Dr Simon Sebire
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Simon joined the Exercise, Nutrition and Health department in February 2010 as a Post-doctoral Researcher where he contributes to research concerning factors that influence the physical activity and health behaviours of children and adolescents and the prevention of paediatric obesity through intervention strategies. Simon’s research also focuses on examining the motivational underpinnings of health behaviours, in particular using self-determination theory to understand mechanisms of behaviour change and contextual factors (such as parenting strategies) that affect motivation.
Simon has a First Class Honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science (2004) and a PhD in Exercise and Health Psychology (2009) from the University of Bath (PhD Supervisors: Dr Martyn Standage, University of Bath; Dr Maarten Vansteenkiste, University of Gent). Simon’s PhD research focussed on the motivational dynamics of adult’s goals for exercise using Self-determination theory as an underpinning psychological framework.
Between April 2009 and February 2010 Simon was employed as a Post-doctoral Research Officer on a wide range of research projects within the University of Bath’s School for Health and Department of Psychology collaborating with Dr Afroditi Stathi, Dr Martyn Standage, Dr Sean Cumming, Dr Fiona Gillison and Professor Suzie Skevington. Within the School for Health, Simon conducted a case-study evaluation of the YMCA’s Y-Active programme in an inner-city primary school with Dr Stathi and collaborated with Drs Standage and Cumming to conduct the qualitative component of the ESRC funded “Be the Best You Can Be” pilot intervention which targets positive self-development, empowerment and health behaviours in 12-14 year old school children. Simon also led an evaluation of Bath Rugby Education Centre’s “Tackling the Future” early intervention strategy aimed at helping secondary school children at risk of exclusion reengage in school life.
In his free time, Simon enjoys an active lifestyle regularly trail running, mountain biking and camping, he also plays the guitar and is a proud Guernseyman!
Sebire, S.J., Standage, M., Gillison, F.B. & Vansteenkiste M. (May 2010). A Programme of Work Exploring the "What" of Exercise Goals. Invited Symposia oral presentation to the 4th International Self Determination Theory Conference, Gent, Belgium.
Sebire, S.J., Standage, M., Gillison, F.B. & Vansteenkiste M. (December 2008). “Coveting thy neighbour’s legs”: Qualitative analysis of the experiences of exercisers pursuing relative intrinsic and extrinsic goals. Poster presented at the Inaugural British Psychological Society (Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology) Conference, London, England.
Sebire, S.J. (September 2007). Intrinsic and Extrinsic Exercise Goals: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective. Invited Symposia oral presentation to the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Conference, Bath, England.
Sebire, S.J., Standage, M. & Loney, T. (May 2007). Exercise Behavioural Regulation and Objectively Assessed Exercise Behaviour. Poster presented at the 3rd Self Determination theory Conference, Toronto, Canada.