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"THE SEDENTARY OFFICE: a growing case for change towards better health and productivity”

Julian Worricker
Journalist & BBC News Presenter
An Award-winning journalist and broadcaster with nearly thirty years’ on-air experience, both in radio and television. Worricker currently presents ‘Weekend’ on the BBC World Service and appears regularly on the BBC News Channel.

Dame Carol Black
Principal of Newnham College Cambridge, Adviser on Work and Health at the Department of Health, England, Chair of the Nuffield Trust and Chair of the Governance Board, Centre for Workforce Intelligence.

As Expert Adviser to the Department of Health, Dame Carol plays a key role in guiding policy position and relationships between work & health in the UK. She is Chair of the Health at Work network, part of the UK Government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal, set up to engage commercial, public and third sector organisations in improving public health.

Gavin Bradley
Founder and Director “Get Britain Standing” campaign
Active Working CIC
Bradley has 20 years of experience in emerging market consultancy, working for a variety of global brands including Coca-Cola, Mars, Cable & Wireless, Liberty Global. After working for a charity in Sweden where he first discovered sit-stand workstations, Bradley soon became alarmed by the growing research detailing significant health risks & engagement restraints of prolonged sitting. He founded the social enterprise Active Working CIC and Get Britain Standing campaign in 2014.

Dr Stacy Clemes
Senior Lecturer in Human Biology
Loughborough University
Dr Clemes’ research interests focus on the measurement of sedentary behaviour and physical activity in children and adults. She has expertise in intervention research promoting reductions in sedentary behaviour and increases in physical activity in the workplace and has conducted a number of profiling studies examining sedentary behaviour and physical activity.

Dr Jason Gill
Reader, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
University of Glasgow
Dr Gill leads an active multi-disciplinary research group investigating the effects of exercise and diet on the prevention and management of vascular and metabolic diseases from the molecular to the whole-body level.

Dr. David Dunstan
Associate Professor & Head, Physical Activity Laboratory
Baker IDI - Melbourne
Dr Dunstan is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Sports Science, Exercise and Health at the University of WA. His research focuses on the role of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in the prevention and management of chronic diseases. Over the past 15 years, Dunstan has established an extensive media profile, including interviews with National Radio, Wall Street Journal, CNN, the New York Times and the LA Times.

Dr Sebastien Chastin
Senior Research Fellow in behavioural dynamics
Glasgow Caledonian University
Dr Chastin is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Applied Health Research, Glasgow Caledonian University. His research focuses on behaviour dynamics. He leads the trans-disciplinary investigation on the determinants of sedentary behaviour for the European Joint Programme Initiative DEDIPAC.

Professor John Buckley
Applied Exercise Science in Health, Programme Leader
University of Chester
Professor Buckley has held positions of national and international leadership in sport and exercise science and cardiovascular health and rehabilitation, including: President of the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation. Buckley is one of the founding patrons of the Get Britain Standing campaign and has provided interviews on the sitting problem for a variety of newspaper articles and conducted research for a number of BBC programmes, including “Trust Me I’m a Doctor”.

Dr Thomas Yates
Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Health
Diabetes Research Centre University of Leicester
Tom has rapidly progressed to become a recognised national and international expert in the role of physical activity and lifestyle in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. His work has helped shape, and ensure the continued forwards progression of, the diabetes prevention agenda both in the UK and internationally. A core theme running through Tom’s work has been developing an understanding of new approaches to promoting health through the application of movement sciences; in particular investigating the physiological and epidemiological impact of substituting sitting time for standing.

Dr Philippa Dall
Senior Research Fellow Health & life Sciences
Glasgow Caledonian University
Dr Dall is a member of the Active Living Research Group. She has published in international peer-reviewed journals on the objective measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour, including the development of novel data analysis techniques. Her current research is focused on measuring the quantity and pattern of sitting in office workers and call-centre staff, and intervening to reduce prolonged sedentary behaviour at work.

Dr Michael Loosemore
Lead Consultant Sports Physician English Institute of Sport
University College London
Dr Loosemore is a consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) at the English Institute of Sport. He is also working to promote exercise as a preventative intervention and treatment in many medical conditions. Loosemore is active in various fields of sport and exercise medicine research and has published work on various aspects of SEM.

Dr Charlotte Edwardson
Lecturer in Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour & Health
NIHR Leicester-Loughborough
Dr Edwardson’s current research work focuses on understanding patterns of sedentary behaviour and the relationship to health; physical activity and sedentary behaviour interventions; and testing and reviewing physical activity and sedentary behaviour selfmonitoring devices

Levent Caglar
Head Ergonomist
Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA)
Caglar is a highly qualified ergonomist who is well-known throughout the furniture industry, providing ergonomics research, consultancy and testing to all sectors of the furniture industry.

Philip Ross
Founder & CEO of Cordless Group &
Ross is a futurist, author and advisor on the future of work. With a focus on people and behaviours, he specialises in predicting the impact of emerging technology on the way we work and live. He has worked with organisations around the world to introduce new work styles including Ernst & Young, McKinsey & Company, GlaxoSmithKline, Macquarie Group, the BBC and PwC.

Panel Members
Dr Mike Knapton
Associate Medical Director (Prevention & Care)
British Heart Foundation

Dr Sally Barber
Principal Research Fellow
Bradford Institute for Health Research

Dr Jason Varney
Consultant in Public Health Medicine (Health & Wellbeing Directorate)
Public Health England

Professor Greg Whyte
Chair ukactive Research Institute Scientific Advisory Board