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Professor Paul Gately


About Professor Paul Gately

Paul has been at the helm of MoreLife since it was established at Leeds Beckett University in 1999 and it is now one of the largest specialist training and services provider for tackling childhood and adult obesity. MoreLife’s research was commended as an impact case study for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Paul has led a broad range of innovative obesity research from understanding the influence of obesogenic environments to the impact of high protein diets on obese children, always conducted with the needs of service users at the heart of his research activities. With a strong focus on the link between research and practice, he believes this approach has never been more important. In addition, Paul and colleagues contribute to policy and practice development in the public, private and not for profit sectors in the areas of obesity, nutrition and physical activity. He has secured contracts worth over £20 million from the NHS and Local Authorities and has acted as a principal investigator for £5million worth of grants from charities and research funding agencies.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (36)

  • Hobkirk JP; King RF; Davies I; Harman N; Gately P; Pemberton P; Smith A; Barth JH; Carroll S (2014) The metabolic inter-relationships between changes in waist circumference, triglycerides, insulin sensitivity and small, dense low-density lipoprotein particles with acute weight loss in clinically obese children and adolescents
    https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2047-6310.2013.00165.x
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  • Griffiths C; Gately P; Marchant P; Cooke C (2013) A five year longitudinal study investigating the prevalence of childhood obesity: comparison of BMI and waist circumference
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2013.09.020
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  • Kulendran M; Vlaev I; Sugden C; King D; Ashrafian H; Gately P; Darzi A (2013) Neuropsychological assessment as a predictor of weight loss in obese adolescents.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2013.198
  • Griffiths C; Gately P; Marchant PR; Cooke CB (2013) Response to 'area-level deprivation and adiposity in children: Is the relationship linear?'
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2013.66
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  • Taylor M; Taylor D; Kulendran M; Gately P; Darzi A (2013) Virtual worlds as a tool to facilitate weight management for young people.
    https://doi.org/10.4101/jvwr.v6i1.7026
  • Griffiths C; Gately P; Marchant PR; Cooke CB (2013) Area-level deprivation and adiposity in children: Is the relationship linear?
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2013.2
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  • Gately PJ; Curtis C (2013) Implementing behaviour change for healthier lifestyles in obese children
    https://doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12006
  • Hobkirk JP; King RF; Gately P; Pemberton P; Smith A; Barth JH; Harman N; Davies I; Carroll S (2013) The predictive ability of triglycerides and waist (hypertriglyceridemic waist) in assessing metabolic triad change in obese children and adolescents
    https://doi.org/10.1089/met.2012.0152
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  • Griffiths C; Marchant P; Gately P; Cooke CB (2012) Cross Sectional Comparisons of Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference in British Children: Mixed Public Health Messages
    https://doi.org/10.1038/oby.2011.294
  • Hobkirk JP; King RF; Gately P; Pemberton P; Smith A; Barth JH; Carroll S (2012) Longitudinal Factor Analysis Reveals a Distinct Clustering of Cardiometabolic Improvements During Intensive, Short-Term Dietary and Exercise Intervention in Obese Children and Adolescents
    https://doi.org/10.1089/met.2011.0050
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  • Hester JR; McKenna J; Gately PJ (2010) Obese young people's accounts of intervention impact.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2009.11.005
  • O'Donovan G; Blazevich AJ; Boreham C; Cooper AR; Crank H; Ekelund U; Fox KR; Gately P; Giles-Corti B; Gill JMR (2010) The ABC of physical activity for health: A consensus statement from the British association of sport and exercise sciences
    https://doi.org/10.1080/02640411003671212
  • Hester J; McKenna J; Gately PJ (2010) Obese young people's accounts of intervention impact
  • Cooke MC; Griffiths C; Gately PJ; Messenger N; Strauss D; Cooke CB (2010) The Effects of Overweight and Obesity on Plantar Force and Pressure During Walking in Adolescents
  • O'Donovan G; Blazevich AJ; Boreham C; Cooper AR; Crank H; Ekelund U; Fox K; Gately PJ; Giles-Mutrie B; Reilly JJ (2010) The ABC of physical activity for health: a concensus staement from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Cooke CB; Cooke M; Radley D; Gately PJ (2009) Residential Weight Loss Programmes for Children: Consistent favourable responses irrespective of baseline fitness and fatness
  • 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
  • Cooke CB; Cooke M; Radley D; Gately PJ (2009) Residential Weight Loss Programmes for Children: Consistent favourable responses irrespective of baseline fitness and fatness
  • 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
    https://doi.org/10.1038/oby.2009.95
  • 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
    https://doi.org/10.5551/jat.E490
  • Smith SM; Gately PJ; Rudolf M (2008) Can we recognise obesity clinically?
  • King NA; Hester J; Gately PJ (2007) The effect of a medium-term activity- and diet-induced energy deficit on subjective appetite sensations in obese children
    https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ijo.0803391
  • 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
    https://doi.org/10.1080/17477160701191710
  • Radley D; Fields DA; Gately PJ (2007) Validity of Thoracic Gas Volume Equations in Children of Varying Fatness
    https://doi.org/10.1080/17477160701191710
  • 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
  • Holt NL; Bewick BM; Gately PJ (2005) Children's perceptions of attending a residential weight-loss camp in the UK
    https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2214.2004.00465.x
  • 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**
    https://doi.org/10.1038/oby.2005.10
  • 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
    https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2004-0397
  • Cooke CB; Gately PJ; Barth JH; Radley D (2005) Acute physiological outcomes of a children's weight-loss camp using exercise and dietary therapy
  • Gately P; Radley D; Barth J; Cooke C (2004) Acute clinical outcomes of a residential weight-loss camp programme
  • Barton SB; Walker LLM; Lambert G; Gately PJ; Hill AJ (2004) Cognitive Change in Obese Adolescents Losing Weight
    https://doi.org/10.1038/oby.2004.39
  • 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
    https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00377.2003
  • 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
    https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejcn.1601702
  • Walker LLM; Gately PJ; Bewick BM; Hill AJ (2003) Children's weight-loss camps: psychological benefit or jeopardy?
    https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ijo.0802290
  • Carroll S; Cooke CB; Butterly RJ; Gately P (2001) Associations of leisure-time physical activity and obesity with atherogenic lipoprotein-lipid markers among non-smoking middle-aged men
    https://doi.org/10.1034/j.1600-0838.2001.011001038.x

Chapters (3)

  • Cooke CB; Gately PJ (2009) Physical Activity, Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. In: Barnett AH; Kumar S Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 125-145.
  • Gately PJ; Cooke CB (2009) Residential Treatment Programmes for Treatment of Pediatric Obesity. In: Jelalian E; Steele RG Handbook of Childhood Adolescent Obesity. USA: Springer, pp. 261-278.
  • Gately PJ; Radley D (2007) Childhood Obesity Treatments. In: White A; Pettifer M Hazardous Waist. Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd, pp. .

Conference contributions (14)

  • Griffiths C; Gately P; Marchant P; Cooke C (2013) A five year longitudinal study investigating the prevalence of childhood obesity in the UK: Do national targets capture the real picture? Liverpool 12/05/2013.
  • Duckworth LC; King RFGJ; Hill AJ; Cooke CB; Gately PJ (2011) A Comparison of Visual Analogue Scale Measures in Free-Living, Weight-Losing Adolescents Liverpool UK 06/07/2011. European College of Sport Science.http://www.ecss.mobi/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=45&limitstart=15
  • Griffiths C; Marchant P; Gately PJ; Radley D; Mackreth P; Wilson A; Cooke CB (2010) Multilevel modelling of childhood obesity: A city wide school based evaluation Stockholm 11/07/2010. Stockholm, Sweden: http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1trb4/ico2010conferencegui/resources/110.htm
  • Mackreth K; Griffiths C; Gately PJ; Radley D; Mackreth P; Wilson A; Cooke CB (2010) Childhood obesity: Implications for market segmentation Stockholm, Sweden 11/07/2010.
  • Edwards KL; Griffiths C; Radley D; Clarke G; Gately PJ; Cooke CB (2010) Childhood Obseogenic environments: A cross sectional study of weight status and the obesogenic environment in 11 year olds in Leeds, UK Stockholm, Sweden 11/07/2010.
  • Griffiths C; Marchant P; Gately PJ; Radley D; Mackreth P; Wilson A; Cooke CB (2010) Multilevel modelling of childhood obesity: A city wide school based evaluation . Stockholm, Sweden:
  • Cooke MC; Griffiths C; Gately PJ; Messenger N; Strauss D; Cooke CB (2010) The effects of overweight and obesity on plantar force and pressure during walking in adolescents Glasgow 06/09/2010.
  • Griffiths C; Mackreth K; Edwards K; Marchant P; Gately P; Cooke C (2009) Childhood obesity: Segmenting the market Leeds 07/07/2009.
  • Cooke CB; Cooke M; Radley D; Gately PJ (2009) Residential Weight Loss Programmes for Children: Consistent Favourable Responses Irrespective of Baseline Fitness and Fatness USA 27/05/2009.
  • Edwards K; Griffiths C; Radley D; Clarke G; Gately P; Marchant P; Cooke C (2009) Childhood obesity and overweight are associated with deprivation, perception of access to facilities and neighbourhood safety, and diet and physical activity behaviours at the small area level Maynooth .
  • Humphrey L; Radley D; Hill A; King RFGJ; Gately PJ (2007) Effect of a High-protein Diet on Weight Loss, Appetite and Mood in Overweight and Obese Children. 15th European Congress on Obesity, Budapest. Budapest, Hungary 22/04/2007.
  • Hester J; McKenna J; Radley D; Mackreth PK; Gately PJ (2007) Psychological Resilience in Obese Children who attended a Residential Weight Loss Camp .
  • 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 03/09/2006.
  • Gately PJ; Radley D; Tonge D; Powell M; Greatwood H; Hester J; Cooke CB (2004) Six-month outcomes of a monthly pilot primary care activity and education clinic for overweight and obese children Las Vagas, Nevada, USA 14/11/2004.

Conference proceedings (15)

  • Kulendran M; Sugden C; King D; Lee H; Gately P; Vlaev I (2012) Change in impulsivity and subjective wellbeing in a residential camp for obese adolescents. In: . : , pp. 12-12.
  • Hester JR; McKenna J; Gately PJ (2009) Discussing lifestyle behaviours with obese children. In: . : , pp. 62-66.
  • Hester J; McKenna J; Gately PJ (2009) Discussing Lifestyle Behaviours with Obese Children. In: Journal of Education and Health . : , pp. .
  • Humphrey LC; Radley D; Hill AJ; Gately PJ (2008) Measuring appetite and mood in free-living, weight-losing adolescents. In: . : , pp. S192-S192.
  • Hester J; McKenna J; Gately P (2008) Obese Children's Accounts of Intervention Impact. In: . Switzerland: , pp. S29.
  • McGregor S; McKenna J; Backhouse SH; Gately PJ; Hill AJ (2007) Does length of stay at a residential adolescent weight loss camp alter physical self perception outcomes?. In: BASES Annual Conference Bath, UK 12/09/2007 00:00:00. : Taylor & Francis, pp. S122-S122.http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02640410701619937
  • Humphrey L; Radley D; Hill A; Gately P (2007) Effect of a high-protein diet on weight loss, appetite and mood in overweight and obese children. In: . : , pp. S135-S135.
  • 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 22/04/2007 00:00:00. : , pp. S110.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ijo.0803598
  • 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; Mackreth P; Cooke C; Gately P (2007) Variation in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in UK schools. In: 15th European Congress on Obesity Budapest 22/04/2007 00:00:00. : , pp. 196-196.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ijo.0803599
  • Hester J; McKenna J; Gately PJ (2007) Experiences of Obese Children who Attended a Residential Weight-Loss Camp. In: . : , pp. 196.
  • 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
  • Hester J; McKenna J; Gately PJ (2007) Discussing Lifestyle Behaviours with Obese Children. In: . : , pp. 196.
  • Hobkirk JP; King RFGJ; Radley D; Mackreth PK; Cooke CB; Barth JH; Gately PJ (2006) Metabolic syndrome risk factor responses during a residential weight loss camp for overweight and obese children. In: . : , pp. S5.
  • Baker C; Gately P; Bewick B; Hill A (2004) Fat-teasing in obese adolescents. In: . : , pp. S195-S195.

Lectures (1)

  • Gately PJ (2007) Tackling the BIG Problem

Other (9)

  • Hobkirk JP; King RFGJ; Davies I; Pemberton P; Barth JH; Gately PJ; Carroll S (2010) Lifestyle interventions in the amelioration of metabolic syndrome phenotypes in obese children and adolescents
    https://doi.org/10.1080/02640410903195819
  • McGregor S; McKenna J; Gately PJ; Hill AJ (2010) Obesity interventions: Do peers play a role in promoting psychological well-being?
  • Hobkirk JP; King RFGJ; Davies I; Pemberton P; Barth JH; Gately PJ; Carroll S (2009) Lifestyle interventions in the amelioration of metabolic syndrome phenotypes in obese children and adolescents
  • McGregor S; McKenna J; Gately PJ; Hill AJ (2009) Obesity interventions: Do peers play a role in promoting psychological well-being?
  • Gately P; Weir C (2009) From theory into practice - Childhood Obesity Interventions
  • Humphrey L; Radley D; Hill A; Gately P (2008) Measuring Appetite and Mood in Free-living, Weight-losing Adolescents. 15th European Congress Obesity, Geneva.
  • Hobkirk J; Carroll S; Barth JH; Pemberton P; Davies I; Gately PJ; King RFGJ (2008) Metabolic Syndrome in Obese Children: Diet and Exercise Works!
  • Hobkirk J; Carroll S; Pemberton P; Gately P; Barth JH; King R (2008) Metabolic Syndrome in Obese Children: Diet and exercise works!
  • Humphrey LC; Radley D; Hill AJ; Gately PJ (2007) Effect of a High-protein Diet on Weight Loss, Appetite and Mood in Overweight and Obese Children with a 6-month Follow-up
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