Biography

Andy is a lecturer in the School of Health Sciences and external research associate for the General Medical Council (GMC).  He also serves as associate editor for the journal BMC Public Health.  Previous appointments include research positions at the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (Loughborough University) and the UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR; University of Cambridge).  Andy is a behavioural epidemiologist with particular interest in understanding the distribution and determinants of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in young people.  He is a quantitative scientist with experience in longitudinal data analysis, systematic literature reviews (inc. meta-analysis), and data-pooling and harmonisation.

Current projects:

International Children's Accelerometry Database (ICAD; http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/studies/icad/)

Creating Active School Environments (CASE; http://www.cedar.iph.cam.ac.uk/case/)

 

 

 

 

All Publications

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Harrison, F., Atkin, A. J., van Sluijs, E. M., Jones, A. P.

(2017)

Seasonality in swimming and cycling: Exploring a limitation of accelerometer based studies,

in Preventive Medicine Reports

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pp. 16-19

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Tremblay, M. S., Aubert, S., Barnes, J. D., Saunders, T. J., Carson, V., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., Chastin, S. F., Altenburg, T. M., Chinapaw, M. J.

(2017)

Sedentary Behavior Research Network (SBRN) – Terminology Consensus Project process and outcome,

in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

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article no. 75

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Brown, H. E., Corder, K., Atkin, A. J., van Sluijs, E. M.

(2017)

Childhood predictors of adolescent behaviour: The prospective association of familial factors with meeting physical activity guidelines,

in Preventive Medicine Reports

6

pp. 221–227

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Collings, P. J., Westgate, K., Väistö, J., Wijndaele, K., Atkin, A. J., Haapala, E. A., Lintu, N., Laitinen, T., Ekelund, U., Brage, S., Lakka, T. A.

(2017)

Cross-Sectional Associations of Objectively-Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Time with Body Composition and Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Mid-Childhood: The PANIC Study,

in Sports Medicine

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pp. 769–780

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Morton, K. L., Atkin, A. J., Corder, K., Suhrcke, M., Turner, D., van Sluijs, E. M. F.

(2017)

Engaging stakeholders and target groups in prioritising a public health intervention: the Creating Active School Environments (CASE) online Delphi study,

in BMJ Open

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article no. e013340

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Pearson, N., Haycraft, E., P Johnston, J., Atkin, A. J.

(2017)

Sedentary behaviour across the primary-secondary school transition: A systematic review,

in Preventive Medicine

94

pp. 40-47

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Atkin, A. J., Foley, L., Corder, K., Ekelund, U., van Sluijs, E. M. F.

(2016)

Determinants of Three-Year Change in Children's Objectively Measured Sedentary Time,

in PLoS ONE

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article no. e0167826

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Brooke, H. L., Atkin, A. J., Corder, K., Brage, S., van Sluijs, E. M.

(2016)

Frequency and duration of physical activity bouts in school-aged children: A comparison within and between days,

in Preventive Medicine Reports

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pp. 585-590

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Corder, K., Sharp, S. J., Atkin, A. J., Andersen, L. B., Cardon, G., Page, A., Davey, R., Grøntved, A., Hallal, P. C., Janz, K. F., Kordas, K., Kriemler, S., Puder, J. J., Sardinha, L. B., Ekelund, U., van Sluijs, E. M. F.

(2016)

Age-related patterns of vigorous-intensity physical activity in youth: The International Children's Accelerometry Database,

in Preventive Medicine Reports

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pp. 17-22

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Atkin, A. J., van Sluijs, E. M. F., Dollman, J., Taylor, W. C., Stanley, R. M.

(2016)

Identifying correlates and determinants of physical activity in youth: How can we advance the field?,

in Preventive Medicine

87

pp. 167-169

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Morton, K. L., Corder, K., Suhrcke, M., Harrison, F., Jones, A. P., van Sluijs, E. M. F., Atkin, A. J.

(2016)

School polices, programmes and facilities, and objectively measured sedentary time, LPA and MVPA: associations in secondary school and over the transition from primary to secondary school,

in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

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article no. 54

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Brown, H. E., Atkin, A. J., Panter, J., Wong, G., Chinapaw, M. J. M., van Sluijs, E. M. F.

(2016)

Family-based interventions to increase physical activity in children: a systematic review, meta-analysis and realist synthesis,

in Obesity Reviews

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(4)

pp. 345-360

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Collings, P. J., Wijndaele, K., Corder, K., Westgate, K., Ridgway, C. L., Sharp, S. J., Atkin, A. J., Stephen, A. M., Bamber, D., Goodyer, I., Brage, S., Ekelund, U.

(2016)

Objectively measured physical activity and longitudinal changes in adolescent body fatness: an observational cohort study,

in Pediatric Obesity

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pp. 107-114

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Atkin, A. J., Sharp, S. J., Harrison, F., Brage, S., Van Sluijs, E. M. F.

(2016)

Seasonal variation in children’s physical activity and sedentary time,

in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

48

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pp. 449-456

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Morton, K. L., Atkin, A. J., Corder, K., Suhrcke, M., van Sluijs, E. M. F.

(2016)

The school environment and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviour: a mixed-studies systematic review,

in Obesity Reviews

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pp. 142-158

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Kerr, J., Takemoto, M., Bolling, K., Atkin, A., Carlson, J., Rosenberg, D., Crist, K., Godbole, S., Lewars, B., Pena, C., Merchant, G.

(2016)

Two-Arm Randomized Pilot Intervention Trial to Decrease Sitting Time and Increase Sit-To-Stand Transitions in Working and Non-Working Older Adults,

in PLoS ONE

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article no. e0145427

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Brooke, H. L., Atkin, A. J., Corder, K., Ekelund, U., van Sluijs, E. M. F.

(2016)

Changes in time-segment specific physical activity between ages 10 and 14 years: A longitudinal observational study,

in Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport

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pp. 29-34

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Corder, K., Atkin, A. J., Bamber, D. J., Brage, S., Dunn, V. J., Ekelund, U., Owens, M., van Sluijs, E. M. F., Goodyer, I. M.

(2015)

Revising on the run or studying on the sofa: Prospective associations between physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and exam results in British adolescents,

in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

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article no. 106

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Collings, P. J., Wijndaele, K., Corder, K., Westgate, K., Ridgway, C. L., Sharp, S. J., Atkin, A. J., Bamber, D., Goodyer, I., Brage, S., Ekelund, U.

(2015)

Prospective associations between sedentary time, sleep duration and adiposity in adolescents,

in Sleep

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pp. 717-722

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Corder, K., Sharp, S. J., Atkin, A. J., Griffin, S. J., Jones, A. P., Ekelund, U., van Sluijs, E. M. F.

(2015)

Change in objectively measured physical activity during the transition to adolescence,

in British Journal of Sports Medicine

49

pp. 730-736

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Key Research Interests

  • Physical Activity
  • Sedentary behaviour
  • Epidemiology
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Data harmonisation
  • Correlates / Determinants