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Dr Carly Wood

Lecturer
School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Dr Carly Wood
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  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872274

  • Location

    ESA.3.11, Colchester Campus

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Biography

Role: Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science Research Interests: My research interests are focused on the role of physical activity in promoting health and wellbeing. This work primarily falls under two key strands: I. the role of the exercise environment in promoting physical activity and improving health outcomes and; ii. the role of physical activity in modifying the psychophysiological responses to stress. In conducting this research I use physiological and psychological health measures to examine the impact of a variety of physical activity programmes in both healthy and vulnerable groups, such as those with physical or mental ill-health. I have worked with a number of schools and charities in order to conduct and share the findings of my research and am currently working alongside The Conversation Volunteers to develop a programme of research focused on the health impact of their community projects.

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice University of Essex, (2014)

  • PhD Sport and Exercise Science University of Essex, (2012)

  • BSc Sport and Exercise Science University of Essex, (2009)

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Science, University of Essex (1/4/2020 - present)

  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Sports and Exercise Science, University of Essex (1/9/2010 - 31/8/2015)

Other academic

  • Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Science, University of Essex (1/4/2020 - present)

  • Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Nutrition, University of Westminster (1/9/2015 - 31/3/2020)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Exercise Physiology (SE203)

  • Research Methods in Sport and Exercise (SE230)

  • Research Project (SE309)

  • Environments Shape Physical Activity: Translating Research into Practice (SE330)

  • Research Project (SE740)

  • Professional Skills and Development 1 (SE101)

  • Professional Skills 2 (SE201)

Publications

Journal articles (18)

Rogerson, M., Wood, C., Pretty, J., Schoenmakers, P., Bloomfield, D. and Barton, J., (2020). Regular Doses of Nature: The Efficacy of Green Exercise Interventions for Mental Wellbeing.. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17 (5), 1526-1526

Wood, CJ. and Smyth, N., (2020). The health impact of nature exposure and green exercise across the life course: a pilot study. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 30 (2), 226-235

Wood, C., Flynn, M., Law, R., Naufahu, J. and Smyth, N., (2020). The effect of the visual exercise environment on the response to psychological stress: a pilot study. Anxiety, Stress and Coping, 1-14

Wood, C. and Fivian, E., (2019). The roles of social media, clean eating and self-esteem in the risk of disordered eating: A pilot study of self-reported healthy eaters. International Journal of Food Nutrition and Public Health. 10 (1), 28-39

Wood, C., Barron, D. and Smyth, N., (2019). The Current and Retrospective Intentional Nature Exposure Scales: Development and Factorial Validity.. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16 (22), 4443-4443

Smyth, N., Flynn, M., Rajcani, J., F Hucklebridge, M., Thorn, L., Wood, C., Golding, J., Evans, P. and Clow, A., (2019). Attenuated cortisol reactivity to psychosocial stress is associated with greater visual dependency in postural control. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 104, 185-190

Griffin, M., Bentley, J., Shanks, J. and Wood, C., (2018). The effectiveness of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment therapy issued interactively through an iPad device: a non-inferiority study.. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 24 (3), 209-215

Wood, CJ., Clow, A., Hucklebridge, F., Law, R. and Smyth, N., (2018). Physical fitness and prior physical activity are both associated with less cortisol secretion during psychosocial stress. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping. 31 (2), 135-145

Wood, CJ., Pretty, J. and Griffin, M., (2016). A case–control study of the health and well-being benefits of allotment gardening. Journal of Public Health. 38 (3), e336-e344

Barton, J., Bragg, R., Pretty, J., Roberts, J. and Wood, C., (2016). The Wilderness Expedition. Journal of Experiential Education. 39 (1), 59-72

Pretty, J., Barton, J., Pervez Bharucha, Z., Bragg, R., Pencheon, D., Wood, C. and Depledge, MH., (2016). Improving health and well-being independently of GDP: Dividends of greener and prosocial economies. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 26 (1), 11-36

Wood, C. and Hall, K., (2015). Physical education or playtime: which is more effective at promoting physical activity in primary school children?. BMC Research Notes. 8 (1), 12-12

Barton, J., Sandercock, G., Pretty, J. and Wood, C., (2015). The effect of playground-and nature-based playtime interventions on physical activity and self-esteem in UK school children. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 25 (2), 196-206

Wood, C., Sandercock, G. and Barton, J., (2014). Interactions between physical activity and the environment to improve adolescent self-esteem: A randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Environment and Health. 7 (2), 144-155

Wood, C., Gladwell, V. and Barton, J., (2014). A Repeated Measures Experiment of School Playing Environment to Increase Physical Activity and Enhance Self-Esteem in UK School Children. PLoS ONE. 9 (9), e108701-e108701

Wood, C., Angus, C., Pretty, J., Sandercock, G. and Barton, J., (2013). A randomised control trial of physical activity in a perceived environment on self-esteem and mood in UK adolescents. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 23 (4), 311-320

Gladwell, VF., Brown, DK., Wood, C., Sandercock, GR. and Barton, JL., (2013). The great outdoors: how a green exercise environment can benefit all. Extreme Physiology & Medicine. 2 (1), 3-

Reed, K., Wood, C., Barton, J., Pretty, JN., Cohen, D. and Sandercock, GRH., (2013). A Repeated Measures Experiment of Green Exercise to Improve Self-Esteem in UK School Children. PLoS ONE. 8 (7), e69176-e69176

Books (1)

Barton, JL., Bragg, R., Wood, C. and Pretty, JN., (2016). Green Exercise Linking Nature, Health and Well-being. Routledge. 9781138807648

Book chapters (4)

Smyth, N., Rossi, E. and Wood, C., (2020). Effectiveness of stress-relieving strategies in regulating patterns of cortisol secretion and promoting brain health. In: International Review of Neurobiology. Elsevier. 219- 246. 9780128167526

Barton, J., Wood, C., Pretty, J. and Rogerson, M., (2016). Green Exercise for Health: A Dose of Nature. In: Green Exercise Linking Nature, Health and Well-Being. Editors: Barton, J., Bragg, R., Wood, C. and Pretty, J., . Routledge. 1138807656. 9781138807655

Roberts, J., Barton, JL. and Wood, C., (2016). Green Care Interventions for Youth at Risk. In: Green Exercise Linking Nature, Health and Well-being. Editors: Barton, JL., Bragg, R., Wood, C. and Pretty, JN., . Routledge. 9781138807648

Pretty, J., Wood, C., Hine, R. and Barton, J., (2013). Nature for Rehabilitating Offenders and Facilitating Therapeutic Outcomes for Youth at Risk. In: Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology. Routledge. 1317809009. 9781317809005

Contact

cjwood@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872274

Location:

ESA.3.11, Colchester Campus

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