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School of Education

Staff Profile

Dr Ash Routen, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

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Research Associate in the School of Education
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 48344

Contact Dr Ash Routen (email at ash.routen@durham.ac.uk)

Biography


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.

Research Interests

  • Health and well being interventions
  • Accelerometer assessment of physical activity
  • Body composition assessment

Research Groups

Research Projects

Publications

Journal papers: academic

Conference details

  • Sherar, L.B., Bingham, D.B., Routen, A.C., Costa, S., Clemes, S.A., Wright, J. & Barber, S.E. (2014). 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

Reports: official

  • Hardman, K., Murphy, C., Routen, A.C. & Tones, A. (Forthcoming). UNESCO-NWCPEA: World-wide Survey of School Physical Education.

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Sport: Issues to do with children's physical activity and health