Dr Ben Maylor

Postdoc Researcher


I joined at the Leicester Lifestyle and Health Research Group in February 2018 as a research assistant. Prior to that I was a PhD student at the University of Bedfordshire. I have research experience in acute lab-based studies and workplace interventions which investigate the health benefits of reducing and/or interrupting sedentary behaviour.


Currently I am involved in two NIHR-funded projects; The SMART Work & Life study and Snacktivity. My other research interests include developing novel ways to interpret accelerometry data to better understand physical activity and sedentary behaviour as determinants of health status.


(0) Maylor et al. (2018) 'Efficacy of a Multicomponent Intervention to Reduce Workplace Sitting Time in Office Workers: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial', J Occup Environ Med. 60(9): pp.787-95

Maylor et al. (2019) 'Effects of Frequency and Duration of Interrupting Sitting on Cardiometabolic Risk Markers', Int J Sports Med, 40(13): pp.818-24.

Rowlands et al (2019) 'Enhancing the value of accelerometer-assessed physical activity: meaningful visual comparisons of data-driven translational accelerometer metrics', Sports Med Open, 5(1): pp.47.

Bailey et al. (2017) 'Effects of breaking up prolonged sitting following low and high glycaemic index breakfast consumption on glucose and insulin concentrations'. Eur J Appl Physiol. 117(7): pp.1299-307.

Edwardson et al. (2020) 'Comparability of Postural and Physical Activity Metrics from Different Accelerometer Brands Worn on the Thigh: Data Harmonization Possibilities', Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise [epub]

Rowlands et al. (2020) 'Physical activity for bone health: How much and/or how hard?', Med Sci Sports Exerc [epub]

Dawkins et al. (2020) 'Comparing 24 h physical activity profiles: office workers, women with a history of gestational diabetes and people with chronic disease condition(s)', Journal of Sports Sciences [epub]

Edwardson et al. (2019) 'ActivPAL and ActiGraph Assessed Sedentary Behaviour and Cardiometabolic Health Markers', Med Sci Sports Exerc [epub].


Sedentary Behaviour Physical Activity Accelerometry behaviour change interventions.


MD7519 Prevention Obesity and Diabetes Module

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