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Dr Spencer Boyle

Assistant Professor

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Spencer joined Northumbria University in 2013 and is currently a senior lecturer in health and life sciences. Spencer has extensive experience in the health and fitness sector before he gained qualified teacher status and worked in secondary school Physical Education. Following this Spencer went on to study for his PhD at the University of Sheffield exploring children’s physical activity levels.

With regards to industry Spencer his used his wide ranging sport and physical activity background and experience to work in the delivery and management of exercise, sport and physical activity projects at local authority. He is currently continuing to deliver as a level 4 accredited exercise professional in the health and fitness sector.



Fitness and exercise modalities and interventions and their related outcomes in adults and young people

Exercise and school children’s opportunities to take part in activity.

PE, its delivery and health related outcomes

Physical activity in young people and its impact in schools

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The Effects of Low-Intensity Multimodal Proprioceptive Exercise on Cognitive Function in Older Adults, Boyle, S., Fothergill, M., Metcalfe, J., Docherty, S., Haskell-Ramsay, C. 1 Jan 2021, In: Journal of Physical Activity and Health
  • ‘A really good balance’: Thematic analysis of stakeholders’ views on classroom- and games-based positive choices interventions for primary school children, McCullogh, N., Boyle, S., Fothergill, M., Defeyter, M. 9 Jul 2019, In: PLoS One
  • Use of pedometers as a tool to promote daily physical activity levels in patients with COPD: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Armstrong, M., Winnard, A., Chynkiamis, N., Boyle, S., Burtin, C., Vogiatzis, I. 31 Dec 2019, In: European Respiratory Review
  • A Comparison of Children’s Fitness in the Northwest and Southwest of England, Boyle, S. 6 Oct 2014, In: Advances in Physical Education
  • Mapping EQ-5D Utility Scores from the PedsQL™ Generic Core Scales, Khan, K., Petrou, S., Oliver, R., Walters, S., Boyle, S. Jul 2014, In: PharmacoEconomics
  • Physical activity, quality of life, weight status and diet in adolescents, Boyle, S., Walters, S., Jones, G. 2010, In: Quality of Life Research
  • Physical activity, weight status and diet in adolescents: are children meeting the guidelines?, Boyle, S., Jones, G., Walters, S. Oct 2010, In: Health
  • Physical activity among adolescents and barriers to delivering physical education in Cornwall and Lancashire, UK: a qualitative study of heads of PE and heads of schools. BMC Public Health Journal 2008 Aug 1;8:273., Boyle, S., Walters, S., Jones, G. 1 Aug 2008, In: BMC Public Health

  • Nicola McCullogh The efficacy of school-based classroom learning and physical activity interventions for children’s cognitive performance and wellbeing Start Date: 01/01/2016 End Date: 16/09/2019
  • David Hooper An examination of the philosophies, behaviours and practices present within grassroots soccer, considering the perspectives of coaches and coach educators. Start Date: 29/06/2018 End Date: 29/06/2021

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