School of Medicine UEA
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ongoing collaboration on the study of environmental influences on children's physical activity
Collaborator Contribution Ongoing collaboration on the study of environmental influences on children's physical activity
Impact 25890259 25568839 25528343 24529075 24274070 24273308 23803180 23714688 23332733 23376730 23276280 23171217 23172732
Start Year 2006
 
Description Active Norfolk (FRESH) 
Organisation Active Norfolk
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Ongoing collaboration
Collaborator Contribution We will work with Active Norfolk as a practice partner, who will be funding the delivery of the FRESH intervention for the feasibility and pilot study. We will also work with them to identify suitable avenues for participant recruitment and evaluate our experiences throughout the research process.
Impact Not yet applicable
Start Year 2017
 
Description CSummerbell Collaboration 
Organisation Durham University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration on series of systematic reviews on determinants of obesogenic behaviour in young children, lead on physical activity review.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration on series of systematic reviews on determinants of obesogenic behaviour in young children. General advice on systematic review procedures, lead on fruit and vegetable intake review.
Impact 26252417 23663239 A member-led symposium was held at the 2014 Annual Meeting for the Association for the Study of Obesity, including presentations on the review results. 2 poster presentations at the annual meeting for International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (Edinburgh, June 2015)
Start Year 2012
 
Description Dept of Developmental Psychiatry - ROOTS/GoActive 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Psychology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ongoing collaboration on ROOTS study, unit contribution focusses on studying physical activity and sedentary behaviour in adolescents (Prof Goodyer). Obtained joint funding in 2015 to conduct evaluation of GoActive physical activity promotion intervention in secondary school, collaboration on measurement of potential adverse consequences (mental health - Dr Wilkinson).
Collaborator Contribution ROOTS: Leading on longitudinal data collection and analyses of general and psychological/psychiatric data in 1000 adolescents GoActive: contributing to trial conduct and leading on assessment of mental health.
Impact 26337325 25971606 25959093 25919340 25886077 25317674 24564949 24284440 23384471 21727272 21264270 20807464 Multidisciplinary collaboration: physical activity; diet; epidemiology; behavioural epidemiology; developmental psychiatry
Start Year 2006
 
Description DoH PRP Project - Suhrcke/Turner 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration on grant from Department of Health Policy Research Programme grant on promoting physical activity in secondary school environments. Prof Marc Suhrcke and Dr David Turner provide input related to health economics.
Collaborator Contribution Obtaining funding, insights into the utility of health economics for this research
Impact Epidemiology, Behavioural Science, Health Economics
Start Year 2013
 
Description DoH PRP Project - Suhrcke/Turner 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration on grant from Department of Health Policy Research Programme grant on promoting physical activity in secondary school environments. Prof Marc Suhrcke and Dr David Turner provide input related to health economics.
Collaborator Contribution Obtaining funding, insights into the utility of health economics for this research
Impact Epidemiology, Behavioural Science, Health Economics
Start Year 2013
 
Description Ed Wilson 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution GoActive and FRESH intervention projects: intervention/evaluation development, obtaining funding, overall project lead.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Ed Wilson leads on the development and evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of the GoActive and FRESH physical activity promotion interventions.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2014
 
Description Evaluation of the introduction of London's Ultra-Low Emission Zone on children's long development and physical activity. 
Organisation King's College London
Department MRC & Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborative research on project lead by Chris Griffiths, QMUL. Leading on physical activity element of project. Member of project team, joint grant applications.
Collaborator Contribution Project lead by Chris Griffiths, QMUL.
Impact No known outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Evaluation of the introduction of London's Ultra-Low Emission Zone on children's long development and physical activity. 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborative research on project lead by Chris Griffiths, QMUL. Leading on physical activity element of project. Member of project team, joint grant applications.
Collaborator Contribution Project lead by Chris Griffiths, QMUL.
Impact No known outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Faculty of Education (UCam) 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Faculty of Education
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in children's health and health behaviours, intervention development and evaluation
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in school-based trials, measurement and analysis of education-related outcomes
Impact None yet, research ongoing and multiple research grants under consideration.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint studentship between MRC Epidemiology Unit (Kirsten Corder) and Faculty of Education (Riika Hofmann)
Collaborator Contribution Implementation of health promotion programmes into schools
Impact To be determined
Start Year 2019
 
Description Future Reactive 
Organisation Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust (ACT)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Future Reactive. Arts project in collaboration with Addenbrookes Arts, Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination, and Cambridge primary school on activity in the future (http://www.cambridgecandi.org.uk/projects/reimagine/future-reactive#teamwork-is-the-key). Art work displayed in main Addenbrookes corridor for 6 weeks, including during Science Festival 2015. An estimated 1 million people passed the exhibition, and it was featured in the Cambridge News. (Helen Brown, Esther van Sluijs)
Collaborator Contribution Led classroom sessions, created Artwork
Impact n/a
Start Year 2015
 
Description Future Reactive 
Organisation Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Future Reactive. Arts project in collaboration with Addenbrookes Arts, Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination, and Cambridge primary school on activity in the future (http://www.cambridgecandi.org.uk/projects/reimagine/future-reactive#teamwork-is-the-key). Art work displayed in main Addenbrookes corridor for 6 weeks, including during Science Festival 2015. An estimated 1 million people passed the exhibition, and it was featured in the Cambridge News. (Helen Brown, Esther van Sluijs)
Collaborator Contribution Led classroom sessions, created Artwork
Impact n/a
Start Year 2015
 
Description ICAD 
Organisation Loughborough University
Department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The International Children's Accelerometry Database is a pooled dataset of accelerometry data from children across the world. In collaboration with the MRC Epidemiology Unit's Physical Activity Epidemiology Programme, we lead on managing the database and a current expansion project in which we add additional data from the 20+ studies.
Collaborator Contribution Member of Steering Group and Working Group, lead on communication with providers and users of data.
Impact 26377803 25747468 25341643 25241193 22676230 22337681 21693008
Start Year 2012
 
Description Imperial College 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Faculty of Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint research project and co-supervisor of student evaluating the impact of the Daily Mile on children's health and wellbeing.
Collaborator Contribution Joint research project and co-supervisor of student evaluating the impact of the Daily Mile on children's health and wellbeing.
Impact To be determined.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Imperial College London 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint grant to follow-up SCAMP cohort including PA data collection
Collaborator Contribution Joint grant to follow-up SCAMP cohort
Impact Yet to be seen.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Leeds Beckett (CASE) 
Organisation Leeds Beckett University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Lead on initiating and developing CASE active lessons intervention; lead on development of study protocol.
Collaborator Contribution Operationalisation of CASE active lessons intervention; intervention delivery
Impact Non yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description LtL (CASE) 
Organisation Learning through Landscapes, Winchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Initiation and development of CASE active lessons intervention; lead on evaluation study
Collaborator Contribution Operationalisation of outdoor active lesson training, intervention delivery.
Impact not yet relevant
Start Year 2016
 
Description PChillon - SPEEDY 
Organisation University of Granada
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hosting for 3 months, providing data from the SPEEDY Project, collaborating on analyses.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Chilon visited us from the University of Granada in Spain, where she is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Education and Sport. During her visit, Palma engaged with many members of the team and commenced several collaborative analyses. Currently, one paper is in submission with a further 2 in progress.
Impact 25528343
Start Year 2013
 
Description Royal Society Pairing Scheme - HB secondment with Department for Education 
Organisation Department for Education
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dr Helen Brown (Research Associate) was paired with Mr Marc Newall (Behavioural Insights Advisor) as part of the Royal Society Pairing Scheme. Each year 30 research scientists are paired with UK parliamentarians and civil servants. They learn about each other's work by spending time together in Westminster and the researcher's institutions. Those taking part gain an insight into how research findings can help inform policy making, and come away with a better understanding of how they can get involved. Mr Newall was offered the opportunity to find out more about the science behind the policy issues he works on, and was able to network with other civil servants working in scientific roles.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Brown had the opportunity to learn how parliament and government work and how scientists can feed in to the policy making process, how research can inform policy decisions and was able to network with fellow scientists and civil servants at the event in Westminster.
Impact No known outcomes yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Sleep and Activity Database in the Early Years 
Organisation University of Wollongong
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborative project to establish SADEY database, pooling (non-)accelerometry data for children aged up to 6yrs. Linked with ICAD project. Member of Project Leadership Team.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative project to establish SADEY database, pooling (non-)accelerometry data for children aged up to 6yrs. Linked with ICAD project. Member of Project Leadership Team.
Impact No outputs to report yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Suffolk County Council 
Organisation Suffolk County Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Conduct of research in Suffolk; Sharing of expertise and research experience.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration for FRESH pilot study - Suffolk County Council will be supporting recruitment in Suffolk and cover intervention delivery cost for Suffolk-based families.
Impact Not yet relevant
Start Year 2017
 
Description UBC (KM) 
Organisation University of British Columbia
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution KM a panel member and contributing expert to a project that seeks to improve parenting practice measures for physical activity involvement.
Collaborator Contribution Conceptualizing physical activity parenting practices using expert informed concept mapping analysis
Impact n/a
Start Year 2015
 
Description UCL - Delphi (KM) 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Consensus study (Delphi) linking behaviour change techniques to mechanisms of action.
Collaborator Contribution Behaviour change Taxonomy Consensus study
Impact None yet.
Start Year 2015
 
Description UEA - FRESH collaboration 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Department Norwich Medical School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration on NIHR-PHR funded FRESH project, assessing the feasibility and acceptability of the family-based FRESH intervention. Our collaboration with Prof Andy Jones and Dr Emma Coombes at UEA focusses on the device-based assessment of family-based physical activity.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborators at UEA have developed a method to assess family-based physical activity: time when at least two family members are active together. This has been assessed using simultaneously collected accelerometry and GPS data (all family members), and our collaborators have developed a method to process and interpret this data.
Impact Health Geography
Start Year 2016
 
Description University of Bristol 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A collaborative research project titled "Health promotion in academy schools"
Collaborator Contribution to be determined.
Impact to be determined.
Start Year 2017
 
Description University of Cardiff 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborative research project - CHARMING Pilot study
Collaborator Contribution A formative study led by Dr Kelly Morgan adopted a participative community approach involving the target audience and stakeholders to design and pilot a school-based role model intervention. Funded by Cancer Research UK, the intervention was developed and refined over 12 months and included interviews, focus groups and surveys (involving school staff, parents and children across two primary schools) and multiple stakeholder consultations (involving Sport Wales, Youth Sport Trust and Healthy School Coordinators).
Impact Not yet seen.
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of the Witwatersrand (SK) 
Organisation University of the Witwatersrand
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sonja Klingberg secured a sponsored research studentship to visit the University of the Witwatersrand for studies relating to childhood obesity prevention interventions in Soweto, South Africa.
Collaborator Contribution To be determined.
Impact To be determined.
Start Year 2019
 
Description University of the Witwatersrand - Studies relating to childhood obesity prevention interventions in Soweto, South Africa (SK) 
Organisation University of the Witwatersrand
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sonja Klingberg secured a sponsored research studentship to visit the University of the Witwatersrand for studies relating to childhood obesity prevention interventions in Soweto, South Africa.
Collaborator Contribution To be determined
Impact To be determined.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Witswaterrand University, Johannesburg 
Organisation University of the Witwatersrand
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration with MRC DPHRU in Johannesburg, in particular with Dr Cathi Draper, Prof Shane Norris and Dr Lisa Micklesfield. Joint supervision of studentships
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration with MRC DPHRU in Johannesburg, in particular with Dr Cathi Draper, Prof Shane Norris and Dr Lisa Micklesfield. Joint supervision of studentships
Impact To be determined.
Start Year 2017
 
Title CASE (Active lessons) 
Description The CASE active lessons intervention is a training programme for secondary school teachers to enable them to incorporate active elements into their lessons. This can take place indoors or outdoors and is to be built into their existing lesson plans. The intervention consists of 2 training sessions for teachers (approx. 2 weeks apart) and ongoing distal support and trouble shooting. The intervention development is nearing completion, with a first feasibility trial planned for spring 2017. 
Type Preventative Intervention - Behavioural risk modification
Current Stage Of Development Initial development
Year Development Stage Completed 2017
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact None yet 
 
Title FRESH 
Description The Families Reporting Every Step to Health intervention is a self-monitoring and goal-setting intervention targetting the whole family. It is delivered using an online platform on which families virtually travel across the world. Families wear pedometers and are encouraged to set goals to visit new countries/cities. Feasibility testing was conducted in spring/summer 2017, followed by further refinement and PPI testing. A refined version of the intervention will be tested in the FRESH pilot study, commencing Mar 2018. 
Type Preventative Intervention - Behavioural risk modification
Current Stage Of Development Refinement. Non-clinical
Year Development Stage Completed 2017
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact None yet 
 
Title GoActive 
Description GoActive is a secondary school-based physical activity intervention. GoActive has been designed for all students, including those who are not usually interested in sport. During GoActive, students are encouraged to try new activities by teachers and mentors from older years in the school. Students gain points for trying new activities and points are entered into a competition between classes. The GoActive intervention was developed based on evidence and in collaboration with students and teacher. Successful feasibility and pilot testing was completed in 2014, and a fully powered cluster-randomised controlled trial is due to commence Sept 16. 
Type Preventative Intervention - Behavioural risk modification
Current Stage Of Development Early clinical assessment
Year Development Stage Completed 2014
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact 26307618 
 
Description Interview with Cambridge News (EvS) 
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 Participated in interview with Cambridge News on physical activity in children.

Quoted in article In a world full of electronic screens and technology, are Cambridge children shunning the outdoors for a virtual reality?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge/In-a-world-full-of-electronic-screens-and-technology-are-C...
 
Description Norfolk physical activity forum (KM) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited key note speaker at the Norfolk physical activity forum: Presented the CASE findings to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 2017 Public Health@Cambridge Network Showcase (EW) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Session 2: Lightning talks chaired by Dr Robbie Duschinsky, - Dr Eleanor Winpenny, CEDAR spoke on the topic of "Diet quality and depressed mood in adolescents: a prospective cohort study". The event was well attended and questions asked after the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.publichealth.cam.ac.uk/2017-publichealthcambridge-network-showcase/
 
Description Active Families meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Esther van Sluijs gave a presentation on Behavioural Epidemiology programme work and FRESH study to activators of the Active Families project (led by Living Sport, funded by Sport England).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Active Learning Symposium 2017 (CG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Catherine Gammon presented at the Active Learning Symposium 2017, held at Leeds Beckett University on 18 October 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Active Moment Conference (EvS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Esther van Sluijs was an Invite Speaker at the Active Movement conference led by Leeds Beckett University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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/politicians
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 Athena SWAN Equality & Diversity Champion (JG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact JG is an Athena SWAN Equality & Diversity Champion for the unit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BBC Breakfast news (KC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Regarding paper: Revising on the run or studying on the sofa: prospective associations between physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and exam results in British adolescents
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC Look East - FRESH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact FRESH study team (including Dr Esther van Sluijs) and volunteers interviewed by BBC Look East. Broadcast on 27 June. At least 22 enquiries by potential study volunteer families were received as a result of this broadcast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://youtu.be/d6EklYhVWUU
 
Description BBC News - CHILL study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC News coverage of CHILL study on air quality and health in children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-46876997/clean-air-do-low-emission-schemes-improve...
 
Description BBC Radio 4 The Today Programme (KC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Regarding: "Revising on the run or studying on the sofa: prospective associations between physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and exam results in British adolescents."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC Radio local stations (KC) 
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 Regarding: Revising on the run or studying on the sofa: prospective associations between physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and exam results in British adolescents
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC Worldservice interview on sleep, exercise and screen time (KC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Kirsten Corder provided comments for a BBC Worldservice interview on sleep, exercise and screen time.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC news online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC news online 06/01/2016: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35231455
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35231455
 
Description Big Biology Day, Cambridge (JG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Big Biology Day. Unit members participated in two IMS stands at the Big Biology Day event held at Hills Road 6th Form College. The first stand was a "Science festival" type stand with hands-on activities for families, for which the Unit provided the "Sugar Cube Challenge" and "Sweet Enough Challenge" activities which we had developed earlier. Unit members also contributed to a "faces of the IMS" booklet which gave examples of different career paths at the IMS, and which were handed out at a stand in the careers fair part of the event. The hands-on stand had over 250 visitors, and hundreds of CEDAR and MEC Epidemiology leaflets were handed out. (as well as most of our MRC Rulers and pens!) and queues to take part in activities for most of the day. There was a higher proportion of teens compared to the Cambridge Science Festival in March. There were fewer visitors to the stand at the careers fair, though still over 50 in the course of the day. Subsequently received request for work experience from 6th form student who visited careers stand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology Unit Seminar Series (SJ, JG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Co-organisers of CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology Unit Seminar Series. Seminars are weekly, and have a high turn out.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CLS consulting on Age 17 Survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact "The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) is seeking views on the content of the Age 17 Survey of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).

An open consultative conference will be held at the UCL Institute of Education on Monday 16th November 2015. It is open to all interested parties, including representatives of the MCS funders.

Delegates from the scientific community, government departments, members of the third sector and other stakeholders will gather to discuss the proposed content of the data collection instruments at the Age 17 survey (MCS7).

We are seeking audience views on the proposals which will be presented at the conference. The presentations will be available after the conference on the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) website by the end of November. We will have open discussion at the conference, which will continue via the CLS website until the end of December 2015.


The Age 17 scientific consultation contains three broad themes, which encapsulate all of the above dimensions:

1. Activities and daily life

2. Socio-emotional development

3. Cognitive development

Speakers:
Speakers will include members of the Scientific Advisory Group and Professor Emla Fitzsimons, Director and PI of the Millennium Cohort Study.


Venue and Travel Information:
UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

About the Millennium Cohort Study:
The Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) is a multi-disciplinary research project following the lives of around 19,000 children born in the UK in 2000-01. It is the most recent of Britain's world-renowned national longitudinal birth cohort studies. The study has been tracking the Millennium children through their early childhood years and plans to follow them into adulthood. MCS's field of enquiry covers such diverse topics as parenting; childcare; school choice; child behaviour and cognitive development; child and parental health; parents' employment and education; income and poverty; housing, neighbourhood and residential mobility; and social capital and ethnicity."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CSaP - Sophie Odenthal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 1:1 meeting with Sophie Odenthal (Advisor with Behavioural Insights Team)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CSaP Andrew Limb 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 1:1 meeting with Andrew Limb, Head of Corporate Strategy at Cambridge City Council.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CSaP workshop: Big Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professional development policy workshop: How is Big Data research and analysis used to improve public policies and services?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination: Faculty of Education Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presenter, Invited panel - Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination: Faculty of Education Seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cambridge Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interactive stand at the Cambridge Science Festival. Typical attendance around 300 visitors, including children and adults.

Inquiries from school teachers and members of the public for further information. Excellent feedback from visitors and consistently good attendance at the stand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
URL http://www.cam.ac.uk/science-festival
 
Description Cambridge Science Festival - A healthier you in a digital future (EvS, HB, SK, EW) 
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 onitors, and making antiboduies out of play-doh and magnets. More than 500 visitors, including more than 300 children, attended our stand over the two days, and partivcipated in activitiies 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 Cambridge Science Festival - Clinical School Drop-in event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Unit and CEDAR staff "All data great and small" stand at the Cambridge Science Festival on the Biomedical Campus. Stand in clinical school included the Sugar cube exercise bike challenge, built by MRC -LMB workshop, the trampoline/heart rate activity for children, and making genetic variant DNA strands from Jelly Babies. We provided leaflets on CEDAR and the Fenland Phase 2 study, which is currently recruiting. Stand was visited by about 250 people, including about 100 adults and 150 children. All activities were very popular and in almost constant use throughout the 5 hour long event.In addition we discussed our posters and our studies with several visitors, including several Fenland study participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cambridge Science Festival - Clinical School Drop-in event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Unit and CEDAR staff "All data great and small" stand at the Cambridge Science Festival on the Biomedical Campus. Stand in clinical school included the Sugar cube exercise bike challenge, built by MRC -LMB workshop, the trampoline/heart rate activity for children, and making genetic variant DNA strands from Jelly Babies. We provided leaflets on CEDAR and the Fenland Phase 2 study, which is currently recruiting. Stand was visited by about 250 people, including about 100 adults and 150 children. All activities were very popular and in almost constant use throughout the 5 hour long event.In addition we discussed our posters and our studies with several visitors, including several Fenland study participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cambridge Science Festival - Guildhall stand (EvS, JG, HB) 
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 Science Festival Stand "It takes a village to build a healthier future" at the 2-day Guildhall hands-on event for families https://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/events/it-takes-village-build-healthier-future. Stand included information on physical activity quidelines for children and tips on how families can be more active, as well as the Little Snackington and Great Snackington games http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/snackington/, and the "Catch your 5-a-day" and hula-hoop challenges.

The stand was visited by about 250 families across the two days. More than 200 copies of the Great Snackington and Little Snackington leaflet were handed out, and 200 copies of the Cambridge MRC Activity book were also taken by visitors to our stand. Saturday was not as busy as Sunday though this allowed stand volunteers to have good conversations with visitors to the stand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/events/it-takes-village-build-healthier-future
 
Description Cambridge-Amsterdam-Ghent Exchange meeting (EvS - AA) 
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 Paper presentation at Cambridge-Amsterdam-Ghent Exchange meeting. "The International Children's Accelerometry Database (ICAD): Past, Present and Future", AA 27/03/2014


To be determined.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Cambridge-Amsterdam-Ghent Exchange meeting (EvS - HB) 
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 Poster presentation at Cambridge-Amsterdam-Ghent Exchange meeting, "Physical activity maintenance in the transition to adolescence: a longitudinal study of the roles of sport and lifestyle activities in British youth", HB. 27/03/2014

To be determined.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
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 National
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 Cite in BBC technology (KC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Cited in "How to tame your kids' computer habits"
By Mark Ward Technology correspondent, BBC News
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34797350
 
Description Development/filming workshop: GoActive information video 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Development/filming workshop: GoActive information video for School Pupils
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
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 Researchers Night Life Lab event in Ely Cathedral (CF) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Campbell Foubister assisted at the European Researchers Night Life Lab event in Ely Cathedral on Fri 27 Sept (7 PM -9.30 PM) and Saturday 28 Sept (10 AM - 4.30 PM). Activities were the Sugar Cube Challenge, Fortune Telling Molecules, and Snackingtons game.
About 300 people visited the stand over the two days. 121 visitors completed the Sugar Cube Challenge Activity. About 130 copies of the Snackingtons Game were handed out, including 30 to a local Scout group leader.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Evidence Brief - Sitting out physical activity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Evidence brief entitled 'Sitting out physical activity', describing accumulated evidence on influences on sedentary behaviour in young people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cedar.iph.cam.ac.uk/resources/evidence/eb-10-children-sedentary-family/
 
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 Expert Working Group CMO PA guidelines update (Children & Young People) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Esther van Sluijs joined the Expert Working Group CMO PA guidelines update (Children & Young People). The role of the EWGs is to review new evidence for physical activity and certain health outcomes (i.e. the effect of physical activity on the risk factors for cardiovascular disease) and make a judgement on whether this evidence suggests a change to the current physical activity recommendations for their group (e.g. Under 5s). It is also the EWGs responsibility to review existing UK and international approaches to the implementation of national physical activity guidelines, and surveillance of physical activity and make any recommendations to improve the way UK do this. Once this stage is complete, EWGs will write a technical report with their draft physical activity recommendations. These are then open to feedback at the Scientific Consensus Meeting (SCM). EWG members will be participating in the SCM, helping to present their findings, support small workshops and clarify challenging issues from other scientists and stakeholders.Once the draft physical activity recommendations have been discussed at the SCM, the EWGs will refine and put forward a final technical report for their group with the updated UK physical activity recommendations. These will then be used by the four UK CMOs to write the updated physical activity guidelines.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/research/projects/current/physical-activity/expert-working-groups/
 
Description Expert commentary to the Science Media Centre (KC) 
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 Dr Kirsten Corder was quoted in BBC News online article https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45651725, CNN https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/26/health/screen-time-cognition-study/index.html, KLXY.com, Indian Express, TVNZ, and several others. Email Q&A with New Scientist Journalist. Live interview with BBC World Service on 27/09/2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-study-on-sleep-exercise-recreational-screen-ti...
 
Description External seminar series - MRC Epidemiology Unit (EI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Erika Ikeda recruited speakers and managed online events using Zoom for 12 external seminars in 2020.

The seminars were advertised by email to subscribers to the Unit events email list, on the Unit website, and through the Unit Twitter and Facebook accounts. Registration was required, but all were welcome to register.

The audience for these seminars varied according to the topic being discussed, but usually consists of researchers & academics, policy makers and third sector organisations. Most seminars were attended by 50-100 participants. An online survey of participants conducted in autumn 2020 indicated that about two thirds were from outside the MRC Epidemiology Unit/CEDAR, and that a quarter were from institutions located outside the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/events/
 
Description FRESH Pilot Study: PPI: Further website testing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Families recruited to further test FRESH website prior to the FRESH pilot study. This helped the team amend the website and participation leaflets with the comments from the families.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description FRESH Pilot Study: PPI: Recruitment video 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A script was developed for the purpose of developing a recruitment video for the FRESH pilot study. Families provided input and helped adapt the script via a table read. These families also acted in the recruitment video.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cedar.iph.cam.ac.uk/research/directory/fresh/
 
Description FRESH Pilot Study: PPI: website & questionnaire testing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Received input from a family about the FRESH website & questionnaires. This helped the group review and amend both the website and the questionnaires.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Feedback on study recruitment materials 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Members of the CASE project public involvement group (students, parents and teachers) were emailed study recruitment materials and asked for feedback.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Future Cities Conference 2017: Growing our cities well (RL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The second annual Future Cities Conference 2017 took place on Tuesday 18th July at Jesus College in Cambridge. The conference brought together academic experts, investors, developers, researchers and policy decision makers to discuss how we can best design, develop, govern and thrive in cities and explore the challenges and opportunities presented in developing sustainable cities for the future. Rebecca Love gave a presentation on "Urbanization and obesity: a case study of Soweto, South Africa: Investigating the relationship between inequality and adiposity", which engaged many industry attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.crerc.landecon.cam.ac.uk/future-cities/fc_documents-new/love-fc-poster.pdf
 
Description Ghent Lecture (EvS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact University of Ghent. Gent, Belgium Invited Lecture "Using evidence to inform physical activity promotion" EvS. 25/03/2014



To be determined.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description GoActive Deliberative Dialogue Workshop 
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 GoActive Deliberative Dialogue Workshop (for stakeholders)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description GoActive Patient and Public Involvement workshop (SJ, HB) 
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 Get others Active PPI workshop at the MRC Epidemiology Unit. Part of the "GoActive" programme of work we reached an audience of ~10 - middle school-aged children, this population being the specific target of "GoActive". This interactive event was designed to discuss possible ways of future contact to the target age group, to discuss the next measurement session incentives for participants, and to finalise the questionnaire (ensuring that the language used was appropriate for the age group). Information obtained during the session was used to inform the future actions of the GoActive study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description GoActive promotional video 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Organised recording of and scripted promotional video for GoActive, The video was recorded by Cambridge Filmworks, with participation of pupils from a local secondary school. The video can be viewed at http://www.goactive-uk.com/.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GoActive workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact GoActive Deliberative Dialogue Workshop (for stakeholders)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description HEB Patient and Public Involvement workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sept 2013: Patient and Public Involvement workshop at the Cambridge Professional Development Centre including oral presentation - "FRESH: family-based interventions to improve physical activity in children"

Amendments to study protocol and invitation materials were made in response to the feedback.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description I'm a scientist (CG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr Catherine Gammon participated as a researcher in two web-chats on the topic of 'external factors affecting academic performance'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://imascientist.org.uk/
 
Description IMS Research Day 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Poster presentations at annual research day for Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge (8 Nov 2013).
1. Brooke, Corder, Griffin, Van Sluijs "Physical activity maintenance in the transition to adolescence: a longitudinal study of the roles of sport and lifestyle activities in British youth"
2. Hesketh, Griffin, Van Sluijs: "Studying Physical Activity in preschool Children and their Environment - The SPACE study"

poster presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meting (JG, RL, HB) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster Presentation. Abstract title: Preliminary findings of a coach-training program to increase moderate-to-vigorous physical activity during organized youth sport: A pilot group randomized controlled trial.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.isbnpa.org/index.php?r=annualMeeting/index&year=2017
 
Description International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 Annual Conference (RL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact PhD student Rebecca Love was selected as one of two Student Key Note speakers at the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 Annual Conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Conference 2018 (EW) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Eleanor Winpenny presented a paper at the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Conference 2018. It was part of the session: "S.20: 13050: Approaching intervention development in young adults: understanding life-course context, intervention preferences and the characteristics of a successful intervention. (Convenor: Prof. Clare Co (Grand Ballroom)", and the paper was titled: "S.20.1
ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN LIFE-COURSE TRANSITIONS AND LONGITUDINAL CHANGE IN DIET IN
EARLY ADULTHOOD: LEAVING HOME, LEAVING EDUCATION, ENTERING EMPLOYMENT AND
BEGINNING COHABITATION. Winpenny E.M, van Sluijs E.M.F., White M, Klepp K.I., Wold B, Lien N"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.isbnpa.org/index.php?r=article/view&id=102
 
Description International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Conference 2018 (JG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Justin Guagliano presented the paper "SO.02.1 LESSONS LEARNED FROM A FAMILY-BASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROMOTION INTERVENTION: THE FAMILIES REPORTING EVERY STEP TO HEALTH (FRESH) FEASIBILITY STUDY. Guagliano JM, Brown HE, Hughes C, Jones AP, Morton KL, Wilson ECF, van Sluijs EMF" during the session "SO.02: Physical Activity Studies in Children and Adolescents (CES 2-3) "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.isbnpa.org/index.php?r=article/view&id=102
 
Description Invited seminar at Institute of Child Health, UCL (EvS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited seminar at Institute of Child Health, UCL London "Invited seminar Physical activity promotion in young people: where, when and what to target?" Esther van Sluijs

To be determined.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description KC Patient and Public Involvement workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Patient and Public Involvement workshop at the Cambridge Professional Development Centre including oral presentation: "Getting Adolescents Active: GoActive" (Kirsten Corder)

In response to feedback, amendment to protocol and intervention materials were made.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.cuh.org.uk/cms/sites/default/files/misc/PPI_workshops_2013_flyer_A4.pdf
 
Description KC Sixth Form PE classes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talks in Sixth Form PE classes - Long Road Sixth Form College. "Physical activities and health".

Subsequent participation in formative research for intervention development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description KickSTART (KM) 
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 KM: KickSTART art activity with 12+ students from Chesterton Community Colleg and associated press release. Collaboration between Katie Morton and Zoe Chamberlain, who is leading the project for KickstART, to go to a school next Friday with the KickstART team to do a workshop with students about creating active landscapes. Cambridge KickstART is a public art project celebrating the creation of over 100 new homes on the site of Cambridge City FC's grounds in Milton Road http://www.cambridgekickstart.com/#!Chesterton-students-flex-design-skills-in-innovative-
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Covered by print edition of Cambridge News, and also by Cambridge Creative Art body "Creative front", who included it in their members newsletter and website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cambridgekickstart.com/#!Chesterton-students-flex-design-skills-in-innovative-
 
Description Lancet 2018 Public Health Conference (RL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PhD student Rebecca Love gave a poster presentation at the Lancet 2018 Public Health Conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MRC Festival - Are you in a healthy place? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Took part in a 'Meet the scientist" session during which posters on MRC Epidemiology Unit research were presented and participants could take part in hands-on activities during evening event ''Are you in a healthy place? Travel, food and our neighbourhoods' for the general public as part of the MRC Festival of Medical Research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MRC Festival of Medical Research - Science bus event at Ely College and North Cambridge Academy (CF) 
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 Campbell Foubister assisted at the MRC Festival of Medical Research - Science bus event at Ely College (18 June) and North Cambridge Academy (19 June), in collaboration with Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories/MRC MDU. Three Activities - Fat dogs activity on testing for genetic variations (gel loading and electrophoresis/genetics), Fortune Telling molecules (biomarkers of metabolic disease/concept of risk), and Physical Activity measurement. In addition to the activities we gave the students MRC bags with Snackington booklets and MRC Epidemiology Unit leaflets and IMS Staff profile/careers booklets.
An experiment in research (grip strength, lung capacity, heart rate) were run. Approximately 110 students from Ely College participated (mostly Year 9, some year 8), and about 80 at North Cambridge Academy (Year 9), each in 5 one-hour sessions of 15-30 over the day. We also had 60 Girl Guides and Brownies visit the Science bus and Gazebo on the evening of Wednesday 19th for 90 minutes. We received very positive feedback from participating schools and Brownies, and have been invited back to North Cambridge Academy to repeat the visit in June 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Maternal-childhood PA CEDAR Press Release (EvS) 
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 CEDAR Press Release on Kathryn R. Hesketh et al, Maternal awareness of young children's physical activity: levels and cross-sectional correlates of overestimation BMC Public Health 13(1):924

More than 20 reports in UK National and International media, e.g. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26679906
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/when-mothers-are-active-so-are-their-children-but-many-mothers-ar...
 
Description Matt Sanders, Special Adviser to DPM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Researchers meeting with CSaP policy fellow Matthew Sanders (Special Adviser to DPM)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.csap.cam.ac.uk/media/uploads/files/1/policy-fellowships-report-2012-13.pdf
 
Description Meet and Eat (KM) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I provided feedback and advice for the evaluation of a public health initiative 'Meet and Eat' led by East Herts Council - specifically, advice on outcomes and measurement in order to evaluate the programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meet with Claire Comberton (Head of Cambridge School Sports Partnership) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Meet with Claire Comberton (Head of Cambridge School Sports Partnership)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting Deputy Headteacher University of Cambridge primary school re: developing active schools 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Esther van Sluijs attended a Meeting with the Deputy Headteacher University of Cambridge primary school to discuss developing active schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with ActiveEssex (Essex CC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with ActiveEssex (Essex CC)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Nicky Newton (Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with Rebecca Gilbertson: Living Sport Disability Co-ordinator
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Ros McLellan (School University Partnership for Educational Research) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 07/01/2016
Meeting with Ros McLellan (School University Partnership for Educational Research)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description National Child Measurement Programme and nutrition and healthy weight workshop (EvS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited speaker at National Child Measurement Programme and nutrition and healthy weight workshop Cambridge, UK "Workshop Using evidence to inform practice to tackle child obesity"


To be determined.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Neuroscience in Education Panel Discussion: Adolescent Gaming, help or hindrance? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andrew Atkin took part in public Neuroscience in Education Panel Discussion: Adolescent Gaming, help or hindrance. Held at Divinity School, St John's College, Cambridge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description New Fathers and Mothers Study public engagement event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Dr Esther van Sluijs was a Member of the expert panel at a public engagement event led by a collaborator
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description October 9th CEDAR Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 115 researchers and policymakers attended the CEDAR conference entitled "What shall we do about diet and physical activity?" to discuss matters of policy and practice on October 9th 2013. Three group members (HEB, HLB and KH) each presented poster.

30% of attendees filled in evaluation forms. The overall feedback for the conference came back 65% "excellent" and 35% "good". Many positive comments about the combination of research & policy and quality of the discussion at the conference. Several respondents reported their intent to adapt their own research/policy work based on what they had learned during the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.cedar.iph.cam.ac.uk/research-policy-meeting-oct13/programme/
 
Description PHE Regional Physical Activity Evaluation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact KM & EvS attended and actively contributed to Public Health England's Regional Physical Activity Evaluation Workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Physical activity promotion in young people: where, when and what to target? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited seminar at Swansea University (Applied Sports Science Technology and Medicine Research Centre) with title 'Physical activity promotion in young people: where, when and what to target?'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to Active Families (Living Sport) (JG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Justin Guagliano presented "Family-based physical activity: The Families Reporting Every Step to Health (FRESH) feasibility study." at the Active Families (Living Sport) to an audience of professional practitioners, including healthcare professionals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Press Release - Children from disadvantaged backgrounds and certain ethnic minorities do less vigorous physical activity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Reported by the Sun https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9166111/obesity-risk-poor-kids-exercise-study/ and Scotsman https://www.scotsman.com/health/children-from-disadvantaged-backgrounds-and-ethnic-minorities-do-less-exercise-1-4935933, Business Standard https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/children-belonging-to-disadvantaged-background-have-lower-levels-of-physical-activity-119052800521_1.html, and about a dozen other online and specialist health news outlets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/children-from-disadvantaged-backgrounds-and-certain-ethnic-minor...
 
Description Press release (Pediatrics) 
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 on "Activity levels in mothers and their preschool children" (Hesketh, Kathryn; Goodfellow, Laura; Ekelund, Ulf; McMinn, Alison; Godfrey, Keith; Inskip, H. M.; Cooper, Cyrus; Harvey, Nicholas; van Sluijs, Esther) 24/03/14

TBD
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Press release - Personalised diabetes risk - PLOS Medicine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact PLOS Medicine Press Release "Education on personalized diabetes risk doesn't motivate behavior change", MRC limited release to selected journalists, news blog post on Unit website on paper "Lifestyle Advice Combined with Personalized Estimates of Genetic or Phenotypic Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, and Objectively Measured Physical Activity: A Randomized Controlled Trial" Job G. Godino et al. PLOS Medicine 29 Nov 2016 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002185 PubMed:27898672. Job Godino interviewed by Reuters, New York Times and KPBS (San Diego) http://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/dec/06/study-gene-testing-didnt-lead-more-exercise-or-hea/, SG interviewed by the Times. Commentary in BMJ www.bmj.com/content/355/bmj.i6444?etoc, and reports in New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/02/well/live/does-gene-testing-spur-healthier-habits-maybe-not.html?_r=0, Fox News Online (via Reuters) http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/11/30/knowing-personalized-risk-for-diabetes-may-not-change-lifestyles.html and about 20 other mainstream and specialist online news outlets. Very high level of engagement on twitter. Reported in University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine Newsletter on 08/12/2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002185
 
Description Press release: Becoming less active and gaining weight: downsides of becoming an adult revealed in scientific reviews 
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 "Becoming less active and gaining weight: downsides of becoming an adult revealed in scientific reviews". Research blog posts on University of Cambridge, MRC Epidemiology Unit and CEDAR websites http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/blog/downsides-of-becoming-an-adult/ for two Obesity Reviews papers https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12962 and https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12959. Promoted on Unit Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
The papers were reported in about 30 print and online news outlets, including the Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7905907/Women-pile-pounds-mothers-lifestyle-changes-research-reveals.html, Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2020/01/20/leaving-school-becoming-parent-bad-waistline/, Metro, Sky News, Hindustan Times, Medium, MedicalXpress and several other news outlets. Discussed on the Heart FM morning News programme on 20/01/2020. Discussed on the NHS 'Behind the Headlines' blog on 21/01/20 https://www.nhs.uk/news/lifestyle-and-exercise/becoming-parent-and-leaving-school-linked-weight-gain/.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Queen Emma Primary School Science Day (EvS, EW) 
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 Esther van Sluijs and Eleanor Winpenny attended the Queen Emma Primary School Science Day to assist and run the "Sugar challenge", as developed for Cambridge Science Festival. The challenge was well received by both children and teachers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Regional PHE Physical Activity Evaluation Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Event jointly organised by PHE and BHF Centre for Physical activity and Health. The aim of this event was to support embedding of the 'Moving at scale' domain of the PHE Everybody Active, Every Day framework at a local level, through developing skills and collaboration for evaluation of interventions and promoting adoption at scale of 'what works'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Researchers meeting with Jane Kennedy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Researchers meeting with Jane Kennedy, Research Business Manager, Strategic Commissioning and Partnership Development, London Borough of Newham

Continuing conversations regarding potential collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.csap.cam.ac.uk/themes/research-evidence-and-policy/
 
Description Researchers meeting with Laura Haynes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Researchers meeting with Laura Haynes Head of Policy Research, Behavioural Insights Team, Cabinet Office as part of CSaP policy fellowship
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Revising on the Run press briefing (KC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press briefing regarding "Revising on the run or studying on the sofa: prospective associations between physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and exam results in British adolescents" at the Science Media Centre, London

Resulting coverage:
BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-34139196
ITV http://www.itv.com/news/2015-09-04/extra-hour-of-tv-a-day-costs-two-grades-at-gcse/
Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/each-hour-schoolchildren-spend-watching-television-sees-their-gcse-results-fall-by-equivalent-of-two-grades-says-new-research-10484740.html
Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3221819/Just-one-hours-TV-internet-use-night-damage-child-s-GCSE-chances-experts-warn.html
The Times (£) http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/education/article4547094.ece
Daily Express http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/602856/Teenagers-watching-screens-too-much-worse-exam-performance
Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/sarah-knapton/11842173/Watching-TV-seriously-harms-GCSE-results-says-Cambridge-University.html
The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/sep/04/teenagers-who-watch-screens-in-free-time-do-worse-in-gcses
The Mirror http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/science/much-television-make-children-stupid-6378470
Yorkshire post http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/education/too-much-tv-robs-teens-of-gcse-success-1-7443124
Western Daily Press http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/Watching-TV-online-damage-GCSE-results/story-27731290-detail/story.html
Medical Xpress http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-09-extra-hour-screen-day-poorer.html"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Royal Society Pairing Scheme (KM) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Each year 30 research scientists are paired with UK parliamentarians and civil servants. They learn about each other's work by spending time together in Westminster and the researcher's labs. Those taking part gain an insight into how research findings can help inform policy making, and come away with a better understanding of how they can get involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/pairing-scheme/
 
Description Select Committee - Impact of the Covid pandemic on physical activity levels 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Esther van Sluijs was invited to participate in the submission to a UK Parliament Department of Culture Media and Sport Select Committee meeting on the impact of the Covid pandemic on physical activity levels https://committees.parliament.uk/oralevidence/1318/html/
Quoted in articles by the Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9006053/Physical-activity-plummeted-pandemic-60-gyms-sports-clubs-closed.html and Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/2020/12/02/stark-cost-covid-19-activity-levels-revealed-grass-roots-sport/.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/c775fed9-1c01-4acd-8b4a-d3f2239e5874
 
Description Seminar in Swansea 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Seminar for Applied Sport, Technology, Exercise and Medicine (A-STEM) research group, title:"Physical activity promotion in young people: where, when and what to target?"

"A-STEM offers a vibrant cutting edge environment that invites researchers, students, industry and third sector to share in their ambition to build on its world-class reputation in sport and exercise science research and teaching."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Shortlisted for Max Perutz Science Writing Award (SK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact PhD Student Sonja Klingberg was shortlisted for the Max Perutz Science Writing Award.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/blog/max-perutz-prize-obesity-prevention/
 
Description Society for Social Medicine, 61st Annual Scientific Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A three-day academic and professional conference with a mix of high quality, peer-reviewed oral presentations, posters and workshops and ample opportunity for networking. The conference attracted over 250 participants from all over the world, ranging from senior academics to postgraduate students, with strong representation from the wider public health community. Disciplines ranged from epidemiology, health service research, psychology, public health and social sciences. EvS, EW and RL gave presentations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://jech.bmj.com/content/71/Suppl_1/A3.1
 
Description St. Mary's University Twickenham (KM) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented the CASE program of research to a mixture of researcher and teachers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Stand "Diabetes risk factors: can we tell your health fortune?" at Cambridge Science Festival hands-on event for families at CAST (JG) 
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 Dr Justin Guagliano assisted with the unit stand at the Cambridge Science Festival. About 150 children visited the stand and took part in activities, with a similar number of adults over 5 hours. About 70 families left suggestions fro lowering risk of diabetes in the population. We handed out about 100 copies each of the Great Snackington game and MRC Cambridge Units Activity book, as well as about 40 copies of Epigram, our annual newsletter, as well as several other leaflets including FEAT, Propensity to Travel and the MRC Epidemiology Unit trifold. The number of good quality conversations with stand visitors wseemed higher than previous occasions, with volunteers reporting that they were able to discuss the various approaches the Unit takes to studying type 2 diabetes and related disorders. Having activities (including Gt. snackington) that highlighted different areas helped these discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Suffolk Most Active County 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Workshop for 'Suffolk Most Active County' - Physical Activity in the Early Years (invited presentation)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk at Fuse workshop (EvS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited keynote speaker. Presentation entitled 'Physical activity promotion in schools - current evidence and remaining challenges' at 3rd Physical Activity Workshop: Physical Activity Interventions in Schools: A Lesson in Good Living (FUSE)

Higher profile in field; collaboration on grant application
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.fuse.ac.uk/event.php?eid=2563
 
Description Technology in primary schools - Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Quoted in Guardian article on use of technology in primary schools http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/jun/14/steiner-schools-children-tablets-tech Quote was taken from earlier interview following publication of PubMed:26337325 in 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/jun/14/steiner-schools-children-tablets-tech
 
Description The Conversation - School Physical Activity (JA, EvS, RL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Conversation article "Physical activity programmes in schools aren't working - here's why" https://theconversation.com/physical-activity-programmes-in-schools-arent-working-heres-why-109684 along with posts on the MRC Epidemiology Unit and CEDAR websites. Article discusses implications of new Obesity Reviews paper "Are school-based physical activity interventions effective and equitable? A meta-analysis of cluster randomized controlled trials with accelerometer-assessed activity" by Love R, Adams J, van Sluijs EMF. Republished by Yahoo news https://uk.news.yahoo.com/physical-activity-programmes-schools-arent-102822807.html and MENAFN https://menafn.com/1097987988/Physical-activity-programmes-in-schools-arent-working-heres-why

As of 30th Jan 2019 - 4200 Readers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://theconversation.com/physical-activity-programmes-in-schools-arent-working-heres-why-109684
 
Description The Conversation - Screen Time 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Kirsten Corder wrote a post for the online academic site The Conversation. (About the site: "our mission is simple: to provide you with a reliable source of high quality, evidence-based information.") As of March 2016, this had been shared over 400 times on social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://theconversation.com/every-hour-you-spend-in-front-of-a-screen-is-linked-to-poorer-exam-result...
 
Description The Telegraph comment (EvS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Provided expert commentary to Telegraph on a study on parental monitoring of TV viewing and video game use, and its association with BMI in primary school-aged children

Quoted in the Telegraph article"Too much time in front of a screen 'harms children' , Telegraph, in print, Tuesday 18 March 2014, page 17 , Sarah Knapton, Science Correspondent
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description UKRI Peer Review College (EvS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Esther van Sluijs is a Member of the UKRI Peer Review College.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Using existing data for a better future - Opportunities and challenges of harmonising activity data (ISPAH Satellite 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Esther van Sluijs and colleagues organised a satellite conference in Cambridge for the ISPAH 2018 conference in London. The event sold out and additional spaces also sold quickly, with around 60 attendees including experts in physical activity as well as leading academics. The feedback received from attendees was incredibly positive.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/ispahdata18/
 
Description Webinar for the Socioeconomic Inequalities Special Interest Group of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Justin Guagliano presented as part of the Webinar for the Socioeconomic Inequalities Special Interest Group of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, with a presentation titled "Practical tips for working with hard-to-reach populations."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop to discuss information video for GoActive 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Outreach event for Schools
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Young people in research, Barton House, Addenbrookes Hospital (CG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr Catherine Gammon presented to 16-18 year olds on 'a career in research'. Discussed the pros and cons of a research career, her career decisions, and what a typical day a research associate looks like.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018