Dr Paul McCrorie

  • Research Associate (MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit)

telephone: 01413537620
email: Paul.Mccrorie@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Paul joined the MRC/CSO funded Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU) in September 2012 as a Career Development Fellow, and has recently taken up a Research Associate post as of September 2015.  Paul is the lead researcher on the SPACES (Studying Physical Activity in Children's Environments across Scotland) study and is working with Professor Anne Ellaway and the Neighbourhoods and Communities team to investigate the role of the built and natural environment and local neighbourhood on children’s health and physical activity levels and behaviours.

Paul graduated in 2006 with a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University. In 2008 he received his MSc (Distinction) in the Psychology of Sport and Exercise from Loughborough University. Following his Master’s program, Paul returned to Glasgow Caledonian University to complete his PhD, entitled ‘Objectively measured free living physical activity – A socio-cognitive theory based intervention to increase physical activity levels in Scottish adolescent children’.

Paul’s primary research focus lies is the physical activity levels and behaviours of children and young people; he is specifically interested in the built, natural, and social environmental determinants of this health behaviour.

Please check Google Scholar where full details of Paul’s publication history can be found.

Research interests

Research Interests: Physical activity and health, physical activity in young people, children and adolescents, walkability, physical activity policy.

Current research topics: Population physical activity levels, environmental determinants of physical activity, GPS and GIS analysis.

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Measuring Physical Activity in Growing Up in Scotland Study
    The Scottish Government
    2015 - 2017
     

Teaching

Paul has taught previously on behaviour change methods, and determinants of physical activity.

Publications

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Number of items: 9.

2017

Hayball, F., Kirk, A., McCrorie, P., Gibson, A.-M. and Ellaway, A. (2017) Exploring children’s perceptions of their local environment in relation to time spent outside. Children and Society, (Accepted for Publication)

McCrorie, P. R. W., Perez, A. and Ellaway, A. (2017) The validity of the Youth Physical Activity Questionnaire in 12-13 year old Scottish adolescents. BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine, 2(1), e000163. (doi:10.1136/bmjsem-2016-000163)

2016

Macdonald, L., Mccrorie, P., Nicholls, N. and Ellaway, A. (2016) Walkability around primary schools and area deprivation across Scotland. BMC Public Health, 16, 328. (doi:10.1186/s12889-016-2994-0) (PMID:27080230) (PMCID:PMC4832497)

2015

Mccrorie, P., Duncan, E., Granat, M. and Stansfield, B. (2015) Seasonal variation in the distribution of daily stepping in 11-13 year old school children. International Journal of Exercise Science, 8(4), 5. (PMID:26550098) (PMCID:PMC4632195)

Nicholls, N., Clark, J., Kearns, A., Ellaway, A. and Mccrorie, P. (2015) Physical Activity in Secondary School Pupils: Headline Indicators 2014. Project Report. GoWell/ Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Glasgow.

2014

McBrearty, D., Mccrorie, P., Granat, M., Duncan, E. and Stansfield, B. (2014) Objective assessment of intensity categorization of the previous day physical activity recall questionnaire in 11–13 year old children. Physiological Measurement, 35(11), pp. 2329-2342. (doi:10.1088/0967-3334/35/11/2329)

Mccrorie, P. R.W., Fenton, C. and Ellaway, A. (2014) Combining GPS, GIS, and accelerometry to explore the physical activity and environment relationship in children and young people – a review. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 11(1), p. 93. (doi:10.1186/s12966-014-0093-0)

2013

Dall, P.M., McCrorie, P.R., Granat, M.H. and Stansfield, B.W. (2013) Step accumulation per minute epoch is not the same as cadence for free-living adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45(10), pp. 1995-2001. (doi:10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182955780)

2012

McCrorie, P.R.W., Duncan, E., Granat, M.H. and Stansfield, B.W. (2012) The prevalence of upright non-stepping time in comparison to stepping time in 11–13 year old school children across seasons. Physiological Measurement, 33(11), pp. 1901-1912. (doi:10.1088/0967-3334/33/11/1901)

This list was generated on Thu Jun 22 23:46:36 2017 BST.
Number of items: 9.

Articles

Hayball, F., Kirk, A., McCrorie, P., Gibson, A.-M. and Ellaway, A. (2017) Exploring children’s perceptions of their local environment in relation to time spent outside. Children and Society, (Accepted for Publication)

McCrorie, P. R. W., Perez, A. and Ellaway, A. (2017) The validity of the Youth Physical Activity Questionnaire in 12-13 year old Scottish adolescents. BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine, 2(1), e000163. (doi:10.1136/bmjsem-2016-000163)

Macdonald, L., Mccrorie, P., Nicholls, N. and Ellaway, A. (2016) Walkability around primary schools and area deprivation across Scotland. BMC Public Health, 16, 328. (doi:10.1186/s12889-016-2994-0) (PMID:27080230) (PMCID:PMC4832497)

Mccrorie, P., Duncan, E., Granat, M. and Stansfield, B. (2015) Seasonal variation in the distribution of daily stepping in 11-13 year old school children. International Journal of Exercise Science, 8(4), 5. (PMID:26550098) (PMCID:PMC4632195)

McBrearty, D., Mccrorie, P., Granat, M., Duncan, E. and Stansfield, B. (2014) Objective assessment of intensity categorization of the previous day physical activity recall questionnaire in 11–13 year old children. Physiological Measurement, 35(11), pp. 2329-2342. (doi:10.1088/0967-3334/35/11/2329)

Mccrorie, P. R.W., Fenton, C. and Ellaway, A. (2014) Combining GPS, GIS, and accelerometry to explore the physical activity and environment relationship in children and young people – a review. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 11(1), p. 93. (doi:10.1186/s12966-014-0093-0)

Dall, P.M., McCrorie, P.R., Granat, M.H. and Stansfield, B.W. (2013) Step accumulation per minute epoch is not the same as cadence for free-living adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45(10), pp. 1995-2001. (doi:10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182955780)

McCrorie, P.R.W., Duncan, E., Granat, M.H. and Stansfield, B.W. (2012) The prevalence of upright non-stepping time in comparison to stepping time in 11–13 year old school children across seasons. Physiological Measurement, 33(11), pp. 1901-1912. (doi:10.1088/0967-3334/33/11/1901)

Research Reports or Papers

Nicholls, N., Clark, J., Kearns, A., Ellaway, A. and Mccrorie, P. (2015) Physical Activity in Secondary School Pupils: Headline Indicators 2014. Project Report. GoWell/ Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Glasgow.

This list was generated on Thu Jun 22 23:46:36 2017 BST.