Dr Paul McCrorie
- Research Fellow (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)
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: 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 and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- Systematic review on the potential of outdoor nurseries for promoting learning, social relationships, health and wellbeing in early childhood
2019 - 2020
- Children Create: Amplifying the voices of children in the translation of physical activity related scientific evidence
2019 - 2020
- Investigating the relationship between greenspace and health in Scottish schoolchildren. The Greenspace Availability and Scottish Schoolchildren (GRASS) project
Glasgow Children`s Hospital Charity
2018 - 2019
- Measuring Physical Activity in Growing Up in Scotland Study
2015 - 2017
- Growing up in Scotland
2013 - 2014
Paul has taught previously on behaviour change methods, and determinants of physical activity.