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Social network interventions for health behaviours and outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

PLoS Med 2019 Sep 3;16(9):e1002890. Epub 2019 Sep 3.

UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI)/Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002890DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6719831PMC
September 2019

The importance of social environment in preventing smoking: an analysis of the Dead Cool intervention.

BMC Public Health 2019 Aug 28;19(1):1182. Epub 2019 Aug 28.

Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Block B, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, BT12 6BA, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7485-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6714405PMC
August 2019

Relationship between monetary delay discounting and obesity: a systematic review and meta-regression.

Int J Obes (Lond) 2019 Jun 27;43(6):1135-1146. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Centre for Public Health/UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI), Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41366-018-0265-0DOI Listing
June 2019

Predicting Outcomes from Engagement With Specific Components of an Internet-Based Physical Activity Intervention With Financial Incentives: Process Analysis of a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Med Internet Res 2019 Apr 19;21(4):e11394. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/11394DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6498305PMC
April 2019

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a loyalty scheme for physical activity behaviour change maintenance: results from a cluster randomised controlled trial.

Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2018 12 12;15(1):127. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health Research (NI)/Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 6BJ, Northern Ireland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12966-018-0758-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6291971PMC
December 2018

Association between time preference, present-bias and physical activity: implications for designing behavior change interventions.

BMC Public Health 2018 Dec 19;18(1):1388. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI)/Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, Institute of Clinical Science B, Royal Victoria Hospital, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 6BJ, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6305-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6300013PMC
December 2018

Validity of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) for assessing moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and sedentary behaviour of older adults in the United Kingdom.

BMC Med Res Methodol 2018 12 22;18(1):176. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI)/Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, Institute for Clinical Sciences B, Royal Victoria Hospital, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12874-018-0642-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6303992PMC
December 2018

Developing agent-based models of complex health behaviour.

Health Place 2018 11 2;54:170-177. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health Research Northern Ireland, Queen's University Belfast, Institute of Clinical Sciences Block B, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast BT12 6BA, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.08.022DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6284360PMC
November 2018

Socially awkward: how can we better promote walking as a social behaviour?

Br J Sports Med 2018 Jun 23;52(12):757-758. Epub 2018 Feb 23.

School of Medicine, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2017-098564DOI Listing
June 2018

Behavioural incentive interventions for health behaviour change in young people (5-18 years old): A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Prev Med 2018 05 9;110:55-66. Epub 2018 Feb 9.

Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK; UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health Research (NI), Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.02.004DOI Listing
May 2018

Mediators of Behavior Change Maintenance in Physical Activity Interventions for Young and Middle-Aged Adults: A Systematic Review.

Ann Behav Med 2018 05;52(6):513-529

Centre for Public Health Research/UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Block B, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/abm/kay012DOI Listing
May 2018

Ethical Issues in Social Media Research for Public Health.

Am J Public Health 2018 03 18;108(3):343-348. Epub 2018 Jan 18.

Ruth F. Hunter, Aisling Gough, Niamh O'Kane, Michelle McKinley, and Frank Kee are with the United Kingdom Clinical Research Collaboration Centre of Excellence for Public Health/Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast. Gary McKeown and Aine Fitzpatrick are with the School of Psychology, Queen's University Belfast. Tom Walker is with the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queen's University Belfast. Mandy Lee is with the Centre for Health Policy and Management School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2017.304249DOI Listing
March 2018

Effectiveness of physical activity interventions in achieving behaviour change maintenance in young and middle aged adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Soc Sci Med 2017 11 19;192:125-133. Epub 2017 Sep 19.

UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health/Centre for Public Health Queen's University Belfast, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Clinical Science B, Royal Victoria Hospital, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT 12 6BJ, UK. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.09.021DOI Listing
November 2017

Can an incentive-based intervention increase physical activity and reduce sitting among adults? the ACHIEVE (Active Choices IncEntiVE) feasibility study.

Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2017 03 21;14(1):35. Epub 2017 Mar 21.

Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), School of Exercise and Nutrition Science, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12966-017-0490-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5359829PMC
March 2017

Tweet for Behavior Change: Using Social Media for the Dissemination of Public Health Messages.

JMIR Public Health Surveill 2017 Mar 23;3(1):e14. Epub 2017 Mar 23.

UKCRC Centre of Excellence in Public Health Northern Ireland, School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/publichealth.6313DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5383801PMC
March 2017

Time to 're-think' physical activity promotion for young people? Results from a repeated cross-sectional study.

BMC Public Health 2017 02 17;17(1):208. Epub 2017 Feb 17.

Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK, BT7 1NN.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4136-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5316169PMC
February 2017

The effect of changing the built environment on physical activity: a quantitative review of the risk of bias in natural experiments.

Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2016 10 7;13(1):107. Epub 2016 Oct 7.

School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Coupland 1 Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12966-016-0433-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5055702PMC
October 2016

Individual factors and perceived community characteristics in relation to mental health and mental well-being.

BMC Public Health 2015 Dec 12;15:1237. Epub 2015 Dec 12.

Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-2590-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4677043PMC
December 2015

Demand response to improved walking infrastructure: A study into the economics of walking and health behaviour change.

Soc Sci Med 2015 Oct 21;143:107-16. Epub 2015 Aug 21.

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom; UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI), United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.08.033DOI Listing
October 2015

Addressing inequalities in physical activity participation: implications for public health policy and practice.

Prev Med 2015 Mar 6;72:64-9. Epub 2015 Jan 6.

Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom; UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI), Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.12.040DOI Listing
March 2015

"Hidden" social networks in behavior change interventions.

Am J Public Health 2015 Mar 20;105(3):513-6. Epub 2015 Jan 20.

Ruth F. Hunter, Mark A. Tully, and Frank Kee are with the United Kingdom Clinical Research Collaboration Centre of Excellence for Public Health Northern Ireland, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Helen McAneney is with the Medical Research Council All-Ireland Hub for Trials Methodology Research, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Michael Davis is with the Centre for Secure Information Technologies, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Thomas W. Valente is with the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2014.302399DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4330855PMC
March 2015

The impact of interventions to promote physical activity in urban green space: a systematic review and recommendations for future research.

Soc Sci Med 2015 Jan 26;124:246-56. Epub 2014 Nov 26.

Research Unit for Active Living, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.11.051DOI Listing
January 2015

International inter-school competition to encourage children to walk to school: a mixed methods feasibility study.

BMC Res Notes 2015 Jan 27;8:19. Epub 2015 Jan 27.

Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, England, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-014-0959-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4349778PMC
January 2015

Validity of the global physical activity questionnaire (GPAQ) in assessing levels and change in moderate-vigorous physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

BMC Public Health 2014 Dec 10;14:1255. Epub 2014 Dec 10.

UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI), Centre for Public Health, School of Dentistry, Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Clinical Sciences Block B, Royal Victoria Hospital, Grosvenor Road, Belfast BT12 6BJ, Northern Ireland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-1255DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4295403PMC
December 2014

The validation of Fibit Zip™ physical activity monitor as a measure of free-living physical activity.

BMC Res Notes 2014 Dec 23;7:952. Epub 2014 Dec 23.

Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queens' University Belfast, Belfast, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-7-952DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4307145PMC
December 2014

Knowledge of UK physical activity guidelines: implications for better targeted health promotion.

Prev Med 2014 Aug 24;65:33-9. Epub 2014 Apr 24.

Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom; UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI), Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.04.016DOI Listing
August 2014

Identifying solutions to increase participation in physical activity interventions within a socio-economically disadvantaged community: a qualitative study.

Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2014 May 23;11:68. Epub 2014 May 23.

UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (Northern Ireland), School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Clinical Sciences Block B, Royal Victoria Hospital, Grosvenor Road, Belfast BT12 6BJ, UK.

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http://ijbnpa.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1479-5868-1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1479-5868-11-68DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4038056PMC
May 2014

Urban greenways have the potential to increase physical activity levels cost-effectively.

Eur J Public Health 2014 Apr 26;24(2):190-5. Epub 2013 Mar 26.

1 Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, Institute of Clinical Science, Belfast BT12 6BJ, Northern Ireland, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckt035DOI Listing
April 2014

A lesson in business: cost-effectiveness analysis of a novel financial incentive intervention for increasing physical activity in the workplace.

BMC Public Health 2013 Oct 10;13:953. Epub 2013 Oct 10.

Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, Institute of Clinical Sciences B, Royal Victoria Hospital, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-953DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3852549PMC
October 2013

Physical activity loyalty cards for behavior change: a quasi-experimental study.

Am J Prev Med 2013 Jul;45(1):56-63

Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, Institute of Clinical Sciences B, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom; UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, Institute of Clinical Sciences B, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2013.02.022DOI Listing
July 2013