School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Staff

Dr Stacy Clemes has an undergraduate degree and PhD in Human Biology from Loughborough University. Following the completion of her PhD in 2004 Dr Clemes was employed as a Research Associate in the Department of Human Sciences at Loughborough University. It was during this time that she began to lead research examining pedometer-determined activity levels and patterns in adults. She was employed as a Lecturer in Human Biology at Loughborough University in 2007, and moved to the new School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences in 2009. Dr Clemes was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2013.

In 2007 Dr Clemes completed a Post-Doctoral training course in the US on Physical Activity and Public Health Research, jointly organised and hosted by the University of South Carolina and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr Clemes is based in the Physical Activity and Public Health Research Group. Her research interests focus on the measurement of sedentary behaviour and physical activity in children and adults. She has expertise in intervention research promoting reductions in sedentary behaviour and increases in physical activity in the workplace and school environment, and has conducted a number of profiling studies examining sedentary behaviour and physical activity accumulated during and outside working hours in adults.

Dr Clemes is currently the Programme Director for the Human Biology BSc programme and teaches on modules including Anatomy & Physiology, Measurement and Evaluation, and Lifestyle and Disease. She also leads a module on Measurement of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour for the MSc Physical Activity and Public Health programme.

Follow this link to see a video of Dr Clemes talking to the BBC about her research:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-27305330

  • Stand Out in Class: an intervention to reduce classroom sitting time in primary schools (collaboration with colleagues from the Bradford Institute for Health Research, supported by Ergotron UK).
  • Sedentary behaviour and physical activity measured during and outside working hours across a range of occupational groups (including office workers, bus and lorry drivers).
  • Sedentary behaviour, physical activity and work-related psychosocial factors in Northern Ireland Civil Servants: The Stormont Study (collaboration with colleagues from the University of Nottingham and the University of Ulster).
  • The interaction between habitual physical activity /exercise, ageing and cardio-metabolic health in Singaporean taxi drivers (collaboration with colleagues from the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Collaborative Development Award funded by the British High Commission Singapore, £2000, 2014-2015).
  • Physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and their parents participating in the Born in Bradford Cohort Study (collaboration with colleagues from the Bradford Institute for Health Research).
  • The objective measurement of sedentary behaviour using inclinometers and accelerometers in children and adults.
  • Interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour and increase physical activity in the workplace (project supported by Technogym UK Ltd. and Ergotron UK).
  • Physical activity levels in women with rheumatoid arthritis (the PARIS study) (collaboration with colleagues at Derby Hospital).
  • Working Late: strategies to enhance productive and healthy environments for the older workforce (funded by the New Dynamics of Ageing Initiative, a cross-council funding programme, £1.3 million, PI Prof Cheryl Haslam, 2008-2012).
  • Evaluation of walking and cycling initiatives on Loughborough University Campus (funded by Loughborough University, Sustainability fund, £10,000, 2010-2013).
  • Increasing our understanding of walking behaviour across nine European countries and the USA (funded by MBT Masai GB Ltd, £8,714, 2009).

Research collaborations

  • Research is conducted in collaboration with colleagues from the following institutions:
  • Bradford Institute for Health Research
  • Diabetes Research Centre, University of Leicester
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Ulster
  • Derby Hospital
  • Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia
  • Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
  • University of Queensland, Australia
  • Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Journal Referee

  • Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Preventive Medicine, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, BMC Public Health, Annals of Human Biology, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Public Health Nutrition, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Health Education Research, Physiological Measurement, Journal of Adolescent Health, Age and Ageing, Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, Women's Health Issues.

 Editorial board membership

  • Associate Editor – BMC Public Health
  • Guest Editor: Physiological Measurement, ICAMPAM 2013 Focus Issue

 Invited presentations

  • Setting the scene – How much time do we sit? Changing patterns of Sedentary Behaviour, invited keynote speaker at the Active Working Summit, London, January 2015.
  • Epidemiology of sedentary behaviour in office workers, invited speaker at the 22nd PHIRN Health Challenge Wales Seminar – ‘Tackling Workplace Sedentary Behaviour’, University of South Wales, September 2014.
  • Sedentary behaviour research in adults and children, invited speaker at the Physical Activity for Health Network Meeting – ‘Tackling Sedentary Behaviour’, Public Health England, London, September 2014.
  • Sitting in the workplace; an occupational health hazard? Invited speaker at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Occupational Medicine, East Midlands conference centre, July 2014.
  • Sedentary behaviour and physical activity in office workers. Invited seminar at the University of Bedfordshire, February 2014.
  • Measuring physical activity in pre-schoolers. Invited speaker at the Researching Youth Sport Conference, Loughborough, November 2012.
  • The objective assessment of physical activity in toddlers. Invited speaker at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, March 2012.
  • Pedometers: Physical Activity Monitors or Motivators? Invited speaker at the 'Symposium: Ambulatory Assessment - Current Status and Future Prospects', Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, December 2011.
  • Patterns of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour in Working Adults. Invited Tutorial Lecture at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 2011 annual meeting, with Professor Wendy Brown (University of Queensland), Denver, Colorado, USA, June, 2011.
  • Pedometers: Physical activity motivators or monitors? Invited speaker at the Institute of Public Health, Cambridge University, December 2010.
  • Physical activity and inactivity in the workplace. Invited Speaker at the regional meeting of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Trent Valley Branch, Nottingham, January 2008.

 International committee membership

  • Member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Research Awards Committee (June 2011 – May 2014)

 Learned Societies and Professional Affiliations

  • Professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine
  • Member of the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Member of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health

 External Examiner

  • PhD external examiner at Durham University, Sheffield Hallam University, Curtin University (Australia), University of Ulster.
  • Clemes SA, Houdmont J, Munir F, Wilson K, Kerr R, Addley, K. (2015), Descriptive epidemiology of domain-specific sitting in working adults: The Stormont Study. Journal of Public Health. in press.
  • Houdmont J, Clemes SA, Munir F, Wilson K, Kerr R, Addley K. (2015), Psychosocial Work Environment and Leisure-Time Physical Activity: The Stormont Study. Occupational Medicine, in press.
  • Mansoubi M, Pearson N, Biddle SJH, Clemes SA. (2014), The Relationship between Sedentary Behaviour and Physical Activity in Adults: A Systematic Review. Preventive Medicine, in press.
  • Kazi A, Duncan M, Clemes SA, Haslam C. (2014), A survey of sitting time among UK employees. Occupational Medicine, 64(7):497-502.
  • Costa S, Cameron N, Clemes SA. (2014), Deriving and evaluating new accelerometer cut-points in young children - a comment on Johansson et al. (2014). Pediatr Obes. 2014 Jul 30. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.256.
  • Clemes SA, O’Connell S, Edwardson CL. (2014), Office workers objectively measured sedentary behaviour and physical activity during and outside working hours. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 56(3): 298-303.
  • Clemes SA, Patel R, Mahon C, Griffiths PL. (2014), Sitting time and step counts in office workers. Occupational Medicine, 64(3): 188-92.
  • Sanderson P, Clemes SA, Biddle SJH. (2014), Prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of obesity in the British Army. Annals of Human Biology, 41(3): 193-200.
  • Costa S, Barber S, Cameron N and Clemes SA. (2014), Calibration and validation of the ActiGraph GT3X+ in 2-3 year olds. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 17(6): 617-22.
  • O'Connell S, Griffiths P, Clemes SA. (2014), Seasonal Variation in Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, Sleep and Diet in a Sample of UK Adults. Annals of Human Biology, 41(1): 1-8.
  • Freak-Poli RLA, Cumpston M, Peeters A, Clemes SA. (2013), Workplace pedometer interventions for increasing physical activity. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013 Apr 30;4:CD009209.
  • Costa S, Barber S, Griffiths PL, Cameron N and Clemes SA. (2013), Qualitative feasibility of using three accelerometers with 2- 3 year old children and both parents. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 84(3): 295-304.
  • Clemes SA and Biddle SJH. (2013), The use of pedometers for monitoring physical activity in children and adolescents: measurement considerations. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 10(2):249-62.
  • Milton KE, Clemes SA, Bull FC. (2013), Can a single question provide an accurate measure of physical activity? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(1):44-8.
  • Munir F, Clemes SA, Houdmont J and Randall R, (2012), Overweight and obesity in a cohort of UK firefighters. Occupational Medicine, 62(5):362-5.
  • Atkin AJ, Gorely T, Clemes SA, Yates T, Edwardson C, Brage S, Salmon J, Marshall S, Biddle SJH, (2012), Methods of Measurement in epidemiology: Sedentary Behaviour. International Journal of Epidemiology, 41, 1460–1471
  • Clemes SA and Deans NK. (2012), Presence and duration of reactivity to pedometers in adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44(6), 1097-1101.
  • Clemes SA, David BM, Zhao Y, Han X, and Brown WJ, (2012), Validity of two self-report measures of sitting time. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 9, 533-539.
  • Freak-Poli RLA, Cumpston M, Peeters A, Clemes SA. (2011), Workplace pedometer interventions for increasing physical activity. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Published Protocol), CD009209. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009209.
  • Tudor-Locke C, Craig CL, Brown WJ, Clemes SA, De Cocker K, Giles-Corti B, Hatano Y, Inoue S, Matsudo SM, Mutrie N, Oppert JM, Rowe DA, Schmidt MD, Schofield GM, Spence JC, Teixeira PJ, Tully MA and Blair SN, (2011), How Many Steps/day are Enough? For Adults. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 28;8(1):79.
  • Sanderson PW, Clemes SA and Biddle SJH. (2011), The correlates and treatment of obesity in military populations. Obesity Facts, 4, 229-237.
  • Clemes SA, Hamilton SL and Griffiths PL. (2011), Summer to winter variability in the step counts of normal weight and overweight adults living in the UK. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 8, 36-44.
  • Clemes SA, O’Connell S, Rogan L, Griffiths PL, (2010), Evaluation of a commercially available pedometer used to promote physical activity as part of a national programme. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 44, 1178-83.
  • Clemes SA and Parker RAA, (2009), Increasing our understanding of reactivity to pedometers in adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 41, 675-681.
  • Clemes SA and Griffiths PL, (2008), How many days of pedometer monitoring predict monthly ambulatory activity in adults? Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 40, 1589-1595.
  • Hamilton SL, Clemes SA and Griffiths PL, (2008), UK adults exhibit higher step counts in summer compared to winter months. Annals of Human Biology, 35, 154-169.
  • Clemes SA, Hamilton SL and Lindley MR, (2008), Four-week pedometer-determined activity patterns in normal weight, overweight and obese adults. Preventive Medicine, 46, 325-330.
  • Clemes SA, Matchett N and Wane SL, (2008), Reactivity: an issue for short term pedometer studies? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 42, 68-70.
  • Clemes SA, Griffiths PL and Hamilton SL, (2007), Four-week pedometer determined activity patterns in normal weight and overweight UK adults. International Journal of Obesity, 31, 261-266.