Dr Ash Routen, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
Ash Routen is a Research Associate with interests in the development and assessment of interventions to improve health and wellbeing in young people, particularly in the areas of physical activity, sedentary, and dietary behaviour.
Ash works as a Research Associate on an ESRC funded school physical activity and well-being trial called the MOVE Project. In 2013 Ash completed a Ph.D at the University of Worcester.
Ash has published in health/exercise science journals and acted as a peer reviewer for journals including International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Journal of Physical Activity and Health and Sensors, as well as the Medical Research Council.
- Health and well being interventions
- Accelerometer assessment of physical activity
- Body composition assessment
Journal papers: academic
- Routen, A.C., Upton, D., Edwards, M.G. & Peters, D.M. (Submitted). The effect of pedometer step goal, feedback and self-monitoring interventions on accelerometer-measured physical activity in children. Graduate Journal of Sport, Exercise & Physical Education Research
- Jarret, H., Fitzgerald, L. & Routen, A.C. (2014). Inter-instrument reliability of the Actigraph GT3X+ Ambulatory Activity Monitor during free-living conditions in adults. Journal of Physical Activity and Health Forthcoming.
- Nixon, C.A., Moore, H.J., Lake, A.A., Douthwaite, W., O'Malley, C.L., Pedley, C.L., Routen, A.C. & Summerbell, C.D. (2014). The environment can explain differences in adolescents’ daily physical activity levels living in a deprived urban area: Cross-sectional study using accelerometry, GPS and focus groups. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(8).
- Barber, S.E., Jackson, C., Akhtar, S., Bingham, D.D., Ainsworth, H., Hewitt, C., Richardson, G., Summerbell C.D. , Pickett, K.E., Moore, H.J., Routen, A.C., O'Malley C.L., Brierley, S. & Wright, J. (2013). Pre-schoolers in the playground: an outdoor physical activity intervention for children aged 18 months to 4 years old: study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial. Trials 14: 326
- Routen, A.C., Upton, D., Edwards, M.G. & Peters, D.M. (2012). Discrepancies in accelerometer-measured physical activity in children due to cut-point non-equivalence and placement site. Journal of Sports Sciences 30(12): 1303-1310.
- Routen, A.C., Upton, D., Edwards, M.G. & Peters, D.M. (2012). Intra‐ and Inter‐Instrument Reliability of the Actiwatch 4 Accelerometer in a Mechanical Laboratory Setting. Journal of Human Kinetics 31(1): 17-24.
- Routen, A.C., Edwards, M.G., Upton, D. & Peters, D.M. (2011). The impact of school-day variation in weight and height on National Child Measurement Programme body mass index-determined weight category in Year 6 children. Child: Care, Health and Development 37(3): 360-367.
- Sherar, L.B., Bingham, D.B., Routen, A.C., Costa, S., Clemes, S.A., Wright, J. & Barber, S.E. (Forthcoming). Physical activity and time spent sedentary in an ethnically diverse population of pre-school children. Fifth International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Rio di Janeiro, Brazil.
- Thomson, K.H., Routen, A.C., Gallannaugh, F., Curtis, S.C., Tymms, P. & The MOVE Project Team (2013). A discussion of the acceptable level of intervention variability within a schools-based RCT. Randomised Controlled Trials in the Social Sciences - 8th Annual Conference, Durham University, England.
- Routen, A.C. & The MOVE Project Team (2013). The MOVE Project: Rationale, Design and Progress Update. Best Poster presentation Award at the Randomised Controlled Trials in the Social Sciences - 8th Annual Conference, Durham University, England.
- Routen, A.C. & The MOVE Project Team (2012). The MOVE Project: School-based interventions for increasing physical activity and well being. International Geographical Union, Commission on Geographical Education Research Forum, London, England.
- Routen, A.C., Upton, D., Edwards, M.G. & Peters, D.M. (2011). Accelerometer measured physical activity differs between wrist and hip placement sites in children aged 10-11 years. 16th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Liverpool John Moores University, England.
- Routen, A.C. (2011). Accelerometer-based physical activity monitoring in children. 4th Annual International Conference of Physical Education, Sport and Health, Pitesti University, Romania.
- Routen, A.C., Upton, D., Edwards, M.G. & Peters, D.M. (2011). Intra‐ and Inter‐Instrument Reliability of the Actiwatch 4 Accelerometer in a Mechanical Laboratory Setting. 16th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Liverpool John Moores University, England.
Other publications: research
- Routen, A.C. (2013). Muddying the waters: Moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity calculation in epidemiologic studies of youth. Elsevier. The Journal of Pediatrics 162(5): 1082.
- Barnes, J., Behrens, T.K., Benden, M.E., Biddle, S., Bond, D., Brassard, P., Brown, H., Carr, L., Chaput, J., Christian, H., Colley, R., Duggan, M., Dunstan, D., Ekelund, U., Esliger, D., Ferraro, Z., Freedhoff, Y., Galaviz, K., Gardiner, P., Goldfield, G., Haskell, W.L., Liguori, G., Healy, G., Herman, K.M., Hinckson, E., Larouche, R., Leblanc, A., Levine, J., Maeda, H., McCall, M., McCubbin, W., McGuire, A., Onywera, V., Owen, N., Peterson, M., Prince, S., Ramirez, E., Ridgers, N., Routen, A.C., Rowlands, A., Saunders, T., Schuna, J.M., Sherar, L., Spruijt-Metz, D., Taylor, B., Tremblay, M., Tucker, J., Wijndaele, K., Wilson, J., Wilson, J. & Woodruff, S. (2012). Letter to the Editor: Standardized use of the terms “sedentary” and “sedentary behaviours”. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 37(3): 540-542.
- Routen, A.C. (2011). Should our children be sitting comfortably in school?. BMJ Publishing Group. British Medical Journal 2011(343): d4273.
- Hardman, K., Murphy, C., Routen, A.C. & Tones, A. (Forthcoming). UNESCO-NWCPEA: World-wide Survey of School Physical Education.
Available for media contact about:
- Sport: Issues to do with children's physical activity and health