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Dr. Elaine Murtagh

Biography

Elaine Murtagh is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences. Elaine was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Physical Education) and a PhD from Ulster University. She also holds a Specialist Diploma in Teaching, Learning & Scholarship from the University of Limerick.

Elaine joined UL in March 2020. Prior to this appointment she was a lecturer in Physical Education at Mary Immaculate College (MIC), Limerick from 2008. Elaine also held the post of Athena SWAN Project Director at MIC and led the College's successful application for a Bronze Institutional award.

Elaine is currently Co-Chair of the World Health Organisation's HEPA Europe (European network for the promotion of Health-Enhancing Physical Activity) working group on children and young people. From 2014-2017 Elaine served as Co-Director of PEPAYS Ireland, a national research centre examining issues relating to Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport across the lifespan.

Research Interests

Elaine Murtagh's research interests are in physical activity and physical education. Her work focuses on developing and evaluating programmes to enhance physical activity opportunities for children and adults. She also examines the effect of physical activity on health. Elaine has co-authored approx 50 peer-reviewed journal articles to date.

Current projects include:

  • Learning in Motion: embedding gender-responsive, play-based pedagogies in teacher education in Palestine
  • Development of a National Statement on Physical Literacy
  • Moving to Learn Ireland Practitioner Forum: A forum for teachers to engage with and share practice of a movement integration programme for primary school children
  • Supporting Our Lifelong Engagement: Mothers and Teens Exercising (SOLE MATES)

Research Collaborators

  • Prof Marie Murphy - International Collaboration Type - University of Ulster -Northern Ireland -.
  • Dr Sarahjane Belton - Joint Publication - Dublin City University
  • Prof Charlie Foster - Joint Publication - University of Bristol -England
  • Prof Philip Morgan - University of Newcastle -Australia
  • Dr Karen Milton - University of East Anglia -England
  • Dr Rosemarie Martin
  • Dr Richard Bowles
  • Dr Wesley O'Brien - University College Cork
  • Dr Jaimie McMullen - University of Northern Colorado

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2020

Interventions outside the workplace for reducing sedentary behaviour in adults under 60 years of age.
Murtagh EM;Murphy MH;Milton K;Roberts NW;O'Gorman CS;Foster C;
(2020) Interventions outside the workplace for reducing sedentary behaviour in adults under 60 years of age.
In Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews;
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012554.pub2

2020

The Influence of Role Models on the Sedentary Behaviour Patterns of Primary School-Aged Children and Associations with Psychosocial Aspects of Health
Hegarty L.;Murphy M.H.;Kirby K.;Murtagh E.;Mallett J.;Mair J.L.
(2020) The Influence of Role Models on the Sedentary Behaviour Patterns of Primary School-Aged Children and Associations with Psychosocial Aspects of Health
In International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health;
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17155345

2020

Global Matrix 3.0 physical activity report card for children and youth: a comparison across Europe.
Coppinger T;Milton K;Murtagh E;Harrington D;Johansen D;Seghers J;Skovgaard T; ;Chalkley A;
(2020) Global Matrix 3.0 physical activity report card for children and youth: a comparison across Europe.
In Journal Of Public Health;
DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2020.07.025

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

2019

The Effects of Continuous Compared to Accumulated Exercise on Health: A Meta-Analytic Review.
Murphy MH;Lahart I;Carlin A;Murtagh E;
(2019) The Effects of Continuous Compared to Accumulated Exercise on Health: A Meta-Analytic Review.
In Sports Medicine (Auckland, N.Z.);
DOI: 10.1007/s40279-019-01145-2

2019

Supporting Our Lifelong Engagement: Mothers and Teens Exercising (SOLE MATES); a feasibility trial
Corr M.;McMullen J.;Morgan P.;Barnes A.;Murtagh E.
(2019) Supporting Our Lifelong Engagement: Mothers and Teens Exercising (SOLE MATES); a feasibility trial
In Women & Health;
DOI: 10.1080/03630242.2019.1688446

2019

Rising rural body-mass index is the main driver of the global obesity epidemic in adults.
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(2019) Rising rural body-mass index is the main driver of the global obesity epidemic in adults.
In Nature;
DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1171-x

2019

Attaining the Active School Flag: how physical activity provision can be enhanced in Irish primary schools
Bowles R, Ní Chróinín D, Murtagh EM.
(2019) Attaining the Active School Flag: how physical activity provision can be enhanced in Irish primary schools
In European Physical Education Review; pp. 76-88

2019

Adolescent Girls' Perceptions of Physical Activity: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies.
Corr M;McSharry J;Murtagh EM;
(2019) Adolescent Girls' Perceptions of Physical Activity: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies.
In American Journal Of Health Promotion : Ajhp;
DOI: 10.1177/0890117118818747

2019

‘No one ever asked us’: a feasibility study assessing the co-creation of a physical activity programme with adolescent girls
Corr M.;Murtagh E.
(2019) ‘No one ever asked us’: a feasibility study assessing the co-creation of a physical activity programme with adolescent girls
In Global Health Promotion;
DOI: 10.1177/1757975919853784

2018

Effectiveness of mother and daughter interventions targeting physical activity, fitness, nutrition and adiposity: A systematic review.
Barnes AT;Young MD;Murtagh EM;Collins CE;Plotnikoff RC;Morgan PJ;
(2018) Effectiveness of mother and daughter interventions targeting physical activity, fitness, nutrition and adiposity: A systematic review.
In Preventive Medicine;
DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.12.033

2018

Self-rated walking pace and all-cause, cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality: individual participant pooled analysis of 50 225 walkers from 11 population British cohorts
Stamatakis, E;Kelly, P;Strain, T;Murtagh, EM;Ding, D;Murphy, MH
(2018) Self-rated walking pace and all-cause, cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality: individual participant pooled analysis of 50 225 walkers from 11 population British cohorts
In British journal of sports medicine; LONDON : BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP pp. 761-768
DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098677

2018

What works to promote walking at the population level? A systematic review.
Foster C;Kelly P;Reid HAB;Roberts N;Murtagh EM;Humphreys DK;Panter J;Milton K;
(2018) What works to promote walking at the population level? A systematic review.
In British journal of sports medicine;
DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098953

2018

Mothers and teenage daughters walking to health: using the behaviour change wheel to develop an intervention to improve adolescent girls' physical activity
Murtagh, EM;Barnes, AT;McMullen, J;Morgan, PJ
(2018) Mothers and teenage daughters walking to health: using the behaviour change wheel to develop an intervention to improve adolescent girls' physical activity
In Journal Of Public Health; LONDON : W B SAUNDERS CO LTD pp. 37-46
DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2018.01.012

2018

Effects of frequency, intensity, duration and volume of walking interventions on CVD risk factors: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis of randomised controlled trials among inactive healthy adults
Oja, P;Kelly, P;Murtagh, EM;Murphy, MH;Foster, C;Titze, S
(2018) Effects of frequency, intensity, duration and volume of walking interventions on CVD risk factors: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis of randomised controlled trials among inactive healthy adults
In British journal of sports medicine; LONDON : BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP pp. 769-
DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098558

2018

Associations between metabolic syndrome components and markers of inflammation in Welsh school children
Thomas, NE,Rowe, DA,Murtagh, EM,Stephens, JW,Williams, R
(2018) Associations between metabolic syndrome components and markers of inflammation in Welsh school children
In European Journal Of Pediatrics; pp. 409-417
DOI: 10.1007/s00431-017-3065-y

2017

Sedentary Behavior Research Network (SBRN) - Terminology Consensus Project process and outcome
Tremblay M.;Aubert S.;Barnes J.;Saunders T.;Carson V.;Latimer-Cheung A.;Chastin S.;Altenburg T.;Chinapaw M.;Aminian S.;Arundell L.;Hinkley T.;Hnatiuk J.;Atkin A.;Belanger K.;Chaput J.;Gunnell K.;Larouche R.;Manyanga T.;Gibbs B.;Bassett-Gunter R.;Biddle S.;Biswas A.;Chau J.;Colley R.;Coppinger T.;Craven C.;Cristi-Montero C.;de Assis Teles Santos D.;del Pozo Cruz B.;del Pozo-Cruz J.;Dempsey P.;do Carmo Santos Gonçalves R.;Ekelund U.;Ellingson L.;Ezeugwu V.;Fitzsimons C.;Florez-Pregonero A.;Friel C.;Fröberg A.;Giangregorio L.;Godin L.;Halloway S.;Husu P.;Kadir M.;Karagounis L.;Koster A.;Lakerveld J.;Lamb M.;LeBlanc A.;Lee E.;Lee P.;Lopes L.;Manns T.;Ginis K.;McVeigh J.;Meneguci J.;Moreira C.;Murtagh E.;Patterson F.;da Silva D.;Pesola A.;Peterson N.;Pettitt C.;Pilutti L.;Pereira S.;Poitras V.;Prince S.;Rathod A.;Rivière F.;Rosenkranz S.;Routhier F.;Santos R.;Smith B.;Theou O.;Tomasone J.;Tucker P.;Meyer R.;van der Ploeg H.;Villalobos T.;Viren T.
(2017) Sedentary Behavior Research Network (SBRN) - Terminology Consensus Project process and outcome
In The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity;
DOI: 10.1186/s12966-017-0525-8

2017

Active Classrooms: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Effects of a Movement Integration Intervention on the Physical Activity Levels of Primary School Children
Martin, R,Murtagh, E
(2017) Active Classrooms: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Effects of a Movement Integration Intervention on the Physical Activity Levels of Primary School Children
In Journal Of Physical Activity & Health; pp. 290-300
DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0358

2017

Teachers' and students' perspectives of participating in the 'Active Classrooms' movement integration programme
Martin, R,Murtagh, EM
(2017) Teachers' and students' perspectives of participating in the 'Active Classrooms' movement integration programme
In Teaching And Teacher Education; pp. 218-230
DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2017.01.002

2017

Effect of Active Lessons on Physical Activity, Academic, and Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review
Martin R.;Murtagh E.
(2017) Effect of Active Lessons on Physical Activity, Academic, and Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review
In Research Quarterly For Exercise And Sport; pp. 149-168
DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2017.1294244

2017

Interventions outside the workplace for reducing sedentary behaviour in adults under 60
Murtagh E.;Murphy M.;Foster C.;Milton K.;Roberts N.;O'Gorman C.
(2017) Interventions outside the workplace for reducing sedentary behaviour in adults under 60
In Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews;
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012554

2017

Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128.9 million children, adolescents, and adults
Ezzati, M;Bentham, J;Di Cesare, M;Bilano, V;Bixby, H;Zhou, B;Stevens, GA;Riley, LM;Taddei, C;Hajifathalian, K;Lu, Y;Savin, S;Cowan, MJ;Paciore, CJ;Chirita-Emandi, A;Hayes, AJ;Katz, J;Kelishadi, R;Kengne, AP;Khang, YH;Laxmaiah, A;Li, YP;Ma, J;Miranda, JJ;Mostafa, A;Neovius, M;Padez, C;Rampal, L;Zhu, A;Bennet, JE;Danaei, G;Bhutta, ZA;Ezzati, M;Abarca-Gomez, L;Abdeen, ZA;Hamid, ZA;Abu-Rmeileh, NM;Acosta-Cazares, B;Acuin, C;Adams, RJ;Aekplakorn, W;Afsana, K;Aguilar-Salinas, CA;Agyemng, C;Ahmadvand, A;Ahrens, W;Ajlouni, K;Akhtaeva, N;Al-Hazzaa, HM;Al-Othman, AR;Al-Raddadi, R;AlBuhairan, F;AlDhukai, S;Ali, MM;Ali, O;Alkerwi, A;Alvarez-Pedrerol, M;Aly, E;Amarapurkar, DN;Amouyel, P;Amuzu, A;Andersen, LB;Anderssen, SA;Andrade, DS;Angquist, LH;Anjana, RM;Aounallah-Skhiri, H;Araujo, J;Arianse, I;Aris, T;Arlappa, N;Arveiler, D;Aryal, KK;Aspelund, T;Assah, FK;Assuncao, MCF;Aung, MS;Avdicova, M;Azevedo, A;Azizi, F;Babu, BV;Bahijri, S;Baker, JL;Balakrishna, N;Bamoshmoosh, M;Banach, M;Bandosz, P;Banegas, JR;Barbagallo, CM;Barcelo, A;Barkat, A;Barros, AJD;Barros, MVG;Bata, I;Batieha, AM;Batista, RL;Batyrbek, A;Baur, LA;Beaglehole, R;Ben Romdhane, H;Benedics, J;Benet, M;Bennet, JE;Bernabe, A;Bernotiene, G;Bettiol, H;Bhagyalaxmi, A;Bharadwaj, S;Bhargava, SK;Bhatti, Z;Bhutta, ZA;Bi, HS;Bi, YF;Biehl, A;Bikbov, M;Bista, B;Bjelica, DJ;Bjerregaard, P;Bjertnes, E;Bjness, MB;Bjorkelund, C;Blokstra, A;Bo, S;Bobak, M;Boddy, LM;Boehm, BO;Boeing, H;Boggia, JG;Boissonnet, CP;Bonaccio, M;Bongard, V;Bovet, P;Braeckevelt, L;Braeckman, L;Bragt, MCE;Brajkovich, I;Branca, F;Breckenkamp, J;Breda, J;Brenner, H;Brewster, LM;Brian, GR;Brinduse, L;Bruno, G;Bueno-de-Mesquita, HB;Bugge, A;Buoncristiano, M;Burazeri, G;Burns, C;de Leon, AC;Cacciottolo, J;Cai, H;Cama, T;Cameron, C;Camola, J;Can, G;Candido, APCC;Capanzana, M;Capuano, V;Cardoso, VC;Carlsson, AC;Carvalho, MJ;Casanueva, FF;Casas, JP;Caserta, CA;Chamukuttan, S;Chan, AW;Chan, Q;Chaturvedi, HK;Chaturvedi, N;Chen, CJ;Chen, FF;Chen, HS;Chen, SH;Chen, ZM;Cheng, CY;Chetrit, A;Chikova-Iscener, E;Chiolero, A;Chiou, ST;Chirlaque, MD;Cho, B;Cho, Y;Christensen, K;Christofaro, DG;Chudek, J;Cifkova, R;Cinteza, E;Claessens, F;Clays, E;Concin, H;Confortin, SC;Cooper, C;Cooper, R;Coppinger, TC;Costanzo, S;Cottel, D;Cowell, C;Craig, CL;Crujeiras, AB;Cucu, A;D'Arrigo, G;d'Orsi, E;Dallongeville, J;Damasceno, A;Damsgaard, CT;Danae, G;Dankner, R;Dantoft, TM;Dastgiri, S;Dauchet, L;Davletov, K;De Backer, G;De Bacquer, D;De Curtis, A;de Gaetano, G;De Henauw, S;de Oliveira, PD;De Ridder, K;De Smedt, D;Deepa, M;Deev, AD;Dehghan, A;Delisle, H;Delpeuch, F;Deschamps, V;Dhana, K;Di Castelnuovo, AF;Dias-da-Costa, JS;Diaz, A;Dika, Z;Djalalinia, S;Do, HTP;Dobson, AJ;Donati, MB;Donfrancesco, C;Donoso, SP;Doring, A;Dorobantu, M;Dorosty, AR;Doua, K;Drygas, W;Duan, JL;Duante, C;Duleva, V;Dulskiene, V;Dzerve, V;Dziankowska-Zaborszczyk, E;Egbagbe, EE;Eggertsen, R;Eiben, G;Ekelund, U;El Ati, J;Elliott, P;Engle-Stone, R;Erasmus, RT;Erem, C;Eriksen, L;Eriksson, JG;Escobedo, J;Evans, A;Faeh, D;Fall, CH;Sant'Angelo, VF;Farzadfar, F;Felix-Redondo, FJ;Ferguson, TS;Fernandes, RA;Fernandez-Berges, D;Ferrante, D;Ferrari, M;Ferreccio, C;Ferrieres, J;Finn, JD;Fischer, K;Flores, EM;Foger, B;Foo, LH;Forslund, AS;Forsner, M;Fouad, HM;Francis, DK;Franco, MD;Franco, OH;Frontera, G;Fuchs, FD;Fuch, SC;Fujita, Y;Furusawa, T;Gaciong, Z;Gafencu, M;Galeone, D;Galvano, F;Garcia-de-la-Hera, M;Gareta, D;Garnett, SP;Gaspoz, JM;Gasull, M;Gates, L;Geiger, H;Geleijnse, JM;Ghasemian, A;Giampaoli, S;Gianfagna, F;Gill, TK;Giovannelli, J;Giwerman, A;Godos, J;Gogen, S;Goldsmith, RA;Goltzman, D;Goncalves, H;Gonzalez-Leon, M;Gonzalez-Rivas, JP;Gonzalez-Gross, M;Gottrand, F;Graca, AP;Graff-Iversen, S;Grafnetter, D;Grajda, A;Grammatikopoulou, MG;Gregor, RD;Grodzicki, T;Grontved, A;Grosso, G;Gruden, G;Grujic, V;Gu, DF;Gualdi-Russo, E;Guallar-Castillon, P;Guan, OP;Gudmundsson, EF;Gudnason, V;Guerrero, R;Guessous, I;Guimaraes, AL;Gulliford, MC;Gunnlaugsdottir, J;Gunter, M;Guo
(2017) Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128.9 million children, adolescents, and adults
In Lancet; NEW YORK : ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC pp. 2627-2642
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32129-3

2017

Involvement of Fathers in Pediatric Obesity Treatment and Prevention Trials: A Systematic Review.
Morgan PJ;Young MD;Lloyd AB;Wang ML;Eather N;Miller A;Murtagh EM;Barnes AT;Pagoto SL;
(2017) Involvement of Fathers in Pediatric Obesity Treatment and Prevention Trials: A Systematic Review.
In The Journal of pediatrics;
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-2635

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]

2016

The effect of a classroomactivity break on physical activity levels and adiposity in primary school children
Drummy, C,Murtagh, EM,McKee, DP,Breslin, G,Davison, GW,Murphy, MH
(2016) The effect of a classroomactivity break on physical activity levels and adiposity in primary school children
In Journal Of Paediatrics And Child Health; pp. 745-749
DOI: 10.1111/jpc.13182

2016

Determinants of uptake and maintenance of active commuting to school
Murtagh, EM,Dempster, M,Murphy, MH
(2016) Determinants of uptake and maintenance of active commuting to school
In Health & Place; pp. 9-14
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.04.009

2016

School-based Interventions to Reduce Sedentary Behaviour in Children: A Systematic Review.
Hegarty LM;Mair JL;Kirby K;Murtagh E;Murphy MH;
(2016) School-based Interventions to Reduce Sedentary Behaviour in Children: A Systematic Review.
In Aims Public Health;
DOI: 10.3934/publichealth.2016.3.520

2016

Moving to learn Ireland - Classroom teachers' experiences of movement integration
McMullen, JM,Martin, R,Jones, J,Murtagh, EM
(2016) Moving to learn Ireland - Classroom teachers' experiences of movement integration
In Teaching And Teacher Education; pp. 321-330
DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2016.08.019

2016

A century of trends in adult human height
Bentham, J.;Di Cesare, M.;Stevens, G.A.;Zhou, B.;Bixby, H.;Cowan, M.;Fortunato, L.;Bennett, J.E.;Danaei, G.;Hajifathalian, K.;Lu, Y.;Riley, L.M.;Laxmaiah, A.;Kontis, V.;Paciorek, C.J.;Ezzati, M.;Abdeen, Z.A.;Hamid, Z.A.;Abu-Rmeileh, N.M.;Acosta-Cazares, B.;Adams, R.;Aekplakorn, W.;Aguilar-Salinas, C.A.;Agyemang, C.;Ahmadvand, A.;Ahrens, W.;Al-Hazzaa, H.M.;Al-Othman, A.R.;Raddadi, R.A.;Ali, M.M.;Alkerwi, A.;Alvarez-Pedrerol, M.;Aly, E.;Amouyel, P.;Amuzu, A.;Andersen, L.B.;Anderssen, S.A.;Anjana, R.M.;Aounallah-Skhiri, H.;Ariansen, I.;Aris, T.;Arlappa, N.;Arveiler, D.;Assah, F.K.;Avdicová, M.;Azizi, F.;Babu, B.V.;Bahijri, S.;Balakrishna, N.;Bandosz, P.;Banegas, J.R.;Barbagallo, C.M.;Barceló, A.;Barkat, A.;Barros, M.V.;Bata, I.;Batieha, A.M.;Batista, R.L.;Baur, L.A.;Beaglehole, R.;Romdhane, H.B.;Benet, M.;Bernabe-Ortiz, A.;Bernotiene, G.;Bettiol, H.;Bhagyalaxmi, A.;Bharadwaj, S.;Bhargava, S.K.;Bhatti, Z.;Bhutta, Z.A.;Bi, H.;Bi, Y.;Bjerregaard, P.;Bjertness, E.;Bjertness, M.B.;Björkelund, C.;Blokstra, A.;Bo, S.;Bobak, M.;Boddy, L.M.;Boehm, B.O.;Boeing, H.;Boissonnet, C.P.;Bongard, V.;Bovet, P.;Braeckman, L.;Bragt, M.C.E.;Brajkovich, I.;Branca, F.;Breckenkamp, J.;Brenner, H.;Brewster, L.M.;Brian, G.R.;Bruno, G.;Bueno-de-Mesquita, H.B.;Bugge, A.;Burns, C.;De León, A.C.;Cacciottolo, J.;Cama, T.;Cameron, C.;Camolas, J.;Can, G.;Cândido, A.P.C.;Capuano, V.;Cardoso, V.C.;Carlsson, A.C.;Carvalho, M.J.;Casanueva, F.F.;Casas, J.-P.;Caserta, C.A.;Chamukuttan, S.;Chan, A.W.;Chan, Q.;Chaturvedi, H.K.;Chaturvedi, N.;Chen, C.-J.;Chen, F.;Chen, H.;Chen, S.;Chen, Z.;Cheng, C.-Y.;Chetrit, A.;Chiolero, A.;Chiou, S.-T.;Chirita-Emandi, A.;Cho, B.;Cho, Y.;Christensen, K.;Chudek, J.;Cifkova, R.;Claessens, F.;Clays, E.;Concin, H.;Cooper, C.;Cooper, R.;Coppinger, T.C.;Costanzo, S.;Cottel, D.;Cowell, C.;Craig, C.L.;Crujeiras, A.B.;D’Arrigo, G.;d’Orsi, E.;Dallongeville, J.;Damasceno, A.;Damsgaard, C.T.;Dankner, R.;Dauchet, L.;De Backer, G.;De Bacquer, D.;de Gaetano, G.;De Henauw, S.;De Smedt, D.;Deepa, M.;Deev, A.D.;Dehghan, A.;Delisle, H.;Delpeuch, F.;Deschamps, V.;Dhana, K.;Di Castelnuovo, A.F.;Dias-da-Costa, J.S.;Diaz, A.;Djalalinia, S.;Do, H.T.P.;Dobson, A.J.;Donfrancesco, C.;Donoso, S.P.;Döring, A.;Doua, K.;Drygas, W.;Dzerve, V.;Egbagbe, E.E.;Eggertsen, R.;Ekelund, U.;El Ati, J.;Elliott, P.;Engle-Stone, R.;Erasmus, R.T.;Erem, C.;Eriksen, L.;Escobedo-de la Peña, J.;Evans, A.;Faeh, D.;Fall, C.H.;Farzadfar, F.;Felix-Redondo, F.J.;Ferguson, T.S.;Fernández-Bergés, D.;Ferrante, D.;Ferrari, M.;Ferreccio, C.;Ferrieres, J.;Finn, J.D.;Fischer, K.;Flores, E.M.;Föger, B.;Foo, L.H.;Forslund, A.-S.;Forsner, M.;Fortmann, S.P.;Fouad, H.M.;Francis, D.K.;Do Carmo Franco, M.;Franco, O.H.;Frontera, G.;Fuchs, F.D.;Fuchs, S.C.;Fujita, Y.;Furusawa, T.;Gaciong, Z.;Gafencu, M.;Gareta, D.;Garnett, S.P.;Gaspoz, J.-M.;Gasull, M.;Gates, L.;Geleijnse, J.M.;Ghasemian, A.;Giampaoli, S.;Gianfagna, F.;Giovannelli, J.;Giwercman, A.;Goldsmith, R.A.;Gonçalves, H.;Gross, M.G.;González Rivas, J.P.;Gorbea, M.B.;Gottrand, F.;Graff-Iversen, S.;Grafnetter, D.;Grajda, A.;Grammatikopoulou, M.G.;Gregor, R.D.;Grodzicki, T.;Grøntved, A.;Gruden, G.;Grujic, V.;Gu, D.;Gualdi-Russo, E.;Guan, O.P.;Gudnason, V.;Guerrero, R.;Guessous, I.;Guimaraes, A.L.;Gulliford, M.C.;Gunnlaugsdottir, J.;Gunter, M.;Guo, X.;Guo, Y.;Gupta, P.C.;Gureje, O.;Gurzkowska, B.;Gutierrez, L.;Gutzwiller, F.;Halkjær, J.;Hambleton, I.R.;Hardy, R.;Kumar, R.H.;Hata, J.;Hayes, A.J.;He, J.;Hendriks, M.E.;Cadena, L.H.;Herrala, S.;Heshmat, R.;Hihtaniemi, I.T.;Ho, S.Y.;Ho, S.C.;Hobbs, M.;Hofman, A.;Hormiga, C.M.;Horta, B.L.;Houti, L.;Howitt, C.;Htay, T.T.;Htet, A.S.;Htike, M.M.T.;Hu, Y.;Husseini, A.;Huu, C.N.;Huybrechts, I.;Hwalla, N.;Iacoviello, L.;Iannone, A.G.;Ibrahim, M.M.;Ikeda, N.;Arfan Ikram, M.;Irazola, V.E.;Islam, M.;Ivkovic, V.;Iwasaki, M.;Jackson, R.T.;Jacobs, J.M.;Jafar, T.;Jamil, K.M.;Jamrozik, K.;Janszky, I.;Jasienska, G.;Jelakovic, B.;Jiang, C.Q.;Joffres, M.;Johansson, M.;
(2016) A century of trends in adult human height
In eLife;
DOI: 10.7554/eLife.13410.001

2015

An intervention to improve the physical activity levels of children: Design and rationale of the 'Active Classrooms' cluster randomised controlled trial
Martin, R,Murtagh, EM
(2015) An intervention to improve the physical activity levels of children: Design and rationale of the 'Active Classrooms' cluster randomised controlled trial
In Contemporary Clinical Trials; pp. 180-191
DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2015.01.019

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

Preliminary findings of Active Classrooms: An intervention to increase physical activity levels of primary school children during class time
Martin, R,Murtagh, EM
(2015) Preliminary findings of Active Classrooms: An intervention to increase physical activity levels of primary school children during class time
In Teaching And Teacher Education; pp. 113-127
DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2015.09.007

2015

The effect of walking on risk factors for cardiovascular disease: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised control trials.
Murtagh EM;Nichols L;Mohammed MA;Holder R;Nevill AM;Murphy MH;
(2015) The effect of walking on risk factors for cardiovascular disease: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised control trials.
In Preventive Medicine;
DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.12.041

2014

Psychosocial factors related to children's active school travel: A comparison of two European regions
McMinn, D; Rowe, DA; Murtagh, S; Nelson, NM; Čuk, I; Atiković, A; Peček, M; Breslin, G; Murtagh, EM; Murphy, MH
(2014) Psychosocial factors related to children's active school travel: A comparison of two European regions
In International Journal Of Exercise Science;

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

Bizzy break! the effect of a classroom-based activity break on in-school physical activity levels of primary school children
Murtagh E.;Mulvihill M.;Markey O.
(2013) Bizzy break! the effect of a classroom-based activity break on in-school physical activity levels of primary school children
In Pediatric Exercise Science; pp. 300-307
DOI: 10.1123/pes.25.2.300

2013

How can pre-service primary teachers' perspectives contribute to a pedagogy that problematises the 'practical' in teacher education?
Ní Chróinín D.;Mitchell E.;Kenny A.;Murtagh E.;Vaughan E.
(2013) How can pre-service primary teachers' perspectives contribute to a pedagogy that problematises the 'practical' in teacher education?
In Irish Educational Studies; pp. 251-267
DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2013.798524

2013

In their shoes': exploring a modified approach to peer observation of teaching in a University setting
Kenny, A. D. Ní Chróinín, E. Mitchell, E. Vaughan & E. Murtagh
(2013) In their shoes': exploring a modified approach to peer observation of teaching in a University setting
In Innovations In Education And Teaching International;
DOI: 10.1080/14703297.2013.771971

2012

Flying the 'Active School Flag': Physical activity promotion through self-evaluation in primary schools in Ireland
Chróinín D.;Murtagh E.;Bowles R.
(2012) Flying the 'Active School Flag': Physical activity promotion through self-evaluation in primary schools in Ireland
In Irish Educational Studies; pp. 281-296
DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2012.710066

2012

Seasonal and annual variation in young children's physical activity
McKee D.;Murtagh E.;Boreham C.;Nevill A.;Murphy M.
(2012) Seasonal and annual variation in young children's physical activity
In Medicine and science in sports and exercise; pp. 1318-1324
DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182464db5

2011

Active travel to school and physical activity levels of irish primaryschoolchildren
Murtagh E.;Murphy M.
(2011) Active travel to school and physical activity levels of irish primaryschoolchildren
In Pediatric Exercise Science; pp. 230-236
DOI: 10.1123/pes.23.2.230

2011

Estimates of the number of people in England who attain or exceed vigorous intensity exercise by walking at 3 mph
Kelly, P.;Murphy, M.;Oja, P.;Murtagh, E.M.;Foster, C.;
(2011) Estimates of the number of people in England who attain or exceed vigorous intensity exercise by walking at 3 mph
In Journal Of Sports Sciences;

2010

Walking: the first steps in cardiovascular disease prevention.
Murtagh EM;Murphy MH;Boone-Heinonen J;
(2010) Walking: the first steps in cardiovascular disease prevention.
In Current Opinion In Cardiology;
DOI: 10.1097/HCO.0b013e32833ce972

2010

Physical Activity Prescription for Public Health
Murphy, MH; McNeilly, AM; Murtagh, EM
(2010) Physical Activity Prescription for Public Health
In Proceedings Of The Nutrition Society; pp. 178-84

2009

Accumulated versus continuous exercise for health benefit: a review of empirical studies.
Murphy MH;Blair SN;Murtagh EM;
(2009) Accumulated versus continuous exercise for health benefit: a review of empirical studies.
In Sports Medicine (Auckland, N.Z.);
DOI: 10.2165/00007256-200939010-00003

2007

The effect of walking on fitness, fatness and resting blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomised, controlled trials.
Murphy MH;Nevill AM;Murtagh EM;Holder RL;
(2007) The effect of walking on fitness, fatness and resting blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomised, controlled trials.
In Preventive Medicine;
DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2006.12.008

2006

An 8-week randomized controlled trial on the effects of brisk walking, and brisk walking with abdominal electrical muscle stimulation on anthropometric, body composition, and self-perception measures in sedentary adult women
Anderson A.;Murphy M.;Murtagh E.;Nevill A.
(2006) An 8-week randomized controlled trial on the effects of brisk walking, and brisk walking with abdominal electrical muscle stimulation on anthropometric, body composition, and self-perception measures in sedentary adult women
In Psychology Of Sport And Exercise; pp. 437-451
DOI: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2006.04.003

2006

The effect of a worksite based walking programme on cardiovascular risk in previously sedentary civil servants [NCT00284479].
Murphy MH;Murtagh EM;Boreham CA;Hare LG;Nevill AM;
(2006) The effect of a worksite based walking programme on cardiovascular risk in previously sedentary civil servants [NCT00284479].
In Bmc Public Health;
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-6-136

2005

The effects of 60 minutes of brisk walking per week, accumulated in two different patterns, on cardiovascular risk.
Murtagh EM;Boreham CA;Nevill A;Hare LG;Murphy MH;
(2005) The effects of 60 minutes of brisk walking per week, accumulated in two different patterns, on cardiovascular risk.
In Preventive Medicine;
DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2004.10.008

2005

Acute responses of inflammatory markers of cardiovascular disease risk to a single walking session
Murtagh E.;Boreham C.;Nevill A.;Davison G.;Trinick T.;Duly E.;El-Agnaf M.;Murphy M.
(2005) Acute responses of inflammatory markers of cardiovascular disease risk to a single walking session
In Journal of Physical Activity and Health; pp. 324-332
DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2.3.324

2002

Speed and exercise intensity of recreational walkers.
Murtagh EM;Boreham CA;Murphy MH;
(2002) Speed and exercise intensity of recreational walkers.
In Preventive Medicine;
DOI: 10.1006/pmed.2002.1090

Other Journals

2020

'…The Way That You Do It': An Exploratory Study Investigating a Process- versus Outcome-Oriented Approach to School-Based Physical Activity Promotion
McGann, J; Meegan, S; Murtagh, E; Duff, C; Belton S
(2020) '…The Way That You Do It': An Exploratory Study Investigating a Process- versus Outcome-Oriented Approach to School-Based Physical Activity Promotion
In Advances in Physical Education;
DOI: 10.4236/ape.2020.103022

Articles

2018

Adolescent Girls’ Perceptions of Physical Activity: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies
Corr M.;McSharry J.;Murtagh E.
(2018) Adolescent Girls’ Perceptions of Physical Activity: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies
In American Journal Of Health Promotion;
DOI: 10.1177/0890117118818747