Dr Caroline Dodd-Reynolds, PhD; SFHEA
Caroline joined Durham University in August 2014 having previously been employed by Northumbria University, latterly as Director of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes within the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation. Caroline was awarded her PhD. in 2005 by the University of Exeter’s Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre.
Caroline has many years of experience across experimental design, interventions and evaluation. Current research is underpinned by cross-disciplinary approaches to community-based physical activity and dietary strategies, forming two strands:-
1. Community-based physical activity referral: effectiveness, participant experiences and equity of provision. This work aims to develop how we evaluate physical activity referral pathways, to consider wider determinants of 'success' and inform policy. She prefers natural experiments, and non-traditional evaluation methods.
2. Children’s physical activity, diet and health. She retains an interest in this special population and is currently leading work on reliability and validity of a new portable bone scanner for use in a community setting.
Caroline's work has been published in a range of international journals and she has presented work at national and international conferences. She is a member of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health, and the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity. Regionally, she sits on the Physical Activity Workshop and Communications Group for Fuse (Centre for Translational Research in Public Health) and has been on the organising committee for numerous regional Fuse workshops.
Caroline is a Senior Fellow of the HEA and has a wealth of internal and external academic quality and standards experience across undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is co-Director of Durham Research Methods Centre, where she has responsibility for postgraduate research methods curriculum development. She is also co-Director of the Physical Activity Special Interest Group, an interdisciplinary network within the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing.
- Dodd-Reynolds, C.J., Hind, K., Swainson, M., Lindsey, I., Summerbell, C. (2019), 'Subsidised school milk and child health: exploration of policy implementation and pilot feasibility of outcome measures' (£8,000 N8 Agrifood Pump Priming Award)
Lindsey, I., Dodd-Reynolds, C.J., Summerbell, C., Oliver, E. (2017), ‘Policy coherence for childhood obesity? Examining implementation of policies for healthy eating and increased physical activity in primary schools’ (£5,128 Durham University Seedcorn Award).
Pollard, T., (PI), Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. and Oliver, E.J. (2017) ‘Stepping out together: process evaluation of the impact of walking groups in UK deprived areas on women’s walking and wellbeing’ (£7,484, WRI Small Grant Award)
‘Evidence use and policy implementation in community-based health promotion services’. Economic and Social Research Council, Doctoral Training Centre £72,345, 3+1 studentship awarded to B. Rigby, (October 2016-September 2020, E. Oliver and C.J. Dodd-Reynolds supervisors)
- Dodd-Reynolds, C. J. (2011). Rank Prize Fund vacation studentship for the ‘Student Lifestyle Study’
- Colmer, S., Lewis, M., Allin, L., O’Brien, K., & Dodd, C. J., (2009-2013) Durham & Chester-Le-Street Lifestyle Initiative ‘Lifestyle Change’ Pilot
- Defeyter, M., Russo, R., and Dodd, C. J. (2009). The effects of breakfast club attendance on cognitive, social, and healthy eating in school aged children (PhD studentship)
- Allin, L., and Dodd C.J. (2008) Family Initiative Supporting Children’s Health (FISCH): evaluation of 20-week pilot programme
Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing
- Interactions between food intake and physical activity
- Physical activity inequalities
- Public health-based evaluation (physical activity and diet)
Indicators of Esteem
- Chief External Examiner University of Gloucestershire: Faculty of Business, Computing and Applied Sciences
- External Examiner Newcastle University: BSc (Hons) Exercise Biomedicine; BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences
- Working Groups:
- Fuse’ Physical Activity Working Group
- Hanson, Coral L., Oliver, Emily J., Dodd-Reynolds, Caroline J., Pearsons, Alice & Kelly, Paul (2020). A modified Delphi study to gain consensus for a taxonomy to report and classify physical activity referral schemes (PARS). International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 17(1): 158.
- Rigby, B.P., van der Graaf, P., Azevedo, L.B., Hayes, L., Gardner, B. & Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. (2020). Challenges, opportunities and solutions for local physical activity stakeholders: an implementation case study from a cross-sectoral physical activity network in Northeast England. BMC Public Health 20: 1760.
- Rigby, BP, Dodd-Reynolds, CJ & Oliver, EJ (2020). Inequities and inequalities in outdoor walking groups: a scoping review. Public Health Reviews 41: 4.
- Chapman, P., Lindsey, I. , Dodd-Reynolds, C. , Oliver, E. & Summerbell, C. (2020). Targeting childhood obesity through primary schools: reviewing alignment amongst English policies for physical activity and healthy eating. Child and Adolescent Obesity 3(1): 20-41.
- Dodd-Reynolds, CJ, Vallis, D, Kasim, A, Akhter, N & Hanson, C (2020). The Northumberland Exercise Referral Scheme as a universal community weight management programme: a mixed methods exploration of outcomes, expectations and experiences across a social gradient. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17(15): 5297.
- Hanson, CL, Oliver, EJ, Dodd-Reynolds, CJ & Kelly, P (2020). We are failing to improve the evidence base for “Exercise Referral” How a Physical Activity Referral Scheme Taxonomy can help. British Journal of Sports Medicine 54(12): 696-697.
- Hanson, C.L., Oliver, E.J., Dodd-Reynolds, C. & Allin, L. (2019). How do participant experiences and characteristics influence engagement in exercise referral? A qualitative longitudinal study of a scheme in Northumberland, United Kingdom. BMJ Open 9(2): e024370.
- Dodd-Reynolds,CJ, Nevens, L, Oliver, EJ, Finch,T, Lake, AA & Hanson, CL (2019). Prototyping for public health in a local context: a streamlined evaluation of a community-based weight management programme (Momenta), Northumberland, UK. BMJ Open 9(10): e029718.
- Morris, A., Cramb, R. & Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. (2018). Food intake and appetite following school-based high-intensity interval training in 9–11-year-old children. Journal of Sports Sciences 36(3): 286-292.
- Dodd-Reynolds, C.J., Asenlof, P. & Hellstrom, K. (2017). Special issue – physical activity and health. Physical Therapy Reviews 22(3-4): 101-102.
- Allsop, S., Green, B.P., Dodd-Reynolds, C.J., Barry, G. & Rumbold, P.L.S. (2016). Comparison of short-term energy intake and appetite responses to active and seated video gaming, in 8 to 11 year-old boys. British Journal of Nutrition 115(06): 1117-1125.
- Oliver, E.J., Hanson, C.L., Lindsey, I.A. & Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. (2016). Exercise on referral: Evidence and complexity at the nexus of public health and sport policy. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics 8(4): 731-736.
- Kelly, M., Rae, G., Walker, D., Partington, S., Dodd-Reynolds C.J. & Caplin, N. (2016). Retrospective cohort study of the South Tyneside Exercise Referral Scheme 2009–14: Predictors of dropout and barriers to adherence. Journal of Public Health
- Allsop, S., Dodd-Reynolds, C.J., Green, B.P., Debuse, D. & Rumbold, P.L.S. (2015). Acute effects of active gaming on ad libitum energy intake and appetite sensations of 8–11-year-old boys. British Journal of Nutrition 114(12): 2148-2155.
- Rumbold, P.L.S., Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. & Stevenson, E. (2013). Agreement between paper and pen visual analogue scales and a wristwatch-based electronic appetite rating system (PRO-Diary), for continuous monitoring of free-living subjective appetite sensations in 7–10 year old children. Appetite 69(1): 180-185.
- Hanson, C.L., Ellis, J.G., Allin, L.J. & Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. (2013). An evaluation of the efficacy of the exercise on referral scheme in Northumberland, UK: association with physical activity and predictors of engagement. A naturalistic observation study. BMJ Open 3(8): e002849.
- Rumbold, P.L.S., St Clair Gibson, A., Stevenson, E., King, J., Stensel, D. & Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. (2013). Influence of netball-based exercise on energy intake, subjective appetite and plasma acylated ghrelin in adolescent girls. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 38(8): 854-861.
- Rumbold, P.L.S., Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. & Stevenson, E. (2013). Informing Primary School Nutritional Policy: Effects of Mid-Morning Snacks on Appetite and Energy Control. Food and Nutrition Sciences 4(5): 529-537.
- Allsop, S., Dodd-Reynolds, C., Debuse, D. & Rumbold, P. (2013). Real Life Active Gaming Practices of 7-to-11 Year-Old Children. Games for Health Journal 2(6): 347-353.
- Rumbold, P.L.S., St Clair Gibson, A., Stevenson, E.J., King, J.A., Stensel, D.J. & Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. (2013). Reply to Discussion of "Influence of netball-based exercise on energy intake, subjective appetite and plasma acylated ghrelin in adolescent girls". Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 38(11): 1171-1172.
- Rumbold, P.L.S., St Clair Gibson, A., Stevenson, E. & 8Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. (2011). Agreement between two methods of dietary data collection in female, adolescent netball players. Appetite 56(2): 443-447.
- Rumbold, P.L.S., St Clair Gibson, A., Allsop, S., Stevenson, E. & Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. (2011). Energy intake and appetite following netball exercise over 5 days in trained 13–15 year old girls. Appetite 56: 621-628.
- Dodd, C.J., Welsman, J.R. & Armstrong, N. (2008). Energy intake and appetite following exercise in lean and overweight girls. Appetite 51(3): 428-488.
- Dodd, C.J. (2007). Invited Review article: Energy Regulation in Young People. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine 6(3): 327-336.
- Moore, M.S., Dodd, C.J., Welsman, J.R. & Artmstrong, N. (2004). Short-term appetite and energy intake following imposed exercise in 9- to 10-year-old girls. Appetite 43(2): 127-134.
Available for media contact about:
- 2020: RF130019: Enabling children and young people's involvement in whole system action to reduce inequalities in the social determinants of health (SPHR/Fuse/WP4), National Institute for Health Research, £543,920.68 (Durham £216,987.13) 2020-09-01 -
- 2020: RG130002: Stakeholder mapping to inform school milk policy,N8 Pump Priming Award, £5000.00, 2020-01-01 - 2020-03-30. Dodd-Reynolds PI.
- 2019: RF130009: Examining the policy context for reducing health inequalities among children and young people. SPHR Children and Young People (CYP) WP1, National Institute for Health Research, £83746.64, 2019-03-01 - 2020-08-31. Dodd-Reynolds Co-I.
- Nutrition for Sport, Physical Activity and Health