Dr Daniel Bailey is a Senior Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences in the Division of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Department of Life Sciences. He is Co-Director of the Centre for Physical Activity in Health and Disease after previously establishing and leading the Sedentary Behaviour, Health and Disease Research Group. Dr Bailey's research investigates the relationship between sedentary behaviour and chronic health conditions, with a particular focus on non-communicable disease. This research includes the epidemiology of sedentary behaviour and associations with non-communicable disease risks, controlled laboratory studies examining the acute effects of breaking up prolonged sitting on cardiometabolic biomarkers, and the development and evaluation of interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour and increase physical activity in a range of population groups at risk of adverse health such as people with Type 2 diabetes, office workers, individuals with a spinal cord injury, and older adults with frailty.
Dr Bailey has been awarded multiple research grants from funding bodies and industry partners to support his research and has published a large number of research articles in his field of research. He has delivered multiple conference presentations and invited talks across the UK and Europe and was Technical Advisor for the Qatar National Physical Activity Guidelines 2nd edition, 2021. Dr Bailey is Deputy Chair of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Physical Activity for Health Division and is a member of the BASES conference planning group. Dr Bailey was also a member of the scientific global leadershop committee for the 8th International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Congress.
Dr Bailey has a wealth of experience teaching physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health topics at undergraduate and postgraduate level and uses innovative teaching approaches in his practice including research-informed teaching, bleneded and authentic learning, and flipped classrooms.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Bedfordshire 2012, An investigation into cardiometabolic risk in children and adolescents
Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Bedfordshire 2015
BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Science, 2:1, University of Bedfordshire 2008
Newest selected publications
Yates, JD., Aldous, JWF., Bailey, DP., Chater, AM., Mitchell, ACS. and Richards, JC. (2021) 'The prevalence and predictors of hypertension and the metabolic syndrome in police personnel'. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (13). pp. 1 - 11. ISSN: 1661-7827 Open Access Link
Bailey, DP., Edwardson, CL., Pappas, Y., Dong, F., Hewson, DJ., Biddle, SJH., (2021) 'A randomised-controlled feasibility study of the REgulate your SItting Time (RESIT) intervention for reducing sitting time in individuals with Type 2 diabetes: study protocol'. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 7 (1). pp. 1 - 11. ISSN: 2055-5784 Open Access Linket al.
Bailey, DP. (2021) 'Sedentary behaviour in the workplace: prevalence, health implications and interventions'. British Medical Bulletin, 137 (1). pp. 42 - 50. ISSN: 0007-1420 Open Access Link
Chater, AM., Smith, L., Ferrandino, L., Wyld, K. and Bailey, DP. (2020) 'Health behaviour change considerations for weight loss and type 2 diabetes mellitus: Nutrition, physical activity and sedentary behaviour'. Practical Diabetes, 37 (6). pp. 228 - 231b. ISSN: 2047-2897 Open Access Link
Bailey, D. (2020) 'Impaired postprandial glucose and no improvement in other cardiometabolic responses or cognitive function by breaking up sitting with bodyweight resistance exercises: a randomised crossover trial'. Journal of Sports Sciences, 39 (7). pp. 1 - 30. ISSN: 0264-0414 Open Access Link