Sally leads Born in Bradford’s physical activity research group and is a Research Director for the Sport England funded Join Us:Move Play (JU:MP) Programme, a whole system intervention to tackle children and young people’s physical inactivity. Sally also leads the Healthy Bodies work stream of the early life prevention theme in the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Applied Research Collaboration (ARC). Sally has a particularly interest investigating obesity prevention for South Asian children through working with Islamic Religious Settings, and works on the Local Government Association and Public Health England funded childhood obesity trailblazer programme, developing and evaluating a complex intervention for this purpose.

Yu-Ling Chen, Keith Tolfrey, Natalie Pearson, Daniel D Bingham, Charlotte Edwardson, Lorraine Cale, David Dunstan, Sally E Barber, Stacy A Clemes, (2021). Stand Out in Class: Investigating the Potential Impact of a Sit-Stand Desk Intervention on Children’s Sitting and Physical Activity during Class Time and after School. Int J Environ Res Public Health DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18094759,
Paul J. Collings, Diane Farrar, Joanna Gibson, Jane West, Sally E. Barber and John Wright, (2020). Maternal Physical Activity and Neonatal Cord Blood Lipid Levels: Findings From a Prospective Pregnancy Cohort. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 17(2), 236–241. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2019-0550,
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Katy Shire, Elizabeth Andrews, Sally Barber, Alison Bruce, John Corkett, Liam J. B. Hill, Brian Kelly, Rosemary McEachan, Mark Mon-Williams, Louise Tracey, Amanda H. Waterman, John Wright, (2020). Starting School: a large-scale start of school assessment within the ‘Born in Bradford’ longitudinal cohort. Wellcome Open Research 5-47.
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Aron P. Sherry, Natalie Pearson, Nicola D. Ridgers, William Johnson, Sally E. Barber, Daniel D. Bingham, Liana C. Nagy and Stacy A. Clemes, (2020). 2. Impacts of a Standing Desk Intervention within an English Primary School Classroom: A Pilot Controlled Trial. Int J Environ Res Public Health DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17197048. ,
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Stacy A Clemes, Daniel D Bingham, Natalie Pearson, Yu-Ling Chen, Charlotte Edwardson, Rosemary McEachan, Keith Tolfrey, Lorraine Cale, Gerry Richardson, Mike Fray, James Altunkaya, Stephan Bandelow, Nishal Bhupendra Jaicim and Sally E Barber, (2020). Sit–stand desks to reduce sedentary behaviour in 9- to 10-year-olds: the Stand Out in Class pilot cluster RCT. Public Health Research, 8(8), DOI: 10.3310/phr08080,
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Stacy A. Clemes, Daniel D. Bingham, Natalie Pearson, Yu-Ling Chen, Charlotte L. Edwardson, Rosemary R. C. McEachan, Keith Tolfrey, Lorraine Cale, Gerry Richardson, Mike Fray, James Altunkaya, Stephan Bandelow, Nishal Bhupendra Jaicim, Jo Salmon, David W. Dunstan & Sally E. Barber , (2020). Stand Out in Class: restructuring the classroom environment to reduce sitting time – findings from a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity DOI: 10.1186/s12966-020-00958-z,
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Andy Daly-Smith, Thomas Quarmby, Victoria S. J. Archbold, Nicola Corrigan, Dan Wilson, Geir K. Resaland, John B. Bartholomew, Amika Singh, Hege E. Tjomsland, Lauren B. Sherar, Anna Chalkley, Ash C. Routen, Darren Shickle, Daniel D. Bingham, Sally E. Barber, Esther van Sluijs, Stuart J. Fairclough & Jim McKenna , (2020). Using a multi-stakeholder experience-based design process to co-develop the Creating Active Schools Framework. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity DOI: 10.1186/s12966-020-0917-z,
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Paul J. Collings, Sufyan A. Dogra, Silvia Costa, Daniel D. Bingham & Sally E. Barber , (2020). Objectively-measured sedentary time and physical activity in a bi-ethnic sample of young children: variation by socio-demographic, temporal and perinatal factors. BMC Public Health DOI: 10.1186/s12889-019-8132-z,
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Philippa K Bird, Rosemary R. C. McEachan, Mark Mon-Williams, Neil Small, Jane West, Peter Whincup, John Wright, Elizabeth Andrews, Sally E Barber, Liam J B Hill, Laura Lennon, Dan Mason, Katy A Shire, Dagmar Waiblinger, Amanda H. Waterman, Deborah A. Lawlor & Kate E. Pickett , (2019). Growing up in Bradford: protocol for the age 7–11 follow up of the Born in Bradford birth cohort. BMC Public Health DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7222-2,
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Paul J. Collings, Diane Farrar, Joanna Gibson, Jane West, Sally E. Barber & John Wright, (2019). Associations of Pregnancy Physical Activity with Maternal Cardiometabolic Health, Neonatal Delivery Outcomes and Body Composition in a Biethnic Cohort of 7305 Mother–Child Pairs: The Born in Bradford Study. Sports Medicine 615-628. DOI: 10.1007/s40279-019-01193-8,
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Kiran K. Rai, Sufyan Abid Dogra, Sally Barber, Peymane Adab, Carolyn Summerbell and on behalf of the “Childhood Obesity Prevention in Islamic Religious Settings' Programme Management Group”, (2019). A scoping review and systematic mapping of health promotion interventions associated with obesity in Islamic religious settings in the UK. Obesity Reviews, 20(9), 1231–1261. DOI: 10.1111/obr.12874,
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Liana C. Nagy, Maria Horne, Muhammad Faisal, M. A. Mohammed & Sally E. Barber , (2019). Ethnic differences in sedentary behaviour in 6–8-year-old children during school terms and school holidays: a mixed methods study. BMC Public Health DOI: 10.1186/s12889-019-6456-3,
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John Wright, Andrew C. Hayward, Jane West, Kate E. Pickett, Rosie M. McEachan, Mark Mon-Williams, Nicola Christie, Laura Vaughan, Jess Sheringham, Muki Haklay, Laura Sheard, Josie Dickerson, Sally Barber, Neil Small, Richard Cookson, Philip Garnett, Tracey Bywater, Nicholas Pleace, Eric J. Brunner, Claire Cameron, Marcella Ucci, Steve Cummins, Daisy Fancourt, Jens Kandt, Paul Longley, Steve Morris, George Ploubidis, Robert Savage, Robert W. Aldridge, Dan Hopewell, Tiffany Yang, Dan Mason, Gillian Santorelli, Richard Romano, Maria Bryant, Liam Crosby, Trevor Sheldon, (2019). ActEarly: a City Collaboratory approach to early promotion of good health and wellbeing. Wellcome Open Research
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: 10.1093/pubmed/fdy181,
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Clark CCT, Barnes CM, Swindell NJ, Holton MD, Bingham DD, Collings PJ, Barber SE, Summers HD, Mackintosh KA, Stratton G, (2018). Profiling Movement and Gait Quality Characteristics in Pre-School Children. Journal of Motor Behavior, 50(5), 557-565. DOI: 10.1080/00222895.2017.1375454,
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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,
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Paul J Collings, Soren Brage, Daniel D Bingham, Silvia Costa, Jane West, Rosemary RC McEachan, John Wright, and Sally E Barber, (2017). Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Fatness in a Biethnic Sample of Young Children. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 49(5), 930-938. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001180,
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,
Daniel D Bingham, Silvia Costa, Stacy A Clemes, Ash C Routen, Helen J Moore, Sally E Barber, (2016). Accelerometer data requirements for reliable estimation of habitual physical activity and sedentary time of children during the early years – a worked example following a stepped approach. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34(20), 2005-2010. DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2016.1149605,
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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,
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S E Barber, A Forster, K M Birch, (2015). Levels and patterns of daily physical activity and sedentary behavior measured objectively in older care home residents in the United Kingdom. PubMed.gov DOI: 10.1123/japa.2013-0091,
Sally E Barber, Shaheen Akhtar, Cath Jackson, Daniel D Bingham, Catherine Hewitt, Ash Routen, Gerry Richardson, Hannah Ainsworth, Helen J Moore, Carolyn D Summerbell, Kate E Pickett, Claire O’Malley, Shirley Brierley, and John Wright., (2015). Preschoolers in the Playground: a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial of a physical activity intervention for children aged 18 months to 4 years. Public health research, 3(5), DOI: 10.3310/phr03050,
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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Ian Flatters, Liam J. B. Hill, Justin H. G. Williams, Sally E. Barber, Mark Mon-Williams, (2014). Manual Control Age and Sex Differences in 4 to 11 Year Old Children. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088692,
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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,