Sarahjane Belton

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Biography

Sarahjane graduated with a degree is Physical Education and Maths from the University of Limerick in 2001. She taught physical education for a year in second level education (2001 - 2002) before completing a PhD in Physical Activity Measurement at the University of Limerick in 2006. Sarahjane lectured in Physical Education in St Patricks college Drumcondra from 2006 - 2007, and has lectured in Physical Education (physical education and sport pedagogy, curriculum development and evaluation) in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dublin City University from 2007 to present.

Sarahjane's researches in the field of childhood physical activity and health, encompassing all related aspects from physical activity and fitness, motivation and attitudes, to fundamental movement skill abilities. Much of her work centres on developing and evaluating physical literacy intervention programmes, from pre-school level up to post primary. She has lead on the development of many physical literacy intervention programmes including Y-PATH (Youth-Physical Activity Towards Health) and Kids Active, and collaborated with many national agencies in this endeavour including the Irish Heart Foundation, Sport Ireland, and Early Childhood Ireland. Sarahjane has published text books and papers in this field, and presented her work at a variety of national and international conferences.

Books

  Year Publication
2020 Peak Performance for Leaving Certificate PE.
Lyons, F., Belton, S., Crean, N., Joy, E. (2020) Peak Performance for Leaving Certificate PE. Dublin: Folens. [Details]
2018 Active For Life: A complete record of learning for Junior Cycle PE.
Lyons, F., Belton, S., Crean, N., O'Mahony, I. (2018) Active For Life: A complete record of learning for Junior Cycle PE. Dublin, Ireland: Folens. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2020 'Before- and After School Interventions in Youth Physical Activity'
Belton, S. & O’Brien, W. (2020) 'Before- and After School Interventions in Youth Physical Activity' In: Brusseau, T., Fairclough, S., & Lubans, D (eds). The Routledge Handbook of Youth Physical Activity. New York and London: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'Health Literacy in Schools? A Systematic Review of Health-Related Interventions Aimed at Disadvantaged Adolescents'
Smith, Craig and Goss, Hannah R and Issartel, Johann and Belton, Sarahjane (2021) 'Health Literacy in Schools? A Systematic Review of Health-Related Interventions Aimed at Disadvantaged Adolescents'. Children, 8 (3) [Details]
2021 'Relationship between Gender, Physical Activity, Screen Time, Body Mass Index and Wellbeing in Irish Children from Social-Disadvantage'
O’Brien, Wesley and Belton, Sarahjane and Fitzpatrick, Ben and Shannon, Stephen and Brennan, Deirdre and Chambers, Fiona and O’Donovan, Karol and Breslin, Gavin (2021) 'Relationship between Gender, Physical Activity, Screen Time, Body Mass Index and Wellbeing in Irish Children from Social-Disadvantage'. Child Care in Practice, :1-15 [Details]
2021 '“Girls Aren’t Meant to Exercise”: Perceived Influences on Physical Activity among Adolescent Girls—The HERizon Project'
Cowley, Emma S and Watson, Paula M and Foweather, Lawrence and Belton, Sarahjane and Thompson, Andrew and Thijssen, Dick and Wagenmakers, Anton JM (2021) '“Girls Aren’t Meant to Exercise”: Perceived Influences on Physical Activity among Adolescent Girls—The HERizon Project'. Children, 8 (1) [Details]
2021 'Formative Evaluation of a Home-Based Physical Activity Intervention for Adolescent Girls—The HERizon Project: A Randomised Controlled Trial'
Cowley, Emma S and Watson, Paula M and Foweather, Lawrence and Belton, Sarahjane and Mansfield, Chiara and Whitcomb-Khan, Gabriella and Cacciatore, Isabella and Thompson, Andrew and Thijssen, Dick and Wagenmakers, Anton JM (2021) 'Formative Evaluation of a Home-Based Physical Activity Intervention for Adolescent Girls—The HERizon Project: A Randomised Controlled Trial'. Children, 8 (2) [Details]
2021 'Understanding disadvantaged adolescents’ perception of health literacy through a systematic development of peer vignettes'
Goss, Hannah R and McDermott, Clare and Hickey, Laura and Issartel, Johann and Meegan, Sarah and Morrissey, Janis and Murrin, Celine and Peers, Cameron and Smith, Craig and Spillane, Ailbhe and others (2021) 'Understanding disadvantaged adolescents’ perception of health literacy through a systematic development of peer vignettes'. BMC public health, 21 (1):1-11 [Details]
2021 'School-based interventions modestly increase physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness but are least effective for youth who need them most: an individual participant pooled analysis of 20 controlled trials'
Hartwig, Timothy Bryan and Sanders, Taren and Vasconcellos, Diego and Noetel, Michael and Parker, Philip D and Lubans, David Revalds and Andrade, Susana and \'Avila-Garc\'\ia, Manuel and Bartholomew, John and Belton, Sarahjane and others (2021) 'School-based interventions modestly increase physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness but are least effective for youth who need them most: an individual participant pooled analysis of 20 controlled trials'. British journal of sports medicine, [Details]
2020 'Movement competence: Association with physical self-efficacy and physical activity'
Peers, Cameron and Issartel, Johann and Behan, Stephen and O'Connor, Noel and Belton, Sarahjane (2020) 'Movement competence: Association with physical self-efficacy and physical activity'. Human movement science, 70 [Details]
2020 'What is health-related fitness? Investigating the underlying factor structure of fitness in youth'
Britton, Una and Issartel, Johann and Fahey, Gerry and Conyngham, Gerry and Belton, Sarahjane (2020) 'What is health-related fitness? Investigating the underlying factor structure of fitness in youth'. European Physical Education Review, 26 (4):782-796 [Details]
2020 'Clusters of adolescent physical activity tracker patterns and their associations with physical activity behaviors in finland and ireland: cross-sectional study'
Ng, Kwok and Kokko, Sami and Tammelin, Tuija and Kallio, Jouni and Belton, Sarahjane and O'Brien, Wesley and Murphy, Marie and Powell, Cormac and Woods, Catherine (2020) 'Clusters of adolescent physical activity tracker patterns and their associations with physical activity behaviors in finland and ireland: cross-sectional study'. Journal of medical Internet research, 22 (9) [Details]
2020 '“… The Way That You Do It”: An Exploratory Study Investigating a Process-versus Outcome-Oriented Approach to School-Based Physical Activity Promotion'
McGann, Jamie and Meegan, Sarah and Murtagh, Elaine and Duff, Christina and Belton, Sarahjane (2020) '“… The Way That You Do It”: An Exploratory Study Investigating a Process-versus Outcome-Oriented Approach to School-Based Physical Activity Promotion'. Advances in Physical Education, 10 (3):262-281 [Details]
2020 'Exploring the relationships between fundamental movement skills and health related fitness components in children'
Behan, S;Belton, S;Peers, C;O'Connor, NE;Issartel, J (2020) 'Exploring the relationships between fundamental movement skills and health related fitness components in children'. European Journal Of Sport Science, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Clusters of Adolescent Physical Activity Tracker Patterns and Their Associations With Physical Activity Behaviors in Finland and Ireland: Cross-Sectional Study'
Ng, K;Kokko, S;Tammelin, T;Kallio, J;Belton, S;O'Brien, W;Murphy, M;Powell, C;Woods, C (2020) 'Clusters of Adolescent Physical Activity Tracker Patterns and Their Associations With Physical Activity Behaviors in Finland and Ireland: Cross-Sectional Study'. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Investigating the Age-Related Association between Perceived Motor Competence and Actual Motor Competence in Adolescence'
Philpott, Conor and Donovan, Brian and Belton, Sarahjane and Lester, Diarmuid and Duncan, Michael and Chambers, Fiona and O’Brien, Wesley (2020) 'Investigating the Age-Related Association between Perceived Motor Competence and Actual Motor Competence in Adolescence'. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (17) [Details]
2020 'Development and validity testing of the Adolescent Health Literacy Questionnaire (AHLQ): Protocol for a mixed methods study within the Irish school setting'
Spillane, Ailbhe and Belton, Sarahjane and McDermott, Clare and Issartel, Johann and Osborne, Richard H and Elmer, Shandell and Murrin, Celine (2020) 'Development and validity testing of the Adolescent Health Literacy Questionnaire (AHLQ): Protocol for a mixed methods study within the Irish school setting'. BMJ open, 10 (11) [Details]
2020 'Exploring the relationships between fundamental movement skills and health related fitness components in children'
Behan, Stephen and Belton, Sarahjane and Peers, Cameron and O’Connor, Noel E and Issartel, Johann (2020) 'Exploring the relationships between fundamental movement skills and health related fitness components in children'. European Journal of Sport Science, :1-11 [Details]
2020 'Assessing Critical Thinking in Higher Education: Validity Evidence for the Use of the HEIghten™ Critical Thinking Test in Ireland'
O'Leary, Michael and Reynolds, Katherine and Ling, Guangming and Liu, Ou Lydia and Belton, Sarahjane and O'Reilly, Naoimh and McKenna, John (2020) 'Assessing Critical Thinking in Higher Education: Validity Evidence for the Use of the HEIghten™ Critical Thinking Test in Ireland'. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 20 (12):115-130 [Details]
2020 'Teacher experiences implementing the ‘Active School Flag’initiative to support physically active school communities in Ireland'
McGann, Jamie and Meegan, Sarah and Woods, Catherine and Murtagh, Elaine and Duff, Christina and Belton, Sarahjane (2020) 'Teacher experiences implementing the ‘Active School Flag’initiative to support physically active school communities in Ireland'. Irish Educational Studies, :1-23 [Details]
2020 'Physical Activity, Sport and Physical Education in Northern Ireland School Children: A Cross-Sectional Study'
Connolly, S;Carlin, A;Johnston, A;Woods, C;Powell, C;Belton, S;O'Brien, W;Saunders, J;Duff, C;Farmer, O;Murphy, M (2020) 'Physical Activity, Sport and Physical Education in Northern Ireland School Children: A Cross-Sectional Study'. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Ten Years of ‘Flying the Flag’: An Overview and Retrospective Consideration of the Active School Flag Physical Activity Initiative for Children—Design, Development \& Evaluation'
Belton, Sarahjane and Britton, \'Una and Murtagh, Elaine and Meegan, Sarah and Duff, Christina and McGann, Jamie (2020) 'Ten Years of ‘Flying the Flag’: An Overview and Retrospective Consideration of the Active School Flag Physical Activity Initiative for Children—Design, Development \& Evaluation'. Children, 7 (12) [Details]
2020 'What keeps them physically active? predicting physical activity, motor competence, health-related fitness, and perceived competence in irish adolescents after the transition from primary to second-level school'
Britton, Una and Issartel, Johann and Symonds, Jennifer and Belton, Sarahjane (2020) 'What keeps them physically active? predicting physical activity, motor competence, health-related fitness, and perceived competence in irish adolescents after the transition from primary to second-level school'. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17 (8) [Details]
2020 'Physical Activity, Sport and Physical Education in Northern Ireland School Children: A Cross-Sectional Study'
Connolly, Sinead and Carlin, Angela and Johnston, Anne and Woods, Catherine and Powell, Cormac and Belton, Sarahjane and O’Brien, Wesley and Saunders, Jean and Duff, Christina and Farmer, Orlagh and others (2020) 'Physical Activity, Sport and Physical Education in Northern Ireland School Children: A Cross-Sectional Study'. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17 (18) [Details]
2020 'Ten Years of 'Flying the Flag': An Overview and Retrospective Consideration of the Active School Flag Physical Activity Initiative for Children-Design, Development & Evaluation'
Belton, S;Britton, U;Murtagh, E;Meegan, S;Duff, C;McGann, J (2020) 'Ten Years of 'Flying the Flag': An Overview and Retrospective Consideration of the Active School Flag Physical Activity Initiative for Children-Design, Development & Evaluation'. Children-Basel, 7 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'The (mis) alignment between young people’s collective physical activity experience and physical education curriculum development in Ireland'
Coulter, Maura and Scanlon, Dylan and MacPhail, Ann and O’Brien, Wesley and Belton, Sarahjane and Woods, Catherine (2020) 'The (mis) alignment between young people’s collective physical activity experience and physical education curriculum development in Ireland'. Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, 11 (3):204-221 [Details]
2020 'Clusters of Adolescent Physical Activity Tracker Patterns and Their Associations With Physical Activity Behaviors in Finland and Ireland: Cross-Sectional Study'
Ng K.;Kokko S.;Tammelin T.;Kallio J.;Belton S.;O'Brien W.;Murphy M.;Powell C.;Woods C. (2020) 'Clusters of Adolescent Physical Activity Tracker Patterns and Their Associations With Physical Activity Behaviors in Finland and Ireland: Cross-Sectional Study'. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22 (9) [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Investigating the age-related association between perceived motor competence and actual motor competence in adolescence'
Philpott C.;Donovan B.;Belton S.;Lester D.;Duncan M.;Chambers F.;O’brien W. (2020) 'Investigating the age-related association between perceived motor competence and actual motor competence in adolescence'. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (17):1-18 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Development and validity testing of the Adolescent Health Literacy Questionnaire (AHLQ): Protocol for a mixed methods study within the Irish school setting'
Spillane, A;Belton, S;McDermott, C;Issartel, J;Osborne, RH;Elmer, S;Murrin, C (2020) 'Development and validity testing of the Adolescent Health Literacy Questionnaire (AHLQ): Protocol for a mixed methods study within the Irish school setting'. BMJ Open, 10 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Protocol: Development and validity testing of the Adolescent Health Literacy Questionnaire (AHLQ): Protocol for a mixed methods study within the Irish school setting'
Spillane, Ailbhe and Belton, Sarahjane and McDermott, Clare and Issartel, Johann and Osborne, Richard H and Elmer, Shandell and Murrin, Celine (2020) 'Protocol: Development and validity testing of the Adolescent Health Literacy Questionnaire (AHLQ): Protocol for a mixed methods study within the Irish school setting'. BMJ Open, 10 (11) [Details]
2020 'Associations Between Screen-time And Depressive Symptoms: Results From CSPPA-2: 3474 Board\# 295 May 29 1: 30 PM-3: 00 PM'
Forte, Chloe and McDowell, Cillian P and Belton, Sarah Jane and O'Brien, Wesley and Murphy, Marie and Powell, Cormac and Woods, Catherine and Herring, Matthew P (2020) 'Associations Between Screen-time And Depressive Symptoms: Results From CSPPA-2: 3474 Board\# 295 May 29 1: 30 PM-3: 00 PM'. Medicine \& Science in Sports \& Exercise, 52 (7S) [Details]
2019 'The effect of sport for LIFE: all island in children from low socio-economic status: a clustered randomized controlled trial'
Breslin, Gavin and Shannon, Stephen and Rafferty, Ruth and Fitzpatrick, Ben and Belton, Sarahjane and O’Brien, Wesley and Chambers, Fiona C and Haughey, Tandy and Hanna, Donncha and Gormley, Richard and others (2019) 'The effect of sport for LIFE: all island in children from low socio-economic status: a clustered randomized controlled trial'. Health and quality of life outcomes, 17 (1):1-12 [Details]
2019 'Physical Activity and Fundamental Movement Skills of 3-to 5-Year-Old Children in Irish Preschool Services'
Duff, Christina and Issartel, Johann and O’Brien, Wesley and Belton, Sarahjane (2019) 'Physical Activity and Fundamental Movement Skills of 3-to 5-Year-Old Children in Irish Preschool Services'. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 7 (3):354-373 [Details]
2019 'Small fish, big pond: The role of health-related fitness and perceived athletic competence in mediating the physical activity-motor competence relationship during the transition from primary to secondary school'
Britton, \'U and Belton, S and Issartel, J (2019) 'Small fish, big pond: The role of health-related fitness and perceived athletic competence in mediating the physical activity-motor competence relationship during the transition from primary to secondary school'. Journal of sports sciences, 37 (22):2538-2548 [Details]
2019 'Kids Active: Evaluation of an Educator-Led Active Play and Fundamental Movement Skill Intervention in the Irish Preschool Setting'
Duff, Christina and Issartel, Johann and O’Brien, Wesley and Belton, Sarahjane (2019) 'Kids Active: Evaluation of an Educator-Led Active Play and Fundamental Movement Skill Intervention in the Irish Preschool Setting'. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 7 (3):389-407 [Details]
2019 'Every minute counts: Patterns and times of physical activity participation in children from socially disadvantaged areas in Ireland'
Belton, Sarahjane and Breslin, Gavin and Shannon, Stephen and O’Brien, Wesley and Fitzpatrick, Ben and Haughey, Tandy and Chambers, Fiona and Powell, Danielle and McCullagh, Darryl and Brennan, Deirdre (2019) 'Every minute counts: Patterns and times of physical activity participation in children from socially disadvantaged areas in Ireland'. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 16 (5):333-339 [Details]
2019 'A consideration for physical literacy in Irish youth, and implications for physical education in a changing landscape'
Belton, SarahJane and Issartel, Johann and McGrane, Bronagh and Powell, Danielle and O'Brien, Wesley (2019) 'A consideration for physical literacy in Irish youth, and implications for physical education in a changing landscape'. Irish Educational Studies, 38 (2):193-211 [Details]
2019 'Moving Well-Being Well: Investigating the maturation of fundamental movement skill proficiency across sex in Irish children aged five to twelve'
Behan, Stephen and Belton, Sarahjane and Peers, Cameron and O’Connor, Noel E and Issartel, Johann (2019) 'Moving Well-Being Well: Investigating the maturation of fundamental movement skill proficiency across sex in Irish children aged five to twelve'. Journal of sports sciences, 37 (22):2604-2612 [Details]
2019 'The Youth-Physical Activity Towards Health (Y-PATH) intervention: Results of a 24 month cluster randomised controlled trial'
Belton, Sarahjane and McCarren, Andrew and McGrane, Bronagh and Powell, Danielle and Issartel, Johann (2019) 'The Youth-Physical Activity Towards Health (Y-PATH) intervention: Results of a 24 month cluster randomised controlled trial'. PloS one, 14 (9) [Details]
2019 'Bright spots physical activity investments that work: Youth-Physical Activity Towards Health (Y-PATH)'
Belton, Sarahjane and O’Brien, Wesley and McGann, Jamie and Issartel, Johann (2019) 'Bright spots physical activity investments that work: Youth-Physical Activity Towards Health (Y-PATH)'. British journal of sports medicine, 53 (4):208-212 [Details]
2018 'Enhancing the evidence base for irish female youth participation in physical activity—The development of the Gaelic4Girls program'
Farmer, Orlagh and Duffy, Donna and Cahill, Kevin and Lester, Diarmuid and Belton, Sarahjane and O’Brien, Wesley (2018) 'Enhancing the evidence base for irish female youth participation in physical activity—The development of the Gaelic4Girls program'. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 26 (2):111-123 [Details]
2018 'A comparison of physical activity, physical fitness levels, BMI and blood pressure of adults with intellectual disability, who do and do not take part in Special Olympics Ireland programmes: Results from the SOPHIE study'
Walsh, Denise and Belton, Sarahjane and Meegan, Sarah and Bowers, Kirsty and Corby, Deidre and Staines, Anthony and McVeigh, Treasa and McKeon, Michael and Hoey, Edel and Tr\'epel, Dominic and others (2018) 'A comparison of physical activity, physical fitness levels, BMI and blood pressure of adults with intellectual disability, who do and do not take part in Special Olympics Ireland programmes: Results from the SOPHIE study'. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 22 (2):154-170 [Details]
2018 'Outcomes of the Y-PATH Randomized controlled trial: can a school-based intervention improve fundamental movement skill proficiency in adolescent youth?'
McGrane, Bronagh and Belton, Sarahjane and Fairclough, Stuart J and Powell, Danielle and Issartel, Johann (2018) 'Outcomes of the Y-PATH Randomized controlled trial: can a school-based intervention improve fundamental movement skill proficiency in adolescent youth?'. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 15 (2):89-98 [Details]
2018 'Relationship between physical activity, screen time and weight status among young adolescents'
O’Brien, Wesley and Issartel, Johann and Belton, Sarahjane (2018) 'Relationship between physical activity, screen time and weight status among young adolescents'. Sports, 6 (3) [Details]
2017 'The relationship between actual fundamental motor skill proficiency, perceived motor skill confidence and competence, and physical activity in 8--12-year-old Irish female youth'
Farmer, Orlagh and Belton, Sarahjane and O’Brien, Wesley (2017) 'The relationship between actual fundamental motor skill proficiency, perceived motor skill confidence and competence, and physical activity in 8--12-year-old Irish female youth'. Sports, 5 (4) [Details]
2017 'Denise Walsh'
Belton, Sarahjane and Meegan, Sarah and Bowers, Kirsty and Staines, Anthony and McVeigh, Treasa and McKeon, Michael and Trepel, Dominic and Griffin, Peter and Rose, Mary (2017) 'Denise Walsh'. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 1 [Details]
2017 'The age-related association of movement in Irish adolescent youth'
Lester, Diarmuid and McGrane, Bronagh and Belton, Sarahjane and Duncan, Michael J and Chambers, Fiona C and O’Brien, Wesley (2017) 'The age-related association of movement in Irish adolescent youth'. Sports, 5 (4) [Details]
2017 'Quantifying human movement using the Movn smartphone app: validation and field study'
Maddison, Ralph and Gemming, Luke and Monedero, Javier and Bolger, Linda and Belton, Sarahjane and Issartel, Johann and Marsh, Samantha and Direito, Artur and Solenhill, Madeleine and Zhao, Jinfeng and others (2017) 'Quantifying human movement using the Movn smartphone app: validation and field study'. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 5 (8) [Details]
2017 'The relationship between fundamental movement skill proficiency and physical self-confidence among adolescents'
McGrane, Bronagh and Belton, Sarahjane and Powell, Danielle and Issartel, Johann (2017) 'The relationship between fundamental movement skill proficiency and physical self-confidence among adolescents'. Journal of sports sciences, 35 (17):1709-1714 [Details]
2017 'An examination of the nutritional intake and anthropometric status of individuals with intellectual disabilities: Results from the SOPHIE study'
Hoey, Edel and Staines, Anthony and Walsh, Denise and Corby, Deirdre and Bowers, Kirsty and Belton, Sarahjane and Meegan, Sarah and McVeigh, Treasa and McKeon, Michael and Tr\'epel, Dominic and others (2017) 'An examination of the nutritional intake and anthropometric status of individuals with intellectual disabilities: Results from the SOPHIE study'. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 21 (4):346-365 [Details]
2017 'Physical activity, well-being and needs satisfaction in eight and nine-year-old children from areas of socio-economic disadvantage'
Breslin, Gavin and Shannon, Stephen and Fitzpatrick, Ben and Hanna, Donncha and Belton, Sarahjane and Brennan, Deirdre (2017) 'Physical activity, well-being and needs satisfaction in eight and nine-year-old children from areas of socio-economic disadvantage'. Child Care in Practice, 23 (3):275-291 [Details]
2017 'Physical activity and wellbeing of 8--9 year old children from social disadvantage: An all-Ireland approach to health'
Breslin, Gavin and Fitzpatrick, Ben and Brennan, Deidre and Shannon, Stephen and Rafferty, Ruth and O'Brien, Wesley and Belton, Sarahjane and Chambers, Fiona and Haughey, Tandy and McCullagh, Darryl and others (2017) 'Physical activity and wellbeing of 8--9 year old children from social disadvantage: An all-Ireland approach to health'. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 13 :9-14 [Details]
2017 'A cross-validation study of the TGMD-2: The case of an adolescent population'
Issartel, Johann and McGrane, Bronagh and Fletcher, Richard and O’Brien, Wesley and Powell, Danielle and Belton, Sarahjane (2017) 'A cross-validation study of the TGMD-2: The case of an adolescent population'. Journal of science and medicine in sport, 20 (5):475-479 [Details]
2017 'The impact of participation in extra-curricular physical activity on males from disadvantaged schools'
Belton, Sarahjane and Prior, Paul and Wickel, Eric and Woods, Catherine (2017) 'The impact of participation in extra-curricular physical activity on males from disadvantaged schools'. European Physical Education Review, 23 (1):60-72 [Details]
2016 'Physical self-confidence levels of adolescents: Scale reliability and validity'
McGrane, Bronagh and Belton, SarahJane and Powell, Danielle and Woods, Catherine B and Issartel, Johann (2016) 'Physical self-confidence levels of adolescents: Scale reliability and validity'. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19 (7):563-567 [Details]
2016 'Edel Hoey'
Staines, Anthony and Walsh, Denise and Corby, Deirdre and Bowers, Kirsty and Belton, Sarahjane and McVeigh, Treasa and McKeon, Michael and Trepel, Dominic and Griffin, Peter and Sweeney, Mary Rose (2016) 'Edel Hoey'. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 1 [Details]
2016 'Methodological issues arising in recruitment and conducting field work with people with intellectual disabilities and their families: Results from the SOPHIE study'
Corby, D and Hoey, E and Walsh, D and Bowers, K and McKeon, M and Staines, A and Meegan, S and Belton, S and Griffin, P and McVeigh, T and others (2016) 'Methodological issues arising in recruitment and conducting field work with people with intellectual disabilities and their families: Results from the SOPHIE study'. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60 (7-8) [Details]
2016 'School's out… now what? Objective estimates of afterschool sedentary time and physical activity from childhood to adolescence'
Wickel, Eric E and Belton, Sarahjane (2016) 'School's out… now what? Objective estimates of afterschool sedentary time and physical activity from childhood to adolescence'. Journal of science and medicine in sport, 19 (8):654-658 [Details]
2016 'Where does the time go? Patterns of physical activity in adolescent youth'
Belton, Sarahjane and O’Brien, Wesley and Issartel, Johann and McGrane, Bronagh and Powell, Danielle (2016) 'Where does the time go? Patterns of physical activity in adolescent youth'. Journal of science and medicine in sport, 19 (11):921-925 [Details]
2016 'People with intellectual disability and their families’ perspectives of Special Olympics Ireland: Qualitative findings from the SOPHIE study'
Bowers, Kirsty and Corby, Deidre and Lambert, Veronica and Staines, Anthony and McVeigh, Treasa and McKeon, Michael and Hoey, Edel and Belton, Sarahjane and Meegan, Sarah and Walsh, Denise and others (2016) 'People with intellectual disability and their families’ perspectives of Special Olympics Ireland: Qualitative findings from the SOPHIE study'. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 20 (4):354-370 [Details]
2016 'Fundamental movement skill proficiency amongst adolescent youth'
O’Brien, Wesley and Belton, Sarahjane and Issartel, Johann (2016) 'Fundamental movement skill proficiency amongst adolescent youth'. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 21 (6):557-571 [Details]
2016 'The relationship between adolescents’ physical activity, fundamental movement skills and weight status'
O’Brien, Wesley and Belton, Sarahjane and Issartel, Johann (2016) 'The relationship between adolescents’ physical activity, fundamental movement skills and weight status'. Journal of sports sciences, 34 (12):1159-1167 [Details]
2015 'Promoting physical literacy in Irish adolescent youth: the Youth-Physical Activity Towards Health (Y-PATH) intervention'
O'Brien, Wesley and Belton, Sarahjane and Issartel, Johann (2015) 'Promoting physical literacy in Irish adolescent youth: the Youth-Physical Activity Towards Health (Y-PATH) intervention'. MedCrave Online Journal of Public Health, 2 (6):1-6 [Details]
2015 'Validity of a two-item physical activity questionnaire for assessing attainment of physical activity guidelines in youth'
Murphy, Michelle Hardie and Rowe, David A and Belton, Sarahjane and Woods, Catherine B (2015) 'Validity of a two-item physical activity questionnaire for assessing attainment of physical activity guidelines in youth'. BMC Public Health, 15 (1):1-8 [Details]
2014 'Youth-physical activity towards health: Evidence and background to the development of the Y-PATH physical activity intervention for adolescents'
Belton, Sarahjane and O’Brien, Wesley and Meegan, Sarah and Woods, Catherine and Issartel, Johann (2014) 'Youth-physical activity towards health: Evidence and background to the development of the Y-PATH physical activity intervention for adolescents'. BMC Public Health, 14 (1):1-12 [Details]
2013 'Evidence for the efficacy of the youth-physical activity towards health (Y-PATH) intervention'
O'Brien, Wesley and Issartel, Johann and Belton, Sarahjane (2013) 'Evidence for the efficacy of the youth-physical activity towards health (Y-PATH) intervention'. Advances in Physical Education, 3 (4):145-153 [Details]
2013 'Teaching practice: University supervisors’ experiences and perceptions of a cooperating physical education teacher education programme'
Meegan, Sarah and Dunning, Carol and Belton, Sarahjane and Woods, Catherine (2013) 'Teaching practice: University supervisors’ experiences and perceptions of a cooperating physical education teacher education programme'. European Physical Education Review, 19 (2):199-214 [Details]
2013 'Longitudinal change in active and sedentary behavior during the after-school hours'
Wickel, Eric E and Issartel, Johann and Belton, Sarahjane (2013) 'Longitudinal change in active and sedentary behavior during the after-school hours'. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 10 (3):416-422 [Details]
2013 'Patterns of noncompliance in adolescent field-based accelerometer research'
Belton, Sarahjane and O’Brien, Wesley and Wickel, Eric E and Issartel, Johann (2013) 'Patterns of noncompliance in adolescent field-based accelerometer research'. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 10 (8):1181-1185 [Details]
2011 'The impact of the COPET programme on student PE teachers’ teaching practice experiences'
Dunning, Carol and Meegan, Sarah and Woods, Catherine and Belton, Sarah Jane (2011) 'The impact of the COPET programme on student PE teachers’ teaching practice experiences'. European Physical Education Review, 17 (2):153-165 [Details]
2011 'How many steps/day are enough? For older adults and special populations'
Tudor-Locke, Catrine and Craig, Cora L and Aoyagi, Yukitoshi and Bell, Rhonda C and Croteau, Karen A and De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse and Ewald, Ben and Gardner, Andrew W and Hatano, Yoshiro and Lutes, Lesley D and others (2011) 'How many steps/day are enough? For older adults and special populations'. International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, 8 (1):1-19 [Details]
2010 'Pedometer step count and BMI of Irish primary school children aged 6--9 years'
Belton, Sarahjane and Brady, Philip and Meegan, Sarah and Woods, Catherine (2010) 'Pedometer step count and BMI of Irish primary school children aged 6--9 years'. Preventive medicine, 50 (4):189-192 [Details]
2010 'Reliability and validity of a new physical activity self-report measure for younger children'
Belton, Sarahjane and Mac Donncha, Ciaran (2010) 'Reliability and validity of a new physical activity self-report measure for younger children'. Measurement in physical education and exercise science, 14 (1):15-28 [Details]
2010 'The evaluation of a cooperating physical education teachers programme (COPET)'
Belton, Sarahjane and Woods, Catherine and Dunning, Carol and Meegan, Sarah (2010) 'The evaluation of a cooperating physical education teachers programme (COPET)'. European Physical Education Review, 16 (2):141-154 [Details]
2009 'STEP COUNT OF IRISH PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN'
Belton, Sarahjane and Meegan, Sarah and Brady, Philip and Woods, Catherine (2009) 'STEP COUNT OF IRISH PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN'. Promoting Physical Education Across Schools and Communities, [Details]
2020 'What keeps them physically active? Predicting physical activity, motor competence, health-related fitness, and perceived competence in irish adolescents after the transition from primary to second-level school'
Britton U.;Issartel J.;Symonds J.;Belton S. (2020) 'What keeps them physically active? Predicting physical activity, motor competence, health-related fitness, and perceived competence in irish adolescents after the transition from primary to second-level school'. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (8) [DOI] [Details]
2020 'What Keeps Them Physically Active? Predicting Physical Activity, Motor Competence, Health-Related Fitness, and Perceived Competence in Irish Adolescents after the Transition from Primary to Second-Level School'
Britton, U;Issartel, J;Symonds, J;Belton, S (2020) 'What Keeps Them Physically Active? Predicting Physical Activity, Motor Competence, Health-Related Fitness, and Perceived Competence in Irish Adolescents after the Transition from Primary to Second-Level School'. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'The (mis)alignment between student activity experience and physical education curriculum development in Ireland'
Coulter, M., Scanlon, D., MacPhail, A., Belton, S., O Brien, W., Woods, C. (2020) 'The (mis)alignment between student activity experience and physical education curriculum development in Ireland'. Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, [Details]
2020 'Movement competence: Association with physical self-efficacy and physical activity'
Peers C;Issartel J;Behan S;O'Connor N;Belton S; (2020) 'Movement competence: Association with physical self-efficacy and physical activity'. Human Movement Science, 70 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'The (mis)alignment between young people’s collective physical activity experience and physical education curriculum development in Ireland'
Coulter M.;Scanlon D.;MacPhail A.;O’Brien W.;Belton S.;Woods C. (2020) 'The (mis)alignment between young people’s collective physical activity experience and physical education curriculum development in Ireland'. Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'What keeps them physically active? Predicting physical activity, motor competence, health-related fitness, and perceived competence in Irish adolescents after the transition from primary to second-level school'
1. Britton, U., Issartel, J., Symonds, J., & Belton, S. (2020) 'What keeps them physically active? Predicting physical activity, motor competence, health-related fitness, and perceived competence in Irish adolescents after the transition from primary to second-level school'. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, [Details]
2020 '...The Way that You Do It: An Exploratory Study Investigating a Process- versus Outcome-Oriented Approach to School-Based Physical Activity'
McGann, J., Meegan, S., Murtagh, E., Duff, C. and Belton, S. (2020) '...The Way that You Do It: An Exploratory Study Investigating a Process- versus Outcome-Oriented Approach to School-Based Physical Activity'. 10 (03):262-281 [Details]
2020 'Teacher experiences implementing the ‘Active School Flag’ initiative to support physically active school communities in Ireland'
McGann J.;Meegan S.;Woods C.;Murtagh E.;Duff C.;Belton S. (2020) 'Teacher experiences implementing the ‘Active School Flag’ initiative to support physically active school communities in Ireland'. Irish Educational Studies, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'What is health-related fitness? Investigating the underlying factor structure of fitness in youth'
Britton, U;Issartel, J;Fahey, G;Conyngham, G;Belton, S (2019) 'What is health-related fitness? Investigating the underlying factor structure of fitness in youth'. European Physical Education Review, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Small fish, big pond: The role of health-related fitness and perceived athletic competence in mediating the physical activity-motor competence relationship during the transition from primary to secondary school'
Britton, U;Belton, S;Issartel, J (2019) 'Small fish, big pond: The role of health-related fitness and perceived athletic competence in mediating the physical activity-motor competence relationship during the transition from primary to secondary school'. Journal Of Sports Sciences, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Every Minute Counts: Patterns and Times of Physical Activity Participation in Children From Socially Disadvantaged Areas in Ireland'
Belton, S;Breslin, G;Shannon, S;O'Brien, W;Fitzpatrick, B;Haughey, T;Chambers, F;Powell, D;McCullagh, D;Brennan, D (2019) 'Every Minute Counts: Patterns and Times of Physical Activity Participation in Children From Socially Disadvantaged Areas in Ireland'. Journal of physical activity & health, 16 :333-339 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Moving Well-Being Well: Investigating the maturation of fundamental movement skill proficiency across sex in Irish children aged five to twelve'
Behan, S;Belton, S;Peers, C;O'Connor, NE;Issartel, J (2019) 'Moving Well-Being Well: Investigating the maturation of fundamental movement skill proficiency across sex in Irish children aged five to twelve'. Journal Of Sports Sciences, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'The Youth-Physical Activity Towards Health (Y-PATH) intervention: Results of a 24 month cluster randomised controlled trial'
Belton S.;McCarren A.;McGrane B.;Powell D.;Issartel J. (2019) 'The Youth-Physical Activity Towards Health (Y-PATH) intervention: Results of a 24 month cluster randomised controlled trial'. PLoS ONE, 14 (9) [DOI] [Details]
2019 'The effect of sport for LIFE: All island in children from low socio-economic status: A clustered randomized controlled trial'
Breslin G.;Shannon S.;Rafferty R.;Fitzpatrick B.;Belton S.;O'Brien W.;Chambers F.;Haughey T.;Hanna D.;Gormley R.;McCullagh D.;Brennan D. (2019) 'The effect of sport for LIFE: All island in children from low socio-economic status: A clustered randomized controlled trial'. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 17 (1) [DOI] [Details]
2019 'The Youth-Physical Activity Towards Health (Y-PATH) intervention: Results of a 24 month cluster randomised controlled trial'
Belton, S., McCarren, A., McGrane, B., Powell, D., Issartel, J. (2019) 'The Youth-Physical Activity Towards Health (Y-PATH) intervention: Results of a 24 month cluster randomised controlled trial'. PLoS ONE, 14 (9) [DOI] [Details]
2019 'A consideration for physical literacy in Irish youth, and implications for physical education in a changing landscape'
Belton, S;Issartel, J;McGrane, B;Powell, D;O'Brien, W (2019) 'A consideration for physical literacy in Irish youth, and implications for physical education in a changing landscape'. Irish Educational Studies, 38 :193-211 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Bright spots physical activity investments that work: Youth-Physical Activity Towards Health (Y-PATH)'
Belton S.;O'Brien W.;McGann J.;Issartel J. (2018) 'Bright spots physical activity investments that work: Youth-Physical Activity Towards Health (Y-PATH)'. British Journal Of Sports Medicine, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Relationship between Physical Activity, Screen Time and Weight Status among Young Adolescents'
O'Brien, W;Issartel, J;Belton, S (2018) 'Relationship between Physical Activity, Screen Time and Weight Status among Young Adolescents'. Sports, 6 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Enhancing the evidence base for irish female youth participation in physical activity—the development of the Gaelic4Girls program'
Farmer O.;Duffy D.;Cahill K.;Lester D.;Belton S.;O’Brien W. (2018) 'Enhancing the evidence base for irish female youth participation in physical activity—the development of the Gaelic4Girls program'. Women In Sport And Physical Activity Journal, 26 (2):111-123 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Outcomes of the Y-PATH Randomized Controlled Trial: Can a School-Based Intervention Improve Fundamental Movement Skill Proficiency in Adolescent Youth?'
McGrane B;Belton S;Fairclough SJ;Powell D;Issartel J; (2018) 'Outcomes of the Y-PATH Randomized Controlled Trial: Can a School-Based Intervention Improve Fundamental Movement Skill Proficiency in Adolescent Youth?'. Journal of physical activity & health, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Investigation into the relationship between adolescents' perceived and actual fundamental movement skills and physical activity'
McGrane B.;Powell D.;Belton S.;Issartel J. (2018) 'Investigation into the relationship between adolescents' perceived and actual fundamental movement skills and physical activity'. Journal Of Motor Learning And Development, 6 :S424-S439 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Quantifying Human Movement Using the Movn Smartphone App: Validation and Field Study'
Maddison, R;Gemming, L;Monedero, J;Bolger, L;Belton, S;Issartel, J;Marsh, S;Direito, A;Solenhill, M;Zhao, JF;Exeter, DJ;Vathsangam, H;Rawstorn, JC (2017) 'Quantifying Human Movement Using the Movn Smartphone App: Validation and Field Study'. Jmir Mhealth And Uhealth, 5 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'An examination of the nutritional intake and anthropometric status of individuals with intellectual disabilities: Results from the SOPHIE study'
Hoey, E;Staines, A;Walsh, D;Corby, D;Bowers, K;Belton, S;Meegan, S;McVeigh, T;McKeon, M;Trepel, D;Griffin, P;Sweeney, MR (2017) 'An examination of the nutritional intake and anthropometric status of individuals with intellectual disabilities: Results from the SOPHIE study'. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 21 :346-365 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'The impact of participation in extra-curricular physical activity on males from disadvantaged schools'
Belton, S;Prior, P;Wickel, E;Woods, C (2017) 'The impact of participation in extra-curricular physical activity on males from disadvantaged schools'. European Physical Education Review, 23 :60-72 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'The relationship between fundamental movement skill proficiency and physical self-confidence among adolescents'
McGrane, B;Belton, S;Powell, D;Issartel, J (2017) 'The relationship between fundamental movement skill proficiency and physical self-confidence among adolescents'. Journal Of Sports Sciences, 35 :1709-1714 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'The Age-Related Association of Movement in Irish Adolescent Youth'
Lester, D;McGrane, B;Belton, S;Duncan, MJ;Chambers, FC;O' Brien, W (2017) 'The Age-Related Association of Movement in Irish Adolescent Youth'. Sports, 5 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'A comparison of physical activity, physical fitness levels, BMI and blood pressure of adults with intellectual disability, who do and do not take part in Special Olympics Ireland programmes'
Walsh D;Belton S;Meegan S;Bowers K;Corby D;Staines A;McVeigh T;McKeon M;Hoey E;Trépel D;Griffin P;Sweeney MR; (2017) 'A comparison of physical activity, physical fitness levels, BMI and blood pressure of adults with intellectual disability, who do and do not take part in Special Olympics Ireland programmes'. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'A cross-validation study of the TGMD-2: The case of an adolescent population'
Issartel, J;McGrane, B;Fletcher, R;O'Brien, W;Powell, D;Belton, S (2017) 'A cross-validation study of the TGMD-2: The case of an adolescent population'. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20 :475-479 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Physical activity, well-being and needs satisfaction in eight and nine-year-old children from areas of socio-economic disadvantage'
Breslin G.;Shannon S.;Fitzpatrick B.;Hanna D.;Belton S.;Brennan D. (2017) 'Physical activity, well-being and needs satisfaction in eight and nine-year-old children from areas of socio-economic disadvantage'. Child Care in Practice, 23 (3):275-291 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Physical activity and wellbeing of 8-9 year old children from social disadvantage: An all-Ireland approach to health'
Breslin, G;Fitzpatrick, B;Brennan, D;Shannon, S;Rafferty, R;O'Brien, W;Belton, S;Chambers, F;Haughey, T;McCullagh, D;Gormley, R;Hanna, D (2017) 'Physical activity and wellbeing of 8-9 year old children from social disadvantage: An all-Ireland approach to health'. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 13 :9-14 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'The Relationship between Actual Fundamental Motor Skill Proficiency, Perceived Motor Skill Confidence and Competence, and Physical Activity in 8-12-Year-Old Irish Female Youth'
Farmer, O;Belton, S;O'Brien, W (2017) 'The Relationship between Actual Fundamental Motor Skill Proficiency, Perceived Motor Skill Confidence and Competence, and Physical Activity in 8-12-Year-Old Irish Female Youth'. Sports, 5 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Investigation into the relationship between adolescents’ perceived and actual fundamental movement skills and physical activity'
McGrane, B., Powell, D., Belton, S., & Issartel, J (2017) 'Investigation into the relationship between adolescents’ perceived and actual fundamental movement skills and physical activity'. Journal Of Motor Learning And Development, [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Results from the Ireland’s 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity in Children and Youth. journal'
Harrington, D., Belton, S., Woods, C., Murphy, N., O’Brien, W., Donnelly, A., Dowd, K., & Murphy M. (2016) 'Results from the Ireland’s 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity in Children and Youth. journal'. Journal of physical activity & health, 13 (Suppl 2):S183-S188 [Details]
2016 'Results From Ireland North and South's 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth'
Harrington, DM;Murphy, M;Carlin, A;Coppinger, T;Donnelly, A;Dowd, KP;Keating, T;Murphy, N;Murtagh, E;O'Brien, W;Woods, C;Belton, S (2016) 'Results From Ireland North and South's 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth'. Journal of physical activity & health, 13 :183-188 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'The relationship between fundamental movement skill proficiency and physical self-confidence among adolescents'
McGrane, B; Belton, S; Powell, D; Issartel, J. (2016) 'The relationship between fundamental movement skill proficiency and physical self-confidence among adolescents'. Journal Of Sports Sciences, [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Where does the time go? Patterns of physical activity in adolescent youth'
Belton, S;O'Brien, W;Issartel, J;McGrane, B;Powell, D (2016) 'Where does the time go? Patterns of physical activity in adolescent youth'. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19 :921-925 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Physical activity of children: a global matrix of grades comparing 38 countries'
Tremblay, M. S., Gray, C. E., Akinroye, K. K., Belton, S., M., Katzmarzyk, P. T., Lambert, E. V., ... & Prista, A. (2016) 'Physical activity of children: a global matrix of grades comparing 38 countries'. Journal of physical activity & health, 13 (Suppl 2):S343-S366 [Details]
2016 'An examination of the nutritional intake and anthropometric status of individuals with intellectual disabilities: Results from the SOPHIE study'
Hoey, E., Staines, A., Walsh, D., Corby, D., Bowers, K., Belton, S., Meegan, S., McVeigh, T., McKeon, M., Trépel, D., Griffin, P. and MR., Sweeney. (2016) 'An examination of the nutritional intake and anthropometric status of individuals with intellectual disabilities: Results from the SOPHIE study'. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, [Details]
2016 'People with intellectual disability and their families' perspectives of Special Olympics Ireland: Qualitative findings from the SOPHIE study'
Bowers, K;Corby, D;Lambert, V;Staines, A;McVeigh, T;McKeon, M;Hoey, E;Belton, S;Meegan, S;Walsh, D;Trepel, D;Griffin, P;Sweeney, MR (2016) 'People with intellectual disability and their families' perspectives of Special Olympics Ireland: Qualitative findings from the SOPHIE study'. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 20 :354-370 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Where does the time go? Patterns of physical activity in adolescent youth'
Belton, S;O'Brien, W;Issartel, J;McGrane, B;Powell, D (2016) 'Where does the time go? Patterns of physical activity in adolescent youth'. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19 :921-925 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'A cross-validation study of the TGMD-2: The case of an adolescent population'
Issartel J;McGrane B;Fletcher R;O'Brien W;Powell D;Belton S; (2016) 'A cross-validation study of the TGMD-2: The case of an adolescent population'. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, [DOI] [Details]
2016 'A comparison of physical activity, physical fitness levels, BMI, and blood pressure of adults with intellectual disability, who do and do not take part in Special Olympics Ireland programmes'
Walsh, D; Meegan, S; Belton, S; Hoey E;Staines A;Corby D;Bowers K;McVeigh T;McKeon M;Trépel D;Griffin P;Sweeney MR (2016) 'A comparison of physical activity, physical fitness levels, BMI, and blood pressure of adults with intellectual disability, who do and do not take part in Special Olympics Ireland programmes'. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, [Details]
2016 'Methodological issues arising in recruitment and conducting field work with people with intellectual disabilities and their families: Results from the SOPHIE study'
Corby, D and Hoey, E and Walsh, D and Bowers, K and Mckeon, M and Staines, A and Meegan, S and Belton, S and Griffin, P and McVeigh, T and others (2016) 'Methodological issues arising in recruitment and conducting field work with people with intellectual disabilities and their families: Results from the SOPHIE study'. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60 (7) [Details]
2015 'Physical self-confidence levels of adolescents: Scale reliability and validity'
McGrane, B;Belton, S;Powell, D;Woods, CB;Issartel, J (2015) 'Physical self-confidence levels of adolescents: Scale reliability and validity'. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19 :563-567 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'People with intellectual disabilityand their families’ perspectivesof Special Olympics Ireland:Qualitative findings from theSOPHIE study'
Bowers, K; Corby, D; Lambert, V;Staines A; McVeigh, T; McKeon, T; Belton, S; Meegan, S; Walsh, D; Trepel, D; Griffen, P; Sweeney M (2015) 'People with intellectual disabilityand their families’ perspectivesof Special Olympics Ireland:Qualitative findings from theSOPHIE study'. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, [Details]
2016 'The relationship between fundamental movement skill proficiency and physical self-confidence among adolescents'
McGrane B.;Belton S.;Powell D.;Issartel J. (2016) 'The relationship between fundamental movement skill proficiency and physical self-confidence among adolescents'. Journal Of Sports Sciences, :1-6 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'The relationship between adolescents’ physical activity, fundamental movement skills and weight status'
O’ Brien W.;Belton S.;Issartel J. (2016) 'The relationship between adolescents’ physical activity, fundamental movement skills and weight status'. Journal Of Sports Sciences, 34 (12):1159-1167 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Physical self-confidence levels of adolescents: Scale reliability and validity'
McGrane, B;Belton, S;Powell, D;Woods, CB;Issartel, J (2016) 'Physical self-confidence levels of adolescents: Scale reliability and validity'. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19 :563-567 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'An examination of the nutritional intake and anthropometric status of individuals with intellectual disabilities: Results from the SOPHIE study'
Hoey E;Staines A;Walsh D;Corby D;Bowers K;Belton S;Meegan S;McVeigh T;McKeon M;Trépel D;Griffin P;Sweeney MR; (2016) 'An examination of the nutritional intake and anthropometric status of individuals with intellectual disabilities: Results from the SOPHIE study'. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Fundamental movement skill proficiency amongst adolescent youth'
Brien, W;Belton, S;Issartel, J (2016) 'Fundamental movement skill proficiency amongst adolescent youth'. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 21 :557-571 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'The relationship between adolescents' physical activity, fundamental movement skills and weight status'
O' Brien, W;Belton, S;Issartel, J (2016) 'The relationship between adolescents' physical activity, fundamental movement skills and weight status'. Journal Of Sports Sciences, 34 :1159-1167 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'School's out... now what? Objective estimates of afterschool sedentary time and physical activity from childhood to adolescence'
Wickel, EE;Belton, S (2016) 'School's out... now what? Objective estimates of afterschool sedentary time and physical activity from childhood to adolescence'. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19 :654-658 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Physical self-confidence levels of adolescents: Scale reliability and validity'
McGrane B.;Belton S.;Powell D.;Woods C.;Issartel J. (2015) 'Physical self-confidence levels of adolescents: Scale reliability and validity'. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, [DOI] [Details]
2015 'The relationship between adolescents’ physical activity, fundamental movement skills and weight status'
O’ Brien W.;Belton S.;Issartel J. (2015) 'The relationship between adolescents’ physical activity, fundamental movement skills and weight status'. Journal Of Sports Sciences, [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Validity of a two-item physical activity questionnaire for assessing attainment of physical activity guidelines in youth'
Hardie Murphy M.;Rowe D.;Belton S.;Woods C. (2015) 'Validity of a two-item physical activity questionnaire for assessing attainment of physical activity guidelines in youth'. BMC Public Health, 15 (1) [DOI] [Details]
2015 'School's out now what? Objective estimates of afterschool sedentary time and physical activity from childhood to adolescence'
Wickel E.;Belton S. (2015) 'School's out now what? Objective estimates of afterschool sedentary time and physical activity from childhood to adolescence'. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Where does the time go? Patterns of physical activity in adolescent youth'
Belton S.;O'Brien W.;Issartel J.;McGrane B.;Powell D. (2015) 'Where does the time go? Patterns of physical activity in adolescent youth'. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Fundamental movement skill proficiency amongst adolescent youth'
O' Brien W.;Belton S.;Issartel J. (2015) 'Fundamental movement skill proficiency amongst adolescent youth'. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Results from Ireland's 2014 report card on physical activity in children and youth'
Harrington D.;Belton S.;Coppinger T.;Cullen M.;Donnelly A.;Dowd K.;Keating T.;Layte R.;Murphy M.;Murphy N.;Murtagh E.;Woods C. (2014) 'Results from Ireland's 2014 report card on physical activity in children and youth'. Journal of physical activity & health, 11 :S63-S68 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Youth-physical activity towards health: Evidence and background to the development of the Y-PATH physical activity intervention for adolescents'
Belton S.;O'Brien W.;Meegan S.;Woods C.;Issartel J. (2014) 'Youth-physical activity towards health: Evidence and background to the development of the Y-PATH physical activity intervention for adolescents'. BMC Public Health, 14 (1) [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Teaching practice: University supervisors' experiences and perceptions of a cooperating physical education teacher education programme'
Meegan S.;Dunning C.;Belton S.;Woods C. (2013) 'Teaching practice: University supervisors' experiences and perceptions of a cooperating physical education teacher education programme'. European Physical Education Review, 19 (2):199-214 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Patterns of Noncompliance in Adolescent Field-Based Accelerometer Research'
Belton, S;O'Brien, W;Wickel, EE;Issartel, J (2013) 'Patterns of Noncompliance in Adolescent Field-Based Accelerometer Research'. Journal of physical activity & health, 10 :1181-1185 [Details]
2013 'Longitudinal Change in Active and Sedentary Behavior During the After-School Hours'
Wickel, EE;Issartel, J;Belton, S (2013) 'Longitudinal Change in Active and Sedentary Behavior During the After-School Hours'. Journal of physical activity & health, 10 :416-422 [Details]
2013 'Patterns of noncompliance in adolescent field-based accelerometer research'
Belton S.;O'Brien W.;Wickel E.;Issartel J. (2013) 'Patterns of noncompliance in adolescent field-based accelerometer research'. Journal of physical activity & health, 10 (8):1181-1185 [Details]
2012 'Teaching Practice: University Supervisor’s Experiences and Perceptions of a Cooperating Physical Education Teacher Education Programme'
Meegan S., Dunning, C., Woods, C., & Belton, S., (2012) 'Teaching Practice: University Supervisor’s Experiences and Perceptions of a Cooperating Physical Education Teacher Education Programme'. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION REVIEW, In press [Details]
2012 'Active and sedentary behavior during the after-school period'
Wickel, E., Issartel, J., Belton, S. (2012) 'Active and sedentary behavior during the after-school period'. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH, In press [Details]
2012 'Patterns of non-compliance in adolescent field based accelerometer research'
Belton, S., O’Brien, W., Wickel, E., Issartel, J. (2012) 'Patterns of non-compliance in adolescent field based accelerometer research'. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH, In press [Details]
2011 'How Many Steps are Enough? For Children and Adolescents'
Tudor-Locke, C., Craig, C., Bassett, D., Beets, W., Belton, S., Cardon, G., Duncan, S., Hatano, Y., Lubans, D., Olds, T., Raustorp, A., Rowe, D., Spence, J., Tanaka, S., & Blair S. (2011) 'How Many Steps are Enough? For Children and Adolescents'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIOURAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 8 [Details]
2011 'The impact of the COPET programme on student PE teachers teaching practice experience'
Duning, C., Meegan S., Woods, C., & Belton, S., (2011) 'The impact of the COPET programme on student PE teachers teaching practice experience'. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION REVIEW, Accepted for publication May 2011 [Details]
2011 'The impact of the COPET programme on student PE teachers’ teaching practice experiences'
Dunning C.;Meegan S.;Woods C.;Belton S. (2011) 'The impact of the COPET programme on student PE teachers’ teaching practice experiences'. European Physical Education Review, 17 (2):153-165 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Pedometer step count and BMI of Irish primary school children aged 6-9 years'
Belton S.;Brady P.;Meegan S.;Woods C. (2010) 'Pedometer step count and BMI of Irish primary school children aged 6-9 years'. Preventive Medicine, 50 (4):189-192 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'The evaluation of a cooperating physical education teachers programme (COPET)'
Belton S.;Woods C.;Dunning C.;Meegan S. (2010) 'The evaluation of a cooperating physical education teachers programme (COPET)'. European Physical Education Review, 16 (2):141-154 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Step count and BMI of Irish primary school children'
Belton, S., Brady, P., Meegan, S. & Woods, C.. (2010) 'Step count and BMI of Irish primary school children'. PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 50 :189-192 [Details]
2010 'Reliability and validity of a new physical activity self-report measure for Younger Children'
Belton S.;Mac Donncha C. (2010) 'Reliability and validity of a new physical activity self-report measure for Younger Children'. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 14 (1):15-28 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'The design and validation of a physical activity self-report for use with children age 7 to 9 years'
Belton, S., Mac Donncha C. (2010) 'The design and validation of a physical activity self-report for use with children age 7 to 9 years'. MEASUREMENT IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND EXERCISE SCIENCE, Volume 14 :15-28 [Details]
2010 'COPET: The evaluation of a Cooperating Physical Education Teachers programme'
Belton, S., Woods, C., Dunning, C., & Meegan, S. (2010) 'COPET: The evaluation of a Cooperating Physical Education Teachers programme'. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION REVIEW, 16 :141-154 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2009 'Relationship between PA levels and BMI in Irish primary school children'
Belton, S., Meegan, S., Brady, P., Woods, C. (2009) 'Relationship between PA levels and BMI in Irish primary school children' National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin, 5 . [Details]
2008 'The physical activity levels of Irish children aged 7 – 9 years'
Belton, S. MacDonncha, C (2008) 'The physical activity levels of Irish children aged 7 – 9 years' National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin, 4 . [Details]

Review Articles

  Year Publication
2011 How many steps/day are enough? For children and adolescents.
Tudor-Locke C.;Craig C.;Beets M.;Belton S.;Cardon G.;Duncan S.;Hatano Y.;Lubans D.;Olds T.;Raustorp A.;Rowe D.;Spence J.;Tanaka S.;Blair S. (2011) How many steps/day are enough? For children and adolescents. Review Articles [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
AIESEP Yound Scholar Award
Early career award nomination ISBNPA

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
PEAI: Physical Education Association of Ireland /
AIESEP: International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education /
PEPAYS: Physical Education Physical Activity and Youth Sport Research centre /

Enterprise Engagement

  Year Engagement Type Organisation Description

2015
Continuous Professional Development/Training South Dublin Local Sports Partnership Delivery of Y-PATH trainig to PE teachers

2014
Continuous Professional Development/Training University of Ulster Outreach National rollout of primary school physical activity intervention 'Sport For Life:All Ireland'

2013
Continuous Professional Development/Training Dublin Local Sports Partnerships Delivery of Y-PATH programme to second level PE teachers

2015
Consultancy Irish Heart Foundation, and Early Childhood Ireland Evaluation of physical activity programme 'Kids Active' for early childhood education

2016
Consultancy Irish Heart Foundation, Institute of Public Health, Sports Council Northern Ireland, the Public Health Agency Development of Irelands report Card on Physical Activity of Children

2010
Continuous Professional Development/Training Wicklow Vocational Education Committee, and Wicklow Local Sports Partnership development of healthy school initiative- Y-PATH

2015
Continuous Professional Development/Training Medtronic Healthy Community Fund, Irish Heart Foundation, Early Childhood Ireland Development of Kids Active early childhood intervention programme

2017
Continuous Professional Development/Training Sport Ireland, Dormant Account Fund Development and expansion of Y-PATH programme for PE teachers

Research Interests

Sarahjane’s research area centres mainly on physical literacy, physical activity and sedentary behaviour; including physical activity, screen time, physical fitness, body composition and fundamental movement skill measurement, and intervention development and trial evaluation. Her work has been concerned with understanding factors associated with physical literacy and regular physical activity participation, including global elements such as well-being, physical elements such as cardiovascular fitness and body composition, but also psychological and psycho-social factors such as barriers and motivators for physical activity, self-esteem and self efficacy, attitudes, and levels of self-determination. She has lead on, and been involved in, the development, evaluation and dissemination of many national youth school based physical literacy interventions, has published numerous peer reviewed articles in this space, and has co-authored two school textbooks currently in use for teaching PE in Irish schools.

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2021 Programme Decisions & Policy in PE SS235Programme Decisions & Policy in PE
2021 Introduction to Teaching HRA in PE SS128Introduction to Teaching HRA in PE
2021 Description of 2021_SS118 SS118Subject of 2021_SS118