Staff profile

Dr Clare Roscoe


Associate Professor in Physical Activity and Health

Subject

Sport and Exercise Science

College

College of Science and Engineering

Department

School of Human Sciences

Research centre

Human Sciences Research Centre

ORCiD ID

0000-0002-8146-8531

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

c.roscoe@derby.ac.uk

About

I am an Associate Professor in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health and Deputy Programme Lead for BSc Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health and BA Sport Education programmes.

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

I am a research-active sport and exercise scientist who is passionate about physical activity levels of both children and adults. My research interests are predominantly based on physical activity levels and fundamental movement skills in British preschool children. Although I recently completed work for PHE around understanding and addressing inequalities in physical activity. I am also involved with Notts County Foundation as part of evaluating their CARE and prehab-CARE programmes.

Teaching responsibilities

My teaching responsibilities include:

  • 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)
  • International Public Health Nutrition (Level 6)
  • Independent Study for Sport and Exercise (Level 6)
  • Psychology of Exercise and Physical Activity (Level 7)

Professional interests

I have previously worked in further education for 11 years, teaching sport and exercise science and fitness courses. I worked up to the position of Curriculum Manager whilst also studying part-time for my PhD. I then changed further education institutions, teaching on a Foundation Degree programme in Sports 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 completed my PhD in this area and looked at the Physical Activity and Fundamental Movement Skills of British Preschool Children. As part of my PhD, I carried out research into calibrating the GENEActiv accelerometers for use with 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. I have worked on a project across primary schools in Warwickshire where we assessed the children's fundamental movement skills (FMS), anthropometric measures and other variables to monitor them in relation to the FMS requirements of the national curriculum. I am also actively involved in research around inequalities in physical activity and the impact of physical activity on individuals with cancer.

Membership of professional bodies

  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
  • Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)
  • International Motor Development Research Consortium (I-MDRC)

Qualifications

  • PhD - Physical activity and fundamental movement skills of British preschool children
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Science (Physiology)
  • BSc (Hons) Combined Sciences in Sport and Exercise Sciences and Biology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education
  • FHEA - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • CYQ Gym Instructor 
  • CYQ Personal Trainer
  • CYQ Assessors Award - Assessing in the Active Leisure Sector
  • Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

Recent conferences

Roscoe, C. M. P. (2021). Understanding and addressing inequalities in physical activity. Evidence-based guidance for Commissioners. One of six keynote speakers at the ‘Reducing Health Inequalities Conference’ on behalf of Sports Marketing Network in Birmingham. This was to present on the PHE work I was commissioned to complete

Dobell, A. Pringle, A, Faghy, M. A. and Roscoe, C. M. P. (2021). Fundamental Movement Skills and Accelerometer Measured Physical Activity Levels during Early Childhood: A Systematic Review. Poster Presentation at the 2021 online International Motor Development Research Consortium

Duncan, M. J., Foweather, L., Bardid, F., Barnett, A. L., Rudd, J., O’Brien, W., Foulkes, J. D., Roscoe, C. Issartel, J., Stratton, G. and Clark, C. C. T. (2020). Motor competence among children in the UK and Ireland: An expert statement on behalf of the International Motor Development Research Consortium. DELIVERED a presentation at the I-MDRC Conference

Roscoe, C., James, R. and Duncan, M. (2019). ‘Accelerometer-based physical activity levels differ between week and weekend days in British preschool children’. Free Communication at the 2019 British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), Leicester, England

Duncan, M., Eyre, E., Roscoe, C., Faghy, M., Cox, V. and Dobell, A. (2019). ‘Calibration of hip-worn actigraph GT3X accelerometers in children during locomotor, cycling and fundamental movement skill activity’. Poster presentation at the 2019 British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), Leicester, England

Dobell, A., Eyre, E., Faghy, M., Roscoe, C., Cox, V., and Duncan M. (2019) 'Calibration of Actigraph GT3X accelerometers for children aged 7-11 during physical activity'. Poster Presentation at the 2019 Motor Competence in Children Conference, Coventry University, England

Duncan, M. J., Hall, C. and Roscoe, C. M. P. (2018). ‘Weekday to weekend patterns of objectively measured physical activity in deprived pre-schoolers.’ Poster presentation at the 2018 International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH), London, England

Roscoe, C. M. P., James, R. S. and Duncan, M. J. (2017). ‘Accelerometer-based physical activity levels, fundamental movement skills and weight status in British preschool children.’ Oral presentation at the 2017 British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), Nottingham, England

Roscoe, C. M. P., Wilson, S., James, R. S. and Duncan, M. J. (2016). ‘Validation of GENEActiv wrist-worn accelerometers for use with pre-school children.’ Poster presentation at the 2016 British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), Nottingham, England

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

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. (2014). Comparisons between weekday and weekend physical activity in British preschool children. Poster presentation at the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) congress in Amsterdam

Additional interests and activities

I love road cycling, it is a great passion of mine.

In the media

Roundtable event - Inspiring women in human science - British Science Week - University of Derby (17 March 2022)

Testing grassroots footballers over the Leicestershire half term, the children were on site for two days and completed football sessions both days. The team gained fundamental movement skills data, balance, respiratory and biomechanical data from the children. This is in collaboration with Coventry University and was supported through an ECR fund Clare was successful in gaining (February 2022)

Staff success in the Derby Daily - 'Research by Dr Clare Roscoe shows worrying levels of physical activity skills in children' (8 February 2022)

Inequality in physical activity needs urgent action, says research’. Research featured in Physical Activity Facilities-Media, based on our PHE-funded report ‘Understanding and Addressing Inequalities in Physical Activity’ (January 2022)

New study recommends employers adopt remote working policies to target staff activity, stress and diet’ (19 August 2021)

Inequality in physical activity needs urgent action, new research recommends’ (March 2021)

Grants and bid success: PHE £20,000 ‘Understanding and addressing inequalities in physical activity’ (March 2020)

‘Investing in excellence PhD studentships entitled Healthcare Professional-led Physical Activity Promotion of Patients/people with Diabetes’ (March 2020)

Recent publications

Duncan, M.J., Eyre, E, Clarke, N. and Roscoe, C. M. P. (2022). Fundamental movement skills and physical fitness are key correlates of tactical soccer skills in grassroots soccer players aged 8-14 years of age. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 1-19

Roscoe, C.M.P.; Pringle, A.; Chandler, C.; Faghy, M.A.; Barratt, B. (2022). The Role of Physical Activity in Cancer Recovery. Scholarly Community encyclopedia

Roscoe, C.M.P.; Pringle, A.; Chandler, C.; Faghy, M.A.; Barratt, B. (2022). The Role of Physical Activity in Cancer Recovery: An Exercise Practitioner’s Perspective. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19, 3600

Pringle, A., Kime, N., Zwolinsky, S., Rutherford, Z., and Roscoe, C. M. P. (2022). An Investigation into the Physical Activity Experiences of People Living with and beyond Cancer during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(5), 2945

Duncan, M. J., Foweather, L., Bardid, F., Barnett, A. L., Rudd, J., O’Brien, W., Foulkes, J. D., Roscoe, C. Issartel, J., Stratton, G. and Clark, C. C. T. (2022). Motor Competence Among Children in the United Kingdom and Ireland: An Expert Statement on Behalf of the International Motor Development Research Consortium. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, (ahead of print)

Tronco Hernandez, Y. A., Parente, F., Faghy, M. A., Roscoe, C. M. P. and Maratos, F.A. (2021). Influence of the COVID-19 lockdown on the physical and psychosocial well-being and work productivity of remote workers: a cross-sectional correlational study. Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIRx Med) 2021

Roscoe, C. M. P., Duncan, M. J. and Clark, C. C. T. (2021). The 24-h Movement Compositions in Weekday, weekend Day of Four-Day Periods Differentially Associate with Fundamental Movement Skills. Children.8, 828 

Faghy, M. A., Armstrong-Booth, K. E., Staples, V., Duncan, M. J and Roscoe, C. M. P. (2021). Multi-component physical activity interventions in the UK must consider determinants of activity to increase effectiveness. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology 6(3),56

Dobell, A., Pringle, A., Faghy, M. A. and C. M. P. (2021). Educators Perspectives on the Value of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Fundamental Movement Skills for Early Years Foundation Stage Children in England. Children. Apr 26;8(5):338

PHE. (2021). Understanding and addressing inequalities in physical activity. Evidence-based guidance for commissioners. gov.uk

Faghy, M, A., Pringle, A., Duncan, M., Buchanan-Meharry, J., Roscoe, C. M. P. (2021). UK University Staff experience high levels of sedentary behaviour during work and leisure time. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics

Dobell, A., Pringle, A., Faghy, M. A. and Roscoe, C. M. P. (2020). Fundamental Movement Skills and Accelerometer-Measured Physical Activity Levels during Early Childhood: A Systematic Review. Children, 7, 224

Duncan, M. J., Dobell, A., Noon, M., Clark, C. C. T., Roscoe, C. M. P., Faghy, M. A., Stodden, D., Sacko, R. and Eyre, E. L. J. (2020). Calibration and Cross-Validation of Accelerometery for Estimating Movement Skills in Children Aged 8–12 Years. Sensors 20, 2776

Duncan, M. J., Eyre, E. L. J., Cox, V., Roscoe, C. M. P., Faghy, M. A., Tallis, J. and Dobell, A. (2020). Cross-validation of Actigraph-derived accelerometer cut-points for assessment of sedentary behaviour and physical activity in children aged 8-11 years. Acta Paediatrica [Epub ahead of print]

Duncan, M. J, Roscoe, C. M. P., Noon, M., Clark, C. C. T., O’Brien, W. and Eyre, E. L. J. (2019). Run, jump, throw and catch: How proficient are children attending English schools at the fundamental motor skills identified as key within the school curriculum? European Journal of Education Review

Roscoe, C. M. P., James, R. S. and Duncan, M. J. (2019). ‘Accelerometer-Based Physical Activity Levels Differ between Week and Weekend Days in British Preschool Children’. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology 4, 65

Roscoe, C. M. P., James, R. S. and Duncan, M. J. (2019). ‘Accelerometer-based physical activity levels, fundamental movement skills and weight status in British preschool children from a deprived area’. European Journal of Pediatrics [Epub ahead of print]

Duncan, M. J., Roscoe, C. M. P., Faghy, M. Talis, J. and Eyre, E. L. J. (2019). ‘Estimating physical activity in children agreed 8-11 years using accelerometry: contributions from fundamental movement skills and different accelerometer placements’. Frontiers in Physiology 10 (9), 242

Roscoe, C. M. P., James, R. S. and Duncan, M. J. (2017). ‘Preschool staff and parents’ perceptions of preschool children’s physical activity and fundamental movement skills from an area of high deprivation: a qualitative study’. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health 9 (5), 619-635

Roscoe, C. M. P., James, R. and Duncan, M. (2017). ‘Calibration of GENEActiv accelerometer wrist cut-points for the assessment of physical activity intensity of preschool-aged children’. European Journal of Pediatrics 176 (8), 1093-1098

A small child in a yellow tee-shirt and green wellies jumping in front of a grey stucco wall

Dr Clare Roscoe, Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health at the University of Derby, talks about what we can do to encourage children to get active during lockdown.