My research interests are within paediatric health, specifically physical activity levels, diet and obesity levels of children and links of risk factors to future disease. Other research interests are looking at ways of promoting healthy living and also physical literacy throughout childhood.
List of Publications
Charlton, R., Gravenor, M.B., Rees, A., Knox, G., Hill, R., Rahman, M.A., Jones, K., Christian, D., Baker, J., Stratton, G. and Brophy, S. (2013) Factors associated with fitness in children aged 11-13 years - A mixed methods approach. BMC Public Health, 14 (764)
Knox, G., Baker, J.S., Davies, B., Rees, A., Morgan, K., Cooper, S.M., Brophy, S. and Thomas, N. E. (2012) Effects of a novel school-based cross-curricular physical activity intervention on cardiovascular disease risk factors in 11 to 14-year-olds: The Activity Knowledge Circuit. American Journal of Health Promotion, 27 (2): 75-83
Brophy, S., Rees, A., Knox, G., Baker, J. and Thomas, N.E. (2012) Child fitness and father's BMI are important factors in childhood obesity: A school based Cross-sectional study. PLoS One, 7(5): e36597
Boddy, L.M., Thomas, N.E., Fairclough, S.J., Tolfrey, K., Brophy, S., Rees, A., Knox, G., Baker, J.S. and Stratton, G. (2012) ROC generated thresholds for the field-assessed cardiorespiratory fitness related to body size and cardiometabolic risk in schoolchildren. PLoS One, 7(9): e45755
Rees, A., Thomas, N., Brophy, S., Knox, G. and Williams, R (2009) Cross sectional study of childhood obesity and prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes in children aged 11-13. BMC Public Health, 9: 86
Knox, G., Baker, J.S., Davies, B., Faulkner, S., Rance, J., Rees, A., Morgan, K., Thomas, N (2009) A cross-curricular physical activity intervention to combat cardiovascular disease risk factors in 11-14 year olds: 'Activity Knowledge Circuit'. BMC Public Health, 9: 466