Tory graduated with a BSc and MRes in Human Biology from Loughborough University. Her projects focused on the relationship between sedentary behaviour and obesity in working-aged adults. Tory then went on to complete a PhD in Physical Activity and Public Health, also at Loughborough in 2019. Continuing with the topic of sedentary behaviour, her thesis explored correlates and interventions in office workers utilising a large secondary data sample, following-up a pilot RCT of a multicomponent intervention and completing a feasibility study of persuasive wearable technology.

In April 2020, Tory started as a Research Associate in the School and is working on a Physical Activity Calorie Equivalent (PACE) labelling project.

Tory’s main research interests are in the area of behaviour change, specifically sedentary behaviour and physical activity. Her PhD projects: 1) Investigated the associations between different domains of sedentary behaviours and other health behaviours (e.g. physical inactivity, fruit/vegetable consumption etc.) in a large, secondary data sample. 2) Explored the short- and long-term effectiveness of a multicomponent workplace intervention aimed at reducing sedentary time in office workers. 3) Examined the feasibility of a persuasive wearable technology device to reduce sedentary time in office workers with sit-stand desks.

Currently, Tory is working on a Physical Activity Calorie Equivalent (PACE) labelling project.

Tory is a member of the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network and has been an invited reviewer for PLoS One, Ergonomics and Nutrition & Dietetics.

External conference presentations

Bullock VE, Sherar LB, Hamer M, Munir F, Clemes SA. (June, 2017). The association between domain specific sitting time and other health behaviours in a sample of Civil Servants from Northern Ireland: The Stormont study. The International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) Annual Conference in Victoria, Canada (poster).

Featured publications

Victoria E. Bullock, Paula Griffiths, Lauren B. Sherar & Stacy A. Clemes (2017) Sitting time and obesity in a sample of adults from Europe and the USA, Annals of Human Biology, 44:3, 230-236, DOI: