School:Psychology and Sport Science
Lee is an epidemiologist with expertise in physical activity and sedentary behaviour. At present, Lee is leading the COVID-19 research group for ARU.
Lee researches ways in which we can increase levels of physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour across the lifespan and within special populations. He has led on research grants and published extensively in this area.
Smith, L., McCourt, O., Heinrich, M., Paton, B., Yong, K., Wardle, J., Fisher, A. (2015). Multiple Myeloma and physical activity: A scoping review. BMJ Open. 5. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009576
Smith, L., Gardner, B., Aggio, D., & Hamer, M. (2015). Association between participation in outdoor play and sport at 10 years old with physical activity in adulthood. Preventive Medicine, 74, 31-35. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.02.004
Smith, L., Hamer, M., Ucci, M., Marmot, A., Gardner, B., Sawyer, A., & Fisher, A. (2015). Weekday and weekend patterns of objectively measured sitting, standing, and stepping in a sample of office-based workers: The active buildings study. BMC Public Health, 15 (1). doi:10.1186/s12889-014-1338-1014-1338-1 (Highly accessed status)
Smith, L., Fisher, A., & Hamer, M. (2015). Prospective association between objective measures of childhood motor coordination and sedentary behaviour in adolescence and adulthood. International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12 (75). doi:10.1186/s12966-015-0236-y (Highly accessed status)
Smith, L., Gardner, B., Fisher, A., & Hamer, M. (2015). Patterns and correlates of physical activity behaviour over 10 years in older adults: prospective analyses from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. BMJ open, 5 (4). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007423
Smith, L., Fisher, A., & Hamer, M. (2015). Television viewing time and risk of incident obesity and central obesity: the English longitudinal study of ageing. BMC obesity, 2, 12.
Smith, L., Gardner, B., & Hamer, M. (2014). Childhood correlates of adult TV viewing time: a 32-year follow-up of the 1970 British Cohort Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. doi:10.1136/jech-2014-204365
Smith, L., & Hamer, M. (2014). Television viewing time and risk of incident diabetes mellitus: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Diabetic Medicine. doi:10.1111/dme.12544
Smith, L., Kipps, C., Aggio, D., & Hamer, M. (2014). Camden active spaces: Does the construction of active school playgrounds influence children's physical activity levels? A longitudinal quasi-experiment protocol. BMJ Open. doi:10.11136/bmjopen-2014-005729
Smith, L., & Hamer, M. (2014). The association between objectively measured sitting and standing with body composition: a pilot study using MRI. BMJ Open. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005476