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, and leads 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 cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. This research includes the epidemiology of sedentary behaviour and association with chronic health risks, rigorously controlled laboratory studies examining the benefits of breaking up prolonged sitting time on markers of health, and the development and evaluation of interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour in a range of population groups at risk of adverse health such as office workers, older adults and people with Type 2 diabetes.
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 the field of sedentary behaviour, physical activity and health. He has delivered multiple conference presentations and invited talks across the UK and Europe and is a Technical Advisor for the Qatar National Physical Activity Guidelines 2nd edition, which is being released in 2020. Dr Bailey is Associate Editor for Frontiers in Public Health, which has an impact factor of 2.483, he is membership rep for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Physical Activity for Health Division, and a member of the scientific committee leadership group 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 in his previous role as Senior Lecturer in Health, Nutrition and Exercise at the University of Bedfordshire he was leader for the BSc (Hons) Health, Nutrition and Exercise programme.
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
Bailey, D. (2021) 'Sedentary behaviour in the workplace: prevalence, health implications and interventions'. British Medical Bulletin, 137 (1). pp. 1 - 15. ISSN: 0007-1420 Open Access Link
Bailey, D. (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, DP., Mugridge, LH., Dong, F., Zhang, X. and Chater, AM. (2020) 'Randomised Controlled Feasibility Study of the MyHealthAvatar-Diabetes Smartphone App for Reducing Prolonged Sitting Time in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus'. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (12). pp. 1 - 15. ISSN: 1661-7827 Open Access Link
Bailey, D. (2020) 'Acute effects of breaking up prolonged sedentary time on cardiovascular disease risk markers in adults with paraplegia'. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 30 (8). pp. 1398 - 1408. ISSN: 0905-7188 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