Dr Caroline Dodd-Reynolds
DRMC Co-Director (MA in Research Methods)
|DRMC Co-Director (MA in Research Methods) in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health|
|Associate Professor in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences|
|Co-Director (MA in Research Methods) in the Durham Research Methods Centre|
|Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing|
Caroline joined Durham University in August 2014 having previously been employed by Northumbria University, latterly as Director of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes within the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation. Caroline was awarded her PhD. in 2005 by the University of Exeter’s Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre.
Caroline has many years of experience across experimental design, interventions and evaluation. Current research is underpinned by cross-disciplinary approaches to community-based physical activity and inequalities across two themes:-
1. Community-based physical activity inequalities: we consider the need for universal versus targeted programmes and provide understanding for local partners across design, evaluation and effectiveness of strategies and programmes for underserved communities. An example is our recent project, funded by the UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund. In partnership with Durham Research Methods Centre, we analysed Active Lives data for County Durham across four years - and drew out the magnitude of inactivity for those with disabilities, those living with deprivation, women and those with different levels of education, amongst others.
2. Novel methods underpinning physical activity and inequalities research and policy. Whilst we understand that physical activity inequalities exist, there is little understanding of the full extent of these, nationally or internationally and as a result gaps exist in physical activity policy. We work to apply different (and often non-traditional) methods in the field and have undertaken rapid reviews and largescale national-level multinomial analyses, hand-in-hand with mixed methods work at local-level to elucidate problems, find solutions and provide contextual evidence that can be used by different stakeholders.
Caroline's work has been published in a range of international journals and she has presented work at national and international conferences. She is a member of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health, and the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity. She is a Topic Editor for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and sits on the Editorial Board for Physical Therapy Reviews. Regionally, Caroline sits on the Physical Activity Network and Communications Groups for Fuse (the SPHR funded Centre for Translational Research in Public Health) and has been on the organising committee for numerous regional Fuse workshops.
Caroline is a Senior Fellow of the HEA and has a wealth of internal and external academic quality and standards experience across undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is co-Director of Durham Research Methods Centre, where she has responsibility for postgraduate research methods curriculum development. She is also co-Director of the Physical Activity Special Interest Group, an interdisciplinary network within the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing.
- Community-based physical activity and inequalities
- Novel methods to explore physical activity and inequalities
- Healthy Communities
- Physical Activity Special Interest Group
- 2020: RF130019: Enabling children and young people's involvement in whole system action to reduce inequalities in the social determinants of health (SPHR/Fuse/WP4), National Institute for Health Research, £760,907.81 (Dodd-Reynolds Durham PI £149,692)
- 2020: RG130002: Stakeholder mapping to inform school milk policy,N8 Pump Priming Award, £8000.00, 2020-01-01 - 2020-03-30. Dodd-Reynolds PI.
- 2019: RF130009: Examining the policy context for reducing health inequalities among children and young people. SPHR Children and Young People (CYP) WP1, National Institute for Health Research, £83746.64, 2019-03-01 - 2020-08-31. Dodd-Reynolds Co-I.
- Chief External Examiner University of Gloucestershire: Faculty of Business, Computing and Applied Sciences
- Editorial Board Member: Physical Therapy Reviews
- External Examiner Newcastle University: BSc (Hons) Exercise Biomedicine; BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences
- Topic Board Editor: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
- Working Groups:
- Fuse’ Physical Activity Working Group
Available for media contact about:
- Medical and health research topics: Community-based physical activity; inactivity in certain community groups
- Obesity: Community-based physical activity; inactivity in certain community groups
- Public policy, health and well-being: Community-based physical activity; inactivity in certain community groups
- Individual sports and leisure: Community-based physical activity; inactivity in certain community groups
- Oliver, EJ, Buckley, B, Dodd-Reynolds, C Downey, J, Hanson, C, Henderson, H, Hawkins, J, Steele, J, Wade, M & Watson, P (2021). Where next for the design, delivery and evaluation of community-based physical activity prescription? Emerging lessons from the United Kingdom. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism 46(11).
- Oliver, E.J., Dodd-Reynolds, C., Kasim, A. & Vallis, D. (2021). Inequalities and inclusion in exercise referral schemes: a mixed-method multi-scheme analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18(6): 3033.
- Hanson, Coral L., Oliver, Emily J., Dodd-Reynolds, Caroline J., Pearsons, Alice & Kelly, Paul (2020). A modified Delphi study to gain consensus for a taxonomy to report and classify physical activity referral schemes (PARS). International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 17(1): 158.
- Rigby, B.P., van der Graaf, P., Azevedo, L.B., Hayes, L., Gardner, B. & Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. (2020). Challenges, opportunities and solutions for local physical activity stakeholders: an implementation case study from a cross-sectoral physical activity network in Northeast England. BMC Public Health 20: 1760.
- Dodd-Reynolds, CJ, Vallis, D, Kasim, A, Akhter, N & Hanson, C (2020). The Northumberland Exercise Referral Scheme as a universal community weight management programme: a mixed methods exploration of outcomes, expectations and experiences across a social gradient. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17(15): 5297.
- Chapman, P., Lindsey, I. Dodd-Reynolds, C. Oliver, E. & Summerbell, C. (2020). Targeting childhood obesity through primary schools: reviewing alignment amongst English policies for physical activity and healthy eating. Child and Adolescent Obesity 3(1): 20-41.
- Rigby, BP, Dodd-Reynolds, CJ & Oliver, EJ (2020). Inequities and inequalities in outdoor walking groups: a scoping review. Public Health Reviews 41: 4.
- Hanson, CL, Oliver, EJ, Dodd-Reynolds, CJ & Kelly, P (2020). We are failing to improve the evidence base for “Exercise Referral” How a Physical Activity Referral Scheme Taxonomy can help. British Journal of Sports Medicine 54(12): 696-697.
- Dodd-Reynolds,CJ, Nevens, L, Oliver, EJ, Finch,T, Lake, AA & Hanson, CL (2019). Prototyping for public health in a local context: a streamlined evaluation of a community-based weight management programme (Momenta), Northumberland, UK. BMJ Open 9(10): e029718.
- Hanson, C.L., Oliver, E.J., Dodd-Reynolds, C. & Allin, L. (2019). How do participant experiences and characteristics influence engagement in exercise referral? A qualitative longitudinal study of a scheme in Northumberland, United Kingdom. BMJ Open 9(2): e024370.
- Dodd-Reynolds, C.J., Asenlof, P. & Hellstrom, K. (2017). Special issue – physical activity and health. Physical Therapy Reviews 22(3-4): 101-102.
- Morris, A., Cramb, R. & Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. (2018). Food intake and appetite following school-based high-intensity interval training in 9–11-year-old children. Journal of Sports Sciences 36(3): 286-292.
- Kelly, M., Rae, G., Walker, D., Partington, S., Dodd-Reynolds C.J. & Caplin, N. (2016). Retrospective cohort study of the South Tyneside Exercise Referral Scheme 2009–14: Predictors of dropout and barriers to adherence. Journal of Public Health
- Oliver, E.J., Hanson, C.L., Lindsey, I.A. & Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. (2016). Exercise on referral: Evidence and complexity at the nexus of public health and sport policy. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics 8(4): 731-736.
- Allsop, S., Green, B.P., Dodd-Reynolds, C.J., Barry, G. & Rumbold, P.L.S. (2016). Comparison of short-term energy intake and appetite responses to active and seated video gaming, in 8 to 11 year-old boys. British Journal of Nutrition 115(06): 1117-1125.
- Allsop, S., Dodd-Reynolds, C.J., Green, B.P., Debuse, D. & Rumbold, P.L.S. (2015). Acute effects of active gaming on ad libitum energy intake and appetite sensations of 8–11-year-old boys. British Journal of Nutrition 114(12): 2148-2155.
- Allsop, S., Dodd-Reynolds, C., Debuse, D. & Rumbold, P. (2013). Real Life Active Gaming Practices of 7-to-11 Year-Old Children. Games for Health Journal 2(6): 347-353.
- Rumbold, P.L.S., St Clair Gibson, A., Stevenson, E.J., King, J.A., Stensel, D.J. & Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. (2013). Reply to Discussion of "Influence of netball-based exercise on energy intake, subjective appetite and plasma acylated ghrelin in adolescent girls". Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 38(11): 1171-1172.
- Hanson, C.L., Ellis, J.G., Allin, L.J. & Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. (2013). An evaluation of the efficacy of the exercise on referral scheme in Northumberland, UK: association with physical activity and predictors of engagement. A naturalistic observation study. BMJ Open 3(8): e002849.
- Rumbold, P.L.S., Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. & Stevenson, E. (2013). Agreement between paper and pen visual analogue scales and a wristwatch-based electronic appetite rating system (PRO-Diary), for continuous monitoring of free-living subjective appetite sensations in 7–10 year old children. Appetite 69(1): 180-185.
- Rumbold, P.L.S., Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. & Stevenson, E. (2013). Informing Primary School Nutritional Policy: Effects of Mid-Morning Snacks on Appetite and Energy Control. Food and Nutrition Sciences 4(5): 529-537.
- Rumbold, P.L.S., St Clair Gibson, A., Stevenson, E., King, J., Stensel, D. & Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. (2013). Influence of netball-based exercise on energy intake, subjective appetite and plasma acylated ghrelin in adolescent girls. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 38(8): 854-861.
- Rumbold, P.L.S., St Clair Gibson, A., Stevenson, E. & 8Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. (2011). Agreement between two methods of dietary data collection in female, adolescent netball players. Appetite 56(2): 443-447.
- Rumbold, P.L.S., St Clair Gibson, A., Allsop, S., Stevenson, E. & Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. (2011). Energy intake and appetite following netball exercise over 5 days in trained 13–15 year old girls. Appetite 56: 621-628.
- Dodd, C.J., Welsman, J.R. & Armstrong, N. (2008). Energy intake and appetite following exercise in lean and overweight girls. Appetite 51(3): 428-488.
- Dodd, C.J. (2007). Invited Review article: Energy Regulation in Young People. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine 6(3): 327-336.
- Moore, M.S., Dodd, C.J., Welsman, J.R. & Artmstrong, N. (2004). Short-term appetite and energy intake following imposed exercise in 9- to 10-year-old girls. Appetite 43(2): 127-134.