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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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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 6603

Research summary

Principal Investigator - Current

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. 

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

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

Co-Investigator - Current

The PEACH Project - Examination of the environmental factors that influence children’s diet and physical activity patterns (Dr A ...

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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 ( 

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Recent publications

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