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Peter Mackreth


About Peter Mackreth

Peter is currently completing his PhD at Leeds Beckett University through designing and evaluating a community based childhood obesity intervention, which has recently been highlighted in a report produced by the UK Governments Foresight Programme.

Peter joined Leeds Beckett University in 2004 to assist in the delivery of modules in physical activity, health and obesity, as well as manage the development and delivery of childhood obesity interventions within the faculty.

Prior to his appointment Peter taught Physical Education at Worcester Sixth Form College (1998-2001) and was Programme Director of A World Fit For Kids (2001-2004), a non-profit extended schools provider in Los Angeles, providing after school physical activity and enrichment services in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Current Teaching

Peter currently teaches the modules Obesity Management, Physical Activity and Exercise (Level 3), Young People and Physical Activity (Level 3), Physical Activity, Health & Disease / Active Lifestyles (Level 2), Lifelong Physical Activity and Health (Level 2), Work Experience for Sports Related Courses (Level 2) and is the Major Independent Study Supervisor (Level 3).

As well as this he is also a MSc Dissertation Supervisor.

Research Interests

Peter's research interests focus on the development of interventions for the treatment and prevention of childhood obesity. He also has a strong interest in the role of physical activity in preventing disease within children and adults. 

Peter is currently completing his PhD at Leeds Beckett University through designing and evaluating a community based childhood obesity intervention, which has recently been highlighted in a report produced by the UK Governments Foresight Programme.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (1)

  • Hobkirk J; King R; Radley D; Mackreth PK; Cooke C; Barth J; Charlton-Menys V; Durrington D; Gately P; Pemberton P (2006), Biochemical responses to a residential weight loss camp for overweight and obese children
    https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7881.2006.00283_6.x

Conference contributions (1)

  • Radley D; Griffiths C; Cooke C; Mackreth P; Gately P (2006) How fat are our children? Discrepancy in prevalence data using different classification systems Sydney 20060903. : .

Conference proceedings (peer reviewed) (3)

  • Gately P; Cooke C; Radley D; Mackreth P; Griffiths C; Hill A (2007) Prevalence of overweight and obesity using three accepted methods. In: . : , pp. S41-S41.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ijo.0803599
  • Mackreth PK; Cooke CB; Crowther M; Wicker P; Gately PJ (2007) Assessing the effectiveness of a community based programme for obese children delivered by a local community collaboration. In: . : , pp. S205-S205.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ijo.0803599
  • Radley D; Griffiths C; Cooke C; Mackreth P; Gately P (2007) A comparison of air displacement plethysmography and bioelectrical impedance analysis in overweight and obese children. In: 15th European Congress on Obesity Budapest 20070422. : , pp. S110.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ijo.0803598
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