Professor Russ Jago
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Dr Russ Jago: Professor of Paediatric Physical Activity and Public Health
Russ’s research focuses on understanding the factors that influence children and adolescents physical activity, screen-viewing and dietary behaviours and strategies to change these behaviours to prevent obesity and associated illnesses such as type 2 diabetes. y factors influence children’s behaviours and developing new approaches to working with families to help children be as active as possible. Russ is also very interested in pragmatic interventions to increase children’s physical activity. Russ collaborates extensively will colleagues within Bristol (ENHS, Social Medicine, Primary Care), and across the world.
- Publications (links to IRIS database)
- Research details
- Current PhD student advising
The Bristol Girls Dance Project: Development of an after-school programme to increase physical activity and dance skills in 11-12 year old girls (Principal Investigator – Funded by the MRC – National Prevention Research Initiative).
Parental and home environment influences on youth physical activity and screen-viewing: Preventing childhood obesity (Principal Investigator). NIHR Career Development Fellowship.
TEAMPLAY: Parents and children partnering for healthy lifestyle, (Principal Investigator - Funded by the British Heart Foundation)
ACTION 3:30: Developing a Teaching Assistant led extra-curricualr physical activity programme for Year 5/6 children, (Principal Investigator - Funded by the MRC - National Prevention Research Initiative).
PROACTIV – PaRental influences On physical ACTIVity and screen-viewing in young children, (Principal Investigator - Funded by the British Heart Foundation)
The Bristol 3Ps Project: Examination of parental and peer influences on the physical activity patterns of 10-11 year old children (Principal Investigator - Funded by the British Heart Foundation).
The PEACH Project: Examination of the environmental factors that influence children’s diet and physical activity patterns (Dr A Cooper PI - Funded by the National Prevention Research Initiative & the World Cancer Research Fund).
A US middle school type 2 diabetes prevention program (Principal Investigator of sub-contract - Funded by NIH-NIDDK). The HEALTHY STUDY.
Active for Life Year 5, (PI Prof Debbie Lawlor, Funded by NIHR Public Health Research Programme)
Module Coordinator: Physical Activity and Nutrition Interventions
Rowan Brockman (Funded by a British Heart Foundation Studentship)
Andrew Decelis (Funded by the University of Malta - Part time student)
Janet Withall (Funded by a British Heart Foundation Studentship)
Kyle Macdonald-Wallis (Funded by a Decipher studentship)
University of Bristol
- Population Health Theme - Steering Group
- Editor - International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition & Physical Activity
- Executive Committee Member - International Society for Behavioural Nutrition & Physical Activity
- Panel Member - NIHR - HTA Disease Prevention Panel