Dr Anne Martin

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

Biography

I have joined the Complexity in Health Improvement Programme at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in November 2017. My role involves evaluating and developing complex public health interventions. 

I am a physiotherapist and nutritionist and completed both degrees in Germany. In 2009, I moved to Glasgow to obtain an M.Sc. (Med Sci) in Human Nutrition with specialisation in Obesity and Weight Management (University of Glasgow). I completed my Ph.D. in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences at the Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh in 2014.

I worked previously as post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Edinburgh’s Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC) and the Centre for Medical Informatics, Usher Institute for Population Health Sciences and Informatics. Since completion of my doctoral degree I also have been involved in a number of short-term research projects at the Physical Activity for Health Group, University of Strathclyde.

Currently, I chair the Early Care and Education special interest group of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA). I am also a member of the Expert Working group for updating the UK's Chief Medical Officers Physical Activity guideline for children under the age of 5 years. I am a member of the Program Organising Committee and Local Organising Committee for the European Congress on Obesity 2019 in Glasgow.

 

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1614-6525


Research interests

My research interests include

  • Development and evaluation of child and adolescent healthy weight interventions
  • Systematic reviewing and evidence synthesis of physical activity and healthy weight interventions
  • Co-design of mobile and wearable technology for promoting physical activity and healthy eating, and reducing sedentary behaviour
  • Assessment of the association between childhood obesity, physical activity, cognitive function and academic achievement

I am currently leading an exploratory study entitled "Exploring the potential of outdoor nurseries for health and wellbeing of children and families". This study aims to

  1. map the content, context and culture of outdoor nursery use in Glasgow,
  2. develop an understanding of how parents/carers understand the role of outdoor nurseries for their child’s health and wellbeing, and
  3. explore how children spend their time in outdoor nurseries.

I am also involved in a knowledge exchange project called "Children Create: Amplifying the voices of children in the translation of physical activity related scientific evidence". The aim of this project is to maximise the findings from the SPACES study and make a demonstrable impact on children’s physical activity. By employing innovative methods and collaboration with the Children's Parliament we will engage children with the evidence around physical activity 


Grants

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

  • Rapid Review of the Relationships between Adolescents' Screen Time, Sleep and Mental Health and Wellbeing
    Scottish Government
    2019 - 2019
     

Teaching

I am supervising Megan Thomson's Phd project: Understanding the barriers and facilitators contributing to weight loss success and failure in adults taking part in lifestyle weight management interventions.

I am also the course lead of the Systematic Review Methodology course as part of Edinburgh's Master of Public health (online learning) which I have developed and thaught during 2016/2017. Further, I am leading the short course on Systematic Review Methodology hosted by the Edinburgh Clinical Research Facilities.


Publications

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2019

Reilly, J. J., Hughes, A. R., Gillespie, J., Malden, S. and Martin, A. (2019) Physical activity interventions in early life aimed at reducing later risk of obesity and related non-communicable diseases: a rapid review of systematic reviews. Obesity Reviews, 20(S1), pp. 61-73. (doi:10.1111/obr.12773) (PMID:31419046)

Reilly, J. J., Hughes, A. R., Janssen, X., Hesketh, K., Livingstone, S., Hill, C., Kipping, R., Draper, C. E., Okely, A. D. and Martin, A. (2019) GRADE ADOLOPMENT process to develop 24-hour movement behavior recommendations and physical activity guidelines for the under 5s in the UK, 2019. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, (Accepted for Publication)

2018

Craig, P. et al. (2018) Development of guidance for feasibility studies to decide whether and how to proceed to full-scale evaluation of complex public health interventions: a systematic review. The Lancet 392(S2):S7. Meeting abstract: Public Health Science 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 23 Nov 2018. (doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(18)32265-7)

Johnstone, A., Hughes, A., Martin, A. and Reilly, J. (2018) Utilising active play interventions to promote physical activity and improve fundamental movement skills in children. BMC Public Health, 18, 789. (doi:10.1186/s12889-018-5687-z) (PMID:29940923) (PMCID:PMC6019649)

Elmesmari, R., Martin, A. , Reilly, J. J. and Paton, J. Y. (2018) Comparison of accelerometer measured levels of physical activity and sedentary time between obese and non-obese children and adolescents: a systematic review. BMC Pediatrics, 18, 106. (doi:10.1186/s12887-018-1031-0) (PMID:29523101) (PMCID:PMC5844092)

Gill, J. M.R. et al. (2018) Validation of a novel device to measure and provide feedback on sedentary behavior. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 50(3), pp. 525-532. (doi:10.1249/MSS.0000000000001458) (PMID:29040225) (PMCID:PMC5828381)

Martin, A. , Booth, J.N., Laird, Y., Sproule, J., Reilly, J.J. and Saunders, D.H. (2018) Physical activity, diet and other behavioural interventions for improving cognition and school achievement in children and adolescents with obesity or overweight. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018(3), CD009728. (doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009728.pub4) (PMID:29376563) (PMCID:PMC6491168)

2017

Martin, A. , Booth, J. N., McGeown, S., Niven, A., Sproule, J., Saunders, D. H. and Reilly, J. J. (2017) Longitudinal associations between childhood obesity and academic achievement: systematic review with focus group data. Current Obesity Reports, 6(3), pp. 297-313. (doi:10.1007/s13679-017-0272-9) (PMID:28695352) (PMCID:PMC5585992)

Martin, A. , Adams, J. M., Bunn, C. , Gill, J. M.R. , Gray, C. M. , Hunt, K. , Maxwell, D. J., van der Ploeg, H. P., Wyke, S. and Mutrie, N. (2017) Feasibility of a real-time self-monitoring device for sitting less and moving more: a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine, 3(1), e000285. (doi:10.1136/bmjsem-2017-000285) (PMID:29081985) (PMCID:PMC5652617)

Elmesmari, R., Reilly, J. J., Martin, A. and Paton, J. Y. (2017) Accelerometer measured levels of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity and sedentary time in children and adolescents with chronic disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 12(6), e0179429. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0179429) (PMID:28640907) (PMCID:PMC5480890)

Reilly, J. J., Martin, A. and Hughes, A. R. (2017) Early-life obesity prevention: critique of intervention trials during the first one thousand days. Current Obesity Reports, 6(2), pp. 127-133. (doi:10.1007/s13679-017-0255-x) (PMID:28434107) (PMCID:PMC5487951)

2016

Martin, A. , Connelly, A., Bland, R. M. and Reilly, J. J. (2016) Health impact of catch-up growth in low-birth weight infants: systematic review, evidence appraisal, and meta-analysis. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 13(1), e12297. (doi:10.1111/mcn.12297) (PMID:27002681)

Reilly, J. J., Johnston, G., McIntosh, S. and Martin, A. (2016) Contribution of school recess to daily physical activity: systematic review and evidence appraisal. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 3(6), pp. 581-589. (doi:10.14485/HBPR.3.6.7)

van Nassau, F. et al. (2016) Study protocol of European Fans in Training (EuroFIT): a four-country randomised controlled trial of a lifestyle program for men delivered in elite football clubs. BMC Public Health, 16, 598. (doi:10.1186/s12889-016-3255-y) (PMID:27430332) (PMCID:PMC4950080)

Martin, A. , Bland, R. M., Connelly, A. and Reilly, J. J. (2016) Impact of adherence to WHO infant feeding recommendations on later risk of obesity and non-communicable diseases: systematic review. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 12(3), pp. 418-427. (doi:10.1111/mcn.12201) (PMID:26259927)

Martin, A. , Scott, G., McCloughan, L., Hanley, J., Rashid, R. and McKinstry, B. (2016) Beyond the Novelty Effect: The Role of In-game Challenges, Rewards and Choices for Long-term Motivation to Improve Obesity-related Health Behaviours in Adolescents. 2nd Behaviour Change Conference: Digital Health and Wellbeing, London, UK, 24-25 Feb 2016. (doi:10.3389/conf.FPUBH.2016.01.00049)

Martin, A. , Booth, J. N., Young, D., Revie, M., Boyter, A. C., Johnston, B., Tomporowski, P. D. and Reilly, J. J. (2016) Associations between obesity and cognition in the pre-school years. Obesity, 24(1), pp. 207-214. (doi:10.1002/oby.21329) (PMID:26638123)

Martin, A. , Kelly, P., Boyle, J., Corlett, F. and Reilly, J. J. (2016) Contribution of walking to school to individual and population moderate-vigorous intensity physical activity: systematic review and meta-analysis. Pediatric Exercise Science, 28(3), pp. 353-363. (doi:10.1123/pes.2015-0207) (PMID:26882871)

2015

Martin, A. , Niven, A., Saunders, D. H. and Sproule, J. (2015) "In Class I'm Ignored and I Think It Has to Do with My Body Weight": Experiences of Obese Adolescent Girls at School. 1st Leipzig International Meeting for Interdisciplinary Obesity, Leipzig, Germany, 6-10 Sep 2015.

Martin, A. , Fitzsimons, C., Jepson, R., Saunders, D.H., van der Ploeg, H.P., Teixeira, P.J., Gray, C.M. and Mutrie, N. (2015) Interventions with potential to reduce sedentary time in adults: systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49(16), pp. 1056-1063. (doi:10.1136/bjsports-2014-094524) (PMID:25907181)

Martin, A. (2015) What Are the Behaviour Change Techniques Used in Interventions with the Potential to Reduce Sedentary Time? Findings from a Systematic Review. Conference for the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Edinburgh, UK, 3-6 Jun 2015.

von Philipsborn, P., Küppers, D., Hommes, F. and Martin, A. (2015) Barriers to Healthy Eating among Medical Students at University Hospital and Medical School Canteens in Germany: Results from a Cross-sectional Study. 22nd European Conference on Obesity (ECO 2015), Prague. Czech Republic, 6-9 May 2015.

2014

Martin, A. , Saunders, D. H., Shenkin, S. D. and Sproule, J. (2014) Lifestyle intervention for improving school achievement in overweight or obese children and adolescents. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(3), CD009728. (doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009728.pub2) (PMID:24627300)

2013

Alghaeed, Z., Reilly, J.J., Chastin, S.F.M., Martin, A. , Davies, G. and Paton, J.Y. (2013) The influence of minimum sitting period of the ActivPAL™ on the measurement of breaks in sitting in young children. PLoS ONE, 8(8), e71854. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0071854) (PMID:23977163) (PMCID:PMC3743753)

2012

Martin, A. , Saunders, D. and Sproule, J. (2012) Nutrition and energy systems. In: Sproule, J. (ed.) Sports, Exercise and Health Science Course Book. Oxford University Press, pp. 50-74. ISBN 9780199129690

Saunders, D., Martin, A. and Sproule, J. (2012) Nutrition for sport and exercise. In: Sproule, J. (ed.) Sports, Exercise and Health Science Course Book. Oxford University Press, pp. 311-335. ISBN 9780199129690

2011

Martin, A. , McNeil, M., Penpraze, V., Dall, P., Granat, M., Paton, J. and Reilly, J. (2011) Objective measurement of habitual sedentary behavior in pre-school children: comparison of activPAL with actigraph monitors. Pediatric Exercise Science, 23, pp. 468-476.

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Number of items: 27.

Articles

Reilly, J. J., Hughes, A. R., Gillespie, J., Malden, S. and Martin, A. (2019) Physical activity interventions in early life aimed at reducing later risk of obesity and related non-communicable diseases: a rapid review of systematic reviews. Obesity Reviews, 20(S1), pp. 61-73. (doi:10.1111/obr.12773) (PMID:31419046)

Reilly, J. J., Hughes, A. R., Janssen, X., Hesketh, K., Livingstone, S., Hill, C., Kipping, R., Draper, C. E., Okely, A. D. and Martin, A. (2019) GRADE ADOLOPMENT process to develop 24-hour movement behavior recommendations and physical activity guidelines for the under 5s in the UK, 2019. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, (Accepted for Publication)

Johnstone, A., Hughes, A., Martin, A. and Reilly, J. (2018) Utilising active play interventions to promote physical activity and improve fundamental movement skills in children. BMC Public Health, 18, 789. (doi:10.1186/s12889-018-5687-z) (PMID:29940923) (PMCID:PMC6019649)

Elmesmari, R., Martin, A. , Reilly, J. J. and Paton, J. Y. (2018) Comparison of accelerometer measured levels of physical activity and sedentary time between obese and non-obese children and adolescents: a systematic review. BMC Pediatrics, 18, 106. (doi:10.1186/s12887-018-1031-0) (PMID:29523101) (PMCID:PMC5844092)

Gill, J. M.R. et al. (2018) Validation of a novel device to measure and provide feedback on sedentary behavior. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 50(3), pp. 525-532. (doi:10.1249/MSS.0000000000001458) (PMID:29040225) (PMCID:PMC5828381)

Martin, A. , Booth, J.N., Laird, Y., Sproule, J., Reilly, J.J. and Saunders, D.H. (2018) Physical activity, diet and other behavioural interventions for improving cognition and school achievement in children and adolescents with obesity or overweight. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018(3), CD009728. (doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009728.pub4) (PMID:29376563) (PMCID:PMC6491168)

Martin, A. , Booth, J. N., McGeown, S., Niven, A., Sproule, J., Saunders, D. H. and Reilly, J. J. (2017) Longitudinal associations between childhood obesity and academic achievement: systematic review with focus group data. Current Obesity Reports, 6(3), pp. 297-313. (doi:10.1007/s13679-017-0272-9) (PMID:28695352) (PMCID:PMC5585992)

Martin, A. , Adams, J. M., Bunn, C. , Gill, J. M.R. , Gray, C. M. , Hunt, K. , Maxwell, D. J., van der Ploeg, H. P., Wyke, S. and Mutrie, N. (2017) Feasibility of a real-time self-monitoring device for sitting less and moving more: a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine, 3(1), e000285. (doi:10.1136/bmjsem-2017-000285) (PMID:29081985) (PMCID:PMC5652617)

Elmesmari, R., Reilly, J. J., Martin, A. and Paton, J. Y. (2017) Accelerometer measured levels of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity and sedentary time in children and adolescents with chronic disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 12(6), e0179429. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0179429) (PMID:28640907) (PMCID:PMC5480890)

Reilly, J. J., Martin, A. and Hughes, A. R. (2017) Early-life obesity prevention: critique of intervention trials during the first one thousand days. Current Obesity Reports, 6(2), pp. 127-133. (doi:10.1007/s13679-017-0255-x) (PMID:28434107) (PMCID:PMC5487951)

Martin, A. , Connelly, A., Bland, R. M. and Reilly, J. J. (2016) Health impact of catch-up growth in low-birth weight infants: systematic review, evidence appraisal, and meta-analysis. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 13(1), e12297. (doi:10.1111/mcn.12297) (PMID:27002681)

Reilly, J. J., Johnston, G., McIntosh, S. and Martin, A. (2016) Contribution of school recess to daily physical activity: systematic review and evidence appraisal. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 3(6), pp. 581-589. (doi:10.14485/HBPR.3.6.7)

van Nassau, F. et al. (2016) Study protocol of European Fans in Training (EuroFIT): a four-country randomised controlled trial of a lifestyle program for men delivered in elite football clubs. BMC Public Health, 16, 598. (doi:10.1186/s12889-016-3255-y) (PMID:27430332) (PMCID:PMC4950080)

Martin, A. , Bland, R. M., Connelly, A. and Reilly, J. J. (2016) Impact of adherence to WHO infant feeding recommendations on later risk of obesity and non-communicable diseases: systematic review. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 12(3), pp. 418-427. (doi:10.1111/mcn.12201) (PMID:26259927)

Martin, A. , Booth, J. N., Young, D., Revie, M., Boyter, A. C., Johnston, B., Tomporowski, P. D. and Reilly, J. J. (2016) Associations between obesity and cognition in the pre-school years. Obesity, 24(1), pp. 207-214. (doi:10.1002/oby.21329) (PMID:26638123)

Martin, A. , Kelly, P., Boyle, J., Corlett, F. and Reilly, J. J. (2016) Contribution of walking to school to individual and population moderate-vigorous intensity physical activity: systematic review and meta-analysis. Pediatric Exercise Science, 28(3), pp. 353-363. (doi:10.1123/pes.2015-0207) (PMID:26882871)

Martin, A. , Fitzsimons, C., Jepson, R., Saunders, D.H., van der Ploeg, H.P., Teixeira, P.J., Gray, C.M. and Mutrie, N. (2015) Interventions with potential to reduce sedentary time in adults: systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49(16), pp. 1056-1063. (doi:10.1136/bjsports-2014-094524) (PMID:25907181)

Martin, A. , Saunders, D. H., Shenkin, S. D. and Sproule, J. (2014) Lifestyle intervention for improving school achievement in overweight or obese children and adolescents. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(3), CD009728. (doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009728.pub2) (PMID:24627300)

Alghaeed, Z., Reilly, J.J., Chastin, S.F.M., Martin, A. , Davies, G. and Paton, J.Y. (2013) The influence of minimum sitting period of the ActivPAL™ on the measurement of breaks in sitting in young children. PLoS ONE, 8(8), e71854. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0071854) (PMID:23977163) (PMCID:PMC3743753)

Martin, A. , McNeil, M., Penpraze, V., Dall, P., Granat, M., Paton, J. and Reilly, J. (2011) Objective measurement of habitual sedentary behavior in pre-school children: comparison of activPAL with actigraph monitors. Pediatric Exercise Science, 23, pp. 468-476.

Book Sections

Martin, A. , Saunders, D. and Sproule, J. (2012) Nutrition and energy systems. In: Sproule, J. (ed.) Sports, Exercise and Health Science Course Book. Oxford University Press, pp. 50-74. ISBN 9780199129690

Saunders, D., Martin, A. and Sproule, J. (2012) Nutrition for sport and exercise. In: Sproule, J. (ed.) Sports, Exercise and Health Science Course Book. Oxford University Press, pp. 311-335. ISBN 9780199129690

Conference or Workshop Item

Craig, P. et al. (2018) Development of guidance for feasibility studies to decide whether and how to proceed to full-scale evaluation of complex public health interventions: a systematic review. The Lancet 392(S2):S7. Meeting abstract: Public Health Science 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 23 Nov 2018. (doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(18)32265-7)

Martin, A. , Scott, G., McCloughan, L., Hanley, J., Rashid, R. and McKinstry, B. (2016) Beyond the Novelty Effect: The Role of In-game Challenges, Rewards and Choices for Long-term Motivation to Improve Obesity-related Health Behaviours in Adolescents. 2nd Behaviour Change Conference: Digital Health and Wellbeing, London, UK, 24-25 Feb 2016. (doi:10.3389/conf.FPUBH.2016.01.00049)

Martin, A. , Niven, A., Saunders, D. H. and Sproule, J. (2015) "In Class I'm Ignored and I Think It Has to Do with My Body Weight": Experiences of Obese Adolescent Girls at School. 1st Leipzig International Meeting for Interdisciplinary Obesity, Leipzig, Germany, 6-10 Sep 2015.

Martin, A. (2015) What Are the Behaviour Change Techniques Used in Interventions with the Potential to Reduce Sedentary Time? Findings from a Systematic Review. Conference for the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Edinburgh, UK, 3-6 Jun 2015.

von Philipsborn, P., Küppers, D., Hommes, F. and Martin, A. (2015) Barriers to Healthy Eating among Medical Students at University Hospital and Medical School Canteens in Germany: Results from a Cross-sectional Study. 22nd European Conference on Obesity (ECO 2015), Prague. Czech Republic, 6-9 May 2015.

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