Obesity: Tipping Back the Scales of the Nation
- 08:30 - 16:15
- The Studio, Manchester
Professor Stratton is Director of the Applied Sports Exercise Technology and Medicine (A-STEM) Research Centre at Swansea University and adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia. Professor Stratton has two main areas of academic interest, children maturation and physical activity and physical activity fitness and health. He has been involved in physical activity measurement studies for over 20 years and he continues his interest in the development of novel sensor technologies to detect and stimulate changes in physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Further Professor Stratton has designed a significant number of physical activity interventions in clinical and healthy populations that aim to change children’s behaviour, impact on overweight and type I and II diabetes. Professor Stratton has worked in translating research and chaired a number of national groups responsible for producing physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidance for young people.
He is currently a member of the Physical Literacy Framework Group for Sport Wales, an Expert Member of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) quality standards advisory committee for childhood obesity and chair of the PH17 Promoting physical activity in children Evidence Update committee also for NICE. Professor Stratton was the European Representative on the Canadian 24hour movement guidelines for children expert group and recently he published a paper for the Public Policy Information Unit advising Government in Wales: Transforming Health in Wales: Physical Activity. Professor Stratton co-directs the Sportslinx Programme that won the Louis Bonduelle Childhood Obesity Group award in 2011. Professor Stratton has published over 200 per reviewed papers and book chapters.