Mrs Clare Roscoe

Position: Lecturer in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health

College: College of Life & Natural Sciences

Department: Life Sciences

Subject area: Sport and Exercise

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About

I am a lecturer in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health and the Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health course.

As part of my role I am involved with the 'Derby A City on the Move' project. This project is funded by Sport England and aims to encourage inactive people in Derby to take part in sport. The project involves a variety of partnerships working together to ensure this project is successful, including: the University of Derby, Derby City Council, Sporting Futures, Derby County Community Trust, Derby College and Derby City Council - Livewell.

Teaching responsibilities

My teaching responsibilites include:

  • Introduction to Anatomy for Sport and Exercise (Level 4)
  • Principles of Sport and Exercise Physiology (Level 4)
  • Professional Placement 1 (Level 4, Module Leader)
  • Principles of Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health (Level 4, Module Leader)
  • Physical Activity and Health (Level 5, Module Leader)
  • Biomedical Implications of Exercise, Activity and Health (Level 6, Module Leader)
  • Independent Study for Sport and Exercise (Level 6)

Professional interests

I have previously worked in further education for 11 years, teaching on sport and exercise science and fitness courses. I worked up to Curriculum Manager whilst also studying part time for my PhD. I then changed further education institutions, teaching on a Foundation Degree programmme in Sport Science for Coaching and Performance.

Research interests

My main research interests lie within the field of physical activity levels and fundamental movement skills in preschool children. I am currently studying for my PhD and as part of this I am carrying out research into validating the GENEActiv accelerometers for preschool children. I have also performed research to determine the physical activity levels of preschool children during the week and weekend days, whilst also determining the fundamental movement skills of preschool children.

Membership of professional bodies

  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
  • Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Combined Sciences in Sport and Exercise Sciences and Biology

MSc Sport and Exercise Science (Physiology)

CYQ Gym Instructor

CYQ Assessors Award - Assessing in the Active Leisure Scector

Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processess and Practice

Recent conferences

Roscoe, C. M. P., Birch, S., L., James, R. S. and Duncan, M. J. (2014). Comparisons between weekday and weekend physical activity in British preschool children. Poster presntation at European College of Sport Science (ECSS) coongress in Amsterdam.

Roscoe, C. M. P., Birch, S. L., James, R. S. and Duncan, M. J. (2014). Motor competence and weekend sedentary time predict body mass index in pre-school children. Poster presentation at the Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) in Birmingham.

Roscoe, C. M. P., Birch, S. L., James, R. S. and Duncan, M. J. (2015). Preschool and parental influences on physical activity and fundamental movement skills in preschool children from low-socioeconomic backgrounds: a qualitative study. Free communication presentation at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) conference, at St. George's Park.

 

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