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Academic Biography

Alison started working as a Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity and Exercise Science in January 2014, teaching on the Sport and Exercise programmes.

After completing a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science in 2008, Alison went on to complete her MSc in Sport and Exercise Science in 2009 and her PhD in 2014 at Teesside University. Prior to starting her current post, Alison worked as a Research Assistant in the School of Health and Social Care, working on an externally funded project.

Alison's main research interests are in physical activity interventions, primarily in children and young people, focusing on methods to increase physical activity. Alison also has a keen interest in the measurement of physical activity, evaluation of interventions and physical fitness. Outside of University, Alison is a field hockey coach, coaching children from grassroots to regional level.

Summary of Research Interests

Alison's main research interest are:

  • Physical activity interventions (primarily children and young people)
  • Physical activity measurements
  • Physical activity evaluations

Whilst working as a Research Assistant, Alison worked on two projects:

  1. Measurement of the energy cost real-world stair climbing: cross-validation of the Templer stair climbing equations in men and women. StepJockey, Department of Health funded.
  2. Effect of exercise on fluoride metabolism in adult humans. Teesside University funded (RIF).

Alison is currently working on an externally funded project, Middlesbrough Environment City, titled "Evaluation of & Hearty-BEATS whole school approach to tackling cardiovascular disease (CVD) among young people and families in Middlesbrough".

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