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Dr Daniel Bailey
Senior Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

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Dr Daniel Bailey is a Senior Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences in the Division of Sport, Health and Exercise SciencesDepartment 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

Dey, KC., Zakrzewski-Fruer, JK., Smith, LR., Jones, RL. and Bailey, DP. (2023) 'Interrupting sitting acutely attenuates cardiometabolic risk markers in South Asian adults living with overweight and obesity'. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 0 (ahead of print). pp. 1 - 12. ISSN: 1439-6319 Open Access Link

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Maylor, BD., Hough, J., Edwardson, CL., Zakrzewski-Fruer, JK. and Bailey, DP. (2023) 'Stress and Work Performance Responses to a Multicomponent Intervention for Reducing and Breaking up Sitting in Office Workers: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial'. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 65 (12). pp. e744 - e751. ISSN: 1076-2752 Open Access Link

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Zakrzewski-Fruer, JK., Morari, V., Champion, RB., Bailey, DP., Ferrandino, LE. and Jones, RL. (2023) 'Acute Cardiometabolic and Exercise Responses to Breakfast Omission versus Breakfast Consumption in Adolescent Girls: A Randomised Crossover Trial'. Nutrients, 15 (14). pp. 1 - 17. ISSN: 2072-6643 Open Access Link

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Mansfield, L., Daykin, N., OConnell, NE., Bailey, D., Forde, L., Smith, R. and et al. (2023) 'PROTOCOL: A mixed methods systematic review on the effects of arts interventions for atā€risk and offending children and young people on behavioural, psychosocial, cognitive and offending outcomes'. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 19 (1). pp. 1 - 10. ISSN: 1891-1803 Open Access Link

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Bailey, DP., Kilbride, C., Harper, JH., Victor, C., Brierley, ML., Hewson, DJ. and et al. (2023) 'The Frail-LESS (LEss Sitting and Sarcopenia in Frail older adults) intervention to improve sarcopenia and maintain independent living via reductions in prolonged sitting: A randomised controlled feasibility trial protocol'. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 9 (1). pp. 1 - 12. ISSN: 2055-5784 Open Access Link

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