Dr Simon J Sebire

BSc, PhD(Bath)

  • BS8 1TZ


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Research Summary

Simon Sebire is Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity & Public Health. His research focuses on understanding the psychological foundations of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health amongst children, adolescents and adults. Simon is particularly interested in studying human motivation for physical activity and how theories of motivation can be used to guide the development and evaluation of complex interventions aimed at increasing physical activity. Simon's also conducts research into parenting and physical activity.

Principal Investigator - Current

PLAN-A: A Peer-led physical Activity intervention for Adolescent girls (Funded by NIHR-PHR, Project 13/90/60) 

Health Drive: Formative research to develop a lifestyle intervention for taxi drivers (Funded by NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Unit)

Co-Investigator - Current

B-PROACTIV - PaRental influences On physical ACTIVity and screen-viewing in young children (Funded by the British Heart Foundation, PI Russ Jago)

Action 3:30: A cluster randomised feasibility study evaluation of a teaching assistant-led extracurricular physical activity intervention for 8-10 year-olds (Funded by NIHR-PHR, Project 15/55/09, PI Russ Jago)

Co-Applicant - completed

Active-7: Bristol Girls' Dance Project: A cluster randomised controlled trial of an after-school dance programme ti increase physical activity among 11-12 year-old girls (Funded by NIHR-PHR, Project 11/3050/01)

Action 3:30: Promoting children's physical activity via enhanced after-school leadership (Funded by MRC NPRI)

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Action 3:30

Jago, R., Metcalfe, C., Powell, J. E., Sebire, S. J., Gillett, D., Tibbitts, B. P., Porter, A., Bird, E. & Sanderson, E. J.


Project: Research, Parent

NIHR-PHR Peers Supporting Physical Activity (BRTC)

Sebire, S. J.


Project: Research, Parent

Research Output

  • 94 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
  • 1 Review article (Academic Journal)
Open Access
  • 159 Downloads (Pure)

    Associations of body mass index, physical activity and sedentary time with blood pressure in primary school children from south-west England: a prospective study

    Solomon-Moore, E., Salway, R., Emm-Collison, L., Thompson, J. L., Sebire, S. J., Lawlor, D. A. & Jago, R., 29 Apr 2020, In : PLoS ONE. 15, 4, 14 p., e0232333.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 20 Downloads (Pure)

    Multidimensional motivation for exercise: A latent profile and transition analysis

    Emm-Collison, L. G., Sebire, S. J., Salway, R., Thompson, J. L. & Jago, R., Mar 2020, In : Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 47, 9 p., 101619.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 90 Downloads (Pure)

    Supervised Work

    Urbanisation and Physical Activity in Mexico

    Author: Hermosillo Gallardo, M., 6 Nov 2018

    Supervisor: Sebire, S. (Supervisor) & Jago, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)