Staff profile

Dr Clare Roscoe


Lecturer in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health

Subject

Sport and Exercise Science

College

College of Life and Natural Sciences

Department

School of Human Sciences

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

c.roscoe@derby.ac.uk

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:

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 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. Currently I am working on a project in conjunction with the British Lung Foundation and a collaborative project with Coventry University performing research into 7-11 year old grass roots footballers.

 

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

Recent conferences

Recent publications

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.

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.