Liezel Hurter

Sport and Exercise Sciences

After finishing my studies at Stellenbosch University (South Africa) in 2004, I worked for three years as a lecturer at the University of the Western Cape (Cape Town, South Africa), teaching undergraduate modules including Anatomy, Motor Control, Sport Psychology and Adapted Physical Activity. Since then I took an extended break from academia to raise our four children, before moving to the UK in August 2016 to start my PhD journey. My research focuses on accurately measuring children's sedentary behaviour, using existing and new mixed methods. These methods include accelerometry (identifying raw acceleration sedentary thresholds) as well as a self-report digital application. My Director of Studies is Dr Lynne Boddy.

Languages

Afrikaans
English

Degrees

2004, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, Master's in Sport Science

Academic appointments

Contract lecturer, Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science, University of the Western Cape, 2005 - 2007

Journal article

Hurter L, Cooper-Ryan AM, Knowles ZR, Porcellato LA, Fairclough SJ, Boddy LM. 2020. A novel mixed-method approach to assess children's sedentary behaviours Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour, DOI Public Url

Hurter L, Rowlands AV, Fairclough SJ, Gibbon KC, Knowles ZR, Porcellato LA, Cooper-Ryan AM, Boddy LM. 2019. Validating the Sedentary Sphere method in children: Does wrist or accelerometer brand matter? JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 37 :1910-1918 DOI Author Url

Hurter L, Rowlands AV, Fairclough SJ, Gibbon KC, Knowles ZR, Porcellato LA, Cooper-Ryan AM, Boddy LM. 2019. Validating the Sedentary Sphere method in children: does wrist or accelerometer brand matter? Journal of Sports Sciences, 37 :1910-1918 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Boddy LM, Noonan R, Rowlands AV, Hurter L, Knowles ZR, Fairclough SJ. 2019. The backwards comparability of wrist worn GENEActiv and waist worn ActiGraph accelerometer estimates of sedentary time in children Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Hurter L, Fairclough SJ, Knowles ZR, Porcellato LA, Cooper-Ryan A, Boddy L. 2018. Establishing Raw Acceleration Thresholds to Classify Sedentary and Stationary Behaviour in Children Children, DOI Public Url

Crotti M, Foweather L, Rudd J, Hurter L, Schwarz S, Boddy L. Development of raw acceleration cut-points for wrist and hip accelerometers to assess sedentary behaviour and physical activity in 5-7 year old children Journal of Sports Sciences, DOI Author Url Public Url

Conference publication

Boddy L, Noonan R, Rowlands A, Hurter L, Knowles Z, Fairclough S. 2018. Backward compatibility of sedentary time estimates derived from wrist worn GENEActiv accelerometers JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & HEALTH, 15 :S43-S43 Author Url

Hurter L, Fairclough S, Knowles ZR, Porcellato LA, Cooper Ryan A, Boddy L. Establishing raw acceleration thresholds to classify sedentary behaviour in children HEPA Europe DOI Author Url

Thesis/Dissertation

Hurter L. Exploring and developing methods of assessing sedentary behaviour in children Boddy LM, Knowles ZR, Porcellato LA, Fairclough SJ, Cooper-Ryan AM. Public Url

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