Greg completed his undergraduate degree in Sport Science from Brunel University before going on to obtain a master's degree in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health from the University of Bristol. Following the completion of his MSc, Greg studied for a PhD in Health Science at the University of Leicester, investigating sedentary behaviour in individuals at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Greg joined Loughborough as a Research Associate in April 2020, working with Professor Amanda Daley to investigate the feasibility and acceptability of implementing standing desks within general practice.
Greg’s research has focused on epidemiological, experimental, and behavioural investigations of physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Greg is particularly interested in exploring ways in which time can be reallocated from sedentary behaviour to non-sedentary behaviours (e.g. standing) or to physical activity. Greg also has an interest in how these behaviours may interact with each other. He is now looking to see if these principles can be applied to novel settings, specifically whether the implementation of standing desks within general practice is acceptable by GPs and patients.
Member of the International Network of Time-Use Epidemiologists (INTUE), the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH), ISPAH Early Career Network and ISPAH Sedentary Behaviour Council.
- Biddle GJH, Edwardson CL, Rowlands AV, Davies MJ, Bodicoat DH, Hardeman W, Eborall H, Sutton S, Griffin S, Khunti K, Yates T. (2019). Differences in objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour between white Europeans and south Asians recruited from primary care: cross-sectional analysis of the PROPELS trial. BMC Public Health, 19(1):95 https://dx.doi.org/10.1186%2Fs12889-018-6341-5
- Biddle GJH, Edwardson CL, Henson J, Rowlands AV, Yates T. (2019). Reply to Mekary, R.A.; Ding, E.L. isotemporal substitution as the gold standard model for physical activity epidemiology: why it is the most appropriate for activity time research. (2019). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16:2885. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390%2Fijerph16162885
- Biddle GJH, Edwardson CL, Henson J, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Rowlands AV, Yates T. (2018). Associations of physical behaviours and behavioural reallocations with markers of metabolic health: a compositional data analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(10):2280. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390%2Fijerph15102280