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Andrew completed his BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham before gaining his MSc in Physical Activity and Public Health and then his PhD in Digital Health from Loughborough University. Following his PhD, he held post-doctoral research and teaching positions, including as a Research Associate at the Leicester Diabetes Centre, where he led on NIHR, NIH and EU-funded projects related to wearable data, real-world evidence, and experimental diabetes research.

Andrew joined the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences as a Lecturer in 2023 and his research focuses on the use of data from wearable devices, with the aim of improving the health of those at risk of developing long-term health conditions and clinical populations.

Andrew’s research expertise is as a Digital Health Data Scientist. His research aims to understand the link between movement behaviours and health by using sensor data from wearable devices. He is particularly interested in how data from commercial activity and glucose monitoring devices can be used to develop approaches to behaviour change.

Andrew's work has more recently focused on understanding how the development of new analytical methods from wearable sensor data can be used to better quantify prevention, prehabilitation and rehabilitation activities, and the use of real-world data to better understand clinical conditions such as diabetes.

Andrew is a member of The International Society for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour and is a regular reviewer for the Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour.

Andrew is the creator and developer of Health Stack which aims to provide a space for novices in the health data world to learn R code and share resources about health data analyses.

Featured publications

  • Kingsnorth AP, Wilson C, Choudhary P, Griffin TP (2023) Comparing Glucose Outcomes Following Face-to-Face and Remote Initiation of Flash Glucose Monitoring in People Living With Diabetes, Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1177/19322968231176531
  • O'Mahoney, LL, Routen, A, Gillies, C, Ekezie, W, Welford, A, Zhang, A, Karamchandani, U, Simms-Williams, N, Cassambai, S, Ardavani, A, Wilkinson, TJ, Hawthorne, G, Curtis, F, Kingsnorth, AP, Almaqhawi, A, Ward, T, Ayoubkhani, D, Banerjee, A, Calvert, M, Shafran, R, Stephenson, T, Sterne, J, Ward, H, Evans, RA, Zaccardi, F, Wright, S, Khunti, K (2023) The prevalence and long-term health effects of Long Covid among hospitalised and non-hospitalised populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis, eClinicalMedicine, 55, DOI: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2022.101762.
  • Orme, MW, Lloyd-Evans, PHI, Jayamaha, AR, Katagira, W, Kirenga, B, Pina, I, Kingsnorth, AP, Maylor, B, Singh, SJ, Rowlands, AV (2023) A Case for Unifying Accelerometry-Derived Movement Behaviors and Tests of Exercise Capacity for the Assessment of Relative Physical Activity Intensity, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 20(4), pp.303-310, ISSN: 1543-3080. DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2022-0590.
  • Kingsnorth, AP, Rowlands, AV, Maylor, BD, Sherar, L, Steiner, MC, Morgan, MD, Singh, SJ, Esliger, D, Orme, MW (2022) A more intense examination of the intensity of physical activity in people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Insights from threshold-free markers of activity intensity, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(19), 12355, ISSN: 1661-7827. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph191912355.
  • Kingsnorth, A, Patience, M, Moltchanova, E, Esliger, D, Paine, N, Hobbs, M (2021) Changes in device-measured physical activity patterns in UK adults related to the first COVID-19 lockdown, Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour, 4(3), pp.247-256, ISSN: 2575-6605. DOI: 10.1123/jmpb.2021-0005.
  • Kingsnorth, A, Whelan, ME, Orme, MW, Routen, AC, Sherar, LB, Esliger, D (2020) Resistance to data loss from the Freestyle Libre: Impact on glucose variability indices and recommendations for data analysis, Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2020-0386.
  • Whelan, ME, Orme, MW, Kingsnorth, A, Sherar, L, Denton, FL, Esliger, D (2019) Examining the use of glucose and physical activity self-monitoring technologies in individuals at moderate to high risk of developing type 2 diabetes: randomized trial, JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 7(10), ARTN e14195, ISSN: 2291-5222. DOI: 10.2196/14195.
  • Kingsnorth, A, Whelan, ME, Sanders, J, Sherar, L, Esliger, D (2018) Using digital health technologies to understand the association between movement behaviors and interstitial glucose: Exploratory analysis, Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20(5), DOI: 10.2196/mhealth.9471.