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Dr Daniel Bailey

Senior Lecturer in Health, Nutrition and Exercise

Course coordinator for BSc (Hons) Health, Nutrition and Exercise

Daniel Bailey

I completed my undergraduate degree in Applied Sports Science in 2008 at the University of Bedfordshire and subsequently commenced a PhD programme in Physical Activity and Health at the University of Bedfordshire, submitting my PhD Thesis in 2011.

I have been lecturing in the area of health, nutrition and exercise since 2012 and enjoy adopting a creative and innovative approach to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

My primary research interest is the impact of sedentary behaviour (prolonged sitting) on heart disease and Type 2 diabetes risk. My research examines the benefits of breaking up prolonged sitting on markers of disease risk and interventions to reduce prolonged sitting in the workplace and in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes with the aim of influencing public health policy and clinical care guidelines to reduce the burden of this lifestyle risk factor on human health and disease.

Other References

Qualifications

  • PhD Physical Activity and Health (University of Bedfordshire)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PgCAP)
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Science (University of Bedfordshire)

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Higher Education Academy (Fellow)
  • Association for Nutrition (Registered Nutritionist)

Teaching Expertise

  • Course coordinator for BSc Health, Nutrition and Exercise (2014-present)
  • Course coordinator for MSc Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health Promotion (2014-2015)
  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Dissertation Supervision

Research Interests

  • Impact of prolonged sitting on human health and disease
  • Interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour
  • Physical activity and appetite control

Research Projects

  • Effect of breaking up prolonged sitting on postprandial metabolism following high and low glycaemic index breakfast consumption
  • Appetite-regulating hormones: Effect of intermittent versus continuous physical activity
  • Metabolic responses to short frequent breaks in sitting time compared with less frequent longer duration breaks
  • Increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour in the workplace
  • Appetite and gut hormone responses to exercise and hypoxia
  • Validity and reliability of an electrical impedance myography device for measuring body composition
  • The Health And Physical activity Promotion in Youth (HAPPY) study

Funding Awards

  • Heart Research UK Translational Research Project Grant (2016-2018), £86,434: The benefits of breaking up prolonged sedentary time on cardiovascular disease risk markers in people with spinal cord injury. Dr Daniel Bailey (PI), Dr Louise Croft.
  • 2016, Qatar University Center for Humanities and Social Sciences Seed Funding Support for Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration - £6,221. Co-investigator. Research area: The benefits of breaking up prolonged sitting on cardiometabolic disease risk markers and cognitive function in Qatari females
  • 2015, Skulpt Inc. - £3,996, Consultancy Director. Validity and reliability of an electrical impedance myography device for measuring body composition.
  • 2015, Physiological Society Undergraduate Vacation Studentship Scheme (Supervisor), £1,120.
  • 2014, Royal Society Equipment Grant - £12,744, Principal Investigator. Research area: Appetite-regulating hormones: Effect of intermittent versus continuous physical activity bouts.
  • 2014, Society for Endocrinology Early Career Grant - £10,000, Principal Investigator (www.endocrinology.org). Research area: Effect of intermittent versus continuous energy-matched physical activity on appetite-regulating hormones.
  • 2014, University of Bedfordshire Learning and Teaching Projects - £2,838, Principal Investigator: Utilisation of dietary analysis software to develop an authentic problem-based learning environment to enhance student learning.
  • 2013, University of Bedfordshire Research Investment Programme - £20,000, Principal Investigator. Research area: Effects of breaking up prolonged periods of sitting on appetite-regulating hormones and metabolic risk markers.
  • 2012, University of Bedfordshire Research Investment Programme - £20,000, Principal Investigator. Research area: Effects of exercise intensity and hypoxia on appetite-regulating hormones and insulin sensitivity.

Publications

  • Bailey DP, Charman SJ, Ploetz T, Savory LA, and Kerr CJ (Online first). Associations between prolonged sedentary time and breaks in sedentary time with cardiometabolic risk in 10-14 year-old children: the HAPPY study. Journal of Sports Sciences. DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2016.1260150.
  • Bailey DP, Broom DR, Chrismas BCR, Taylor L, Flynn E, Hough J (2016). Breaking up prolonged sitting time with walking does not affect appetite or gut hormone concentrations but does induce an energy deficit and suppresses postprandial glycaemia in sedentary adults. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 41(3): 324-331. DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2015-0462.
  • Bailey DP and Locke CD (2015). Breaking up prolonged sitting with light-intensity walking improves postprandial glycemia, but breaking up sitting with standing does not. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18(3); 294-298.
  • Bailey DP (2015). Editorial – Prolonged sitting: the new public health priority. Jacobs Journal of Obesity, 1(2); 014.
  • Bailey DP, Smith LR, Chrismas BC, Taylor L, Stensel DJ, Deighton K, Douglas J, and Kerr CJ (2015). Appetite and gut hormone responses to moderate-intensity continuous exercise versus high-intensity interval exercise, in normoxic and hypoxic conditions. Appetite, 89; 237-245.
  • Bailey DP, Savory LA, Denton SJ, and Kerr CJ (2015). The association between cardiorespiratory fitness and cardiometabolic risk in children is mediated by abdominal adiposity: the HAPPY study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(8); 1148-1152.
  • Bailey DP, Savory LA, Denton SJ, Davies BR, and Kerr CJ (2014). The triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein ratio identifies children who may be at risk of developing cardiometabolic disease. Acta Paediatrica, 103(8); e349-353.
  • Bailey DP, Boddy LM, Savory LA, Denton SJ, and Kerr CJ (2013). Choice of activity-intensity classification thresholds impacts upon accelerometer-assessed physical activity-health relationships in children. PLoS ONE, 8(2); e57101.
  • Bailey DP, Savory LA, Denton SJ, Davies BR, and Kerr CJ (2013). The Hypertriglyceridemic Waist, Waist-to-Height Ratio, and Cardiometabolic Risk. Journal of Pediatrics, 162(4); 746-752.
  • Denton SJ, Trenell MI, Plotz T, Savory LA, Bailey DP, and Kerr CJ (2013). Cardiorespiratory Fitness Is Associated with Hard and Light Intensity Physical Activity but Not Time Spent Sedentary in 10–14 Year Old Schoolchildren: The HAPPY Study. PLoS ONE, 8(4); e61073.
  • Bailey DP, Boddy LM, Savory LA, Denton SJ, and Kerr CJ (2012). Associations between cardiorespiratory fitness, physical activity, and clustered cardiometabolic risk in children and adolescents: the HAPPY study. European Journal of Pediatrics, 171(9); 1317-1323.
  • Bailey DP, Fairclough SJ, Savory LA, Denton SJ, Pang D, Deane CS, and Kerr CJ (2012). Accelerometry-assessed sedentary behaviour and physical activity levels during the segmented school day in 10-14 year-old children: the HAPPY study. European Journal of Pediatrics,171(12); 1805-1813.

Oral Conference Publications

  • 20th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Malmo, Sweden, 2015. Breaking up prolonged sitting time does not affect appetite or gut hormone concentrations in sedentary adults. 
  • 21st European Congress on Obesity 2014, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2014. Appetite and gut hormone responses to moderate-intensity continuous exercise versus high-intensity interval exercise, in normoxic and hypoxic conditions.
  • 20th European Congress on Obesity, Liverpool, UK, 2013. The Hypertriglyceridemic Waist, Waist-to-Height Ratio, and Cardiometabolic Risk in Children and Adolescents.
  • 18th European Congress on Obesity, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011. Associations of Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Physical Activity with Metabolic Risk Factors in Bedfordshire Schoolchildren [HAPPY Study].

Conference Publications

  • Champion RB, Smith LR, Smith J, Cockerill CN, Hirlav B, Oreska L, White SL, and Bailey DP (2017). Interrupting prolonged sitting with treadmill desk walking reduces postprandial glucose concentrations in sedentary adults. British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences Student Conference, Plymouth, UK.
  • Maylor B, Zakrzewski-Fruer J, Orton C, and Bailey D (2016). Acute effect of breakfast glycaemic index and breaking up prolonged sitting on postprandial glucose and insulin in adult males. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34 (Suppl. 1), p. S3-4.
  • Bailey DP, Broom DR, Chrismas BC, Taylor L, Flynn E, and Hough JP (2015). Breaking up prolonged sitting time does not affect appetite or gut hormone concentrations in sedentary adults. European College of Sport Science, Malmo, Sweden.
  • Bailey D, Smith L, Chrismas B, Taylor L, Stensel D, Deighton K, Douglas J, Kerr C (2014). Appetite and gut hormone responses to moderate-intensity continuous exercise versus high-intensity interval exercise, in normoxic and hypoxic conditions. Obesity Facts, 7 (Suppl. 1), p21.
  • Bailey DP, Savory LA, Denton SJ, Davies BR, and Kerr CJ (2013). The Hypertriglyceridemic Waist, Waist-to-Height Ratio, and Cardiometabolic Risk. Journal of Diabetes, 5 (Suppl. 1), p. 97.
  • Kerr CJ, Savory LA, Denton SJ, Pang D, Kozub SA, Davies B, and Bailey DP (2013). Body fat percentage, anthropometric obesity indices and cardiometabolic risk in children and adolescents. Journal of Diabetes, 5 (Suppl. 1), p. 105.
  • Bailey DP, Savory LA, Denton SJ, Davies BR, and Kerr CJ (2013). The Hypertriglyceridemic Waist, Waist-to-Height Ratio, and Cardiometabolic Risk. Obesity Facts, 6 (Suppl. 1), p. 24.
  • Kerr, CJ, Denton, SJ, Boddy LM, Savory LA, and Bailey DP (2013). Associations between cardiorespiratory fitness, physical activity and clustered cardiometabolic risk in children and adolescents: The HAPPY study. Obesity Facts, 6 (Suppl. 1), p.38.
  • Davies BR, Bailey DP, Kozub SA and Kerr CJ (2012). Dietary glycaemic index and glycaemic load in relation to body mass index, body composition and waist circumference in post pubertal adolescents from Bedfordshire. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71(0CE2), pE46.
  • Bailey DP, Kerr, CJ, Savory LA and Denton SJ (2011). Associations of Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Physical Activity with Metabolic Risk Factors in Bedfordshire Schoolchildren [HAPPY Study]. Obesity Reviews, 12 (Suppl. 1), p. 189.
  • Denton SJ, Kerr CJ, Savory LA, Bailey DP and Kozub SA (2011).Physical activity levels and body composition: Significant predictors of cardiorespiratory fitness in 10-14 year old schoolchildren [HAPPY Study]. Obesity Reviews, 12 (Suppl. 1), p. 34.
  • Denton SJ, Kerr CJ, Savory LA, Bailey DP and Chater A (2010). Investigating the relationships between elements of a revised theory of planned behaviour and objectively measured physical activity behaviours [HAPPY Study]. Psychology & Health, 25: 6, (Suppl. 1), p. 28.
  • Kerr CJ, Savory LA, Denton S and Bailey D (2010). The prevalence of obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) in Bedfordshire school children aged 10-14 years according to 3 definitions 1) the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), 2) modified criteria of the US Adult Treatment Panel III (ATPIII), and 3) the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANESIII). Obesity Reviews, 11 (Suppl. 1), p. 274.
  • Bailey DP, Kerr CJ, Savory LA and Denton SJ (2010). Increasing physical activity levels in 10-12 year-old schoolchildren: the effects of a playtime-based games intervention. Obesity Reviews, 11 (Suppl. 1), p. 229.
  • Savory LA, Kerr CJ, Denton SJ and Bailey DP (2010). Cardio-respiratory fitness levels in Bedfordshire school-children aged 10-14 years and associations with both anthropometric characteristics and total body fat. Obesity Reviews, 11 (Suppl. 1), p. 230.
  • Denton SJ, Kerr CJ, Savory LA and Bailey DP (2010). Gender differences in physical activity patterns measured objectively in 10-14 year-old schoolchildren [HAPPY Study]. Obesity Reviews, 11 (Suppl. 1), p. 230.
  • Denton SJ, Kerr CJ, Savory LA, Bailey DP and Chater A. (2010) Examining the relationships between a revised Modified Social Learning Theory for children and objectively measured physical activity behaviours in 10-14 year olds [The HAPPY Study]. (Online abstract only). Proceedings of the Psychological Society, www.bps.org.uk , p. 28.

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