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Dr. Catherine Woods

Biography

Prof. Woods is Chair of Physical Activity for Health in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the University of Limerick (UL). She is a member of UL's Health Research Institute (https://www.ul.ie/research/hri), and Director of Collaboration & Internationalisation within the recently established Physical Activity for Health Research Cluster in UL (https://www.ul.ie/hri/hri-research/research-clusters). Prof. Woods' research cuts across the HRI themes of lifestyle, health and technology. She enjoys developing and testing theoretically sound interventions to change population levels of physical activity, and seeks better, more systematic methods of bringing research, practice and policy closer together to achieve real and sustainable impact. Prof. Woods believes that physical activity is a best buy for public health as it has the potential to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, irrespective of age, ability or condition.

Professor Woods has led - as Principal or Co-Investigator – successful grant applications generating a total income of €14,100,242 (€4,070,512 to UL/DCU). Professor Woods has successfully trained 10 PhD and 6 MSc research students, and currently has one research fellow and five post-doctoral researchers, four full-time research assistants and five PhD students within her physical activity for health research team. This team have published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and presented at >30 (inter)national conferences.

Research Interests

Prof Woods' area of expertise is Physical Activity for Health. Her research is framed within the social ecological model and consequently she works across individual, interpersonal, community and policy levels. This multi-level approach is necessary to understand and influence population levels of physical activity for health; however, it requires an extensive knowledge and an appreciation for inter-disciplinary work. Current research priorities are listed below with an example of ongoing projects in each priority area.

  • The promotion of physical activity and healthy lifestyles in clinical and older adult populations.
  • Understanding the determinants of physical activity in children and young people, and developing evidence-based interventions to promote physical activity in this cohort.
  • Physical activity policy evaluation and development.

Clinical and Older Adult Populations
Prof Woods
chaired a working group tasked by the Health Services Executive to develop a National Exercise Referral Framework (NERF). The NERF provides individuals living with non-communicable diseases three levels of support; level 1 - high-support centre-based activity, level 2 is medium-support community-based activity and level 3 is independent, self-managed home-based exercise. (see: https://www.hse.ie/eng/about/who/healthwellbeing/our-priority-programmes/heal/heal-docs/national-exe...).

Prof. Woods developed a community-based chronic illness rehabilitation programme in UL as a partnership between Limerick, Ennis and Nenagh hospitals. MedEx UL caters provides high level support (NERF Level 1) for individuals living with cardiovascular disease. The focus is on learning self-management strategies, underpinned by structured exercise, as a form of secondary prevention. Prof. Woods' research aligned to MedEx has involved studying the key factors responsible for sustaining long term adherence to MedEx, this information has been used to design an intervention to enhance recruitment and retention to the programme. Examining NERF level 3 (home-based arm), research through PATHway (Physical Activity Towards Health) a Horizon 2020 €4.9 million research project. PAHway combined the work of nine partners (from 7 different countries) to provide individualised mHealth (mobile health) rehabilitation pathways for individuals living with established cardiovascular disease (CVD). The primary aim was to increase daily minutes of physical activity, underpinned by behavioural change theory and using innovative technology for intervention delivery.

The ‘Move for Life project' (www.moveforlife.ie), is funded by the Health Services Executive, Healthy Ireland and Atlantic Philanthropies and is a collaboration with Local Sports Partnerships, Healthy Limerick, Age friendly Limerick and Clare and the HSE. Its purpose is to develop an intervention to increase physical activity in inactive adults aged 50+. 700+ adults across counties Clare and Limerick engaged in the study, with 601 meeting study inclusion criteria (>50 years and inactive).

Children & Young People
The Healthy Ireland Demonstration Project aims to develop and test the feasibility of a complex school-based intervention targeting the main modifiable risk factors for prevention of noncommunicable diseases, in particular physical inactivity and poor diet. The multiple components of this intervention will be developed from existing evidence-based programmes, behavior change theory and (inter)national collaborations. Although in its early stages, this project which is a collaboration between UL, UCD, the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Health, has already secured funding for intervention development and feasibility testing of the Active School Flag post primary programme (www.activeschoolflag.ie).

The Childrens' Sport Participation and Physical Activity (CSPPA) study, provides a 9-year follow-up to the original CSPPA study. Its purpose to provide important surveillance data on the physical activity behaviours and their determinants in school-aged children. Questionnaire, physical health and qualitative data were collected on a representative sample of 6,651, 10-18 year olds from 115 schools across Ireland. Prof. Woods co-ordinated this complex multi-site study in collaboration with Dublin City University (DCU), University of Ulster and University College Cork. This research was funded by Sport Ireland, Healthy Ireland and Sport Northern Ireland.

Keeping Youngsters Involved. (https://www.kenniscentrumsport.nl/en/international-projects/keep-youngsters-involved/).
The project 'Keep Youngsters Involved' aims to find answers to the question: ‘How can we prevent youngsters (age 12-19) from dropout from sport?'. In many European countries we see that a lot of youngsters give up sport due to a lack of motivation, problems with school or job schedule or different interests. The project targets youngsters (12-19 years) in general and specifically those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

The six international project partners want to increase and share knowledge by creating a common understanding of effective and practice-based elements, partner countries are able to share their good practices and interventions. The project is funded by the European Commission. It is a collaborative partnership project in the Erasmus+ Sport programme (2016). The project will take place from 1 January 2017 until 30 September 2019.

Physical Activity Policy
Prof. Woods is vice co-ordinator of a Joint Programme Initiative, Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life; the Policy Evaluation Network (https://www.jpi-pen.eu/). This network of 28 research groups across Europe is examining the impact of public policy on improving healthy eating, physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour. This research is funded by the Health Research Board.

The I-PARC project (Irish Physical Activity Research Collaboration) jointly led by Prof. Woods and Dr. Fiona Mansergh (Healthy Ireland), will bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners from PA in order to develop a systematic method for identifying examples of effective PA interventions and effective implementation strategies (
https://i-parc.ie/). This adheres to the National Implementation Research Network's formula for success 'Effective Interventions X Effective Implementation Methods X Enabling Context = Socially Significant Outcomes'. Ireland's National Physical Activity Plan provides the enabling context for PA interventions, however we know little about how to identify effective interventions and even less about effective implementation strategies applicable to the Irish context. This research is funded by the Health Research Board.

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2019 - Visiting Professor
  • 2018 - Honorary Professor

Association

  • 2018 Member, European College of Sport Science
  • 2016 Member, International Society of Physical Activity and Health
  • 2014 Member; SIG Executive e and mhealth; SIG Exe Environement and Policy, International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • 2008 Member, WHO Health Enhancing Physical Activity Network

Committee

  • 2018 Healthy UL,
  • 2017 Structured PhD Programme,
  • 2017 National Physical Activity Plan: Research Subgroup,
  • 2016 National Physical Activity Plan Implementation Group,

Employment

  • 2016 University of Limerick - Chair, Physical Activity for Health
  • 2000 Dublin City University - Senior Lecturer
  • 1998 University of Glasgow - Senior Research Assistant
  • 1995 University of Glasgow - Research Assistant
  • 1991 Presentation Secondary School - Head of Physical Education Department & English Teacher

Education

  • 2000 University of Glasgow - PhD
  • 2000 British Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation - BACR-IV
  • 1994 Physical Education Association of Ireland - National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness: Tutor
  • 1991 University of Limerick - B.Sc.

Research Collaborators

  • Ms Dorien Dijck - Funding Award - Knowledge Centre for Sport Netherlands -Netherlands
  • Professor Marie Murphy - Funding Award - University of Ulster -Country
  • Professor Nanette Mutrie - Funding Award - University of Edinburgh -Scotland
  • Professor Adrian Bauman - Funding Award - University of Sydney -Country
  • Dr. Sarahjane Belton - Funding Award - Dublin City University -Country -Research programmes we collaborate on, include: The CSPPA Study The Y-PATH Study Be Active After School The Active School Flag
  • Dr. Kieran Moran - Funding Award - Dublin City University -Collaborative projects include: PATHway mPATHway
  • Jan Seghers - International Collaboration Type - KU Leuven -Belgium -Erasmus+ Project: Keep Youngsters Involved
  • Prof. Wolfgang Ahrens - Funding Award -Germany -Policy Evaluation Network
  • Dr. Jeroen Lakerveld - Funding Award -Netherlands -Policy Evaluation Network

Publications

Book Chapters

2019

Intervention studies, training studies and determining the acute responses to bouts of exercise
Bird, S. and Woods, C.
(2019) Intervention studies, training studies and determining the acute responses to bouts of exercise
In Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health; Stephen R. Bird(Ed.) New York : Routledge pp. 117-133

2019

Producing the Research Proposal
Murphy, M. and Woods, C.
(2019) Producing the Research Proposal
In Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health; Stephen R. Bird(Ed.) New York : Routledge pp. 45-56

2018

Putting physical activity on the policy agenda
Woods, C.B. and Mutrie N.
(2018) Putting physical activity on the policy agenda
In Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice; New York : Routledge

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

The evidence for the impact of policy on physical activity outcomes within the school setting: A systematic review.
Woods CB;Volf K;Kelly L;Casey B;Gelius P;Messing S;Forberger S;Lakerveld J;Zukowska J;Bengoechea EG; ;
(2021) The evidence for the impact of policy on physical activity outcomes within the school setting: A systematic review.
In Journal of Sport and Health Science;
DOI: 10.1016/j.jshs.2021.01.006

2021

The added value of using the HEPA PAT for physical activity policy monitoring: a four-country comparison.
Gelius P;Messing S;Forberger S;Lakerveld J;Mansergh F;Wendel-Vos W;Zukowska J;Woods C; ;
(2021) The added value of using the HEPA PAT for physical activity policy monitoring: a four-country comparison.
In Health Research Policy And Systems;
DOI: 10.1186/s12961-021-00681-6
[ULIR]

2021

The Association of Family, Friends, and Teacher Support With Girls' Sport and Physical Activity on the Island of Ireland.
O'Brien W;Coppinger T;Hogan I;Belton S;Murphy MH;Powell C;Woods C;
(2021) The Association of Family, Friends, and Teacher Support With Girls' Sport and Physical Activity on the Island of Ireland.
In Journal Of Physical Activity & Health;
DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2020-0386

2021

Socio-ecological correlates of physical activity in a nationally representative sample of adolescents across Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Woods CB;Crowley E;Powell C;O'Brien W;Murphy MH;Belton S;Saunders J;Connolly S;Farmer O;Ng K;
(2021) Socio-ecological correlates of physical activity in a nationally representative sample of adolescents across Ireland and Northern Ireland.
In Preventive Medicine Reports;
DOI: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101472

2021

Policy Evaluation Network (PEN): Protocol for systematic literature review examining the evidence for impact of policies on across seven different policy domains
Volf K, Kelly L, García Bengoechea E., Casey, B., Gobis, A., Lakerveld, J., Zukowska, J., Gelius, P., Messing, S., Forberger, S., and Woods, C.
(2021) Policy Evaluation Network (PEN): Protocol for systematic literature review examining the evidence for impact of policies on across seven different policy domains
In Hrb Open Research;
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12688/hrbopenres.13089.2

2021

Selection of key indicators for European policy monitoring and surveillance for dietary behaviour, physical activity and sedentary behaviour.
Garnica Rosas L;Mensink GBM;Finger JD;Schienkiewitz A;Do S;Wolters M;Stanley I;Abu Omar K;Wieczorowska-Tobis K;Woods CB;Murrin C;Ahrens W;Hebestreit A; ;
(2021) Selection of key indicators for European policy monitoring and surveillance for dietary behaviour, physical activity and sedentary behaviour.
In The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity;
DOI: 10.1186/s12966-021-01111-0
[ULIR]

2020

Barriers and facilitators to changes in adolescent physical activity during COVID-19
Ng K.;Cooper J.;McHale F.;Clifford J.;Woods C.
(2020) Barriers and facilitators to changes in adolescent physical activity during COVID-19
In Bmj Open Sport And Exercise Medicine;
DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2020-000919

2020

Feasibility, Acceptability, and Clinical Effectiveness of a Technology-Enabled Cardiac Rehabilitation Platform (Physical Activity Toward Health-I): Randomized Controlled Trial
Claes J.;Cornelissen V.;McDermott C.;Moyna N.;Pattyn N.;Cornelis N.;Gallagher A.;McCormack C.;Newton H.;Gillain A.;Budts W.;Goetschalckx K.;Woods C.;Moran K.;Buys R.
(2020) Feasibility, Acceptability, and Clinical Effectiveness of a Technology-Enabled Cardiac Rehabilitation Platform (Physical Activity Toward Health-I): Randomized Controlled Trial
In Journal Of Medical Internet Research; pp. -e14221
DOI: 10.2196/14221
[ULIR]

2020

The Development of the MedEx IMPACT Intervention: A Patient-Centered, Evidenced-Based and Theoretically-Informed Physical Activity Behavior Change Intervention for Individuals Living With and Beyond Cancer
Cantwell M.;Walsh D.M.J.;Furlong B.;Moyna N.;McCaffrey N.;Woods C.
(2020) The Development of the MedEx IMPACT Intervention: A Patient-Centered, Evidenced-Based and Theoretically-Informed Physical Activity Behavior Change Intervention for Individuals Living With and Beyond Cancer
In Cancer Control;
DOI: 10.1177/1073274820906124

2020

How to improve recruitment, sustainability and scalability in physical activity programmes for adults aged 50 years and older: A qualitative study of key stakeholder perspectives.
O'Regan A;García Bengoechea E;Clifford AM;Casey M;Gallagher S;Glynn L;Doyle C;Woods C;
(2020) How to improve recruitment, sustainability and scalability in physical activity programmes for adults aged 50 years and older: A qualitative study of key stakeholder perspectives.
In Plos One;
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0240974
[ULIR]

2020

Teacher experiences implementing the ‘Active School Flag’ initiative to support physically active school communities in Ireland
McGann J.;Meegan S.;Woods C.;Murtagh E.;Duff C.;Belton S.
(2020) Teacher experiences implementing the ‘Active School Flag’ initiative to support physically active school communities in Ireland
In Irish Educational Studies;
DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2020.1794926

2020

A qualitative exploration of cardiovascular disease patients' views and experiences with an eHealth cardiac rehabilitation intervention: The PATHway Project
O'Shea O.;Woods C.;McDermott L.;Buys R.;Cornelis N.;Claes J.;Cornelissen V.;Gallagher A.;Newton H.;Moyna N.;McCaffrey N.;Susta D.;McDermott C.;McCormack C.;Budts W.;Moran K.
(2020) A qualitative exploration of cardiovascular disease patients' views and experiences with an eHealth cardiac rehabilitation intervention: The PATHway Project
In Plos One; pp. -e0235274
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0235274
[ULIR]

2020

The effect of participating in MedEx Wellness, a community-based chronic disease exercise rehabilitation programme, on physical, clinical and psychological health: A study protocol for a cohort trial
Kehoe B.;Skelly F.;Moyna N.;Cantwell M.;Boran L.;Daly L.;McCarren A.;Dowd K.;Woods C.;McCaffrey N.;Loughney L.
(2020) The effect of participating in MedEx Wellness, a community-based chronic disease exercise rehabilitation programme, on physical, clinical and psychological health: A study protocol for a cohort trial
In Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications;
DOI: 10.1016/j.conctc.2020.100591

2020

A feasibility study of an exercise intervention to educate and promote health and well-being among medical students: the 'MED-WELL' programme
Worobetz A., Retief P.J., Loughran S., Walsh J., Casey M., Hayes P., Bengoechea E.G., O'Regan A., Woods C., Kelly D., O'Connor R., McGrath D., Glynn L.G.
(2020) A feasibility study of an exercise intervention to educate and promote health and well-being among medical students: the 'MED-WELL' programme
In BMC medical education; pp. -183
DOI: 10.1186/s12909-020-02097-2
[ULIR]

2020

The effect of a pre- And post-operative exercise programme versus standard care on physical fitness of patients with oesophageal and gastric cancer undergoing neoadjuvant treatment prior to surgery (T....
Tully R.;Loughney L.;Bolger J.;Sorensen J.;McAnena O.;Collins C.G.;Carroll P.A.;Arumugasamy M.;Murphy T.J.;Robb W.B.;Hickey W.;Coleman C.;Buckley L.;Lombard E.;McCaffrey N.;Gallagher P.;Timon C.;Kearney P.;Quinn A.;Houlihan E.;O'Dwyer D.J.;Woods C.;O'Connor R.;Kelly S.;Kehoe B.;McManus M.;Twomey A.
(2020) The effect of a pre- And post-operative exercise programme versus standard care on physical fitness of patients with oesophageal and gastric cancer undergoing neoadjuvant treatment prior to surgery (T....
In Trials;
DOI: 10.1186/s13063-020-04311-4

2020

The (mis)alignment between young people’s collective physical activity experience and physical education curriculum development in Ireland
Coulter M.;Scanlon D.;MacPhail A.;O’Brien W.;Belton S.;Woods C.
(2020) The (mis)alignment between young people’s collective physical activity experience and physical education curriculum development in Ireland
In Curriculum Studies In Health And Physical Education;
DOI: 10.1080/25742981.2020.1808493
[ULIR]

2020

Physical Activity Across the Cancer Journey: Experiences and Recommendations From People Living With and Beyond Cancer
Cantwell M.;Walsh D.;Furlong B.;Loughney L.;McCaffrey N.;Moyna N.;Woods C.
(2020) Physical Activity Across the Cancer Journey: Experiences and Recommendations From People Living With and Beyond Cancer
In Physical therapy; pp. 575-585
DOI: 10.1093/ptj/pzz136

2020

Advancing the evidence base for public policies impacting on dietary behaviour, physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Europe: The Policy Evaluation Network promoting a multidisciplinary approach
Lakerveld J.;Woods C.;Hebestreit A.;Brenner H.;Flechtner-Mors M.;Harrington J.M.;Kamphuis C.B.M.;Laxy M.;Luszczynska A.;Mazzocchi M.;Murrin C.;Poelman M.;Steenhuis I.;Roos G.;Steinacker J.M.;Stock C.C.;van Lenthe F.;Zeeb H.;Zukowska J.;Ahrens W.
(2020) Advancing the evidence base for public policies impacting on dietary behaviour, physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Europe: The Policy Evaluation Network promoting a multidisciplinary approach
In Food Policy;
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2020.101873

2020

Clusters of Adolescent Physical Activity Tracker Patterns and Their Associations With Physical Activity Behaviors in Finland and Ireland: Cross-Sectional Study
Ng K.;Kokko S.;Tammelin T.;Kallio J.;Belton S.;O'Brien W.;Murphy M.;Powell C.;Woods C.
(2020) Clusters of Adolescent Physical Activity Tracker Patterns and Their Associations With Physical Activity Behaviors in Finland and Ireland: Cross-Sectional Study
In Journal Of Medical Internet Research; pp. -e18509
DOI: 10.2196/18509

2019

The development of the Comprehensive Analysis of Policy on Physical Activity (CAPPA) framework
Klepac Pogrmilovic B.;O'Sullivan G.;Milton K.;Biddle S.;Bauman A.;Bellew W.;Cavill N.;Kahlmeier S.;Kelly M.;Mutrie N.;Pratt M.;Rutter H.;Ramirez Varela A.;Woods C.;Pedisic Z.
(2019) The development of the Comprehensive Analysis of Policy on Physical Activity (CAPPA) framework
In The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity;
DOI: 10.1186/s12966-019-0822-5
[ULIR]

2019

Feasibility study of the secondary level active school flag programme: Study protocol
Ng K.;McHale F.;Cotter K.;O’Shea D.;Woods C.
(2019) Feasibility study of the secondary level active school flag programme: Study protocol
In Journal Of Functional Morphology And Kinesiology;
DOI: 10.3390/jfmk4010016
[ULIR]

2019

Identification of health-related behavioural clusters and their association with demographic characteristics in Irish university students
Murphy, J., MacDonncha, C., Murphy, M., Murphy, N. Timperio, A., Leech, R. and Woods, C.B.
(2019) Identification of health-related behavioural clusters and their association with demographic characteristics in Irish university students
In Bmc Public Health; pp. 1-11
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-019-6453-6
[ULIR]

2019

Student Activity and Sport Study Ireland: Protocol for a Web-Based Survey and Environmental Audit Tool for Assessing the Impact of Multiple Factors on University Students' Physical Activity
Murphy, J.J., Woods, C.B., Murphy, M.H., Murphy, N., Byrne, N. and MacDonncha, C.
(2019) Student Activity and Sport Study Ireland: Protocol for a Web-Based Survey and Environmental Audit Tool for Assessing the Impact of Multiple Factors on University Students' Physical Activity
In Journal Of Medical Internet Research;
DOI: 10.2196/10823
[ULIR]

2019

Test-retest reliability of survey items on ownership and use of physical activity trackers
Ng K.;Badura P.;Dzielska A.;Kokko S.;Woods C.;Hamrik Z.
(2019) Test-retest reliability of survey items on ownership and use of physical activity trackers
In Acta Gymnica; pp. 67-74
DOI: 10.5507/ag.2019.001
[ULIR]

2019

What psychosocial factors determine the physical activity patterns of university students?
Murphy J.;MacDonncha C.;Murphy M.;Murphy N.;Nevill A.;Woods C.
(2019) What psychosocial factors determine the physical activity patterns of university students?
In Journal Of Physical Activity & Health; pp. 325-332
DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2018-0205
[ULIR]

2019

An evaluation of an intervention designed to help inactive adults become more active with a peer mentoring component: a protocol for a cluster randomised feasibility trial of the Move for Life programme.
O'Regan A;Glynn L;Garcia Bengoechea E;Casey M;Clifford A;Donnelly A;Murphy AW;Gallagher S;Gillespie P;Newell J;Harkin M;Macken P;Sweeney J;Foley-Walsh M;Quinn G;Ng K;O'Sullivan N;Balfry G;Woods C;
(2019) An evaluation of an intervention designed to help inactive adults become more active with a peer mentoring component: a protocol for a cluster randomised feasibility trial of the Move for Life programme.
In Pilot And Feasibility Studies;
DOI: 10.1186/s40814-019-0473-y
[ULIR]

2019

The development and codesign of the PATHway intervention: a theory-driven eHealth platform for the self-management of cardiovascular disease
Walsh D.;Moran K.;Cornelissen V.;Buys R.;Claes J.;Zampognaro P.;Melillo F.;Maglaveras N.;Chouvarda I.;Triantafyllidis A.;Filos D.;Woods C.
(2019) The development and codesign of the PATHway intervention: a theory-driven eHealth platform for the self-management of cardiovascular disease
In Translational Behavioral Medicine; pp. 76-98
DOI: 10.1093/tbm/iby017
[ULIR]

2019

‘PE should be an integral part of each school day’: parents’ and their children’s attitudes towards primary physical education
Coulter M.;McGrane B.;Woods C.
(2019) ‘PE should be an integral part of each school day’: parents’ and their children’s attitudes towards primary physical education
In Education 3-13;
DOI: 10.1080/03004279.2019.1614644
[ULIR]

2018

MedFit app, a behavior-changing, theoretically informed mobile app for patient self-management of cardiovascular disease: User-centered development
Duff O.;Walsh D.;Malone S.;McDermott L.;Furlong B.;O'Connor N.;Moran K.;Woods C.
(2018) MedFit app, a behavior-changing, theoretically informed mobile app for patient self-management of cardiovascular disease: User-centered development
In Journal Of Medical Internet Research;
DOI: 10.2196/formative.9550
[ULIR]

2018

Active Students Are Healthier and Happier Than Their Inactive Peers: The Results of a Large Representative Cross-Sectional Study of University Students in Ireland
Murphy, MH;Carlin, A;Woods, C;Nevill, A;MacDonncha, C;Ferguson, K;Murphy, N
(2018) Active Students Are Healthier and Happier Than Their Inactive Peers: The Results of a Large Representative Cross-Sectional Study of University Students in Ireland
In Journal Of Physical Activity & Health; CHAMPAIGN : pp. 737-746
DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2017-0432
[ULIR]

2018

Measuring Engagement in eHealth and mHealth Behavior Change Interventions: Viewpoint of Methodologies
Short, CE;DeSmet, A;Woods, C;Williams, SL;Maher, C;Middelweerd, A;Muller, AM;Wark, PA;Vandelanotte, C;Poppe, L;Hingle, MD;Crutzen, R
(2018) Measuring Engagement in eHealth and mHealth Behavior Change Interventions: Viewpoint of Methodologies
In Journal Of Medical Internet Research; TORONTO : JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC
DOI: 10.2196/jmir.9397
[ULIR]

2018

Computerized decision support for beneficial home-based exercise rehabilitation in patients with cardiovascular disease
Triantafyllidis, A;Filos, D;Buys, R;Claes, J;Cornelissen, V;Kouidi, E;Chatzitofis, A;Zarpalas, D;Daras, P;Walsh, D;Woods, C;Moran, K;Maglaveras, N;Chouvarda, I
(2018) Computerized decision support for beneficial home-based exercise rehabilitation in patients with cardiovascular disease
In Computer methods and programs in biomedicine; CLARE : ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD pp. 1-10
DOI: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2018.04.030
[ULIR]

2018

Electronic Health Physical Activity Behavior Change Intervention to Self-Manage Cardiovascular Disease: Qualitative Exploration of Patient and Health Professional Requirements
Walsh, DMJ;Moran, K;Cornelissen, V;Buys, R;Cornelis, N;Woods, C
(2018) Electronic Health Physical Activity Behavior Change Intervention to Self-Manage Cardiovascular Disease: Qualitative Exploration of Patient and Health Professional Requirements
In Journal Of Medical Internet Research; TORONTO : JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC
DOI: 10.2196/jmir.9181
[ULIR]

2018

Healthcare professionals' knowledge and practice of physical activity promotion in cancer care: Challenges and solutions
Cantwell, M,Walsh, D,Furlong, B,Moyna, N,McCaffrey, N,Boran, L,Smyth, S,Woods, C
(2018) Healthcare professionals' knowledge and practice of physical activity promotion in cancer care: Challenges and solutions
In European Journal Of Cancer Care;
DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12795

2017

Validity and Reliability of Three Self-Report Instruments for Assessing Attainment of Physical Activity Guidelines in University Students
Murphy, JJ,Murphy, MH,MacDonncha, C,Murphy, N,Nevill, AM,Woods, CB
(2017) Validity and Reliability of Three Self-Report Instruments for Assessing Attainment of Physical Activity Guidelines in University Students
In Measurement In Physical Education And Exercise Science; pp. 134-141
DOI: 10.1080/1091367X.2017.1297711

2017

PATHway I: design and rationale for the investigation of the feasibility, clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a technology-enabled cardiac rehabilitation platform
Claes, J,Buys, R,Woods, C,Briggs, A,Geue, C,Aitken, M,Moyna, N,Moran, K,McCaffrey, N,Chouvarda, I,Walsh, D,Budts, W,Filos, D,Triantafyllidis, A,Maglaveras, N,Cornelissen, VA
(2017) PATHway I: design and rationale for the investigation of the feasibility, clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a technology-enabled cardiac rehabilitation platform
In BMJ open;
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016781
[ULIR]

2016

The impact of participation in extra-curricular physical activity on males from disadvantaged schools.
Belton, S., Wickel, E., Prior, P. and Woods, C.B.
(2016) The impact of participation in extra-curricular physical activity on males from disadvantaged schools.
In European Physical Education Review;
DOI: 10.1177/1356336X15625381

2016

Impact of physical activity domain on subsequent activity in youth: A 5-year longitudinal study.
Hardie Murphy, M., Rowe, D.A., and Woods, C.B.
(2016) Impact of physical activity domain on subsequent activity in youth: A 5-year longitudinal study.
In Journal Of Sports Sciences;
DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2016.1161219

2016

Cardiac patients show high interest in technology enabled cardiovascular rehabilitation.
Buys, R. Claes, J., Walsh, D., Cornelis, N., Moran, K., Budts, W., Woods, CB., and Cornelissen, V.
(2016) Cardiac patients show high interest in technology enabled cardiovascular rehabilitation.
In Bmc Medical Informatics And Decision Making;
DOI: 10.1186/s12911-016-0329-9
[ULIR]

2016

Sports Participation in Youth as a Predictor of Physical Activity: A 5-Year Longitudinal Study
Murphy, MH,Rowe, DA,Woods, CB
(2016) Sports Participation in Youth as a Predictor of Physical Activity: A 5-Year Longitudinal Study
In Journal Of Physical Activity & Health; pp. 704-711
DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2015-0526

2016

Results From Ireland North and South's 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
Harrington, DM,Murphy, M,Carlin, A,Coppinger, T,Donnelly, A,Dowd, KP,Keating, T,Murphy, N,Murtagh, E,O'Brien, W,Woods, C,Belton, S
(2016) Results From Ireland North and South's 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
In Journal Of Physical Activity & Health; pp. 183-188
DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0334
[ULIR]

2015

Prevalence and Correlates of Physical Inactivity in Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Ireland
Murtagh, EM,Murphy, MH,Murphy, NM,Woods, C,Nevill, AM,Lane, A
(2015) Prevalence and Correlates of Physical Inactivity in Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Ireland
In Plos One;
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118293
[ULIR]

2015

What young people say about physical activity: the Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity (CSPPA) study
Tannehill, D,MacPhail, A,Walsh, J,Woods, C
(2015) What young people say about physical activity: the Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity (CSPPA) study
In Sport Education And Society; pp. 442-462
DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2013.784863

2014

Results From Ireland's 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity in Children and Youth
Harrington, DM,Belton, S,Coppinger, T,Cullen, M,Donnelly, A,Dowd, K,Keating, T,Layte, R,Murphy, M,Murphy, N,Murtagh, E,Woods, C
(2014) Results From Ireland's 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity in Children and Youth
In Journal Of Physical Activity & Health; pp. 63-68
DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2014-0166
[ULIR]

2013

What young people say about physical activity: The Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity (CSPPA) Study
Tannehill, D; MacPhail, A; Walsh, J.; Woods, C.
(2013) What young people say about physical activity: The Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity (CSPPA) Study
In Sport Education And Society;
DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2013.784863
[ULIR]

2012

An examination of the relationship between enjoyment, physical education, physical activity and health in Irish adolescents
Woods, CB,Tannehill, D,Walsh, J
(2012) An examination of the relationship between enjoyment, physical education, physical activity and health in Irish adolescents
In Irish Educational Studies; pp. 263-280
DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2012.710068

Conference Publications

2018

Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Prabhu G.;Kuklyte J.;Gualano L.;Venkataraman K.;Ahmadi A.;Duff O.;Walsh D.;Woods C.;O’Connor N.;Moran K.
(2018) Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
pp. 20-28
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-98551-0_3
[ULIR]

2018

Congress of the International society of physical activity for health
Ng, K;Woods, C;Mansergh, F;McCarthy, K;O'Shea, D
(2018) Congress of the International society of physical activity for health
pp. 229-229

2018

Congress of the International society of physical activity for health
Woods, C;O'Regan, A;Glynn, L;Casey, M;Clifford, A;Donnelly, A;Murphy, AW;Gallagher, S;Coote, S;Gillespie, P;Harkin, M;Macken, P;Sweeney, J;Foley-Walsh, M;Quinn, G;Ng, K;O'Sullivan, N;Garcia, E
(2018) Congress of the International society of physical activity for health
pp. 133-134

2018

Congress of the International society of physical activity for health
McHale, F;Ng, K;O'Shea, D;Norton, C;Barrett, G;Clifford, J;Murphy, P;Woods, C
(2018) Congress of the International society of physical activity for health
pp. 125-126

2017

MMHealth 2017 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care, co-located with MM 2017
Kuklyte J.;Gualano L.;Prabhu G.;Venkataraman K.;Walsh D.;Woods C.;Moran K.;O'Connor N.
(2017) MMHealth 2017 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care, co-located with MM 2017
pp. 93-96
DOI: 10.1145/3132635.3132651

2017

A Use Case based requirements specification approach to support the development of a rehabilitation system for CVD patients: The PATHWAY Project
Zampognaro, P,Buys, R,Walsh, D,Woods, C,Melillo, F,
(2017) A Use Case based requirements specification approach to support the development of a rehabilitation system for CVD patients: The PATHWAY Project
In 2013 Ieee Symposium On Computers And Communications (Iscc); pp. 254-259

2017

Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications
Zampognaro P.;Buys R.;Walsh D.;Woods C.;Melillo F.
(2017) Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications
pp. 254-259
DOI: 10.1109/ISCC.2017.8024538

Published Reports

2011

The Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study: Volunteer Study
Walsh,J;Tannehill,D;Woods, C.
(2011) The Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study: Volunteer Study
Dublin, Ireland : Irish Sports Council

2010

An Evaluation of Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study
Woods,C;Moyna,N;Tannehill,D;Walsh,J
(2010) An Evaluation of Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study
Dublin, Ireland : Irish Sports Council

Reviewss

2020

Assessing physical activity through questionnaires – A consensus of best practices and future directions
Nigg C.R.;Fuchs R.;Gerber M.;Jekauc D.;Koch T.;Krell-Roesch J.;Lippke S.;Mnich C.;Novak B.;Ju Q.;Sattler M.C.;Schmidt S.C.E.;van Poppel M.;Reimers A.K.;Wagner P.;Woods C.;Woll A.
(2020) Assessing physical activity through questionnaires – A consensus of best practices and future directions
In Psychology Of Sport And Exercise;
DOI: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2020.101715

2019

Interventions promoting active transport to school in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Jones R.;Blackburn N.;Woods C.;Byrne M.;van Nassau F.;Tully M.
(2019) Interventions promoting active transport to school in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis
In Preventive Medicine; pp. 232-241
DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.03.030

2018

Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Diet-Related eHealth and mHealth Research: Bibliometric Analysis
Muller, AM;Maher, CA;Vandelanotte, C;Hingle, M;Middelweerd, A;Lopez, ML;DeSmet, A;Short, CE;Nathan, N;Hutchesson, MJ;Poppe, L;Woods, CB;Williams, SL;Wark, PA
(2018) Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Diet-Related eHealth and mHealth Research: Bibliometric Analysis
In Journal Of Medical Internet Research; TORONTO : JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC
DOI: 10.2196/jmir.8954

2017

Behavior Change Techniques in Physical Activity eHealth Interventions for People With Cardiovascular Disease: Systematic Review
Duff, OM,Walsh, DMJ,Furlong, BA,O'Connor, NE,Moran, KA,Woods, CB
(2017) Behavior Change Techniques in Physical Activity eHealth Interventions for People With Cardiovascular Disease: Systematic Review
In Journal Of Medical Internet Research;
DOI: 10.2196/jmir.7782

Meeting Abstracts

2018

The development and co-design of the PATHway intervention: A theory-driven eHealth platform for the self-management of cardiovascular disease
Woods, C;McDermott, L;Walsh, D;Cornelissen, V;Buys, R;Claes, J;Zampognaro, P;Melillo, F;Maglaveras, N;Chouvarda, I;Triantafyllidis, A;Filos, D;Moran, K
(2018) The development and co-design of the PATHway intervention: A theory-driven eHealth platform for the self-management of cardiovascular disease
In Journal of Physical Activity and Health; CHAMPAIGN : HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC pp. 40-41

2018

It's the parents, It's the school, It's the children: Responsibility for adolescent unhealthy living
Ng, KW;O'Shea, D;McHale, F;Cody, D;Woods, CB
(2018) It's the parents, It's the school, It's the children: Responsibility for adolescent unhealthy living
In Irish journal of medical science; LONDON : SPRINGER LONDON LTD pp. 190-190

2018

Sedentary behaviour profiles of Irish children and youth: A follow up to the Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study (CSPPA)
Powell, C;Woods, C;Saunders, J;Belton, S;O'Brien, W;Murphy, M
(2018) Sedentary behaviour profiles of Irish children and youth: A follow up to the Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study (CSPPA)
In Journal of Physical Activity and Health; CHAMPAIGN : HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC pp. 137-137

2018

How does the university environment influence students' physical activity patterns?
Murphy, J;MacDonncha, C;Murphy, MH;Murphy, N;Woods, CB
(2018) How does the university environment influence students' physical activity patterns?
In Journal of Physical Activity and Health; CHAMPAIGN : HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC pp. 20-21

2018

Factors and strategies to prevent dropout in youth sport: results of a rapid review and expert opinions
Murphy, J;Woods, CB;Dijk, D;Seghers, J
(2018) Factors and strategies to prevent dropout in youth sport: results of a rapid review and expert opinions
In Journal of Physical Activity and Health; CHAMPAIGN : HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC pp. 123-124

2017

Cancer Survivors' Experiences Of Physical Activity: Exercise As A Vehicle For Recovery?
Cooney, M,Moyna, N,Walsh, D,Furlong, B,Loughney, L,Boran, L,Smyth, S,Woods, C
(2017) Cancer Survivors' Experiences Of Physical Activity: Exercise As A Vehicle For Recovery?
In Medicine and science in sports and exercise; pp. 565-565
DOI: 10.1249/01.mss.0000518468.57191.f4