Directory of Experts

Details for Dr Simon Sebire

Personal details
Name Dr Simon Sebire
Job title Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity & Public Health
Department School for Policy Studies University of Bristol
Contact details This expert can be contacted via the University of Bristol Public Relations Office.

To help us deal with your request, please mention the Directory of Experts when contacting the Public Relations Office.

work+44 (0)117 331 8092
email:
Qualifications BSc, PhD(Bath)
Professional details
Keywords physical activity
health behaviours
children
obesity
childhood obesity
health behaviours
motivation
exercise
Areas of expertise I contribute 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. My 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.

My PhD research focussed on the motivational dynamics of adultís goals for exercise using Self-determination theory as an underpinning psychological framework.