Elaine Murtagh


Contact Details

Senior Lecturer Physical Education
Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences
Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
University of Limerick
Limerick
T: +353 61 234674
E: elaine.murtagh@ul.ie
Senior Lecturer
 
researcher

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)

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
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'. Journal Of Public Health, 187 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Irish Educational Studies, [DOI] [Details]
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'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 7 [DOI] [Details]
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'. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, 17 (15) [DOI] [Details]
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'. Women & Health, [DOI] [Details]
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'. Global Health Promotion, [DOI] [Details]
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'. European Physical Education Review, 25 (1):76-88 [Details]
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'. Sports Medicine (Auckland, N.Z.), 49 (10) [DOI] [Details]
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'. American Journal Of Health Promotion : Ajhp, 33 (5) [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Rising rural body-mass index is the main driver of the global obesity epidemic in adults'
; (2019) 'Rising rural body-mass index is the main driver of the global obesity epidemic in adults'. Nature, 569 (7755) [DOI] [Details]
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'. British journal of sports medicine, 52 (12) [DOI] [Details]
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'. British journal of sports medicine, 52 :761-768 [DOI] [Details]
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'. European Journal Of Pediatrics, 177 :409-417 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Preventive Medicine, 111 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Journal Of Public Health, 158 :37-46 [DOI] [Details]
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'. British journal of sports medicine, 52 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Teaching And Teacher Education, 63 :218-230 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Journal Of Physical Activity & Health, 14 :290-300 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Research Quarterly For Exercise And Sport, 88 (2):149-168 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Lancet, 390 :2627-2642 [DOI] [Details]
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'. The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, 14 (1) [DOI] [Details]
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'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017 (2) [DOI] [Details]
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'. The Journal of pediatrics, 139 (2) [DOI] [Details]
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'. Journal Of Physical Activity & Health, 13 :183-188 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
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'. eLife, [DOI] [Details]
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'. Health & Place, 40 :9-14 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Journal Of Paediatrics And Child Health, 52 :745-749 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Aims Public Health, 3 (3) [DOI] [Details]
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'. Teaching And Teacher Education, 60 :321-330 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 41 :180-191 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Preventive Medicine, 72 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Teaching And Teacher Education, 52 :113-127 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Plos One, 10 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
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'. International Journal Of Exercise Science, [Details]
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'. Journal Of Physical Activity & Health, 11 :63-68 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
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'. Innovations In Education And Teaching International, [DOI] [Details]
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?'. Irish Educational Studies, 32 (2):251-267 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Pediatric Exercise Science, 25 (2):300-307 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Irish Educational Studies, 31 (3):281-296 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 44 (7):1318-1324 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Journal Of Sports Sciences, [Details]
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'. Pediatric Exercise Science, 23 (2):230-236 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Physical Activity Prescription for Public Health'
Murphy, MH; McNeilly, AM; Murtagh, EM (2010) 'Physical Activity Prescription for Public Health'. Proceedings Of The Nutrition Society, 69 (1):178-84 [Details]
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'. Current Opinion In Cardiology, 25 (5) [DOI] [Details]
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'. Sports Medicine (Auckland, N.Z.), 39 (1) [DOI] [Details]
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'. Preventive Medicine, 44 (5) [DOI] [Details]
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'. Psychology Of Sport And Exercise, 7 (5):437-451 [DOI] [Details]
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]'. Bmc Public Health, 6 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2 (3):324-332 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Preventive Medicine, 41 (1) [DOI] [Details]
2002 'Speed and exercise intensity of recreational walkers'
Murtagh EM;Boreham CA;Murphy MH; (2002) 'Speed and exercise intensity of recreational walkers'. Preventive Medicine, 35 (4) [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
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' Advances in Physical Education, 10 (3) . [DOI] [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
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. Article [DOI] [Details]

National Collaborators

  Name Institute Country
Dr Sarahjane Belton Dublin City University
Dr Wesley O'Brien University College Cork
Dr Richard Bowles
Dr Rosemarie Martin

International Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country
Prof Philip Morgan University of Newcastle Australia
Dr Jaimie McMullen University of Northern Colorado
Dr Karen Milton University of East Anglia England
Prof Charlie Foster University of Bristol England
Prof Marie Murphy University of Ulster Northern Ireland