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The role of physical activity for healthy growth and development during early childhood.
 Childhood physical inactivity as a key pathway in the development of chronic diseases.
 Characterisation of the individual, family, and environmental determinants of the physical activity and sedentary behaviour habits of young children and their parents.
 Public health, childcare and family based interventions to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in young children and their parents.
 The role of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in the health inequalities of migrant populations in industrialised countries, particularly South Asians living in the UK.
 Methodology for the objective assessment of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in young children, particularly using movement sensors.

Publications from Elements

Journal articles

2018

  • Panca, M., Christie, D., Cole, TJ., Costa, S., Gregson, J., Holt, R., Hudson, LD., Kessel, AS., Kinra, S., Mathiot, A., Nazareth, I., Wataranan, J., Wong, ICK., Viner, RM. and Morris, S., 2018. Cost-effectiveness of a community-delivered multicomponent intervention compared with enhanced standard care of obese adolescents: cost-utility analysis alongside a randomised controlled trial (the HELP trial). BMJ Open, v. 8
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018640
  • 2017

  • Collings, PJ., Brage, S., Bingham, DD., Costa, S., West, J., McEachan, RR., Wright, J. and Barber, SE., 2017. Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Fatness in a Biethnic Sample of Young Children. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, v. 49
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001180
  • Candler, T., Nobre Da Costa, SS., Heys, M., Costello,, A. and Viner, RM., 2017. Prevalence of Thinness in Adolescent Girls in Low- and Middle-Income Countries and Associations With Wealth, Food Security, and Inequality Journal of Adolescent Health,
  • Nobre Da Costa, SS., Adams, J., Gonzalez-Nahm, S. and Benjamin Neelon, SE., 2017. Childcare in infancy and later obesity: A narrative review of longitudinal studies Current Pediatric Reports, v. 5
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s40124-017-0134-7
  • Christie, D., Hudson, LD., Kinra, S., Wong, ICK., Nazareth, I., Cole, TJ., Sovio, U., Gregson, J., Kessel, AS., Mathiot, A., Morris, S., Panca, M., Costa, S., Holt, R. and Viner, RM., 2017. A community-based motivational personalised lifestyle intervention to reduce BMI in obese adolescents: results from the Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Programme (HELP) randomised controlled trial. Arch Dis Child, v. 102
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2016-311586
  • 2016

  • Bingham, DD., Costa, S., Clemes, SA., Routen, AC., Moore, HJ. and Barber, SE., 2016. Accelerometer data requirements for reliable estimation of habitual physical activity and sedentary time of children during the early years - a worked example following a stepped approach. J Sports Sci, v. 34
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2016.1149605
  • Nicholls, D., Statham, R., Costa, S., Micali, N. and Viner, RM., 2016. Childhood risk factors for lifetime bulimic or compulsive eating by age 30 years in a British national birth cohort. Appetite, v. 105
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2016.05.036
  • Bingham, D., Collings, P., Clemes, S., Costa, S., Santorelli, G., Griffiths, P. and Barber, S., 2016. Reliability and Validity of the Early Years Physical Activity Questionnaire (EY-PAQ) Sports, v. 4
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3390/sports4020030
  • Bingham, DD., Costa, S., Hinkley, T., Shire, KA., Clemes, SA. and Barber, SE., 2016. Physical Activity During the Early Years: A Systematic Review of Correlates and Determinants. Am J Prev Med, v. 51
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2016.04.022
  • Costa, S., Adams, J., Phillips, V. and Benjamin Neelon, SE., 2016. The relationship between childcare and adiposity, body mass and obesity-related risk factors: protocol for a systematic review of longitudinal studies Systematic Reviews, v. 5
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-016-0312-7
  • 2015 (No publication date)

  • da Costa, S. and Johnson, W., 2015 (No publication date). The growth of Portuguese and Cape Verdean infants aged 0-1 year living in Greater Lisbon, Portugal in 1993-1996
  • 2015

  • Costa, S., Johnson, W. and Viner, RM., 2015. Additive influences of maternal and paternal body mass index on weight status trajectories from childhood to mid-adulthood in the 1970 British cohort study Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, v. 6
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.14301/llcs.v6i2.301
  • Nobre Da Costa, SS., Barber, SE., Cameron, N. and Clemes, SA., 2015. The objective measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in 2–3 year olds and their parents: a cross-sectional feasibility study in the bi-ethnic Born in Bradford cohort BMC Public Health, v. 15
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-2481-z
  • Christie, D., Hudson, LD., Kinra, S., Nazareth, I., Holt, R., Kessel, A., Wong, I., Cole, T., Morris, S., Costa, S. and Viner, RM., 2015. 35. Does a Motivational Lifestyle Intervention (the Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Programme (HELP)) Work for Obese Young People Journal of Adolescent Health, v. 56
    Doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.10.038
  • Costa, S., Ogilvie, D., Dalton, A., Westgate, K., Brage, S. and Panter, J., 2015. Quantifying the physical activity energy expenditure of commuters using a combination of global positioning system and combined heart rate and movement sensors. Prev Med, v. 81
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.09.022
  • Costa, S., Cameron, N. and Clemes, SA., 2015. Deriving and evaluating new accelerometer cut-points in young children - a comment on Johansson et al. (2014). Pediatr Obes, v. 10
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/ijpo.256
  • 2014

  • Panter, J., Costa, S., Dalton, A., Jones, A. and Ogilvie, D., 2014. Development of methods to objectively identify time spent using active and motorised modes of travel to work: how do self-reported measures compare? Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, v. 11
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-014-0116-x
  • Costa, S., Barber, SE., Cameron, N. and Clemes, SA., 2014. Calibration and validation of the ActiGraph GT3X+ in 2-3 year olds. J Sci Med Sport, v. 17
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2013.11.005
  • 2013

  • Costa, S., Barber, SE., Griffiths, PL., Cameron, N. and Clemes, SA., 2013. Qualitative feasibility of using three accelerometers with 2-3-year-old children and both parents. Res Q Exerc Sport, v. 84
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/02701367.2013.812002
  • 2011

  • Costa, S., Clemes, S. and Cameron, N., 2011. An investigation of familial and environmental influences on physical activity and sedentary behaviour in a bi-ethnic population from Bradford ANNALS OF HUMAN BIOLOGY, v. 38
  • Conference proceedings

    2016

  • Candler, T., Nobre Da Costa, SS., Heys, M., Costello, A. and Viner, RM., 2016. G324 Prevalence of thinness in adolescent girls in low and middle-income countries and associations with national wealth, food security, gender inequity and income inequality: A cross-sectional study
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2016-310863.314
  • 2014

  • Wilson, HJ., Leonard, WR., Costa, S. and Snodgrass, JJ., 2014. Cleaning and management of accelerometry data cleaning in free living populations AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, v. 153