Dr Alex Rowlands BSc(Hons), PhD


Diabetes Research Centre
University of Leicester
Leicester General Hospital
Gwendolen Road, Leicester, LE5 4PW

Tel: 0116 258 8128

Email: alex.rowlands@le.ac.uk

Research Interests

  • Measurement of physical behaviours, particularly using wearable monitors
  • Analytical methods for quantification of physical activity behaviours
  • Physical behaviours and health

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor: Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviours
  • Associate Editor: Pediatric Exercise Science
  • Guest Editor: International Congress of Ambulatory Monitoring and Physical Activity Measurement (ICAMPAM) 2013 and 2015: Focus Issue on Physiological Measurement
  • Invited member: Scientific Committee of International Society for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour (ISMPB) - Scope: Promote and facilitate the study and applications of objective measurement and quantification of free-living physical behaviour(s) and its related constructs (e.g. energy expenditure, context) using wearable devices

Postgraduate Supervision and Teaching

Nine PhD students supervised to completion



Stiles VH, Pearce M, Moore IS, Langford J, Rowlands AV. Wrist-worn Accelerometry for Runners: Objective Quantification of Training Load. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2018 Jul 31. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001704. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 30067593

Mitchell BL, Smith AE, Rowlands AV, Fraysse F, Parfitt G, Lewis NR, Dollman J. Promoting physical activity in rural Australian adults using an online intervention. J Sci Med Sport. 2018 Jul 10. pii: S1440-2440(18)30353-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2018.07.002. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 30031747

Rowlands AV, Harrington DM, Bodicoat DH, Davies MJ, Sherar LB, Gorely T, Khunti K, Edwardson CL. Compliance of Adolescent Girls to Repeated Deployments of Wrist-Worn Accelerometers. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2018 Jul;50(7):1508-1517. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001588. PMID: 29474208

Rowlands AV, Edwardson CL, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Harrington DM, Yates T. Beyond Cut Points: Accelerometer Metrics that Capture the Physical Activity Profile. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2018 Jun;50(6):1323-1332. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001561. PMID: 29360664

Mitchell BL, Smith AE, Rowlands AV, Parfitt G, Dollman J. Associations of physical activity and sedentary behaviour with metabolic syndrome in rural Australian adults. J Sci Med Sport. 2018 May 22. pii: S1440-2440(18)30136-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2018.05.002. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29801754

Brazendale K, Beets MW, Rowlands AV, Chandler JL, Fairclough SJ, Boddy LM, Olds TS, Parfitt G, Noonan RJ, Downs SJ, Cliff DP. Converting between estimates of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity derived from raw accelerations measured at the wrist and from ActiGraph counts measured at the hip: the Rosetta Stone. J Sports Sci. 2018 Apr 30:1-5. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2018.1470373. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29708474

Harrington DM, Davies MJ, Bodicoat DH, Charles JM, Chudasama YV, Gorely T, Khunti K, Plekhanova T, Rowlands AV, Sherar LB, Tudor Edwards R, Yates T, Edwardson CL. Effectiveness of the 'Girls Active' school-based physical activity programme: A cluster randomised controlled trial. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2018 Apr 25;15(1):40. doi: 10.1186/s12966-018-0664-6. PMID: 29695250

Boddy LM, Noonan RJ, Kim Y, Rowlands AV, Welk GJ, Knowles ZR, Fairclough SJ. Comparability of children's sedentary time estimates derived from wrist worn GENEActiv and hip worn ActiGraph accelerometer thresholds. J Sci Med Sport. 2018 Mar 28. pii: S1440-2440(18)30099-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2018.03.015. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29650338

Edwardson CL, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Yates T, Rowlands AV. Steps per Day Measured by Consumer Activity Trackers Worn at the Non-Dominant and Dominant Wrist Relative to a Waist-Worn Pedometer. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour. 2018 March; 1(1): 2-8. doi.org/10.1123/jmpb.2017-0001

Baldwin CE, Johnston KN, Rowlands AV, Williams MT. Physical Activity of ICU Survivors during Acute Admission: Agreement of the activPAL with Observation. Physiother Can. 2018;70(1):57-63. doi: 10.3138/ptc.2016-61. PMID: 29434419

Rowlands AV. Physical Activity, Inactivity, and Health During Youth-The Year That Was 2017. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2018 Feb 1;30(1):54-57. doi: 10.1123/pes.2017-0296. Epub 2018 Feb 8. PMID: 29417872

Rowlands AV, Mirkes EM, Yates T, Clemes S, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Edwardson CL. Accelerometer-assessed Physical Activity in Epidemiology: Are Monitors Equivalent? Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2018 Feb;50(2):257-265. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001435. PMID: 28976493


Stiles VH, Metcalf BS, Knapp KM, Rowlands AV. A small amount of precisely measured high-intensity habitual physical activity predicts bone health in pre- and post-menopausal women in UK Biobank. Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Dec 1;46(6):1847-1856. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyx080. PMID: 29106579

Jelleyman C, Edwardson CL, Henson J, Gray LJ, Rowlands AV, Khunti K, Davies MJ, Yates T. Associations of Physical Activity Intensities with Markers of Insulin Sensitivity. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 Dec;49(12):2451-2458. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001381. PMID: 28723844

Hashem R, Rey-López JP, Hamer M, McMunn A, Whincup PH, Owen CG, Rowlands AV, Stamatakis E. Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors Levels of Kuwaiti Adolescents: The Study of Health and Activity Among Adolescents in Kuwait. J Phys Act Health. 2018 Apr 1;15(4):255-262. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2017-0013. Epub 2017 Nov 25. PMID: 29172971

Reznik M, Islamovic F, Choi J, Leu CS, Rowlands AV. Factors associated with in-school physical activity among urban children with asthma. J Asthma. 2018 May;55(5):492-501. doi: 10.1080/02770903.2017.1340482. Epub 2017 Jul 21. PMID: 28696842

McCarthy M, Edwardson CL, Davies MJ, Henson J, Rowlands AV, King JA, Bodicoat DH, Khunti K, Yates T. Breaking up sedentary time with seated upper body activity can regulate metabolic health in obese high-risk adults: A randomized crossover trial. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2017 Dec;19(12):1732-1739. doi: 10.1111/dom.13016. Epub 2017 Jul 20. PMID: 28544202

Rowlands AV, Olds TS, Bakrania K, Stanley RM, Parfitt G, Eston RG, Yates T, Fraysse F. Accelerometer wear-site detection: When one site does not suit all, all of the time. J Sci Med Sport. 2017 Apr;20(4):368-372. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2016.04.013. Epub 2016 May 21. PMID: 28117147

Scott JJ, Rowlands AV, Cliff DP, Morgan PJ, Plotnikoff RC, Lubans DR. Comparability and feasibility of wrist- and hip-worn accelerometers in free-living adolescents. J Sci Med Sport. 2017 Dec;20(12):1101-1106. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2017.04.017. Epub 2017 Apr 21. PMID: 28501418

Rowlands AV. Physical Activity, Inactivity and Health During Youth-2016. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2017 Feb;29(1):26-30. doi: 10.1123/pes.2017-0011. PMID: 28271800


Sherar LB, Cumming SP, Bodicoat DH, Edwards RT, Edwardson CL, Gorely T, Harrington DM, Harrington K, Khunti K, Plekhanova T, Rowlands AV, Yates T, Davies MJ. Objectively measured physical activity of extreme early and late maturing girls. Pediatric Exercise Science. Dec 2016 Supplement, 28:26-26.

Rowlands AV, Cliff DP, Fairclough SJ, Boddy LM, Olds TS, Parfitt G, Noonan RJ, Downs SJ, Knowles ZR, Beets MW. Moving Forward with Backward Compatibility: Translating Wrist Accelerometer Data. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 Nov;48(11):2142-2149. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001015 PMID: 27327029

Bakrania K, Yates T, Rowlands AV, Esliger DW, Bunnewell S, Sanders J, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Edwardson CL. Intensity Thresholds on Raw Acceleration Data: Euclidean Norm Minus One (ENMO) and Mean Amplitude Deviation (MAD) Approaches. PLoS One. 2016 Oct 5;11(10):e0164045. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164045. eCollection 2016. PMID: 27706241

Rowlands AV, Yates T, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Edwardson CL. Raw Accelerometer Data Analysis with GGIR R-package: Does Accelerometer Brand Matter? Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 Oct;48(10):1935-41. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000978. PMID: 27183118

Gomersall SR, Maher C, English C, Rowlands AV, Dollman J, Norton K, Olds T. Testing the activitystat hypothesis: a randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health. 2016 Aug 30;16:900. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3568-x. PMID: 27576515

Edwardson CL, Rowlands AV, Bunnewell S, Sanders J, Esliger DW, Gorely T, O'Connell S, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Yates T. Accuracy of Posture Allocation Algorithms for Thigh- and Waist-Worn Accelerometers. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 Jun;48(6):1085-90. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000865. PMID: 26741122

Rowlands AV, Yates T, Olds TS, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Edwardson CL. Sedentary Sphere: Wrist-Worn Accelerometer-Brand Independent Posture Classification. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 Apr;48(4):748-54. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000813. PMID: 26559451

Rowlands AV. Physical Activity, Inactivity, and Health During Youth. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2016 Feb;28(1):19-22. doi: 10.1123/pes.2016-0007. PMID: 26887601

Fairclough SJ, Noonan R, Rowlands AV, Van Hees V, Knowles Z, Boddy LM. Wear Compliance and Activity in Children Wearing Wrist- and Hip-Mounted Accelerometers. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 Feb;48(2):245-53. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000771. PMID: 26375253

Lewis LK, Rowlands AV, Gardiner PA, Standage M, English C, Olds T. Small Steps: Preliminary effectiveness and feasibility of an incremental goal-setting intervention to reduce sitting time in older adults. Maturitas. 2016 Mar;85:64-70. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2015.12.014. Epub 2016 Jan 2. PMID: 26857881


Dollman J, Pontt JL, Rowlands AV. Validity of self-reported sedentary time differs between Australian rural men engaged in office and farming occupations. J Sports Sci. 2016;34(12):1154-8. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2015.1094185. Epub 2015 Oct 2. PMID: 26430922

Wijndaele K, Westgate K, Stephens SK, Blair SN, Bull FC, Chastin SF, Dunstan DW, Ekelund U, Esliger DW, Freedson PS, Granat MH, Matthews CE, Owen N, Rowlands AV, Sherar LB, Tremblay MS, Troiano RP, Brage S, Healy GN. Utilization and Harmonization of Adult Accelerometry Data: Review and Expert Consensus. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015 Oct;47(10):2129-39. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000661. PMID: 25785929

Gomersall SR, Maher C, English C, Rowlands AV, Olds T. Time Regained: When People Stop a Physical Activity Program, How Does Their Time Use Change? A Randomised Controlled Trial. PLoS One. 2015; 10(5): e0126665. Epub 2015 May 29. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126665 PMID: 26023914

Ferguson T, Rowlands AV, Olds T, Maher C. The validity of consumer-level, activity monitors in healthy adults worn in free-living conditions: a cross-sectional study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2015 Mar 27;12:42. doi: 10.1186/s12966-015-0201-9. PMID: 25890168

Rowlands AV. Physical activity, inactivity, and health. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2015 Feb;27(1):21-5. doi: 10.1123/pes.2015-0030. PMID: 25822961

Pontt JL, Rowlands AV, Dollman J. Comparison of sedentary behaviours among rural men working in offices and on farms. Aust J Rural Health. 2015 Apr;23(2):74-9. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12143. Epub 2015 Jan 23. PMID: 25616155

Rowlands AV, Fraysse F, Catt M, Stiles VH, Stanley RM, Eston RG, Olds TS. Comparability of measured acceleration from accelerometry-based activity monitors. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015 Jan;47(1):201-10. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000394. PMID: 24870577


Rowlands AV, Rennie K, Kozarski R, Stanley RM, Eston RG, Parfitt GC, Olds TS. Children's physical activity assessed with wrist- and hip-worn accelerometers. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014 Dec;46(12):2308-16. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000365. PMID: 24781890

Stamatakis E, Coombs N, Rowlands AV, Shelton N, Hillsdon M. Objectively-assessed and self-reported sedentary time in relation to multiple socioeconomic status indicators among adults in England: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2014;4:e006034. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006034 Epub 5 Nov 2014

Rowlands AV, Gomersall SR, Tudor-Locke C, Bassett DR, Kang M, Fraysse F, Ainsworth B, Olds TS. Introducing novel approaches for examining the variability of individuals' physical activity. J Sports Sci. 2015;33(5):457-66. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2014.951067. Epub 2014 Oct 21. PMID: 25333753

Mitchell BL, Lewis NR, Smith AE, Rowlands AV, Parfitt G, Dollman J. Rural Environments and Community Health (REACH): a randomised controlled trial protocol for an online walking intervention in rural adults. BMC Public Health. 2014 Sep 18;14:969. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-969. PMID: 25236776

Booth VM, Rowlands AV, Dollman J. Physical activity temporal trends among children and adolescents. J Sci Med Sport. 2015 Jul;18(4):418-25. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2014.06.002. Epub 2014 Jun 12. PMID: 25041963

Rowlands AV, Olds TS, Hillsdon M, Pulsford R, Hurst TL, Eston RG, Gomersall SR, Johnston K, Langford J. Assessing sedentary behavior with the GENEActiv: introducing the sedentary sphere. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014 Jun;46(6):1235-47. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000224. PMID: 24263980

Scholes S, Coombs N, Pedisic Z, Mindell JS, Bauman A, Rowlands AV, Stamatakis E. Age- and sex-specific criterion validity of the health survey for England Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Assessment Questionnaire as compared with accelerometry. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Jun 15;179(12):1493-502. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwu087. Epub 2014 May 26. PMID: 24863551

Fulford J, Eston RG, Rowlands AV, Davies RC. Assessment of magnetic resonance techniques to measure muscle damage 24 h after eccentric exercise. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2015 Feb;25(1):e28-39. doi: 10.1111/sms.12234. Epub 2014 Apr 17. PMID: 24738493


Stiles VH, Griew PJ, Rowlands AV. Use of accelerometry to classify activity beneficial to bone in premenopausal women. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013 Dec;45(12):2353-61. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31829ba765. PMID: 23698245

Rowlands AV, Schuna JM Jr, Stiles VH, Tudor-Locke C. Cadence, peak vertical acceleration, and peak loading rate during ambulatory activities: implications for activity prescription for bone health. J Phys Act Health. 2014 Sep;11(7):1291-4. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2012-0402. Epub 2013 Oct 31. PMID: 24184713

Callary SA, Thewlis D, Rowlands AV, Findlay DM, Solomon LB. Collecting a comprehensive evidence base to monitor fracture rehabilitation: A case study. World J Orthop. 2013 Oct 18;4(4):259-66. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v4.i4.259. PMID: 24147261

Coombs N, Shelton N, Rowlands AV, Stamatakis E. Children's and adolescents' sedentary behaviour in relation to socioeconomic position. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2013 Oct;67(10):868-74. doi: 10.1136/jech-2013-202609. Epub 2013 Jul 13. PMID: 23851152

Lambrick D, Rowlands AV, Rowland T, Eston R. Pacing strategies of inexperienced children during repeated 800 m individual time-trials and simulated competition. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2013 May;25(2):198-211. Epub 2013 Mar 15. PMID: 23504805

Gomersall SR, Rowlands AV, English C, Maher C, Olds TS. The ActivityStat hypothesis: the concept, the evidence and the methodologies. Sports Med. 2013 Feb;43(2):135-49. doi: 10.1007/s40279-012-0008-7. PMID: 23329607


Stamatakis E, Coombs N, Hillsdon M, Rowlands AV. Self-reported and objectively assessed sedentary time in relation to multiple socioeconomic status indicators and area deprivation in adults. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2012 Dec 1; 15:S84-S84 doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2012.11.203

Rowlands AV, Gomersall S, Tudor-Locke C, Bassett D, Kang M, Ainsworth B, Olds T. Workers and Metronomes: The periodicity of physical activity in relation to work pattern. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2012 Dec 1; 15:S198-S198 doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2012.11.484

Pavey T, Parfitt G, Rowlands AV, Welsman J. Does habitual physical activity influence children's physical self-worth: A longitudinal assessment. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2012 Dec 1; 15:S344-S344 doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2012.11.836

Zhang S, Murray P, Zillmer R, Eston RG, Catt M, Rowlands AV. Activity classification using the GENEA: optimum sampling frequency and number of axes. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Nov;44(11):2228-34. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31825e19fd. PMID: 22617400

Phillips LR, Parfitt G, Rowlands AV. Calibration of the GENEA accelerometer for assessment of physical activity intensity in children. J Sci Med Sport. 2013 Mar;16(2):124-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2012.05.013. Epub 2012 Jul 6. PMID: 22770768

Hänggi JM, Phillips LR, Rowlands AV. Validation of the GT3X ActiGraph in children and comparison with the GT1M ActiGraph. J Sci Med Sport. 2013 Jan;16(1):40-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2012.05.012. Epub 2012 Jun 29. PMID: 22749938

Parfitt G, Alrumh A, Rowlands AV. Affect-regulated exercise intensity: does training at an intensity that feels 'good' improve physical health? J Sci Med Sport. 2012 Nov;15(6):548-53. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2012.01.005. Epub 2012 May 31. PMID: 22658587

Benjamin CC, Rowlands AV, Parfitt G. Patterning of affective responses during a graded exercise test in children and adolescents. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2012 May;24(2):275-88. PMID: 22728418

Zhang S, Rowlands AV, Murray P, Hurst TL. Physical activity classification using the GENEA wrist-worn accelerometer. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Apr;44(4):742-8. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31823bf95c. PMID: 21988935

Rowlands AV, Stiles VH. Accelerometer counts and raw acceleration output in relation to mechanical loading. J Biomech. 2012 Feb 2;45(3):448-54. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2011.12.006. Epub 2012 Jan 2. PMID: 22218284

Bassett DR Jr, Rowlands AV, Trost SG. Calibration and validation of wearable monitors. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Jan;44(1 Suppl 1):S32-8. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182399cf7. PMID: 22157772


Davies RC, Eston RG, Fulford J, Rowlands AV, Jones AM. Muscle damage alters the metabolic response to dynamic exercise in humans: a 31P-MRS study. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2011 Sep;111(3):782-90. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.01021.2010. Epub 2011 Jun 30. PMID: 21719720

Esliger DW, Rowlands AV, Hurst TL, Catt M, Murray P, Eston RG. Validation of the GENEA Accelerometer. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Jun;43(6):1085-93. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31820513be. PMID: 21088628

Lambrick DM, Rowlands AV, Eston RG. The perceptual response to treadmill exercise using the Eston-Parfitt scale and marble dropping task, in children age 7 to 8 years. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2011 Feb;23(1):36-48. PMID: 21467589

Davies RC, Rowlands AV, Poole DC, Jones AM, Eston RG. Eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage dissociates the lactate and gas exchange thresholds. J Sports Sci. 2011 Jan;29(2):181-9. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2010.526626. PMID: 21170804

Prior to 2011

Knapp KM, Rowlands AV, Welsman JR, Macleod KM (2010). Prolonged unilateral disuse osteopenia 14 years post external fixator removal: a case history and critical review. Case Rep Med. 2010;2010:629020. doi: 10.1155/2010/629020. Epub 2010 Apr 21. PMID: 20445732

Stone MR, Rowlands AV, Middlebrooke AR, Jawis MN, Eston RG (2009). The pattern of physical activity in relation to health outcomes in boys. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2009;4(4):306-15. doi: 10.3109/17477160902846179. PMID: 19922046

Rowlands AV (2009). Methodological approaches for investigating the biological basis for physical activity in children. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2009 Aug;21(3):273-8. PMID: 19827451

Stone MR, Rowlands AV, Eston RG (2009). Characteristics of the activity pattern in normal weight and overweight boys. Prev Med. 2009 Aug-Sep;49(2-3):205-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2009.06.012. Epub 2009 Jun 30. PMID: 19573555

Davies RC, Rowlands AV, Eston RG (2009). Effect of exercise-induced muscle damage on ventilatory and perceived exertion responses to moderate and severe intensity cycle exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2009 Sep;107(1):11-9. doi: 10.1007/s00421-009-1094-6. Epub 2009 Jun 5. PMID: 19499242

Lambrick DM, Faulkner JA, Rowlands AV, Eston RG (2009). Prediction of maximal oxygen uptake from submaximal ratings of perceived exertion and heart rate during a continuous exercise test: the efficacy of RPE 13. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2009 Sep;107(1):1-9. doi: 10.1007/s00421-009-1093-7. Epub 2009 Jun 2. PMID: 19488778

Eston RG, Lambrick DM, Rowlands AV (2009). The perceptual response to exercise of progressively increasing intensity in children aged 7-8 years: validation of a pictorial curvilinear ratings of perceived exertion scale. Psychophysiology. 2009 Jul;46(4):843-51. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2009.00826.x. Epub 2009 May 12. PMID: 19470130

Rowlands AV, Pilgrim EL, Eston RG (2009). Seasonal changes in children's physical activity: an examination of group changes, intra-individual variability and consistency in activity pattern across season. Ann Hum Biol. 2009 Jul-Aug;36(4):363-78. doi: 10.1080/03014460902824220. Epub 2009 May 9. PMID: 19437171

Stone MR, Rowlands AV, Eston RG (2009). Relationships between accelerometer-assessed physical activity and health in children: impact of the activity-intensity classification method. J Sports Sci Med. 2009 Mar 1;8(1):136-43. eCollection 2009. PMID: 24150567

Parfitt G, Pavey T, Rowlands AV (2009). Children's physical activity and psychological health: the relevance of intensity. Acta Paediatr. 2009 Jun;98(6):1037-43. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2009.01255.x. Epub 2009 Feb 24. PMID: 19245534

Hardman CA, Horne PJ, Rowlands AV (2009). Children's Pedometer-determined Physical Activity During School-time and Leisure-time. Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness. 2009 7(2): 129-134. doi.org/10.1016/S1728-869X(09)60016-2

Davies RC, Eston RG, Poole DC, Rowlands AV, DiMenna F, Wilkerson DP, Twist C, Jones AM (2008). Effect of eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage on the dynamics of muscle oxygenation and pulmonary oxygen uptake. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2008 Nov;105(5):1413-21. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.90743.2008. Epub 2008 Aug 14. PMID: 18703757

Davies RC, Rowlands AV, Eston RG (2008). The prediction of maximal oxygen uptake from submaximal ratings of perceived exertion elicited during the multistage fitness test. Br J Sports Med. 2008 Dec;42(12):1006-10. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2007.043810. Epub 2008 Feb 28.  PMID: 18308896

Rowlands AV, Esliger DW, Pilgrim EL, Middlebrooke AR, Eston RG (2008). Physical activity content of Motive8 PE compared to primary school PE lessons in the context of children’s overall daily activity levels. J Exerc Sci Fit. 2008; 6(1): 26-33.

Rowlands AV, Pilgrim EL, Eston RG (2007). Patterns of habitual activity across weekdays and weekend days in 9-11-year-old children. Prev Med. 2008 Apr;46(4):317-24. Epub 2007 Nov 21. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2007.11.004 PMID: 18162187

Horne PJ, Hardman CA, Lowe CF, Rowlands AV (2007). Increasing children's physical activity: a peer modelling, rewards and pedometer-based intervention. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2009 Feb;63(2):191-8. Epub 2007 Sep 19. doi: 10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602915 PMID: 17882131

Rowlands AV, Eston RG (2007). The Measurement and Interpretation of Children's Physical Activity. J Sports Sci Med. 2007 Sep 1;6(3):270-6. PMID: 24149412

Rowlands AV (2007). Accelerometer assessment of physical activity in children: an update. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2007 Aug;19(3):252-66. PMID: 18019585

Rowlands AV, Stone MR, Eston RG (2007). Influence of speed and step frequency during walking and running on motion sensor output. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007 Apr;39(4):716-27. doi: 10.1249/mss.0b013e318031126c PMID: 17414811

Eston R, Rowlands AV, Coulton D, Mckinney J, Gleeson N (2007). Effect of flexibility training on symptoms of exercise-induced muscle damage: A preliminary study. Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness. 2007; 5(1): 33-39

Rowlands AV, Hughes DR (2006). Variability of physical activity patterns by type of day and season in 8-10-year-old boys. Res Q Exerc Sport. 2006 Sep;77(3):391-5. doi: 10.1080/02701367.2006.10599373 PMID: 17020083

Rowlands AV, Eston RG, Powell SM (2006). Total physical activity, activity intensity and body fat in 8–11-year-old boys and girls. J Exerc Sci Fit. 2006; 4(2): 96-102

Rowlands AV, Powell SM, Humphries R, Eston RG (2006). The effect of accelerometer epoch on physical activity output measures. J Exerc Sci Fit. 2006; 4(1): 52-58

Rowlands AV, Eston RG (2005). Comparison of accelerometer and pedometer measures of physical activity in boys and girls, ages 8-10 years. Res Q Exerc Sport. 2005 Sep;76(3):251-7. doi: 10.1080/02701367.2005.10599296 PMID: 16270702

Eston RG, Rowlands AV, Charlesworth S, Davies A, Hoppitt T (2005). Prediction of DXA-determined whole body fat from skinfolds: importance of including skinfolds from the thigh and calf in young, healthy men and women. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2005 May;59(5):695-702. doi: 10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602131 PMID: 15798775

Marginson V, Rowlands AV, Gleeson NP, Eston RG (2005). Comparison of the symptoms of exercise-induced muscle damage after an initial and repeated bout of plyometric exercise in men and boys. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2005 Sep;99(3):1174-81. Epub 2005 Apr 7. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.01193.2004 PMID: 15817716

Rowlands AV, Ingledew DK, Powell SM, Eston RG (2004). Interactive effects of habitual physical activity and calcium intake on bone density in boys and girls. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2004 Oct;97(4):1203-8. Epub 2004 May 14. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00182.2004 PMID: 15145926

Rowlands AV, Thomas PW, Eston RG, Topping R (2004). Validation of the RT3 triaxial accelerometer for the assessment of physical activity. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2004 Mar;36(3):518-24. PMID: 15076796

Powell SM, Rowlands AV (2004). Intermonitor variability of the RT3 accelerometer during typical physical activities. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2004 Feb;36(2):324-30. doi:10.1249/01.MSS.0000113743.68789.36 PMID: 14767258

Walsh NP, Montague JC, Callow N, Rowlands AV (2004). Saliva flow rate, total protein concentration and osmolality as potential markers of whole body hydration status during progressive acute dehydration in humans. Arch Oral Biol. 2004 Feb;49(2):149-54. PMID: 14693209

Powell SM, Jones DI, Rowlands AV (2003). Technical variability of the RT3 accelerometer. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2003 Oct;35(10):1773-8. doi: 10.1249/01.MSS.0000089341.68754.BA PMID: 14523319

Rowlands AV, Marginson VF, Lee J (2003). Chronic flexibility gains: effect of isometric contraction duration during proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching techniques. Res Q Exerc Sport. 2003 Mar;74(1):47-51. doi:10.1080/02701367.2003.10609063 PMID: 12659475

Callow N, Hardy L, Rowlands AV, Worth S, Parfitt G, Thompson K, Cook M, Kandall B (2003). The effects of dehydration status on cognitive functioning and perceptions of effort. Journal of Sports Sciences. 2003; 21(4):264-265

Rowlands AV, Marginson VF, Lee J (2002). The effect of isometric contraction time on flexibility gains after training using proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. Journal of Sports Sciences. 2002; 20(1):57-57

Rowlands AV, Eston RG, Tilzey C (2001). Effect of stride length manipulation on symptoms of exercise-induced muscle damage and the repeated bout effect. J Sports Sci. 2001 May;19(5):333-40. doi:10.1080/02640410152006108 PMID: 11354612

Rowlands AV, Ingledew DK, Eston RG (2000). The effect of type of physical activity measure on the relationship between body fatness and habitual physical activity in children: a meta-analysis. Ann Hum Biol. 2000 Sep-Oct;27(5):479-97. PMID: 11023118

Eston RG, Rowlands AV (2000). Stages in the development of a research project: putting the idea together. Br J Sports Med. 2000 Feb;34(1):59-64. PMID: 10690453

Rowlands AV, Eston RG, Ingledew DK (1999). Relationship between activity levels, aerobic fitness, and body fat in 8- to 10-yr-old children. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1999 Apr;86(4):1428-35. doi:10.1152/jappl.1999.86.4.1428 PMID: 10194232

Eston RG, Rowlands AV, Ingledew DK (1998). Validity of heart rate, pedometry, and accelerometry for predicting the energy cost of children's activities. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1998 Jan;84(1):362-71. doi: 10.1152/jappl.1998.84.1.362 PMID: 9451658

Rowlands AV, Eston RG, Ingledew DK (1997). Measurement of physical activity in children with particular reference to the use of heart rate and pedometry. Sports Med. 1997 Oct;24(4):258-72. PMID: 9339494

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