Dr Arlene McGarty

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

telephone: 0141 211 3902
email: Arlene.McGarty@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Dr McGarty graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a BA (Hons) in Sport and Physical Activity in 2012 before completing a PhD at the University of Glasgow (2012-2015).  Her PhD research focussed on the measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children with intellectual disabilities, specifically investigating the use and validity of accelerometers.

Dr McGarty has worked as a Research Assistant within the Institute of Health and Wellbeing since February 2016.  Her current work focusses on understanding parental perceptions of facilitators and barriers to physical activity for children with intellectual disabilities.

She also completed a part-time MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology at Staffordshire University, graduating in 2017.


Research interests

Dr McGarty's research interests broadly encompass all aspects of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and adults with intellectual disabilities, including:

  • Accelerometer calibration and validation
  • School-based physical activity and sedentary behaviour
  • Facilitators and barriers to physical activity 
  • Energy expenditure
  • Health inequalities
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Grants

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

  • Examining the influence of parents on the physical activity behaviours of children with intellectual disabilities
    Baily Thomas Charitable Fund
    2016 - 2018
     

Publications

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2018

McGarty, A.M., Downs, S.J., Melville, C.A. and Harris, L. (2018) A systematic review and meta-analysis of interventions to increase physical activity in children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 62(4), pp. 312-329. (doi:10.1111/jir.12467) (PMID:29277930)

Harris, L., Mcgarty, A. M., Hilgenkamp, T., Mitchell, F. and Melville, C. A. (2018) Correlates of objectively measured sedentary time in adults with intellectual disabilities. Preventive Medicine Reports, 9, pp. 12-17. (doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.11.010) (PMID:29255667) (PMCID:PMC5725213)

McGarty, A. M. and Melville, C. A. (2018) Parental perceptions of facilitators and barriers to physical activity for children with intellectual disabilities: A mixed methods systematic review. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 73, pp. 40-57. (doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2017.12.007) (PMID:29248807)

Harris, L., McGarty, A., Hutchison, L., Ellis, L. and Hankey, C. (2018) Short-term intermittent energy restriction interventions for weight management: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews, 19(1), pp. 1-13. (doi:10.1111/obr.12593) (PMID:28975722)

Melville, C.A. , McGarty, A., Harris, L., Hughes-Mccormack, L., Baltzer, M., McArthur, L., Morrison, J. , Allan, L. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) A population-based, cross-sectional study of the prevalence and correlates of sedentary behaviour of adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 62(1), pp. 60-71. (doi:10.1111/jir.12454) (PMID:29214701)

2016

McGarty, A., Penpraze, V. and Melville, C. (2016) Calibration and cross-validation of the ActiGraph wGT3X+ accelerometer for the estimation of physical activity intensity in children with intellectual disabilities. PLoS ONE, 11(10), e0164928. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0164928) (PMID:27760219) (PMCID:PMC5070820)

2015

Mcgarty, A. M., Penpraze, V. and Melville, C. A. (2015) Feasibility of a laboratory-based accelerometer calibration protocol for children with intellectual disabilities. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 1, 18. (doi:10.1186/s40814-015-0014-2)

2014

Mcgarty, A. M., Penpraze, V. and Melville, C. A. (2014) Accelerometer use during field-based physical activity research in children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities: a systematic review. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35(5), pp. 973-981. (doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2014.02.009) (PMID:24629542)

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Number of items: 8.

Articles

McGarty, A.M., Downs, S.J., Melville, C.A. and Harris, L. (2018) A systematic review and meta-analysis of interventions to increase physical activity in children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 62(4), pp. 312-329. (doi:10.1111/jir.12467) (PMID:29277930)

Harris, L., Mcgarty, A. M., Hilgenkamp, T., Mitchell, F. and Melville, C. A. (2018) Correlates of objectively measured sedentary time in adults with intellectual disabilities. Preventive Medicine Reports, 9, pp. 12-17. (doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.11.010) (PMID:29255667) (PMCID:PMC5725213)

McGarty, A. M. and Melville, C. A. (2018) Parental perceptions of facilitators and barriers to physical activity for children with intellectual disabilities: A mixed methods systematic review. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 73, pp. 40-57. (doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2017.12.007) (PMID:29248807)

Harris, L., McGarty, A., Hutchison, L., Ellis, L. and Hankey, C. (2018) Short-term intermittent energy restriction interventions for weight management: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews, 19(1), pp. 1-13. (doi:10.1111/obr.12593) (PMID:28975722)

Melville, C.A. , McGarty, A., Harris, L., Hughes-Mccormack, L., Baltzer, M., McArthur, L., Morrison, J. , Allan, L. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) A population-based, cross-sectional study of the prevalence and correlates of sedentary behaviour of adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 62(1), pp. 60-71. (doi:10.1111/jir.12454) (PMID:29214701)

McGarty, A., Penpraze, V. and Melville, C. (2016) Calibration and cross-validation of the ActiGraph wGT3X+ accelerometer for the estimation of physical activity intensity in children with intellectual disabilities. PLoS ONE, 11(10), e0164928. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0164928) (PMID:27760219) (PMCID:PMC5070820)

Mcgarty, A. M., Penpraze, V. and Melville, C. A. (2015) Feasibility of a laboratory-based accelerometer calibration protocol for children with intellectual disabilities. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 1, 18. (doi:10.1186/s40814-015-0014-2)

Mcgarty, A. M., Penpraze, V. and Melville, C. A. (2014) Accelerometer use during field-based physical activity research in children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities: a systematic review. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35(5), pp. 973-981. (doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2014.02.009) (PMID:24629542)

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