Dr Paul McCrorie

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

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.


Publications

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Number of items: 18.

2020

Mccrorie, P. , Mitchell, R. , MacDonald, L. , Jones, A., Coombes, E., Schipperijn, J. and Ellaway, A. (2020) The relationship between living in urban and rural areas of Scotland and children’s physical activity and sedentary levels: a country-wide cross-sectional analysis. BMC Public Health, (Accepted for Publication)

2019

Mccrorie, P. , Chng, N. R. and Craig, P. (2019) Evaluability Assessment - Sustrans I Bike Communities Programme. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

McCrorie, P. (2019) Considerations in processing accelerometry data to explore physical activity and sedentary time in older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, (Accepted for Publication)

Macdonald, L. , McCrorie, P. , Nicholls, N. and Olsen, J. R. (2019) Active commute to school: does distance from school or walkability of the home neighbourhood matter? A national cross-sectional study of children aged 10–11 years, Scotland, UK. BMJ Open, 9(12), e033628. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033628) (PMID:31874893)

Olsen, J. R. , Mitchell, R. , McCrorie, P. and Ellaway, A. (2019) Children's mobility and environmental exposures in urban landscapes: a cross-sectional study of 10–11 year old Scottish children. Social Science and Medicine, 224, pp. 11-22. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.01.047) (PMID:30735924) (PMCID:PMC6411928)

2018

Jago, R., Fairclough, S. J., Mackintosh, K. A., McCrorie, P. , Sebire, S. J., Sherar, L. B., van Sluijs, E. and Williams, C. A. (2018) UK physical activity guidelines: draft review and recommendations for children and young people. Working Paper. University of Bristol.

Mccrorie, P. , Walker, D. and Ellaway, A. (2018) The unanticipated challenges associated with implementing an observational study protocol in a large scale physical activity and GPS data collection. JMIR Research Protocols, 7(4), e110. (doi: 10.2196/resprot.9537) (PMID:29712624) (PMCID:PMC5952115)

Hayball, F. , Mccrorie, P. , Kirk, A., Gibson, A.-M. and Ellaway, A. (2018) Exploring children’s perceptions of their local environment in relation to time spent outside. Children and Society, 32(1), pp. 12-26. (doi: 10.1111/chso.12217) (PMID:31656369) (PMCID:PMC6794954)

Mccrorie, P. , Mitchell, R. and Ellaway, A. (2018) Comparison of two methods to assess physical activity prevalence in children: an observational study using a nationally representative sample of Scottish children aged 10–11 years. BMJ Open, 8(1), e018369. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018369) (PMID:29371272) (PMCID:PMC5786112)

2017

Mccrorie, P. and Ellaway, A. (2017) Objectively measured physical activity levels of Scottish children: analysis from a sub-sample of 10-11 year olds in the growing up in Scotland study. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

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) (PMID:29616145) (PMCID:PMC5875635)

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)

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Number of items: 18.

Articles

Mccrorie, P. , Mitchell, R. , MacDonald, L. , Jones, A., Coombes, E., Schipperijn, J. and Ellaway, A. (2020) The relationship between living in urban and rural areas of Scotland and children’s physical activity and sedentary levels: a country-wide cross-sectional analysis. BMC Public Health, (Accepted for Publication)

McCrorie, P. (2019) Considerations in processing accelerometry data to explore physical activity and sedentary time in older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, (Accepted for Publication)

Macdonald, L. , McCrorie, P. , Nicholls, N. and Olsen, J. R. (2019) Active commute to school: does distance from school or walkability of the home neighbourhood matter? A national cross-sectional study of children aged 10–11 years, Scotland, UK. BMJ Open, 9(12), e033628. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033628) (PMID:31874893)

Olsen, J. R. , Mitchell, R. , McCrorie, P. and Ellaway, A. (2019) Children's mobility and environmental exposures in urban landscapes: a cross-sectional study of 10–11 year old Scottish children. Social Science and Medicine, 224, pp. 11-22. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.01.047) (PMID:30735924) (PMCID:PMC6411928)

Mccrorie, P. , Walker, D. and Ellaway, A. (2018) The unanticipated challenges associated with implementing an observational study protocol in a large scale physical activity and GPS data collection. JMIR Research Protocols, 7(4), e110. (doi: 10.2196/resprot.9537) (PMID:29712624) (PMCID:PMC5952115)

Hayball, F. , Mccrorie, P. , Kirk, A., Gibson, A.-M. and Ellaway, A. (2018) Exploring children’s perceptions of their local environment in relation to time spent outside. Children and Society, 32(1), pp. 12-26. (doi: 10.1111/chso.12217) (PMID:31656369) (PMCID:PMC6794954)

Mccrorie, P. , Mitchell, R. and Ellaway, A. (2018) Comparison of two methods to assess physical activity prevalence in children: an observational study using a nationally representative sample of Scottish children aged 10–11 years. BMJ Open, 8(1), e018369. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018369) (PMID:29371272) (PMCID:PMC5786112)

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) (PMID:29616145) (PMCID:PMC5875635)

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

Mccrorie, P. , Chng, N. R. and Craig, P. (2019) Evaluability Assessment - Sustrans I Bike Communities Programme. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Jago, R., Fairclough, S. J., Mackintosh, K. A., McCrorie, P. , Sebire, S. J., Sherar, L. B., van Sluijs, E. and Williams, C. A. (2018) UK physical activity guidelines: draft review and recommendations for children and young people. Working Paper. University of Bristol.

Mccrorie, P. and Ellaway, A. (2017) Objectively measured physical activity levels of Scottish children: analysis from a sub-sample of 10-11 year olds in the growing up in Scotland study. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

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.

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Grants

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
    Scottish Government
    2019 - 2020
     
  • Children Create: Amplifying the voices of children in the translation of physical activity related scientific evidence
    Scottish Government
    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
    Scottish Government
    2015 - 2017
     
  • Growing up in Scotland
    Scottish Government
    2013 - 2014
     

Teaching

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