Dr Paul McCrorie

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

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

MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Berkeley Square, 99 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7HR

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6757-6926

Biography

Paul joined the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU) in September 2012 and is a Research Fellow within the School of Health of Wellbeing.  Paul is the lead researcher on the SPACES (Studying Physical Activity in Children's Environments across Scotland) study and is working with Professor Rich Mitchell and the Places and Health 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’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.

Alognside Dr Anne Martin, Paul co-leads a program of work evaluating the impact of attending nature nurseries on the health and wellbeing of young children, their parents, nursery staff, and their wider communities. 

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, nature nurseries, children and adolescents, walkability, physical activity policy.

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

Publications

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Number of items: 33.

2022

Zucca, C. , McCrorie, P. , Johnstone, A. , Chambers, S. , Chng, N. R. , Traynor, O. and Martin, A. (2022) Outdoor nature-based play in early learning and childcare centres: identifying the determinants of implementation using causal loop diagrams and social network analysis. Health and Place, (Accepted for Publication)

Wong, L. S., Reilly, J. J., McCrorie, P. and Harrington, D. M. (2022) Moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity during school hours in a representative sample of 10–11-year-olds in Scotland. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, (Accepted for Publication)

Jidovtseff, B., Pirard, F., Martin, A. , McCrorie, P. , Vidal, A. and Pools, E. (2022) Parental assessment of benefits and of dangers determines children’s permission to play outdoors. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(18), 11467. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph191811467) (PMID:36141739) (PMCID:PMC9517668)

Martin, A. and McCrorie, P. (2022) The positives of nature-based play. In: Candiracci, S., Heinisch, L. M., Moschonas, D. and Robinson, S. (eds.) Nature-Based Play: Fostering Connections for Children’s Wellbeing and Climate Resilience. Arup, pp. 13-19. ISBN 9780992950149

Olsen, J. R. , Caryl, F. M. , McCrorie, P. and Mitchell, R. (2022) Socioeconomic inequality in Scottish children's exposure to and use of natural space and private gardens, measured by GPS. Landscape and Urban Planning, 223, 104425. (doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2022.104425)

Traynor, O., Martin, A. , Johnstone, A. , Chng, N. R. , Kenny, J. and Mccrorie, P. (2022) A low-cost method for understanding how nature-based early learning and childcare impacts on children’s health and wellbeing. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 889828. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.889828) (PMID:35814071) (PMCID:PMC9260060)

Johnstone, A. et al. (2022) Nature-based early childhood education and children’s physical activity, sedentary behavior, motor competence, and other physical health outcomes: a mixed-methods systematic review. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 19(6), pp. 456-472. (doi: 10.1123/jpah.2021-0760) (PMID:35537707) (PMCID:PMC7613039)

Traynor, O., Mccrorie, P. , Chng, N. R. and Martin, A. (2022) Evaluating outdoor nature-based early learning and childcare provision for children aged 3-years: protocol of a feasibility and pilot quasi-experimental design. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(12), 7461. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph19127461) (PMID:35742709) (PMCID:PMC9224218)

Johnstone, A. et al. (2022) Nature-based early childhood education and children’s social, emotional and cognitive development: a mixed-methods systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(10), 5967. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph19105967) (PMID:35627504) (PMCID:PMC9142068)

2021

Williamson, C. et al. (2021) The Physical Activity Messaging Framework (PAMF) and Checklist (PAMC): international consensus statement and user guide. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 18, 164. (doi: 10.1186/s12966-021-01230-8)

Almagor, J. , Martin, A. , McCrorie, P. and Mitchell, R. (2021) How can an agent-based model explore the impact of interventions on children’s physical activity in an urban environment? Health and Place, 72, 102688. (doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102688) (PMID:34628149) (PMCID:PMC8633766)

Chng, N. R. , Craig, P. and Mccrorie, P. (2021) Cargo Bike Library Evaluability Assessment. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

McCrorie, P. , Olsen, J. R. , Caryl, F. M. , Nicholls, N. and Mitchell, R. (2021) Neighbourhood natural space and the narrowing of socioeconomic inequality in children’s social, emotional, and behavioural wellbeing. Wellbeing, Space and Society, 2, 100051. (doi: 10.1016/j.wss.2021.100051) (PMID:35712674) (PMCID:PMC9099293)

2020

Johnstone, A. et al. (2020) Nature-based early childhood education for child health, wellbeing and development: a mixed-methods systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 9, 226. (doi: 10.1186/s13643-020-01489-1) (PMCID:PMC7532588)

Cleland, C. L., Ferguson, S., McCrorie, P. , Schipperijn, J., Ellis, G. and Hunter, R. F. (2020) Considerations in processing accelerometry data to explore physical activity and sedentary time in older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 28(4), pp. 623-633. (doi: 10.1123/japa.2019-0244) (PMID:31968305)

McCrorie, P. , Martin, A. and Janssen, X. (2020) Physical activity guidelines and recommendations. In: Brusseau, T. A., Fairclough, S. J. and Lubans, D. R. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Youth Physical Activity. Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 69-100. ISBN 9781138331549 (doi: 10.4324/9781003026426-5)

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, 20, 304. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-8311-y) (PMID:32156285) (PMCID:PMC7065337)

2019

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

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) (PMCID:PMC7008418)

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)

This list was generated on Tue Dec 6 11:12:02 2022 GMT.
Number of items: 33.

Articles

Zucca, C. , McCrorie, P. , Johnstone, A. , Chambers, S. , Chng, N. R. , Traynor, O. and Martin, A. (2022) Outdoor nature-based play in early learning and childcare centres: identifying the determinants of implementation using causal loop diagrams and social network analysis. Health and Place, (Accepted for Publication)

Wong, L. S., Reilly, J. J., McCrorie, P. and Harrington, D. M. (2022) Moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity during school hours in a representative sample of 10–11-year-olds in Scotland. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, (Accepted for Publication)

Jidovtseff, B., Pirard, F., Martin, A. , McCrorie, P. , Vidal, A. and Pools, E. (2022) Parental assessment of benefits and of dangers determines children’s permission to play outdoors. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(18), 11467. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph191811467) (PMID:36141739) (PMCID:PMC9517668)

Olsen, J. R. , Caryl, F. M. , McCrorie, P. and Mitchell, R. (2022) Socioeconomic inequality in Scottish children's exposure to and use of natural space and private gardens, measured by GPS. Landscape and Urban Planning, 223, 104425. (doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2022.104425)

Traynor, O., Martin, A. , Johnstone, A. , Chng, N. R. , Kenny, J. and Mccrorie, P. (2022) A low-cost method for understanding how nature-based early learning and childcare impacts on children’s health and wellbeing. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 889828. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.889828) (PMID:35814071) (PMCID:PMC9260060)

Johnstone, A. et al. (2022) Nature-based early childhood education and children’s physical activity, sedentary behavior, motor competence, and other physical health outcomes: a mixed-methods systematic review. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 19(6), pp. 456-472. (doi: 10.1123/jpah.2021-0760) (PMID:35537707) (PMCID:PMC7613039)

Traynor, O., Mccrorie, P. , Chng, N. R. and Martin, A. (2022) Evaluating outdoor nature-based early learning and childcare provision for children aged 3-years: protocol of a feasibility and pilot quasi-experimental design. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(12), 7461. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph19127461) (PMID:35742709) (PMCID:PMC9224218)

Johnstone, A. et al. (2022) Nature-based early childhood education and children’s social, emotional and cognitive development: a mixed-methods systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(10), 5967. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph19105967) (PMID:35627504) (PMCID:PMC9142068)

Williamson, C. et al. (2021) The Physical Activity Messaging Framework (PAMF) and Checklist (PAMC): international consensus statement and user guide. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 18, 164. (doi: 10.1186/s12966-021-01230-8)

Almagor, J. , Martin, A. , McCrorie, P. and Mitchell, R. (2021) How can an agent-based model explore the impact of interventions on children’s physical activity in an urban environment? Health and Place, 72, 102688. (doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102688) (PMID:34628149) (PMCID:PMC8633766)

McCrorie, P. , Olsen, J. R. , Caryl, F. M. , Nicholls, N. and Mitchell, R. (2021) Neighbourhood natural space and the narrowing of socioeconomic inequality in children’s social, emotional, and behavioural wellbeing. Wellbeing, Space and Society, 2, 100051. (doi: 10.1016/j.wss.2021.100051) (PMID:35712674) (PMCID:PMC9099293)

Johnstone, A. et al. (2020) Nature-based early childhood education for child health, wellbeing and development: a mixed-methods systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 9, 226. (doi: 10.1186/s13643-020-01489-1) (PMCID:PMC7532588)

Cleland, C. L., Ferguson, S., McCrorie, P. , Schipperijn, J., Ellis, G. and Hunter, R. F. (2020) Considerations in processing accelerometry data to explore physical activity and sedentary time in older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 28(4), pp. 623-633. (doi: 10.1123/japa.2019-0244) (PMID:31968305)

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, 20, 304. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-8311-y) (PMID:32156285) (PMCID:PMC7065337)

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) (PMCID:PMC7008418)

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)

Book Sections

Martin, A. and McCrorie, P. (2022) The positives of nature-based play. In: Candiracci, S., Heinisch, L. M., Moschonas, D. and Robinson, S. (eds.) Nature-Based Play: Fostering Connections for Children’s Wellbeing and Climate Resilience. Arup, pp. 13-19. ISBN 9780992950149

McCrorie, P. , Martin, A. and Janssen, X. (2020) Physical activity guidelines and recommendations. In: Brusseau, T. A., Fairclough, S. J. and Lubans, D. R. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Youth Physical Activity. Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 69-100. ISBN 9781138331549 (doi: 10.4324/9781003026426-5)

Research Reports or Papers

Chng, N. R. , Craig, P. and Mccrorie, P. (2021) Cargo Bike Library Evaluability Assessment. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

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.

  • World Class Labs Captial Funding 2020/23
    Medical Research Council
    2020 - 2021
     
  • 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
     

Supervision

  • Traynor, Oliver
    Evaluation of outdoor nursery provision for child, family and community health and wellbeing

Teaching

Paul teaches on the MSc Public Health Nutrition and the ICAMS BSc (Med Sci) Clinical Medicine degree programmes. He also supervises Masters dissertaions in the Masters in Public Health programme.