School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences


Aron Sherry BSc, MSc

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Research Associate (Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour Physiology)

Aron completed an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science at Nottingham Trent University in 2007. He went on to a research post for the British Heart Foundation and a health promotion role for Nottingham City Council before completing a master’s degree at Loughborough University in Physical Activity and Health in 2010. Aron later taught English for two years in a middle school in South Korea before returning to the UK where he worked for a cycling charity, followed by the Medical Research Council as a researcher.   

Aron began a PhD at Loughborough University in 2015, exploring the impact of standing desks within the school classroom on sedentary behaviour, physical activity, health and development in children. Following the recent completion of his thesis, Aron is now a Research Associate at Loughborough University as part of the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre – Lifestyle theme. In this role, Aron will conduct experimental research studies relating to sedentary behaviour and physical activity in clinical and healthy adult populations.

Aron’s research interests include the sedentary behaviour-health relationship as well as the surveillance of and intervention design within sedentary behaviour and physical activity in young people and adults. Aron’s current research as a Research Associate includes experimental studies across three projects; 1) the therapeutic effect of exercise training implemented in clinical populations (non-alcohol fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes), 2) the cardio-metabolic impacts of novel methods for interrupting prolonged periods of sitting, and 3) the SHIFT project; a lifestyle intervention project designed to improve health outcomes in lorry drivers.

  • Sherry AP, Pearson N, Clemes SA. The effects of standing desks within the school classroom: A systematic review. Preventive Medicine Reports. 2016;3:338-347. doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.03.016