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Dr Duncan Radley

About Dr Duncan Radley

Duncan has been involved in obesity research since the commencement of community-based child weight management interventions in the UK in 1999. He has unique experience in the field having held former appointments as Research Manager for two of the UK’s leading weight management service providers (MoreLife and MEND).

Duncan completed his PhD examining the cross-sectional and longitudinal validity of body composition measurement techniques in overweight and obese adolescents in 2008, having previously gained a First Class BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science.

Duncan’s published work and continued research interests focus on community-based interventions, body composition methodologies, dietary manipulation, appetite, obesity prevalence and the obesogenic environment.

Research Interests

Duncan is currently working on a range of research projects, including:

  • Methods to monitor location and food/physical activity behaviours.
  • The association between obesity, food exposure and consumption.
  • The association between obesity, green space and physical activity.
  • Community-based weight management.
  • Physical activity and academic achievement.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (36)

  • Hobbs M; Moltchanova E; Wicks C; Pringle A; Griffiths C; Radley D; Zwolinsky S (2021) Investigating the environmental, behavioural, and sociodemographic determinants of attendance at a city-wide public health physical activity intervention: Longitudinal evidence over one year from 185,245 visits
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  • Chang M; Radley D (2020) Using planning powers to promote healthy weight environments in England
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  • Hobbs M; Radley D (2020) Obesogenic environments and obesity: a comment on 'Are environmental area characteristics at birth associated with overweight and obesity in school-aged children? Findings from the SLOPE (Studying Lifecourse Obesity PrEdictors) population-based cohort in the south of England'
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  • Nobles J; Christensen A; Butler M; Radley D; Pickering K; Saunders J; Weir C; Sahota P; Gately P (2019) Understanding how local authorities in England address obesity: A wider determinants of health perspective
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  • Wilkins EL; Morris M; Radley D; Griffiths C (2019) Methods of measuring associations between the Retail Food Environment and weight status: importance of classifications and metrics
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  • Wilkins EL; Radley D; Morris M; Hobbs M; Christensen A; Lameck Marwa W; Morrin A; Griffiths C (2019) A systematic review employing the GeoFERN framework to examine methods, reporting quality and associations between the Retail Food Environment and obesity
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  • Bagnall A; Radley D; Jones R; Gately P; Nobles J; Van Dijk M; Blackshaw J; Montel S; Sahota P (2019) Whole systems approaches to obesity and other complex public health challenges: a systematic review
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  • Sacher PM; Kolotourou M; Poupakis S; Chadwick P; Radley DI; Fagg J (2018) Addressing childhood obesity in low-income, ethnically diverse families: outcomes and peer effects of MEND 7-13 when delivered at scale in US communities
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  • Timmins K; Green M; Radley DI; Morris M; Pearce J (2018) How has big data contributed to obesity research? A review of the literature
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  • Green M; Radley D; Lomax N; Morris M; Griffiths C (2018) Is adolescent body mass index and waist circumference associated with the food environments surrounding schools and homes? A longitudinal analysis
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  • Wilkins EL; Radley D; Morris M; Griffiths C (2017) Examining the validity and utility of two secondary sources of food environment data against street audits in England
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  • Wilkins EL; Morris MA; Radley D; Griffiths C (2017) Using Geographic Information Systems to measure retail food environments: discussion of methodological considerations and a proposed reporting checklist (Geo-FERN)
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  • Nobles JD; Radley D; Dimitri P; Sharman K (2016) Psychosocial Interventions in the Treatment of Severe Adolescent Obesity: The SHINE Programme
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  • Kolotourou M; Radley D; Gammon C; Smith L; Chadwick P; Sacher PM (2015) Long-Term Outcomes following the MEND 7-13 Child Weight Management Program
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  • Fagg J; Cole TJ; Cummins S; Goldstein H; Morris S; Radley D; Sacher P; Law C (2015) After the RCT: who comes to a family-based intervention for childhood overweight or obesity when it is implemented at scale in the community?
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  • Griffiths C; Frearson A; Taylor A; Radley D; Cooke C (2014) A cross sectional study investigating the association between exposure to food outlets and childhood obesity in Leeds, UK
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  • Fagg J; Chadwick P; Cole TJ; Cummins S; Goldstein H; Lewis H; Morris S; Radley D; Sacher P; Law C (2014) From trial to population: a study of a family-based community intervention for childhood overweight implemented at scale
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  • Kolotourou M; Radley D; Chadwick P; Smith LR; Orfanos S; Kapetanakis B; Singhal A; Cole TJ; Sacher PM (2013) Is BMI alone a sufficient outcome to evaluate interventions for child obesity?
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  • Smith LR; Chadwick P; Radley D; Kolotourou K; Gammon CS; Rosborough J; Sacher PM (2013) Assessing the short-term outcomes of a community-based intervention for overweight and obese children: The MEND 5-7 programme
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  • Craigs CL; Bewick BM; Gill J; O'May F; Radley D (2012) UK student alcohol consumption: A cluster analysis of drinking behaviour typologies
  • Daly-Smith AJW; McKenna J; Radley D; Long J (2011) The impact of additional weekdays of active commuting to school on children achieving a criterion of 300+minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity
  • Radley D; Cooke CB; Fuller NJ; Oldroyd B; Truscott JG; Coward WA; Wright A; Gately PJ (2009) Validity of foot-to-foot bio-electrical impedance analysis body composition estimates in overweight and obese children
  • Duckworth LC; Gately PJ; Radley D; Cooke CB; King RFGJ; Hill A (2009) RCT of a high-protein diet on hunger, motivation and weight-loss in obese children: An extension and replication
  • King RFGJ; Hobkirk JP; Cooke CB; Radley D; Gately PJ (2008) Low-density lipoprotein sub-fraction profiles in obese children before and after attending a residential weight loss intervention
  • Cullingworth J; Biglands JD; Truscott JG; Ridgway JP; Radley D (2008) Reproducibility of volumetric adipose tissue measurements using magnetic resonance imaging
  • Gately P; King N; Greatwood H; Humprey L; Radley D; Cooke CB; Hill AJ (2007) Does a High-protein Diet Improve Weight Loss in Overweight and Obese Children?
  • Radley D; Fields DA; Gately PJ (2007) Validity of thoracic gas volume equations in children of varying body mass index classifications
  • Hull HR; Radley D; Dinger MK; Fields DA (2006) The effect of the Thanksgiving Holiday on weight gain
  • Radley D; Fields DA (2006) Need for optimal body composition data analysis using air-displacement plethysmography in children and adolescents [1]
  • Fields DA; Higgins PB; Radley D (2005) Air-displacement plethysmography: here to stay
  • Radley D; Gately PJ; Cooke CB; Carroll S; Oldroyd B; Truscott JG (2005) Percentage Fat in Overweight and Obese Children: Comparison of DXA and Air Displacement Plethysmography**
  • Gately PJ; Cooke CB; Barth JH; Bewick BM; Radley D; Hill AJ (2005) Children's residential weight-loss programs can work: a prospective cohort study of short-term outcomes for overweight and obese children
  • Radley D; Carroll S (2004) Validity of methods for measurement of body composition in boys
  • Gately P; Radley D; Barth J; Cooke C (2004) Acute clinical outcomes of a residential weight-loss camp programme
  • Gately PJ; Radley D; Cooke CB; Carroll S; Oldroyd B; Truscott JG; Coward WA; Wright A (2003) Comparison of body composition methods in overweight and obese children
  • Radley D; Gately PJ; Cooke CB; Carroll S; Oldroyd B; Truscott JG (2003) Estimates of percentage body fat in young adolescents: a comparison of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and air displacement plethysmography

Chapters (1)

  • Gately PJ; Radley D (2007) Childhood obesity treatments. In: White A; Pettifer M Hazardous Waist. : Radcliffe Publishing, pp. .

Conference contributions (1)

  • Isted A; Fearnley D; Brightmore A; O'Hara J; Radley D; Sutton L; King RFGJ; King A; Cooke CB (2009) Physical activity during the vendèe Global 2008 Single Handed Sailing Race 2008 Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK .

Conference proceedings (1)

  • Cobley SP; Wattie N; Radley D; Smith AJW; Mckenna J (2009) "Strictly-ballroom": Can Dance Raise The Amount and Intensity of Physical Activity in Senior Adults?. In: . : , pp. S477.
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