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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

Maylor, BD., Zakrzewski-Fruer, JK., Orton, CJ. and Bailey, DP. (2022) 'Short, frequent high-intensity physical activity breaks reduce appetite compared with a continuous moderate-intensity exercise bout'. Endocrine Connections, 12 (2). pp. 1 - 12. ISSN: 2049-3614 Open Access Link

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Brierley, ML., Smith, LR., Chater, AM. and Bailey, DP. (2022) 'A-REST (Activity to Reduce Excessive Sitting Time): A Feasibility Trial to Reduce Prolonged Sitting in Police Staff'. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (15). pp. 1 - 12. ISSN: 1661-7827 Open Access Link

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Bailey, D. (2022) 'Physical activity and sitting time changes in response to the COVID-19 lockdown in England'. PLoS One, 17 (7). pp. 1 - 23. ISSN: 1932-6203 Open Access Link

Journal article

Ojo, SO., Bailey, DP., Chater, AM. and Hewson, DJ. (2022) 'Workplace Intervention for Reducing Sitting Time in Sedentary Workers: Protocol for a Pilot Study Using the Behavior Change Wheel'. Frontiers in Public Health, 10. pp. 1 - 13. ISSN: 2296-2565 Open Access Link

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