Sally-Ann Starkey

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Sally-Ann Starkey, Senior Lecturer (LJMU Sport and Exercise Sciences) within the sport and nutrition related suite of programmes (Sport and Nutrition for Health, Nutrition and Sport Nutrition)

Sally-Ann teaches on a number of modules across both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the centre, with a specific focus on physical activity, health and research methods.

Sally-Ann has previously worked within the voluntary, private and public sectors in a range of public health, physical activity promotion and health improvement roles.

She has an interest in community engagement, especially in relation to the motivations and barriers towards physical activity participation within various settings, populations and client group’s.


Brief Outline of Career History 

Teaching Experience: 23 years: Professional Industry Based Experience: 17+ years

Teaching Disciplines: Physical activity, health improvement and health related behaviours, strategic and operational intervention design and research methods.

Course Related Responsibilities

Programme coordinator and leader for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes: BSc. (Hons) Sport and Nutrition for Health (2014-17); MA Sport Development Management postgraduate programme (2011-17).

Teaches on modules with a specific focus re: physical activity, health improvement, strategic ad operational intervention design and research methods. Module leader for 5469SSLN; 6111SSLN; 5001SPS and 5007SPS.

Level 6 Year tutor, dissertation supervisor and PLG tutor (all levels)for the current undergraduate food, nutrition and SPONUT programmes.

Research interests:

Physical activity participation across the lifespan.
Impact of physical activity on health and wellbeing.
Green and blue exercise for health and wellbeing
Weight and body perceptions and relation to health-related behaviours.
Weight bias and stigmatisation. Weight bias and behavioural implications.
Eating behaviours
Lifestyle intervention design, implementation and evaluation
Specific populations and settings: Prison health and health behaviours; children and health related behaviours; outdoor and natural settings for health

Academic and Professional Qualifications and Memberships

1995 MSc Sport Science (Loughborough University)

1997 Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Research Methods (Leeds Metropolitan University)

2011 Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in HE (Liverpool John Moores University)

2014 Completed SROI training

Held memberships for BASES; FHEA; FPH; ISPAH, PAEH, PAD, IHR- green spaces, IHR- Children and young people, IHR-Social innovation; Liverpool obesity forum.


Professional experience:

Sally-Ann as over 20 years experience of working within the voluntary, private and public sectors in a range of public health, physical activity promotion and health improvement roles.

She has:

Led in the strategic planning, development, implementation and evaluation of an effective primary and secondary prevention health improvement programmes and associated intervention relating to the major risk factors of physical inactivity, diet and nutrition.

Managed and been responsible for health improvement programmes and related interventions e.g. Walk for Health, Cycle for Health, Five a day, Shape-up, community based cardiac rehabilitation physical activity programme

Been responsible for securing and managing programme related budget, staff and volunteers (>£900 K).

Worked collaboratively with and to provide public health leadership to neighbourhood services, community groups, cardiac rehabilitation and other agencies (e.g. local prisons and schools) to reduce local health inequalities and to attain objectives and targets on a local, citywide and national basis.

PUBLICATIONS:

Details of Three Recent Publications:

Conference publication:

A validation study of the Health and Weight Attitudes Scale with UK undergraduate physical activity, nutrition and health students
S-A Starkey, Liverpool John Moores University, UK DOI: 10.31076/2018.p6

A pilot study to examine the impact of class-based activity on undergraduates’ awareness of their implicit and explicit weight attitudes and perceptions
S-A Starkey, Liverpool John Moores University, UK DOI: 10.31076/2018.p7

Report:

England Netball. Together We Will Evaluation Report (2019)
Whitehead, A, Cullinane, D, Walker, C, Beattie, I, Starkey, S and Boyd, V. (LJMU)
Conducted evaluative partnership work for ‘Liverpool Active Women’; ‘Girls Alive’ projects; Netball World Cup evaluation; Walking Basketball locally and nationally.

Degrees

Loughborough University, United Kingdom, MSc Sport Science

Postgraduate training

Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2010 - 2011
Post Graduate Certificate in Research Methods, United Kingdom, Leeds Metropolitan University, 1997 - 1997

Report

Whitehead A, Cullinane D, Walker C, Beattie I, Starkey S, Boyd V, Charlotte W. England Netball. Together We Will Evaluation Report England Netball. Together We Will Evaluation Report

Conference publication

Starkey S-A. A validation study of the 'Health and Weight Attitudes Scale' with UK undergraduate physical activity, nutrition and health students 6th Annual International Weight Stigma Conference, 6th Annual International Weight Stigma Conference DOI

Starkey S-A. A pilot study to examine the impact of class-based activity on undergraduates' awareness of their implicit and explicit weight attitudes and perceptions 6th Annual International Weight Stigma Conference, 6th Annual International Weight Stigma Conference DOI

Industrial connections:

Liverpool City Council and neighbourhood teams.

Liverpool PCT.

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