Dr Janelle Wagnild, BS Applied Human Biology, MSc Evolutionary Medicine, PhD Biological Anthropology
I am a Teaching Fellow in the Anthropology of Health and a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantitative Methods.
I was awarded my PhD in 2019 for a thesis entitled 'Sedentary time during pregnancy and gestational diabetes risk: a mixed methods approach among women in the UK'. The main aim of the project, which was funded by the Durham Doctoral Studentship, was to test associations between objectively measured sedentary time during pregnancy, as well as time spent in two specific sedentary behaviours (television time and occupational sitting time) with incident gestational diabetes, glucose levels, and other pregnancy-related outcomes. The study also used semi-structured interviews to explore the social context of sedentary time during pregnancy.
Prior to beginning my PhD, I completed an MSc Evolutionary Medicine with Distinction in 2015, also at Durham University. I earned my undergraduate degree in Applied Human Biology from Seattle Pacific University in 2013.
- Advanced quantitative methods
- Sedentary time
- Physical activity
- Gestational diabetes
- Medical anthropology
- Evolutionary medicine
- Human reproductive ecology
- Evolutionary biology
- Wagnild, Janelle M., Hinshaw, Kim & Pollard, Tessa M. (2019). Associations of sedentary time and self-reported television time during pregnancy with incident gestational diabetes and plasma glucose levels in women at risk of gestational diabetes in the UK. BMC Public Health 19(1): 575.
- Pollard, Tessa M. & Wagnild, Janelle M. (2017). Gender differences in walking (for leisure, transport and in total) across adult life: a systematic review. BMC Public Health 17(1): 341.
- Wall-Scheffler, C.M., Wagnild, J. & Wagler, E. (2015). Human footprint variation while performing load bearing tasks. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0118619.
- Wagnild, J. & Wall-Scheffler, C.M. (2013). Energetic consequences of human sociality: walking speed choices among friendly dyads. PLoS ONE 8(10): e76576.
- 2015: Durham Doctoral Studentship