Professor Russell Jago

B.Sc.(C&GCHE), Ph.D.(R'dg)

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Research interests


Principal Investigator, “A cluster randomised controlled trial of a Peer-Led Activity iNtervention for Adolescent girls (PLAN-A)NIHR Public Health Research Programme, 01/07/2018 – 31/12/2020

Co-Investigator, "Bristol and Cardiff Public Health Intervention Reseponse Team, NIHR Public Health Research Programme, 01/09/2020 – 31/08/2022, (PI Rona Campbell)

Co-Investigator, “The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC): A multi-generation, longitudinal resource focusing on life course health and well-being. Longitudinal Population Study support (Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council jointly), 1st August 2019-1st July 2024, (PI Nic Timpson, Bristol

Co-Investigator “ARC West”, 01/10/2019 – 30/09/2024,  (PI John Macloed, Bristol)

Co-Investigator, A multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an environmental nutrition and physical activity intervention in nurseries (Nutrition and Physical Activity Self Assessment for Child Care - NAP SACC UK), 01/07/2019 to 31/12/2022 (PI Dr Ruth Kipping – Bristol)

Co-Investigator, “The Walking in Schools (WISH) Trial”, Cross-border Healthcare Intervention Trials in Ireland Network (CHITIN), 01/04/2019 to 31/05/2022 (38 months), (PI Marie Murphy - Ulster 5% FTE).

Co-Investigator, “Feasibility Of An Intervention Co-Supporting Children and Fathers in Health Behaviour Change and Maintenance Following Father’s Participation in Football Fans in Training: FFITer families”, Chief Scientist Office,  01/08/2018 to 31/07/2020, (REF HIPS/18/16 (PI Kate Hunt – Stirling, 5% FTE).

Co-Investigator, “NIHR School for Public Health Research (Bristol)”, £2,250,000, 01/04/2017 to 31/03/2022 (PI Rona Campbell)



B-PROACTIV – PaRental influences On physical ACTIVity and screen-viewing in young children, (Principal Investigator - Funded by the British Heart Foundation)

Action 330: A cluster randomised feasibility study evaluation of a teaching assistant led, extracurricular physical activity intervention for 8 to 10 year olds (NIHR - PHR Project:15/55/09 )

Plan-A: Development and feasibility cluster randomised control trial evaluation of a Peer-Led physical Activity iNtervention for Adolescent girls, NIHR Public Health Research Programme,  01/04/2015 to 31/07/2017, PI Simon Sebire.

NAP SACC UK: A feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial in child care settings to increase physical activity and healthy eating in 2-4 year olds, NIHR Public Health Research Programme, 01/11/2014  to 30/04/2017, PI Ruth Kipping

NIHR School of Public Health – Bristol”, National Institute for Health Research, 01/04/2012-30/03/2017, £2,250,000, PI Prof Rona Campbell

The use of accelorometry-based activity monitors and linked web portal to enhance long-term maintenance of physical activity in adults: A pilot trial in an exercise referral setting”, Health & Care Research Wales, £245,994, 01/10/2015 to 30/09/2017, PI Jemma Hawkins (Cardiff)

DECIPHer, Medical Research Council, 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2019, PI Rona Campbell 

Active-7: “Bristol Girls Dance Project: A cluster randomised controlled trial of an after-school dance programme to increase physical activity among 11-12 year old girls – Funders ref 11/3050/01”, NIHR Public Health Research Programme, 01/04/2013 – 01/08/2015. 

TEAMPLAY: Parents and children partnering for healthy lifestyle, (Principal Investigator - Funded by the British Heart Foundation)

Development of an after-school programme to increase physical activity and dance skills in 11-12 year old girls (Principal Investigator – Funded by the MRC – National Prevention Research Initiative). The Bristol Girls Dance Project.

Examination of parental and peer influences on the physical activity patterns of 10-11 year old children (Principal Investigator - Funded by the British Heart Foundation). The Bristol 3Ps Project.

Parental and home environment influences on youth physical activity and screen-viewing: Preventing childhood obesity (Principal Investigator). NIHR Career Development Fellowship.

ACTION330: Promoting children's physical activity via enhanced after-school leadership (Medical Research Council)

The PEACH Project - Examination of the environmental factors that influence children’s diet and physical activity patterns (Dr A Cooper PI - Funded by the National Prevention Research Initiative & the World Cancer Research Fund). .

Active for Life year 5, (PI Prof Debbie Lawlor, Funded by NIHR Public Health Research Programme

HEALTHY : A US middle school type 2 diabetes prevention program (Principal Investigator of sub-contract - Funded by NIH-NIDDK). The HEALTHY STUDY.

External positions

Editor in Chief: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, Editor in Chief: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity

1 Jan 201531 Dec 2017

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