Dr Andrew Kingsnorth

Research Associate


Andrew is a Research Associate based within the Leicester Diabetes Centre that is exploring ways that digital health and real world patient data can be utilised to better understand diabetes care. Andrew joined the Leicester Diabetes Centre in 2021 after previously completing his PhD and postdoctoral positions at Loughborough University. 


Andrew works with Professor Pratik Choudhary on a number of projects related to digital health and real-world data:

  1. The assessment of behaviour as a predictor of hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia as measured by wearable devices
  2. The linkage of glucose monitoring data to electronic health records to better understand the complications of diabetes
  3. Coordinating the NIHR Health Informatics Collaborative (HIC) Diabetes Theme
  4. Understanding how the better use of real-world data can help inform regulatory decision-making.

Andrew's previous research has focused on how data from wearable devices can be used to better understand health and wellbeing. He has an interest in digital health and has published papers on the use of wearable data from accelerometers, commercial wearables and digital health devices such as the Freestyle Libre.


14. Chauntry, A.J., Bishop, N.C., Hamer, M., Kingsnorth, A.P., Chen, Y.L. and Paine, N.J., 2022. Sedentary behaviour is associated with heightened cardiovascular, inflammatory and cortisol reactivity to acute psychological stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, p.105756.

13. Whelan, M.E., Denton, F., Bourne, C.L., Kingsnorth, A.P., Sherar, L.B., Orme, M.W. and Esliger, D.W., 2021. A digital lifestyle behaviour change intervention for the prevention of type 2 diabetes: a qualitative study exploring intuitive engagement with real-time glucose and physical activity feedback. BMC public health, 21(1), pp.1-11.

12. Kingsnorth, A. P., Patience, M., Moltchanova, E., Esliger, D. W., Paine, N. J., & Hobbs, M. (2021). Changes in Device-Measured Physical Activity Patterns in U.K. Adults Related to the First COVID-19 Lockdown. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour, 1-10.

11. Hobbs, M., Biddle, S. J. H., Kingsnorth, A. P., Marek, L., Tomintz, M., Wiki, J., McCarthy, J., Campbell, M., & Kingham, S. (2021). Investigating the Association Between Child Television Viewing and Measured Child Adiposity Outcomes in a Large Nationally Representative Sample of New Zealanders: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 18(5), 524-532.

10. Whelan, M. E., Denton, F., Bourne, C. L. A., Kingsnorth, A. P., Sherar, L. B., Orme, M. W., & Esliger, D. W. (2021). A digital lifestyle behaviour change intervention for the prevention of type 2 diabetes: a qualitative study exploring intuitive engagement with real-time glucose and physical activity feedback. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 130.

9. Kingsnorth, A. P., Whelan, M. E., Orme, M. W., Routen, A. C., Sherar, L. B., & Esliger, D. W. (2020). Resistance to data loss from the Freestyle Libre: impact on glucose variability indices and recommendations for data analysis. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 46(2), 148-154.

8. Orme, M. W., Steiner, M. C., Morgan, M. D., Kingsnorth, A. P., Esliger, D. W., Singh, S. J., & Sherar, L. B. (2019). 24-hour accelerometry in COPD: Exploring physical activity, sedentary behavior, sleep and clinical characteristics. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Volume 14, 419-430.

7. Whelan, M. E., Orme, M. W., Kingsnorth, A. P., Sherar, L. B., Denton, F. L., & Esliger, D. W. (2019). Examining the Use of Glucose and Physical Activity Self-Monitoring Technologies in Individuals at Moderate to High Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes: Randomized Trial. JMIR MHealth and UHealth, 7(10), e14195.

6. Kingsnorth, A. P., Whelan, M. E., Sanders, J. P., Sherar, L. B., & Esliger, D. W. (2018). Using Digital Health Technologies to Understand the Association Between Movement Behaviors and Interstitial Glucose: Exploratory Analysis. JMIR MHealth and UHealth, 6(5), e114.

5. Magistro, D., Sessa, S., Kingsnorth, A. P., Loveday, A., Simeone, A., Zecca, M., & Esliger, D. W. (2018). A Novel Algorithm for Determining the Contextual Characteristics of Movement Behaviors by Combining Accelerometer Features and Wireless Beacons: Development and Implementation. JMIR MHealth and UHealth, 6(4), e100.

4. Pearson, R., Esliger, D., Petherick, E., Evans, R.A., Greening, N., James, B., Kingsnorth, A. P., Morgan, M., Orme, M.W., Sherar, L. and Singh, S., Influence of muscle mass in the assessment of lower limb strength in COPD: validation of the prediction equation.

3. Whelan, M. E., Morgan, P. S., Sherar, L. B., Kingsnorth, A. P., Magistro, D., & Esliger, D. W. (2017). Brain Activation in Response to Personalized Behavioral and Physiological Feedback From Self-Monitoring Technology: Pilot Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(11), e384.

2. Whelan, M. E., Kingsnorth, A. P., Orme, M. W., Sherar, L. B., & Esliger, D. W. (2017). Sensing interstitial glucose to nudge active lifestyles (SIGNAL): feasibility of combining novel self-monitoring technologies for persuasive behaviour change. BMJ Open, 7(10), e018282.

1. Orme, M., Esliger, D., Kingsnorth, A. P., Steiner, M., Singh, S., Malcolm, D., Morgan, M. and Sherar, L., 2016. Physical activity and respiratory health (PhARaoH): data from a cross-sectional study. Open Health Data, 4(1).


  • Extra Mile PhD Student Award (2016) from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (Loughborough University): awarded as part of the Athena SWAN action plan to a nominated student for 'demonstrating sustained excellence during their PhD'.
  • Loughborough University Graduate School Scholarship (2013): a PhD scholarship awarded to the best submitted research proposal.
  • Dean of School Postgraduate Prize for Academic Excellence (2013) from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (Loughborough University): a prize for the highest overall mark in a masters programme.


  • Fellow: Higher Education Academy (2019)
  • Associate Fellow: Higher Education Academy (2018)
  • PhD in the measurement of physical activity, sedentary time and continuous glucose levels: Loughborough University (2017)
  • MSc in Physical Activity and Public Health: Loughborough University (2013)
  • BSc in Sport and Exercise Sciences: University of Birmingham (2010)

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