Sally Barber is a Principal Research Fellow for Born in Bradford and Manager for the Healthy Children, Healthy Families theme of CLAHRC YH. Sally is an applied health researcher whose interests are in physical activity for health, sedentary behaviour and childhood obesity prevention. Her main research focuses on understanding the determinants of physical activity in children, developing and evaluating interventions to promote childhood physical activity, reduce sedentary time, and prevent obesity. Sally is a visiting Research Fellow with the School of Psychology at the University of Leeds and the Faculty of Health Studies at the University of Bradford. Since 2012 she has secured over £800,000 as Principal Investigator, and over £9 million as co-applicant from a range of funders including: NIHR, Big Lottery, and British Heart Foundation.

Aron P Sherry; Natalie Pearson; Nicola D Ridgers; Sally E Barber; Daniel D Bingham; Liana C Nagy; Stacy A Clemes, (2018). activPAL-measured sitting levels and patterns in 9–10 years old children from a UK city. Journal of Public Health DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdy181,
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Barber SE, Kelly B, Collings PJ, Nagy L, Bywater T, Wright J, (2017). Prevalence, trajectories, and determinants of television viewing time in an ethnically diverse sample of young children from the UK. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14(1), 88. DOI: 10.1186/s12966-017-0541-8, PMID: 28683801,
Clemes SA, Barber S, Bingham DD, Ridgers ND, Fletcher E, Pearson N, Salmon J, Dunstan DW., (2016). Reducing children’s classroom sitting time using sit-to-stand desks: findings from pilot studies in UK and Australian primary schools.. Journal of Public Health, 38(3), 526-533. DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdv084, PMID: 26076699,
Leyland AF, Pickett KE, Barber S, McEachan R, Wright J., (2016). Teacher-reported prevalence and management of child health problems at primary school.. Journal of child health care: for professionals working with children in the hospital and community, 20(2), 243-51. DOI: 10.1177/1367493515569327, PMID: 25713008,
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Barber SE, Jackson C, Hewitt C, Ainsworth HR, Buckley H, Akhtar S, Bingham DD, Routen AC, Summerbell C, Richardson G, Moore HJ, Pickett KE, O'Malley C, Brierley S, Wright J., (2016). Assessing the feasibility of evaluating and delivering a physical activity intervention for pre-school children: a pilot randomised controlled trial.. Pilot and feasibility studies, 18(2), 12. DOI: 10.1186/s40814-016-0052-4, PMID: 27965832,
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McEachan RR, Santorelli G, Bryant M, Sahota P, Farrar D, Small N, Akhtar S, Sargent J, Barber S, Taylor N, Richardson G, Farrin AJ, Bhopal RS, Bingham DD, Ahern SM, Wright J, (2016). The HAPPY (Healthy and Active Parenting Programmme for early Years) feasibility randomised control trial: acceptability and feasibility of an intervention to reduce infant obesity.. BMC public health, 16(1), 211. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-2861-z, PMID: 26931491,
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Collings P, Ball HL, Santorelli G, West J, Barber SE, McEachan RRC, Wright J, (2016). Sleep Duration and Adiposity in Early Childhood: Evidence for Bidirectional Associations from the Born in Bradford Study. Sleep, 40(2), zsw054. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsw054,
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Bingham D, Collings P, Clemes SA, Costa S, Santorelli G, Griffiths P, Barber SE, (2016). Reliability and Validity of the Early Years Physical Activity Questionnaire (EY-PAQ). Sport, 4(30), DOI: 10.3390/sports4020030,
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Wright J, Fairley L, McEachan RRC, Bryant M, Petherick E, Sahota P, Santorelli G, Barber SE, Lawlor DA, Taylor N, Bhopal R, Cameron N, West J, Hill A, Summerbell C, Farrin A, Ball H, Brown T, Small N, (2016). Development and evaluation of an intervention for the prevention of childhood obesity in a multiethnic population: the Born in Bradford applied research programme. Programme Grants for Applied Research, 4(6),
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Shire KA, Hill LJB, Snapp-Childs W, Bingham GP, Kountouriotis GK, Barber SE, Mon-Williams M, (2016). Robot Guided “Pen Skill” Training in Children with Motor Difficulties. PLoS ONE, 5(3), 384-402. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0151354,
Bingham DD, Costa S, Hinkley T, Shire KA, Clemes SA, Barber SE, (2016). Physical Activity During the Early Years: A Systematic Review of Correlates and Determinants. American journal of Preventive Medicine, 51(3), 384-402. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2016.04.022,
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Costa S, Barber S, Cameron N, Clemes SA., (2015). The objective measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in 2-3 year olds and their parents: a cross-sectional feasibility study in the bi-ethnic Born in Bradford cohort. BMC Public Health, 15(1), 1109. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-2481-z, PMID: 26556469,
Fairley L, Santorelli G, Lawlor DA, Bryant M, Bhopal R, Petherick E, Sahota P, Greenwood DC, Hill AJ, Cameron N, Ball H, Barber SE, Wright J, (2015). The relationship between early life modifiable risk factors for childhood obesity, ethnicity and body mass index at age 3 years: findings from the Born in Bradford birth cohort study. BMC Obesity, 2(9), DOI: 10.1186/s40608-015-0037-5,
Costa S, Barber SE, Cameron N, Clemes SA., (2014). Calibration and validation of the ActiGraph GT3X+ in 2-3 year olds.. Journal of science in medicine sport, 17(6), 617-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2013.11.005, PMID: 24365695,
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Barber S, Jackson C, Akhtar S, Bingham DD, Ainsworth H, Hewitt C, Richardson G, Summerbell CD, Pickett KE, Moore HJ, Routen AC, O'Malley CL, Brierley S, Wright J., (2013). “Pre-schoolers in the playground” an outdoor physical activity intervention for children aged 18 months to 4 years old: study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial.. Trials, 14(1), 326. DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-326, PMID: 24107473,
Costa S, Barber SE, Griffiths PL, Cameron N, Clemes SA., (2013). Qualitative feasibility of using three accelerometers with 2-3-year-old children and both parents.. Research quarterly for exercise and sport, 84(3), 295-304. DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2013.812002, PMID: 24261008,
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Taylor NJ, Sahota P, Sargent J, Barber S, Loach J, Louch G, Wright J., (2013). Using intervention mapping to develop a culturally appropriate intervention to prevent childhood obesity: the HAPPY (Healthy and Active Parenting Programme for Early Years) study.. The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, 10(1), 142. DOI: 10.1186/1479-5868-10-142, PMID: 24373301,