Dr Brendon Stubbs

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Health and social care

Research Supervision:Yes

Systematic reviewer with expertise in various health related areas. 


Brendon is a physiotherapist by background and provides support to various systematic reviews across the faculty. 

Research interests

  • Systematic reviews
  • Health ageing
  • Physical activity

Brendon is interested in systematic reviews and evidence synthesis in all health areas, but in particular in healthy ageing and mental health.

Areas of research supervision

Brendon would be pleased to consider supervising doctoral students with the following research interests/topics:

  • Healthy ageing
  • Physical activity interventions
  • Pain management and epidemiology
  • Frailty epidemiology and interventions
  • Falls prevention and interventions
  • Mental and physical health interface.


  • PhD University of Greenwich
  • MSc Neurological Rehabilitation, Oxford Brookes
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, University of East London

Selected recent publications

Stubbs B, Chen LJ, Chang CY, Sun WJ, Ku PW. (2017).  Accelerometer-assessed light physical activity is protective of future cognitive ability: A longitudinal study among community dwelling older adults. Experimental Gerontology. Mar 3;91:104-109

Di Gennaro F, Pizzol D, Cebola B, Stubbs B, Monno L, Saracino A, Luchini C, Solmi M, Segafredo G, Putoto G, Veronese N. (2017).  Social determinants of therapy failure and multi drug resistance among people with tuberculosis: A review. Tuberculosis (Edinb). Mar;103:44-51

Veronese N, Stubbs B, Trevisan C, Bolzetta F, De Rui M, Solmi M, Sarton L, Musacchio E, Zambon S, Perissinotto E, Baggio G, Crepaldi G, Manzato E, Maggi S, Sergi G. (2017).  Poor Physical Performance Predicts Future Onset of Depression in Elderly People: Pro.V.A. Longitudinal Study. Physical Therapy. Feb 15. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzx017.

Veronese N, Solmi M, Maggi S, Noale M, Sergi G, Manzato E, Prina AM, Fornaro M, Carvalho AF, Stubbs B. (2017).  Frailty and incident depression in community-dwelling older people: results from the ELSA study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Feb 14. doi: 10.1002/gps.4673

Thompson T, Gallop K, Correll CU, Carvalho AF, Veronese N, Wright E, Stubbs B. (2017).  Pain perception in Parkinson's disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of experimental studies. Ageing Research Reviews. Feb 4;35:74-86

Veronese N, Stubbs B, Crepaldi G, Solmi M, Cooper C, Harvey NC, Reginster JY, Rizzoli R, Civitelli R, Schofield P, Maggi S, Lamb SE. (2017).  Relationship Between Low Bone Mineral Density and Fractures With Incident Cardiovascular Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Jan 31. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.3089

Wirth K, Klenk J, Brefka S, Dallmeier D, Faehling K, Roqué I Figuls M, Tully MA, Giné-Garriga M, Caserotti P, Salvà A, Rothenbacher D, Denkinger M, Stubbs B; SITLESS consortium..(2016).  Biomarkers associated with sedentary behaviour in older adults: A systematic review. Ageing Reseach Reviews. Dec 23;35:87-111.

Soysal P, Stubbs B, Lucato P, Luchini C, Solmi M, Peluso R, Sergi G, Isik AT, Manzato E, Maggi S, Maggio M, Prina AM, Cosco TD, Wu YT, Veronese N. (2016). Inflammation and frailty in the elderly: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Ageing Research Reviews. 2016 Nov;31:1-8

Veronese N, Facchini S, Stubbs B, Luchini C, Solmi M, Manzato E, Sergi G, Maggi S, Cosco T, Fontana L. (2017).  Weight loss is associated with improvements in cognitive function among overweight and obese people: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. Jan;72:87-94