Biography

Prof. Woods is Director of the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (www.ul.ie/ehs/pafh) at the University of Limerick (UL), and is a member of UL's Health Research Institute (https://www.ul.ie/research/hri). 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's 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. ULMedX 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' was 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 was 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 2010 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. PEN research was featured in a special issue in the European Journal of Public Health with PAfH UL researchers contributing to an editorial, a paper defining key food and physical activity policy concepts, a paper outlining the development of the physical activity environment policy index (PA-EPI) tool and a systematic review of mass media campaigns influencing physical activity. Further, UL PEN researchers contributed to a review of transport policies influencing physical activity and a review of sport policies influencing physical activity. 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, Ulster University
  • 2018 - Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh

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

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

Peer Reviewed Journals

2023

Factors related to the implementation and scale-up of physical activity interventions in Ireland: a qualitative study with policy makers, funders, researchers and practitioners

Murphy J.;Mansergh F.;O’Donoghue G.;van Nassau F.;Cooper J.;Grady C.;Murphy N.;Bengoechea E.G.;Murphy M.H.;Cullen B.;Woods C.B. (2023) Factors related to the implementation and scale-up of physical activity interventions in Ireland: a qualitative study with policy makers, funders, researchers and practitioners. The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity

2022

Dietary behaviour and physical activity policies in Europe: learnings from the Policy Evaluation Network (PEN)

Ahrens, W;Brenner, H;Flechtner-Mors, M;Harrington, JM;Hebestreit, A;Kamphuis, CBM;Kelly, L;Laxy, M;Luszczynska, A;Mazzocchi, M;Murrin, C;Poelman, MP;Steenhuis, I;Roos, G;Steinacker, JM;van Lenthe, F;Zeeb, H;Zukowska, J;Lakerveld, J;Woods, CB (2022) Dietary behaviour and physical activity policies in Europe: learnings from the Policy Evaluation Network (PEN). OXFORD : OXFORD UNIV PRESS European Journal Of Public Health :114-125

2022

Acceptability of policies targeting dietary behaviours and physical activity: a systematic review of tools and outcomes

Scheidmeir M.;Kubiak T.;Luszczynska A.;Wendt J.;Scheller D.A.;Meshkovska B.;Müller-Stierlin A.S.;Forberger S.;Łobczowska K.;Neumann-Podczaska A.;Wieczorowska-Tobis K.;Zeeb H.;Steinacker J.M.;Woods C.B.;Lakerveld J. (2022) Acceptability of policies targeting dietary behaviours and physical activity: a systematic review of tools and outcomes. European Journal Of Public Health :IV32-IV49

2022

Study protocol for the investigation of the clinical effectiveness of a physical activity behaviour change intervention for individuals living with and beyond cancer

Mairéad Cantwell;Bróna Kehoe;Niall Moyna;Noel McCaffrey;Fiona Skelly;Lisa Loughney;Deirdre MJ. Walsh;Kieran Dowd;Andrew McCarren;Catherine Woods; (2022) Study protocol for the investigation of the clinical effectiveness of a physical activity behaviour change intervention for individuals living with and beyond cancer. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications

2022

Music and Movement for Health: Protocol for a pragmatic cluster-randomised feasibility pilot trial of an arts-based programme for the health and wellbeing of older adults.

Clifford, A.M., Ni Bhriain, O., Byrne, S., Cheung, P.S., Louw, Q., Glynn, L., Moss, H., O'Neill, D., Woods, C.B., Sheikhi, A., Gowran, R.J., Maher, C., Kennelly, B., Salsberg, J., Thabane, L. (2022) Music and Movement for Health: Protocol for a pragmatic cluster-randomised feasibility pilot trial of an arts-based programme for the health and wellbeing of older adults.. Hrb Open Research :1-19

2022

Health Enhancing Physical Activity Policies in Poland: Findings from the HEPA PAT Survey

Aleksandra Romanowska;Agnieszka Morawiak;Catherine Woods;Liam Kelly;Kevin Volf;Peter Gelius;Sven Messing;Sarah Forberger;Jeroen Lakerveld;Nicolette R. Den Braver;Enrique García Bengoechea;Joanna Żukowska; (2022) Health Enhancing Physical Activity Policies in Poland: Findings from the HEPA PAT Survey. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health

2022

Obesity in Adults: A 2022 Adapted Clinical Practice Guideline for Ireland.

Breen C;O'Connell J;Geoghegan J;O'Shea D;Birney S;Tully L;Gaynor K;O'Kelly M;O'Malley G;O'Donovan C;Lyons O;Flynn M;Allen S;Arthurs N;Browne S;Byrne M;Callaghan S;Collins C;Courtney A;Crotty M;Donohue C;Donovan C;Dunlevy C;Duggan D;Fearon N;Finucane F;Fitzgerald I;Foy S;Garvey J;Gibson I;Glynn L;Gregg E;Griffin A;Harrington JM;Heary C;Heneghan H;Hogan A;Hynes M;Kearney C;Kelly D;Neff K;le Roux CW;Manning S;McAuliffe F;Moore S;Moran N;Murphy M;Murrin C;O'Brien SM;O'Donnell C;O'Dwyer S;O'Grada C;O'Malley E;O'Reilly O;O'Reilly S;Porter O;Roche HM;Rhynehart A;Ryan L;Seery S;Soare C;Shaamile F;Walsh A;Woods C;Woods C;Yoder R; (2022) Obesity in Adults: A 2022 Adapted Clinical Practice Guideline for Ireland.. Obesity Facts

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. Hrb Open Research

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.. The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity

2021

“Getting Ireland active”-Application of a systems approach to increase physical activity in Ireland using the GAPPA framework

Murphy J.J.;Mansergh F.;Murphy M.H.;Murphy N.;Cullen B.;O'Brien S.;Finn S.;O'Donoghue G.;Barry N.;O'Shea S.;Leyden K.M.;Smyth P.;Cooper J.;Bengoechea E.G.;Cavill N.;Milat A.J.;Bauman A.E.;Woods C.B. (2021) “Getting Ireland active”-Application of a systems approach to increase physical activity in Ireland using the GAPPA framework. Journal of Physical Activity and Health :1427-1436

2021

Barriers and facilitators to implementing community-based physical activity interventions: a qualitative systematic review

Jemima Cooper;Joey Murphy;Catherine Woods;Femke Van Nassau;Aisling McGrath;David Callaghan;Paula Carroll;Paul Kelly;Niamh Murphy;Marie Murphy;Adrian Bauman;Benny Cullen;Colette Brolly;Enrique García Bengoechea;Fiona Mansergh;Grainne O’Donoghue;James Lavelle;Nanette Mutrie;Niamh Barry;Peter Smyth;Ronan Kielt;Sarah O’Brien;Shirley O’Shea;Vydehi Muppavarapu; (2021) Barriers and facilitators to implementing community-based physical activity interventions: a qualitative systematic review. The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity

2021

"Getting Ireland Active"-Application of a Systems Approach to Increase Physical Activity in Ireland Using the GAPPA Framework

Murphy, JJ;Mansergh, F;Murphy, MH;Murphy, N;Cullen, B;O'Brien, S;Finn, S;O'Donoghue, G;Barry, N;O'Shea, S;Leyden, KM;Smyth, P;Cooper, J;Bengoechea, EG;Cavill, N;Milat, AJ;Bauman, AE;Woods, CB (2021) "Getting Ireland Active"-Application of a Systems Approach to Increase Physical Activity in Ireland Using the GAPPA Framework. CHAMPAIGN : HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC Journal of Physical Activity and Health :1427-1436

2021

A cluster analysis of device-measured physical activity behaviours and the association with chronic conditions, multi-morbidity and healthcare utilisation in adults aged 45 years and older.

O'Regan A;Hannigan A;Glynn L;Garcia Bengoechea E;Donnelly A;Hayes G;Murphy AW;Clifford AM;Gallagher S;Woods CB; (2021) A cluster analysis of device-measured physical activity behaviours and the association with chronic conditions, multi-morbidity and healthcare utilisation in adults aged 45 years and older.. Preventive Medicine Reports

2021

Juggling with theory, evidence, practice, and real-world circumstances: Development of a complex community intervention to increase physical activity in inactive adults aged 50 years and older - The Move for Life Study

Bengoechea, EG;Clifford, AM;Gallagher, S;O' Regan, A;O'Sullivan, N;Casey, M;Glynn, L;Macken, P;Sweeney, J;Donnelly, A;Murphy, A;Woods, CB (2021) Juggling with theory, evidence, practice, and real-world circumstances: Development of a complex community intervention to increase physical activity in inactive adults aged 50 years and older - The Move for Life Study. OXFORD : PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD Evaluation And Program Planning

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. Plos One :-e0235274

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..... Trials

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. Food Policy

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. Cancer Control

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. Journal Of Medical Internet Research :-e14221

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. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications

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. Journal Of Medical Internet Research

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.. Pilot And Feasibility Studies

2018

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 (Preprint)

Joseph J Murphy;Catherine B Woods;Marie H Murphy;Niamh Murphy;Neal Byrne;Ciaran Mac Donncha; (2018) 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 (Preprint).

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, V.A.; (2017) PATHway I: Design and rationale for the investigation of the feasibility, clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a technology-enabled cardiac rehabilitation platform. BMJ open

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. BMJ open

2014

Assessment and management of risk factors for the prevention of lifestyle-related disease: A cross-sectional survey of current activities, barriers and perceived training needs of primary care physiotherapists in the Republic of Ireland

O'Donoghue, G.;Cunningham, C.;Murphy, F.;Woods, C.;Aagaard-Hansen, J.; (2014) Assessment and management of risk factors for the prevention of lifestyle-related disease: A cross-sectional survey of current activities, barriers and perceived training needs of primary care physiotherapists in the Republic of Ireland. Physiotherapy (United Kingdom)

2008

Active commuting to school: How far is too far?

Nelson, N.M.;Foley, E.;O'Gorman, D.J.;Moyna, N.M.;Woods, C.B.; (2008) Active commuting to school: How far is too far?. The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity

2000

The Newcastle exercise project (multiple letters)

Kerse, N.;Walker, S.;Petrovic, M.;Corson, J.;Miles, L.;Williams, E.;Fielder, H.;Smith, F.;Sims, J.;Mutrie, N.;Woods, C.;Lowther, M.;Blamey, A.;Loughlan, C.;Critchley, J.;Isaacs, A.J.;Rosenthall, R.;Honeybell, L.;Smith, C.;Baker, P.J.S.;McMurdo, M.;Reeves, M.;Harland, J.;White, M.;Howel, D.;Drinkwater, C.;Chinn, D.;Craig, A.;Dinan, S.;Smith, A.;Taylor, A.;Webborn, N.; (2000) The Newcastle exercise project (multiple letters). British Medical Journal

2000

The Newcastle exercise project

Kerse, N.;Walker, S.;Petrovic, M.;Corson, J.;Miles, L.;Williams, E.;Fielder, H.;Smith, F.;Sims, J.;Mutrie, N.;Woods, C.;Lowther, M.;Blamey, A.;Loughlan, C.;Critchley, J.;Isaacs, A.J.;Rosenthall, R.;Honeybell, L.;Smith, C.;Baker, P.J.S.;Mcmurdo, M.;Reeves, M.;Harland, J.;White, M.;Howel, D.;Drinkwater, C.;Chinn, D.;Craig, A.;Dinan, S.;Smith, A.;Taylor, A.;Webborn, N.; (2000) The Newcastle exercise project. Bmj

Books

Book Chapters

2019

Producing the Research Proposal

Murphy, M. and Woods, C. (2019) Producing the Research Proposal. New York : Routledge Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health :45-56

Edited Books

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Other Journals

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Conference Publications

2020

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Cantwell, M;Walsh, D;Furlong, B;Loughney, L;McCaffrey, N;Moyna, N;Woods, C (2020) PHYSICAL THERAPY. CARY : OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC Physical therapy :575-585

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. :133-134

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Published Reports

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Other Publications

2022

Obesity in Adults: A 2022 Adapted Clinical Practice Guideline for Ireland

Breen C.;O'Connell J.;Geoghegan J.;O'Shea D.;Birney S.;Tully L.;Gaynor K.;O'Kelly M.;O'Malley G.;O'Donovan C.;Lyons O.;Flynn M.;Allen S.;Arthurs N.;Browne S.;Byrne M.;Callaghan S.;Collins C.;Courtney A.;Crotty M.;Donohue C.;Donovan C.;Dunlevy C.;Duggan D.;Fearon N.;Finucane F.;Fitzgerald I.;Foy S.;Garvey J.;Gibson I.;Glynn L.;Gregg E.;Griffin A.;Harrington J.M.;Heary C.;Heneghan H.;Hogan A.;Hynes M.;Kearney C.;Kelly D.;Neff K.;Le Roux C.W.;Manning S.;McAuliffe F.;Moore S.;Moran N.;Murphy M.;Murrin C.;O'Brien S.M.;O'Donnell C.;O'Dwyer S.;O'Grada C.;O'Malley E.;O'Reilly O.;O'Reilly S.;Porter O.;Roche H.M.;Rhynehart A.;Ryan L.;Seery S.;Soare C.;Shaamile F.;Walsh A.;Woods C.;Yoder R. (2022) Obesity in Adults: A 2022 Adapted Clinical Practice Guideline for Ireland. Obesity Facts

2022

Policy Evaluation Network (PEN): Protocol for systematic literature reviews examining the evidence for impact of policies on physical activity 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.;Woods C.B. (2022) Policy Evaluation Network (PEN): Protocol for systematic literature reviews examining the evidence for impact of policies on physical activity across seven different policy domains. Hrb Open Research

2022

Acceptability of policies targeting dietary behaviours and physical activity: a systematic review of tools and outcomes

Scheidmeir, M;Kubiak, T;Luszczynska, A;Wendt, J;Scheller, DA;Meshkovska, B;Muller-Stierlin, AS;Forberger, S;Lobczowska, K;Neumann-Podczaska, A;Wieczorowska-Tobis, K;Zeeb, H;Steinacker, JM;Woods, CB;Lakerveld, J (2022) Acceptability of policies targeting dietary behaviours and physical activity: a systematic review of tools and outcomes. OXFORD : OXFORD UNIV PRESS European Journal Of Public Health :32-49

2022

DE-PASS Best Evidence Statement (BESt): Modifiable determinants of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents aged 5-19 years-a protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis

Khudair M.;Marcuzzi A.;Ng K.;Tempest G.D.;Bartoš F.;Peric R.;Maier M.;Beccia F.;Boccia S.;Brandes M.;Cardon G.;Carlin A.;Castagna C.;Chaabene H.;Chalkley A.;Ciaccioni S.;Cieślińska-Wider J.;Ingien - V.;Cortis C.;Corvino C.;De Geus E.J.C.;Di Baldassarre A.;Di Credico A.;Drid P.;Fernández Tarazaga R.M.;Gallè F.;García Sánchez E.;Gebremariam M.;Ghinassi B.;Goudas M.;Hayes G.;Honorio S.;Izzicupo P.;Jahre H.;Jelsma J.;Juric P.;Kolovelonis A.;Kongsvold A.;Kouidi E.;Mansergh F.;Masanovic B.;Mekonnen T.;Mork P.J.;Murphy M.;O'Hara K.;Torun A.O.;Palumbo F.;Popovic S.;Prieske O.;Puharic Z.;Ribeiro J.C.;Rumbold P.L.S.;Sandu P.;Sorić M.;Stavnsbo M.;Syrmpas I.;Van Der Ploeg H.P.;Van Hoye A.;Vilela S.;Woods C.;Wunsch K.;Caprinica L.;Macdonncha C.;Ling F.C.M. (2022) DE-PASS Best Evidence Statement (BESt): Modifiable determinants of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents aged 5-19 years-a protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ open

2022

Insights into the development of the physical activity environment policy index, a tool for benchmarking implementation of public policies to create healthy physical activity policy environments

Woods, C;Zukowska, J;Forberger, S;Garcia, E;Gelius, P;Gobis, A;Kelly, L;Krajewski, P;Lakerveld, J;Messing, S;denBraver, N;Volf, K (2022) Insights into the development of the physical activity environment policy index, a tool for benchmarking implementation of public policies to create healthy physical activity policy environments. OXFORD : OXFORD UNIV PRESS European Journal Of Public Health

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;Loughran, S;Walsh, J;Casey, M;Hayes, P;Bengoechea, E;O'Regan, A;Woods, C;Kelly, D;O'Connor, R;McGrath, D;Glynn, L (2020) A feasibility study of an exercise intervention to educate, and promote health and well-being, among medical students: The 'MED-WELL' programme. LONDON : SPRINGER LONDON LTD Irish journal of medical science :11-12

2019

The role of exercise on physical fitness of patients with oesophagogastric cancer undergoing neoadjuvant treatment and surgery: Report of a feasibility study and the protocol of a multi-centre Randomised Control Trial (The PERIOP-OG Study)

Tully, R;Loughney, L;Bolger, J;Coleman, C;Murphy, T;Collins, C;Arumugasamy, M;Quinn, A;Houlihan, E;O'Dwyer, DJ;Kehoe, B;Woods, C;McManus, M;McCaffrey, N;Robb, WB (2019) The role of exercise on physical fitness of patients with oesophagogastric cancer undergoing neoadjuvant treatment and surgery: Report of a feasibility study and the protocol of a multi-centre Randomised Control Trial (The PERIOP-OG Study). HOBOKEN : WILEY The British journal of surgery :65-65

2019

The Long-term Effects Of A Physical Activity Behaviour Change Intervention On Cancer Survivors' Levels Of Depression, Fatigue And Mental Well-being

Cantwell, M;Furlong, B;Woods, C;McCaffrey, N;Loughney, L;Skelly, F;McCarren, A;Moyna, N (2019) The Long-term Effects Of A Physical Activity Behaviour Change Intervention On Cancer Survivors' Levels Of Depression, Fatigue And Mental Well-being. PHILADELPHIA : LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS Medicine and science in sports and exercise :237-237

2019

The Role of Exercise on Physical Fitness of Patients with Oesophagogastric Cancer Undergoing Neoadjuvant Treatment snd Surgery: Report of a Feasibility Study and the Protocol of a Multi-Centre Randomised Control Trial (The PERIOP-OG Study)

Tully, R;Loughney, L;Bolger, J;Coleman, C;Murphy, T;Collins, C;Arumugasamy, M;Quinn, A;Houlihan, E;O'Dwyer, DJ;Woods, C;O'Connor, R;Kelly, S;Kehoe, B;McManus, M;McCaffrey, N;Robb, WB (2019) The Role of Exercise on Physical Fitness of Patients with Oesophagogastric Cancer Undergoing Neoadjuvant Treatment snd Surgery: Report of a Feasibility Study and the Protocol of a Multi-Centre Randomised Control Trial (The PERIOP-OG Study). LONDON : SPRINGER LONDON LTD Irish journal of medical science :183-184

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. CHAMPAIGN : HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC Journal of Physical Activity and Health :40-41