Studying Physical Activity in Childrens Environments across Scotland MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit

Publications

Reports

McCrorie PRW, Ellaway A. Objectively Measured Physical Activity Levels of Scottish Children: Analysis from A Sub-Sample of 10-11 Year Olds in the Growing Up in Scotland Study. Scottish Government 2017 open access

Papers

Hayball, F., McCrorie, P., Kirk, A., Gibson, AM., and Ellaway, A. Exploring children's perception of their local environment in relation to time spent outdoors. Children and Society 2017 open access

McCrorie, PRW., Perez, A., Ellaway, A. The validity of the Youth Physical Activity Questionnaire in 12-13 year old Scottish Adolescents. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine 2017;2  open access

McCrorie, P., Fenton, C., Ellaway, A. Combining GPS, GIS, and accelerometry to explore the physical activity and environment relationship in children and young people: a review. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014:11:93  open access

Conference Proceedings

McCrorie, P., Olsen, J., Macdonald, L., Ellaway, A. (2017). Objectively measured physical activiity of Scottish 10-11 year old children: levels and guideline adherence, International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Victoria, Canada.

McCrorie P (2017). Integrating GPS technology into large scale, population level, data collections: practical utiility for science, and concerns and considerations regarding its application in 10-11 year old children, Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (CLOSER) new technologies to measure non-health topics in longitudinal studies workshop, London.

McCrorie P, Ellaway A. (2016). Objectively measured physical activity of Scottish 10/11 year old children: levels and guideline adherence, Scottish Physical Activity Research Connections (SPARC); Edinburgh, UK.

McCrorie P, Hayball F, Kirk A, Ellaway. (2015). Studying Physical Activity in Children’s Environments across Scotland. Invited presentation, Strathclyde University.

Hayball F, McCrorie P, Kirk A, Knowles A-M, Ellaway A. (2015). A qualitative study exploring children's perceptions of their social and physical environment in relation to physical activity behaviour. International Society for Behavioural Nutrition & Physical Activity Annual Meeting; Edinburgh, UK.

McCrorie P, Coombes E, Jones A, Schipperijn J, Ellaway A. (2015). Practical considerations when using a postal method for a national level accelerometer & GPS data collection in children - the SPACES study. International Society for Behavioural Nutrition & Physical Activity Annual Meeting; Edinburgh, UK.

McCrorie, P., Sellers, C., Stansfield, B. Seasonal variation in sedentary time across the primary/secondary school transition in Scotland. ISBNPA 2014 Conference, May 2014, San Diego, CA, US.

Hayball, F., Kirk, A., McCrorie, P., Ellaway, A. How the social and physical environment influences children's physical activity levels in Scotland; A qualitative study. Institute of Health and Wellbeing Student Lead Conference, June 2014, Glasgow, UK.

Hayball, F., Kirk, A., Ellaway, A. Space for play? A qualitative study exploring how the physical and social environment influences Scottish children's physical activity and active play behaviour. Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children, May 2014, Toronto, Canada.

Ellaway, A., McCrorie, P., Nicholls, N., MacDonald, S. Mapping the social and physical environment. City Health Conference, November 2013, Glasgow.

      McCrorie, P., MacDonald, S., Macdonald, L., Ellaway, A. Studying Physical Activity in Children's Environments across Scotland (SPACES). ICAMPAM, 17-19th June, 2013, Amherst, Massachusetts.

·         McCrorie, P., MacDonald, S., Ellaway, A. Studying Physical Activity in Children's Environments across Scotland (SPACES). ISBNPA conference, 22-25nd May, 2013, Ghent, Belgium.

Ellaway, A., McCrorie, P., MacDonald, S. Relationships between energy expenditure, location and pollution exposure among schoolchildren in Glasgow and London, UK. Outdoor and Indoor Air Pollution Conference, April 2013, Cranfield, UK.

Meetings

McCrorie, P. Children's neighbourhoods. University of Southern Denmark/Neighbourhoods and Communities collaborative meeting, May 2016, Glasgow, UK.

McCrorie, P. The SPACES project: a large scale, nationally representative, collection of accelerometry and GPS data in 10 year old children. Queens University Belfast/SPHSU collaborative meeting, November 2014, Glasgow, UK.

Hayball, F. SPACES (Qualitative). Queens University Belfast/SPHSU collaborative meeting, November 2014, Glasgow, UK.

Ellaway, A., McCrorie, P., MacDonald, S., Macdonald, L. Neighbourhoods and health: the story from Glasgow. Centre for Effective Public Health in the larger Rotterdam area, April 2013, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Media coverage

Newspaper articles - 'Actively use Scots outdoor space'

Blogs - 'Solving the childhood inactivity crisis',  'No ball games!'