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Personal profile


Dr Liane Azevedo started at the University of Huddersfield in 2020 as a Reader in Health Research. Previously, she worked at Teesside University and was a staff member of Fuse- Centre for Translational Research in Public Health. She attained a BSc in Biology at the University of Sao Paulo, an MSc in Exercise Physiology at the Federal University of São Paulo and a PhD in Biomechanics at the University of Cape Town. Her areas of research are development and evaluation of interventions to promote physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour, particularly in children and young people.

She has also carried out several systematic reviews, including Cochrane reviews, on obesity, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and in other areas.

She has been involved in externally funded projects to develop or evaluate physical activity interventions and developed strong collaborations with sports county organisations, local authorities, community and voluntary sectors. She has also established many research collaborations with scholars from the UK and internationally.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Public Health
  • Physical Activity
  • Exercise science
  • Health Promotion
  • Children and Youth
  • Systematic Reviews

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Research Output

  • 11 h-Index
  • 23 Article
  • 12 Review article
  • Association between fundamental motor skills and physical activity in the early years: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    Jones, D., Innerd, A., Giles, E. L. & Beretta De Azevedo, L., 7 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Sport and Health Science. 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    The effectiveness of smoking cessation, alcohol reduction, diet and physical activity interventions in changing behaviours during pregnancy: a systematic review of systematic reviews

    Heslehurst, N., Hayes, L., Jones, D., Newham, J., Olajide, J., McLeman, L., McParlin, C., de Brun, C. & Beretta De Azevedo, L., 24 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : PLoS One.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • Association between Physical and Motor Fitness with Cognition in Children

    Moradi, A., Damirchi, E. S., Narimani, M., Esmaeilzadeh, S., Dziembowska, I., Azevedo, L. B. & Do Prado, W. L., 4 Jan 2019, In : Medicina (Lithuania). 55, 1, 11 p., 7.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Association Between Weight Status and Executive Function in Young Adults

    Narimani, M., Esmaeilzadeh, S., Azevedo, L. B., Moradi, A., Heidari, B. & Kashfi-Moghadam, M., 10 Jul 2019, In : Medicina (Lithuania). 55, 7, 14 p., 363.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)