• University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH

    United Kingdom

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  • 681 Citations
  • 12 h-Index

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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

  • 681 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 25 Article
  • 12 Review article

Allometrically scaled explosive strength, but not static strength or maximal oxygen uptake is associated with better central processing time in young males

Narimani, M., Esmaeilzadeh, S., Pesola, A. J., Haapala, E. A., Heidari, B. & Beretta De Azevedo, L., 1 Jul 2020, In : Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. 60, 7, p. 947-956 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Improving markers of cardiometabolic risk in children with obesity through a short-term camp-based immersion

    Beatriz Rauber, S., Sousa, C. V., Beretta De Azevedo, L., da Silva, A. L., Rosa, T. D. S., Guimarães Ritter, W. R., Melo, G., Madrid, B., Simões, H. G. & Grubert Campbell, C. S., 19 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Preventing chronic disease.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Pharmacokinetics of fluoride in human adults: The effect of exercise

    Mahmood, M., Beretta De Azevedo, L., Maguire, A., Buzalaf, M. A. R. & Zohoori, F. V., 27 Jul 2020, In : Chemosphere. 262, 7 p., 127796.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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., 29 May 2020, In : PLoS One. 15, 5, 26 p., e0232774.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access