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Research Profile

  • Declan was awarded a first class honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Manchester Metropolitan University.

    He completed his PhD at the Health, Exercise, and Active Living Research Centre (now Research Centre for Musculo-Skeletal Sciences & Sport Medicine), Manchester Metropolitan University in 2018. Declan’s doctorate research explored the relationships between older adults’ sedentary behaviour, physical activity, and cardio-metabolic profiles.

    Declan joined the University of Northampton’s Sports Subject Area in 2019 to create and deliver exercise and health related topics, whilst continuing his research into older adults’ physical activity and health status.

    Declan’s research featured in the UK Chief Medical Officers’ Physical Activity Guidelines 2019 Update report and in 2020, he was awarded the University of Northampton’s Diamond Research Awards Early-Career Researcher of the Year.

  • Declan teaches across subject areas including but not limited to: Sport and Exercise Science, Health Studies, Biosciences. His content focusses on the various uses of physical activity for health promotion

    Modules that Declan has developed:

    • Health Physiology – Sport and Exercise Science
    • Exercise as Medicine – Sport and Exercise Science
  • Declan is accepting supervisory opportunities for PhD students. His main interests are sedentary behaviour and physical activity physiology, and the role of urban design in physical activity promotion.

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Declan Ryan’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.

  • 2018

    • Reliability and validity of the international physical activity questionnaire compared to calibrated accelerometer cut-off points in the quantification of sedentary behaviour and physical activity in older-old adults. – Ryan, D. J., Wullems, J., Stebbings, G., Morse, C., Stewart, C. & Onambele-Pearson, G., 19 Apr 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 4, p. 1-17 17 p.
    • Segregating the distinct effects of sedentary behaviour and physical activity on older adults’ cardiovascular profile: Part 1- Regression model approach. – Ryan, D. J., Wullems, J., Stebbings, G., Morse, C., Stewart, C. & Onambele-Pearson, G., 1 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 15, 7, p. 499-509 11 p.
    • Segregating the distinct effects of sedentary behaviour and physical activity on older adults’ cardiovascular profile: Part 2- Isotemporal substitution approach. – Ryan, D. J., Wullems, J., Stebbings, G., Morse, C., Stewart, C. & Onambele-Pearson, G., 1 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 15, 7, p. 537-542 6 p., 7.

    2015

    • The emergence of sedentary behaviour physiology and its effects on the cardiometabolic profile in young and older adults. – Ryan, D. J., Stebbings, G. & Onambele, G., 28 Aug 2015, In : Age. 37, 5