Dr Catherine Kerr

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Dr Catherine Kerr



Dr Catherine Kerr (Reader in Physical Activity and Health in the School of Sport, Rehabilitation, and Exercise Sciences (SRES) Dr Kerr's research focuses on cardio-metabolic health and the role of physical activity and nutrition in the management of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular risk factors and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Professional Skills and Development 1 (SE101)

  • Starting your own business or being self-employed: an entrepreneurial approach. (SE229)

  • Issues in Sport and Exercise Science (SE305)

  • Research Project and Skills in Sports Science (SE309)

  • Physical Activity, Nutrition and Cardio-Metabolic Disease (SE336)

  • Research Project (SE740)


Journal articles (14)

Hasan, S., Shaw, S., Gelling, L., Kerr, C. and Meads, C., (2018). Exercise Modes and their Association with Hypoglycaemia Episodes in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review. BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care. 6 (1), e000578-e000578

Kerr, C., Smith, L., Charman, S., Harvey, S., Savory, L., Fairclough, S. and Govus, A., (2018). Physical education contributes to total physical activity levels and predominantly in higher intensity physical activity categories. European Physical Education Review. 24 (2), 152-164

López Sánchez, GF., Williams, G., Aggio, D., Vicinanza, D., Stubbs, B., Kerr, C., Johnstone, J., Roberts, JD. and Smith, L., (2017). Prospective associations between measures of gross and fine motor coordination in infants and objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour in childhood. Medicine. 96 (46), e8424-e8424

Bailey, DP., Charma, SJ., Ploetz, T., Savory, LA. and Kerr, CJ., (2017). Associations between prolonged sedentary time and breaks in sedentary time with cardiometabolic risk in 10-14-year-old children: The HAPPY study.. Journal of Sport Sciences. 35 (22), 2164-2171

Bailey, DP., Savory, LA., Denton, SJ. and Kerr, CJ., (2015). The Association Between Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Cardiometabolic Risk in Children is Mediated by Abdominal Adiposity: The HAPPY Study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 12 (8), 1148-1152

Bailey, DP., Smith, LR., Chrismas, BC., Taylor, L., Stensel, DJ., Deighton, K., Douglas, JA. and Kerr, CJ., (2015). Appetite and gut hormone responses to moderate-intensity continuous exercise versus high-intensity interval exercise, in normoxic and hypoxic conditions. Appetite. 89, 237-245

Smith, L., Harvey, S., Savory, L., Fairclough, S., Kozub, S. and Kerr, C., (2015). Physical activity levels and motivational responses of boys and girls. European Physical Education Review. 21 (1), 93-113

Bailey, DP., Savory, LA., Denton, SJ., Davies, BR. and Kerr, CJ., (2014). The triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein ratio identifies children who may be at risk of developing cardiometabolic disease. Acta Paediatrica. 103 (8), e349-e353

Bailey, DP., Savory, LA., Denton, SJ., Davies, BR. and Kerr, CJ., (2013). The Hypertriglyceridemic Waist, Waist-to-Height Ratio, and Cardiometabolic Risk. The Journal of Pediatrics. 162 (4), 746-752

Denton, SJ., Trenell, MI., Plötz, T., Savory, LA., Bailey, DP. and Kerr, CJ., (2013). Cardiorespiratory Fitness Is Associated with Hard and Light Intensity Physical Activity but Not Time Spent Sedentary in 10–14 Year Old Schoolchildren: The HAPPY Study. PLoS ONE. 8 (4), e61073-e61073

Bailey, DP., Boddy, LM., Savory, LA., Denton, SJ. and Kerr, CJ., (2013). Choice of Activity-Intensity Classification Thresholds Impacts upon Accelerometer-Assessed Physical Activity-Health Relationships in Children. PLoS ONE. 8 (2), e57101-e57101

Bailey, DP., Fairclough, SJ., Savory, LA., Denton, SJ., Pang, D., Deane, CS. and Kerr, CJ., (2012). Accelerometry-assessed sedentary behaviour and physical activity levels during the segmented school day in 10–14-year-old children: the HAPPY study. European Journal of Pediatrics. 171 (12), 1805-1813

Bailey, DP., Boddy, LM., Savory, LA., Denton, SJ. and Kerr, CJ., (2012). Associations between cardiorespiratory fitness, physical activity and clustered cardiometabolic risk in children and adolescents: the HAPPY study. European Journal of Pediatrics. 171 (9), 1317-1323

Savory, LA., Kerr, CJ., Whiting, P., Finer, N., McEneny, J. and Ashton, T., (2012). Selenium Supplementation and Exercise: Effect on Oxidant Stress in Overweight Adults. Obesity. 20 (4), 794-801

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