Health of Vegetarians: Bone health

I will be working with Prof Tim Key (University of Oxford), Dr Robert Clarke (University of Oxford), Dr Andrew Hart (University of East Anglia) on an MRC funded project considerng the health of vegetarians. I will be collaborating in the area of bone health.

Physical activity and physical fitness of African children and adolescents

I have recently developed a collaboration with Professor Makama Andries Monyeki, North-West University, South Africa. Initially we are working together using data from the South African Physical Activity and Health Longitudinal (PAHL) Study.

Physical activity and physical fitness of African children and adolescents: a systematic review

In 2013 I was awarded a John Fell OUP Research fund grant to conduct a systematic review on physical activity and physical fitness in sub-saharan African children and adolescents. Details of this project may be found on the PROSPERO database (Reference: CRD42013003341). A diverse group of collaborators are now working with me on this project including researchers based at the University of Cape Town, North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and the University of the Witwatersrand, in South Africa; the University of South Australia, the University of Sydney, and the University of Queensland, in Australia; and Universidade Pedagogica, in Mozambique.

Fractures Research

I have published work on fractures in collaboration with Professor Emily Banks from the Australian National University, Australia, and with Associate Professor Robyn Lucas and Dr Jeffrey Lai, also based at the Australian National University, Australia.