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Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr Lee Graves

Dr Lee Graves

Telephone: 0151 231 4249

Biography

Lee is a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Exercise and Health Prescription in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Within the school Lee sits on the Public Engagement and Impact steering group and Technical Forum. Lee is a member of the Physical Activity Exchange within the Research Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences (RISES).

Degrees

2010, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD in Paediatric Exercise Science: Video Gaming, Physical Activity and Health in Young People
2006, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) Sports Science (Psychology) (1st Class)

Academic appointments

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Exercise and Health Prescription, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2012 - present
Postdoctoral Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, LJMU and SHOKK Ltd (subsequently Destination Youth Ltd), 2010 - 2012

Publications

Highlighted publications

Buchan DS, Boddy LM, Grace FM, Brown E, Sculthorpe N, Cunningham C, Murphy MH, Dagger R, Foweather L, Graves LEF, Hopkins ND, Stratton G, Baker JS. 2016. Utility of three anthropometric indices in assessing the cardiometabolic risk profile in children AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN BIOLOGY,

Fussenich LM, Boddy LM, Green DJ, Graves LEF, Foweather L, Dagger RM, McWhannell N, Henaghan J, Ridgers ND, Stratton G, Hopkins ND. 2016. Physical activity guidelines and cardiovascular risk in children: a cross-sectional analysis to determine whether 60 minutes is enough BMC Public Health, >DOI

Aggio D, Fairclough S, Knowles Z, Graves LEF. 2016. Validity and reliability of a modified English version of the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Adolescents Archives of Public Health,

Graves LEF, Murphy RC, Shepherd SO, Cabot J, Hopkins ND. 2015. Evaluation of sit-stand workstations in an office setting: A randomised controlled trial BMC Public Health, 15 >DOI

Boddy LM, Murphy MH, Cunningham C, Breslin G, Foweather L, Gobbi R, Graves LEF, Hopkins ND, Auth MKH, Stratton G. 2014. Physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness and clustered cardiometabolic risk ion 10-12 year old schoolchildren: The REACH Y6 study American Journal of Human Biology, >DOI

Konidari A, Auth MKH, Murphy MH, Cuningham C, Foweather L, Gobbi R, Graves LEF, Hopkins ND, Stratton G, Boddy LM. Assessment of biochemical liver markers, physical activity, fitness and body mass index for a cardiometabolic risk model in childhood Acta Paediatrica, >DOI

Journal article

Morris AS, Murphy RC, Shepherd S, Graves LEF. 2018. Multi-stakeholder perspectives of factors that influence contact centre call agent’s workplace physical activity and sedentary behaviour International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 7 >DOI

Domville MS, Watson P, Richardson D, Graves LEF. 2018. Educator perspectives on factors influencing children’s school-based physical activity Health Promotion International, >DOI

Buckley B, Thijssen D, Murphy R, Graves L, Whyte G, Gillison F, Crone D, Watson PM, Wilson P. 2018. Making a move in exercise referral: co-development of a physical activity referral scheme Journal of Public Health, >DOI

Boddy LM, Cunningham C, Fairclough SJ, Murphy MH, Breslin G, Foweather L, Dagger RM, Graves LE, Hopkins ND, Stratton G. 2018. Individual calibration of accelerometers in children and their health-related implications Journal of Sports Sciences, 36 :1340-1345 >DOI

Buchan DS, Boddy LM, Grace FM, Brown E, Sculthorpe N, Cunningham C, Murphy MH, Dagger R, Foweather L, Graves LEF, Hopkins ND, Stratton G, Baker JS. 2016. Utility of three anthropometric indices in assessing the cardiometabolic risk profile in children AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN BIOLOGY,

McCann D, Knowles Z, Fairclough S, Graves LEF. 2016. A protocol to encourage accelerometer wear in children and young people Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health,

Fussenich LM, Boddy LM, Green DJ, Graves LEF, Foweather L, Dagger RM, McWhannell N, Henaghan J, Ridgers ND, Stratton G, Hopkins ND. 2016. Physical activity guidelines and cardiovascular risk in children: a cross-sectional analysis to determine whether 60 minutes is enough BMC Public Health, >DOI

Aggio D, Fairclough S, Knowles Z, Graves LEF. 2016. Validity and reliability of a modified English version of the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Adolescents Archives of Public Health,

Graves LEF, Murphy RC, Shepherd SO, Cabot J, Hopkins ND. 2015. Evaluation of sit-stand workstations in an office setting: A randomised controlled trial BMC Public Health, 15 >DOI

Boddy LM, Murphy MH, Cunningham C, Breslin G, Foweather L, Gobbi R, Graves LEF, Hopkins ND, Auth MKH, Stratton G. 2014. Physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness and clustered cardiometabolic risk ion 10-12 year old schoolchildren: The REACH Y6 study American Journal of Human Biology, >DOI

Graves LEF, Batterham AM, Foweather L, Mcwhannell N, Hopkins ND, Boddy LM, Gobbi R, Stratton G. 2013. Scaling of peak oxygen uptake in children: A comparison of three body size index models Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45 :2341-2345 >DOI

Hopkins ND, Stratton G, Cable NT, Tinken TM, Graves LEF, Green DJ. 2012. Impact of exercise training on endothelial function and body composition in young people: a study of mono- and di-zygotic twins. Eur J Appl Physiol, 112 :421-427 >DOI >Link

Hopkins N, Stratton G, Ridgers ND, Graves LEF, Cable NT, Green DJ. 2011. Lack of relationship between sedentary behaviour and vascular function in children European Journal of Applied Physiology, :1-6

Hopkins ND, Stratton G, Cable NT, Tinken TM, Graves LEF, Green DJ. 2011. Impact of exercise training on endothelial function and body composition in young people: a study of mono- and di-zygotic twins European Journal of Applied Physiology, :1-7

Ridgers ND, McKinney J, Stratton G, Graves LEF. 2011. Comparing the Physiological Cost of Step-Powered Video Gaming, Sedentary Video Gaming, and Self-Paced Ambulatory Activity in University Students Archives of Exercise in Health and Disease, 1 :81-88

Hopkins ND, Stratton G, Tinken TM, Ridgers ND, Graves LE, McWhannell N, Cable NT, Green DJ. 2011. Seasonal reduction in physical activity and flow-mediated dilation in children. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 43 :232-238 >DOI >Link

Hopkins N, Stratton G, Maia J, Tinken TM, Graves LE, Cable TN, Green DJ. 2010. Heritability of arterial function, fitness, and physical activity in youth: a study of monozygotic and dizygotic twins. J Pediatr, 157 :943-948 >DOI >Link

Graves LEF, Ridgers ND, Atkinson G, Stratton G. 2010. The effect of active video gaming on children's physical activity, behavior preferences and body composition. Pediatr Exerc Sci, 22 :535-546 >Link

Ridgers ND, Graves LEF, Foweather L, Stratton G. 2010. Examining influences on boy's and girls' physical activity patterns: the A-CLASS project. Pediatr Exerc Sci, 22 :638-650 >Link

Graves LEF, Ridgers ND, Williams K, Stratton G, Atkinson G, Cable NT. 2010. The physiological cost and enjoyment of Wii Fit in adolescents, young adults, and older adults. J Phys Act Health, 7 :393-401 >Link

Hopkins ND, Stratton G, Tinken TM, McWhannell N, Ridgers ND, Graves LEF, George K, Cable NT, Green DJ. 2009. Relationships between measures of fitness, physical activity, body composition and vascular function in children. Atherosclerosis, 204 :244-249 >DOI >Link

Graves L, Stratton G, Ridgers ND, Cable NT. 2008. Energy expenditure in adolescents playing new generation computer games. Br J Sports Med, 42 :592-594 >Link

Graves L, Stratton G, Ridgers ND, Cable NT. 2008. Energy expenditure in adolescents playing new generation computer games BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 42 :592-594 >DOI >Link

Graves LEF, Ridgers ND, Stratton G. 2008. The contribution of upper limb and total body movement to adolescents' energy expenditure whilst playing Nintendo Wii. Eur J Appl Physiol, 104 :617-623 >DOI >Link

Graves LEF, Stratton G, Ridgers ND, Cable NT. 2007. Comparison of energy expenditure in adolescents when playing new generation and sedentary computer games: cross sectional study British Medical Journal, 335 :1282-1284 >DOI

Graves L, Stratton G, Ridgers ND, Cable NT. 2007. Comparison of energy expenditure in adolescents when playing new generation and sedentary computer games: cross sectional study. BMJ, 335 :1282-1284 >DOI >Link

McWhannell N, Foweather L, Graves L, Henaghan J, Ridgers N, Stratton G. From Surveillance to Intervention: Overview and Baseline Findings for the Active City of Liverpool Active Schools and SportsLinx (A-CLASS) Project International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, >DOI

Houston EL, Baker JS, Buchan DS, Stratton G, Fairclough SJ, Foweather L, Gobbi R, Graves LEF, Hopkins ND, Boddy LM. Cardiorespiratory fitness predicts clustered cardiometabolic risk in 10-11.9 year olds European Journal of Pediatrics,

Hopkins ND, Stratton G, Tinken TM, Ridgers ND, Graves LEF, Cable NT, Green DJ. Lack of relationship between sedentary behaviour and vascular health in children European Journal of Applied Physiology, >Link

Konidari A, Auth MKH, Murphy MH, Cuningham C, Foweather L, Gobbi R, Graves LEF, Hopkins ND, Stratton G, Boddy LM. Assessment of biochemical liver markers, physical activity, fitness and body mass index for a cardiometabolic risk model in childhood Acta Paediatrica, >DOI

Conference publication

Knowles Z, Low DA, Graves L. 2015. Reflecting back and forwards: Embedding reflective practice into student assessment/learning LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference

Graves LEF. 2015. Lecture Capture – student perceptions and recommendations for staff LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference

Graves LEF, Murphy B. 2015. Associations between sedentary behaviour, physical activity and presenteeism in UK workers International Society for Behaviour Nutrtion and Physical Activity

Foweather L, Graves LEF, Ridgers ND, Stratton G. 2010. A longitudinal examination of the influence of fundamental movement skill competence, maturation, physical self-perceptions, and physical activity on body fat in children JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY, 32 :S14-S15 >Link

Graves LEF, Millard A. Health and Performance of Contact Centre Staff Call North West - May Quarterly Forum

McCann D, Knowles ZR, Fairclough S, Graves L. Physical activity monitoring compliance strategies in children: A formative study International Society for Behaviour Nutrtion and Physical Activity

Fairclough S, Whyte G, Graves LEF. Workforce Health: The Importance of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour International Festival for Business 2014 - International Sport Business Congress

Cabot JA, Hopkins ND, Murphy RM, Shepherd S, Graves LEF. Does a device that allows an office-based worker to sit or stand in the workplace decrease sitting time? BASES Student Conference

Aggio D, Graves LEF, Knowles Z, Fairclough S. TEST CONTENT AND RESPONSE PROCESSES VALIDITY OF THE PAQ-C/-A AND A SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR SURVEY WITH UK YOUTH POPULATIONS http://www.icpaph2014.com/programacao/tl.php?id_atividade=10282, 5th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health (ICPAPH)

Graves LEF, Murphy R, Shepherd S, Hopkins ND. Healthy Workforce Project: feasibility and use of a sit-stand workstation for reducing workplace sitting time European Congress of Sports Science

Graves LEF, Ridgers ND. Using Active Video Gaming as an Intervention: Considerations and Recommendations The North West Health and Physical Activity Forum Annual Conference

Graves LEF, Ridgers ND, Stratton G. Association between body fat, screen time and physical activity in 8-10 year old children exceeding electronic media guidelines Institue for Health Research

Graves LEF, Ridgers ND, Atkinson G, Stratton G. The effect of active video gaming on children’s physical activity, behaviour preferences and body composition Institue for Health Research

Graves LEF, Ridgers ND, Atkinson G, Stratton G. Short-term effects of an active video gaming peripheral device on children’s habitual physical activity, behaviour preferences and body composition European Group of Pediatric Work Physiology XXVII Biennial Conference

Graves LEF, Batterham AM, Foweather L, McWhannell N, Hopkins ND, Boddy LM, Gobbi R, Stratton G. Scaling of peak oxygen uptake in children: A comparison of 3 body size index models International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity

Graves LEF. New technologies to measure and change behaviour European College of Obesity Satelitte Conference - AFRESH Project

Hopkins ND, Stratton G, Ridgers N, Graves LEF, Foweather L, Boddy LM, Gobbi R, Cable NT, Green DJ. Associations between sedentary behaviour, cardiometabolic biomarkers and vascular health in children ACSM

Graves LEF. "Active Video Game (AVG) Play in Young People": Symposium titled "It’s natural to play, creating environments for healthy activity in paediatric populations" ICSEMIS (International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport)

Graves LEF, Ridgers ND, Atkinson G, Stratton G. Short-term effects of an active video gaming peripheral device on children’s behaviour preferences, habitual physical activity, and body composition International Conference of Physical Activity and Public Health (ICPAPH)

Graves LEF. Taking Responsibility for Physical Activity Energie Evolution Conference (Leisure Industry Conference)

Graves LEF, Ridgers ND, Atkinson G, Stratton G. Short-term effects of an active video gaming peripheral device on children’s habitual physical activity, behaviour preferences and body composition 25th International Conference of the European Group of Pediatric Work Physiology

Graves LEF, Stratton G. Novel modalities for increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour in children: exergaming European Congress of Sports Science

Graves LEF, Ridgers ND, Stratton G. Gender specific associations between components of sedentary behaviour, physical activity and body fatness in 8-10 year old children reporting high media usage 24th International Conference of the European Group of Pediatric Work Physiology

Graves LEF, Ridgers ND, Stratton G. Associations between body fat, screen time and physical activity in 8-10 year old children exceeding electronic media guidelines European Congress of Sports Science

Graves LEF, Ridgers ND, McWhannell N, Henaghan J, Foweather L, Hepples J, Stratton G. Motion sensor output at high running speeds in children – The A-CLASS Project International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement

Graves LEF, Massey K, Atkinson A, Gregson W, Stratton G. Reliability of physical activity and heart rate measures in children during steady rate and intermittent treadmill exercise – The A-CLASS Project 23rd International Conference of the European Group of Pediatric Work Physiology

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Faculty of Science Rising Star Award, Learning and Teaching Academy, Liverpool John Moores University

Vice Chancellors Award for Socio-Economic Engagement 2017 - Runner Up - Global Active Cities in the Physical Activity Exchange

Impact Award 2017: The Physical Activity Exchange: Global Active Cities for delivering change through shaping and influencing policy, practice and guidelines, Liverpool John Moores University

Conference organisation:

RISES 20 Years Celebration: Sedentary Behaviour Seminar Hosted by the Physical Activity Exchange and Cardiovascular Health Sciences Group, Liverpool John Moores University

Call North West Leaders Convention Hosted by the Physical Activity Exchange, Liverpool John Moores University

Physical Activity Exchange Seminar Series: Children's Physical Activity

Call North West - May Quarterly Forum, Host organiser and contact. Hosted by Liverpool John Moores University in the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Student Conference 2015, Lead for Football Fun and Fitness Workshop (sponsored by SOKKA Ltd) delivered by the Physical Activity Exchange, http://www.bases.org.uk/Student-Conference

European College of Sports Sciences Pre Conference Symposium - Physical activity and sedentary behaviour interventions for children and young people: From Robust Research to Reality in Practice, Member of symposium steering group, http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/sps/RISES/102599.htm

External collaboration:

University of West of Scotland (Glasgow), Professor Vish Unnithan - research project on elite youth soccer players

Liverpool City Council, Nicky Yates - MPhil research position (fees and consumables funded only)

http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/paexchange/projects/128520.htm, SOKKA Ltd, Dominic Ball, Sarah Keegan, Kevin Keegan - Match funded PhD studentship

Nightingale and Genesis Prevention Centre University Hospital South Manchester, Dr Michelle Harvie - collaborating on various research studies

External committees:

Merseyside Strategic Adult group, Merseyside Sports Partnership, Committee member

Liverpool Physical Activity and Sport Strategy Places Sub-group, Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group; Liverpool City Council, Committee member

Liverpool Physical Activity and Sport Strategy People and Partnerships Sub-group, Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group; Liverpool City Council, Committee member

Liverpool Physical Activity and Sport Strategy Workplace Offer Sub-group, Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group; Liverpool City Council, Committee member

External PGR examinations performed:

Swansea University, MPhil, Validation of an online health and lifestyle questionnaire in school children using a novel wearable camera

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY, PhD, An investigation of the feasibility of using active video games to promote health enhancing physical activity in healthy adults

Fellowships:

LJMU Early Career Fellowship Scheme, Liverpool John Moores University

Industrial connections:

Liverpool City Council, Collaboration on an MPhil research project, funded by the City Council

Call North West, Partner on workplace health research strand supporting promotion of research and recruitment to studies., http://www.callnorthwest.org.uk/

UniHealth Ltd, HealthChecks Project - screening lifestyle behaviours and health in adult workers, http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/PAexchange/projects/126693.htm

Ergotron Ltd, Uprising Project - LJMU received 25 free sit stand workstations from Ergotron Ltd to conduct a randomised controlled trial in adult workers., http://www.ergotron.com/Home/tabid/36/language/en-GB/default.aspx

Nintendo Ltd, Proof of concept research for Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit products

SOKKA Ltd, Consultancy

SHOKK / SHOKK Projects / Destination Youth, Head of Research and Development, http://www.shokk.co.uk/

Media Coverage:

BBC Radio Merseyside interview on workplace health promotion on 23rd March 2015. The interview focused on the risks of sedentariness and how prolonged and total sitting time can be reduced within the workplace setting.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/jo-frost-extreme-parental-guidance, Channel 4 July 2011 – featured in the TV programme Jo Frost: Extreme parental guidance. The programme focused on the importance for health of children engaging in physical activity.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/generation-xxl/4od, Channel 4 2010 – featured within the TV programme Generation XXL. The piece focused on the importance and assesment of physical activity, aerobic fitness and health in obese children.

http://faraday09.theiet.org/wii/wiiapplication.cfm, The Institution of Engineering & Technology July 2008 – Short film titled 'The Real Stars of Sport' on active video gaming on Wii Fit based on our research in this field.

http://www.nouvo.ch/124-2, Nouvo (Swiss TV) August 2007– Short film on active video gaming on the Nintendo Wii.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7155342.stm, BBC News website January 2007 – Report titled 'Wii players need to exercise too'. Article on the use of the Nintendo Wii as a physical activity promotion tool based on our BMJ 2007 publication.

Membership of professional bodies:

Member of the Chartered Management Institute, Chartered Management Institute, http://www.managers.org.uk/

Other invited event:

ICSEMIS (International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport), Glasgow, Oral presentation titled "Active Video Game (AVG) Play in Young People", at invited symposium titled: "It’s natural to play, creating environments for healthy activity in paediatric populations"

2011 énergie Evolution conference, Milton Keynes, UK, Invited speaker at this leisure sector conference held by the énergie group. Presentation on the physical activity guidelines and Public Health Responsibility Deal. Presentation title 'Taking responsibility for physical activity'.

ECSS (European Congress of Sports Science), Liverpool, UK, Invited speaker: Novel Modalities for Increasing Adherence to PA in Children: Exergaming

Research Grants Awarded:

Liverpool City Council, Developing sustainable, low cost approaches to physical activity promotion in the workplace, Rebecca Murphy, Sam Shepherd, Grant value (£): 4995, Duration of research project: 12 months

Employer Engagament Team, Liverpool John Moores University, Physical Activity Exchange Internship, Grant value (£): 1413, Duration of research project: 1 month

Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) Liverpool John Moores University; Research Pump Priming Award, The effect of office relocation on worker physical activity, sedentary behaviour, health and work performance, M. Ashall, Grant value (£): 1594.20, Duration of research project: 6 months

Liverpool John Moores University, Multi-level workplace intervention to improve cardiometabolic biomarkers in highly sedentary workers, S. Shepherd; R Murphy, Grant value (£): 46089, Duration of research project: 3 years

Liverpool John Moores University + SOKKA Ltd, Development and evaulation of SOKKA - a novel physical activity solution (matched funded PhD), Paula Watson; Dave Richardson; Dave McDermott - Liverpool John Moores University, Grant value (£): 43089, Duration of research project: 3 years

NHS Research & Development North West, Public Engagement Workshop, Grant value (£): 1923, Duration of research project: 00/01

Wigan Borough Council, Equipment for the project - Effective strategies to promote compliance to physical activity monitoring in young people, Fairclough, S, McCann, D, Grant value (£): 8990

BUPA Foundation, Exploring Strategies to Reduce Sedentary Behaviour and Promote Physical Activity among Young People with Cystic Fibrosis, Prof Stuart Fairclough - LJMU; Dr Paul Fergus - LJMU; Dr Kevin Southern - University of Liverpool; Dr Zoe Knowles - LJMU;, Grant value (£): £19,029

University Hospital of South Manchester, Physical activity in breast cancer patients, Grant value (£): 2000+VAT

Technology Strategy Board, Department of Health (England), Economic and Social Research Council, SHOKK Ltd, To use cutting-edge science to validate and improve the effectiveness of the SHOKK programme in creating behaviour change., Tim Cable - RISES; Gareth Stratton - RISES; Zoe Knowles - RISES, Grant value (£): 204,820, Duration of research project: 3 years

Teaching qualification:

Postgraduate certificate in learning and teaching in HE