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Professor Russ Jago

Professor Russ Jago

Professor Russ Jago
BSc(C&GCHE), PhD(R'dg)

Professor of Paediatric Physical Activity and Public Health

Social Science Complex,
8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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+44 (0) 117 954 6603

Summary

Principal Investigator - Current

B-PROACTIV – PaRental influences On physical ACTIVity and screen-viewing in young children, (Principal Investigator - Funded by the British Heart Foundation)

Action 330: A cluster randomised feasibility study evaluation of a teaching assistant led, extracurricular physical activity intervention for 8 to 10 year olds (NIHR - PHR Project:15/55/09 )

 

Co-Investigator - Current

Plan-A: Development and feasibility cluster randomised control trial evaluation of a Peer-Led physical Activity iNtervention for Adolescent girls, NIHR Public Health Research Programme,  01/04/2015 to 31/07/2017, PI Simon Sebire.

NAP SACC UK: A feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial in child care settings to increase physical activity and healthy eating in 2-4 year olds, NIHR Public Health Research Programme, 01/11/2014  to 30/04/2017, PI Ruth Kipping

NIHR School of Public Health – Bristol”, National Institute for Health Research, 01/04/2012-30/03/2017, £2,250,000, PI Prof Rona Campbell

The use of accelorometry-based activity monitors and linked web portal to enhance long-term maintenance of physical activity in adults: A pilot trial in an exercise referral setting”, Health & Care Research Wales, £245,994, 01/10/2015 to 30/09/2017, PI Jemma Hawkins (Cardiff)

DECIPHer, Medical Research Council, 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2019, PI Rona Campbell 

 

Principal Investigtor - Completed

Active-7: “Bristol Girls Dance Project: A cluster randomised controlled trial of an after-school dance programme to increase physical activity among 11-12 year old girls – Funders ref 11/3050/01”, NIHR Public Health Research Programme, 01/04/2013 – 01/08/2015. 

TEAMPLAY: Parents and children partnering for healthy lifestyle, (Principal Investigator - Funded by the British Heart Foundation)

Development of an after-school programme to increase physical activity and dance skills in 11-12 year old girls (Principal Investigator – Funded by the MRC – National Prevention Research Initiative). The Bristol Girls Dance Project.

Examination of parental and peer influences on the physical activity patterns of 10-11 year old children (Principal Investigator - Funded by the British Heart Foundation). The Bristol 3Ps Project.

Parental and home environment influences on youth physical activity and screen-viewing: Preven ting childhood obesity (Principal Investigator). NIHR Career Development Fellowship.

ACTION330: Promoting children's physical activity via enhanced after-school leadership (Medical Research Council)

Co-Investigator Completed

The PEACH Project - Examination of the environmental factors that influence children’s diet and physical activity patterns (Dr A Cooper PI - Funded by the National Prevention Research Initiative & the World Cancer Research Fund). .

Active for Life year 5, (PI Prof Debbie Lawlor, Funded by NIHR Public Health Research Programme

HEALTHY : A US middle school type 2 diabetes prevention program (Principal Investigator of sub-contract - Funded by NIH-NIDDK). The HEALTHY STUDY.

Biography

Russ Jago is Professor of Paediatric Physical Activity & Public Health and Head of the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition & Health Sciences, within the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol. Professor Jago’s two inter-linked areas of research are: a) understanding the factors that influence children and adolescents' physical activity, and sedentary behaviour; and b) designing and evaluating complex interventions to change physical activity and sedentary behaviour among children and adolescents.

Professor Jago is Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition & Physical Activity (http://ijbnpa.biomedcentral.com/). 

Teaching

Module Coordinator: Physical Activity and Nutrition Interventions

Expertise

My research focuses on understanding the factors that influence children and adolescents physical activity, screen-viewing and dietary behaviours and strategies to change these behaviours to prevent obesity and associated illnesses such as type 2 diabetes. My fellowship focuses on how parental and family factors influence children?s behaviours and developing new approaches to working with families to help children be as active as possible. I am also very interested in pragmatic interventions to increase children?s physical activity.

  • children
  • adolescence
  • physical activity
  • dietary behaviours
  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • parents
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