How to promote positive physical activity behaviour in parents and their preschool-aged children: using cohort data to inform interventions


  • Dr Kathryn Hesketh

    University College London

Project summary

Kathryn aims to establish what factors are associated with change in objectively measured physical activity in women and their preschool-aged children (0–5 years) to aid our understanding of how to better promote physical activity within families. Using longitudinal data from UK and US cohort studies, this work will provide novel information about physical activity during the transition to motherhood and during early life. Based at the UCL Institute of Child Health with Professor Catherine Law, Kathryn will also work with Professor Kelly Evenson (UNC Chapel Hill), Dr Esther van Sluijs (University of Cambridge) and Dr Sara Benjamin-Neelon (Johns Hopkins University).