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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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Body Mass Index Medicine & Life Sciences
Fluorides Medicine & Life Sciences
Confidence Intervals Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2004 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

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
Physical Fitness
Automatic Data Processing
Reaction Time

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
Executive Function
Short-Term Memory
Young Adult
Skeletal Muscle

Determinants of change in accelerometer‐assessed sedentary behaviour in children 0 to 6 years of age: A systematic review

Azevedo, L. B., van Sluijs, E. M. F., Moore, H. J. & Hesketh, K., 1 Oct 2019, In : Obesity Reviews. 20, 10, p. 1441-1464 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Child Behavior
Longitudinal Studies

Impact of obesity on central processing time rather than overall reaction time in young adult men

Narimani, M., Esmaeilzadeh, S., Pesola, A. J., Azevedo, L. B., Moradi, A., Heidari, B. & Kashfi-Moghadam, M., 1 Dec 2019, In : Eating and Weight Disorders. 24, 6, p. 1051-1061 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abdominal Obesity
Reaction Time
Young Adult
Weights and Measures
Open Access
school children
physical activity