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Dr Daniel Bailey

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, and is Co-Director of the Centre for Physical Activity in Health and Disease. He previously established and led 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, wheelchair users, 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, 2021. Dr Bailey Deputy Chair of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Physical Activity for Health Division, and was 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

Journal article

Bailey, DP., Edwardson, CL., Pappas, Y., Dong, F., Hewson, DJ., Biddle, SJH., et al. (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 Link

Journal article

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

Journal article
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