Dawn, Susie and Bob, the Directors of LLT, have published in peer reviewed Journals, written reviews and articles, book chapters and books, factsheets and booklets, recommendations for good practice, and consulted on CDs, videos and DVDs for both professionals and older people wanting to be more active. They are also regular contributors to the media (TV, Radio and Print).
Recent Research Papers from other Directors
Cost-Effectiveness of an Exercise Programme That Provided Group or Individual Training to Reduce the Fall Risk in Healthy Community-Dwelling People Aged 65-80: A Secondary Data Analysis. Aranda-Reneo I, Albornos-Muñoz L, Rich-Ruiz M, Cidoncha-Moreno MÁ, Pastor-López Á, Moreno-Casbas T, Otago Project Working Group. (Skelton DA & Townley B named on Working Group). Healthcare (Basel). 2021 Jun 10;9(6):714. doi: 10.3390/healthcare9060714.
Enhancing existing formal home care to improve and maintain functional status in older adults: Protocol for a feasibility study on the implementation of the Care to Move (CTM) programme in an Irish healthcare setting. Horgan NF, Cummins V, Doyle F, O’Sullivan M, Galvin R, Burton E, Sorensen J, Skelton DA, Townley B, Rooney D, Jackson G, Swan L, Warters A. J Frailty Sarcopenia Falls. 2020 Mar 1;5(1):10-16. doi: 10.22540/JFSF-05-010.
Feasibility Trial Evaluation of a Peer Volunteering Active Aging Intervention: ACE (Active, Connected, Engaged). Stathi A, Withall J, Thompson JL, Davis MG, Gray S, De Koning J, Parkhurst G, Lloyd L, Greaves C, Laventure R, Fox KR. Gerontologist. 2020 Apr 2;60(3):571-582. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnz003.
Co-Creating Recommendations to Redesign and Promote Strength and Balance Service Provision. Leask CF, Colledge N, Laventure RME, McCann DA, Skelton DA. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Aug 30;16(17):3169. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16173169.
Barriers and Motivators of Physical Activity Participation in Middle-aged and Older-adults – A Systematic Review. Spiteri K, Broom D, Bekhet AH, de Caro JX, Laventure B, Grafton K. J Aging Phys Act. 2019 Sep 1;27(4):929-944. doi: 10.1123/japa.2018-0343.
Peer-led walking programme to increase physical activity in inactive 60- to 70-year-olds: Walk with Me pilot RCT. Tully MA, Cunningham C, Wright A, McMullan I, Doherty J, Collins D, Tudor-Locke C, Morgan J, Phair G, Laventure B, Simpson EEA, McDonough SM, Gardner E, Kee F, Murphy MH, Agus A, Hunter RF, Hardeman W, Cupples ME. Southampton (UK): NIHR Journals Library; 2019 May.
Walk with Me: a protocol for a pilot RCT of a peer-led walking programme to increase physical activity in inactive older adults. Tully MA, Cunningham C, Cupples ME, Farrell D, Hardeman W, Hunter RF, Laventure B, McDonough SM, Morgan J, Murphy MH, Simpson EEA, Tudor-Locke C, Wright A, Kee F. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2018 Jun 21;4:117. doi: 10.1186/s40814-018-0308-2.
Efficacy of the Otago Exercise Programme to reduce falls in community-dwelling adults aged 65-80 years old when delivered as group or individual training. Albornos-Muñoz L, Moreno-Casbas MT, Sánchez-Pablo C, Bays-Moneo A, Fernández-Domínguez JC, Rich-Ruiz M, Gea-Sánchez M; Otago Project Working Group. (Skelton DA & Townley B named on Working Group). J Adv Nurs. 2018 Jul;74(7):1700-1711. doi: 10.1111/jan.13583.
The appeal of the Functional Fitness MOT to older adults and health professionals in an outpatient setting: a mixed-method feasibility study. de Jong LD, Peters AD, Gawler S, Chalmers N, Henderson C, Hooper J, Laventure R, McLean L, Skelton DA. Clin Interv Aging. 2018 Sep 19;13:1815-1829. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S173481.
Enhancing Physical Activity as Lifestyle Behavior in Older Persons: The Rome Statement. Freiberger E, Rydwik E, Chorus A, Tak E, Delecluse C, Schena F, Waaler N, Laventure B, van Meeteren N. J Aging Phys Act. 2018 Apr 1;26(2):345-351. doi: 10.1123/japa.2017-0001.
A feasibility study to prevent falls in older people who are sight impaired: the VIP2UK randomised controlled trial. Waterman H, Ballinger C, Brundle C, Chastin S, Gage H, Harper R, Henson D, Laventure B, McEvoy L, Pilling M, Olleveant N, Skelton DA, Stanford P, Todd C. Trials. 2016 Sep 26;17(1):464. doi: 10.1186/s13063-016-1565-0.
The Functional Fitness MOT Test Battery for Older Adults: Protocol for a Mixed-Method Feasibility Study. de Jong LD, Peters A, Hooper J, Chalmers N, Henderson C, Laventure RM, Skelton DA. JMIR Res Protoc. 2016 Jun 20;5(2):e108. doi: 10.2196/resprot.5682.
And named as Experts on Working Groups:
Cost-Effectiveness of an Exercise Programme That Provided Group or Individual Training to Reduce the Fall Risk in Healthy Community-Dwelling People Aged 65-80: A Secondary Data Analysis. Aranda-Reneo I, Albornos-Muñoz L, Rich-Ruiz M, Cidoncha-Moreno MÁ, Pastor-López Á, Moreno-Casbas T, Otago Project Working Group. Healthcare (Basel). 2021 Jun 10;9(6):714. doi: 10.3390/healthcare9060714.
Efficacy of the Otago Exercise Programme to reduce falls in community-dwelling adults aged 65-80 years old when delivered as group or individual training. Albornos-Muñoz L, Moreno-Casbas MT, Sánchez-Pablo C, Bays-Moneo A, Fernández-Domínguez JC, Rich-Ruiz M, Gea-Sánchez M; Otago Project Working Group. J Adv Nurs. 2018 Jul;74(7):1700-1711. doi: 10.1111/jan.13583.
Contributions to Published Reports
2021. A National Covid-19 Resilience Programme – The Physiological Society and Centre for Ageing Better (Skelton: Contributor)
2021. Wider impacts of COVID-19 on physical activity, deconditioning and falls in older adults. Public Health England (Skelton: Contributor).
2019. Strong, Steady & Straight: Exercise and Osteoporosis Consensus Statement – Royal Osteoporosis Society (Skelton: Chair)
2018. Skelton DA (Chair), Robert J Copeland RJ, Tew GA, Mavroeidi A, Cleather DJ, Stathi AS, Greig CA, Tully MA. Expert Working Group Working Paper; Older Adults Working Group. UK physical activity guidelines: Review and recommendations for Older Adults (aged 65+ years). October 2018.
Reviews, Articles and Books
Physical Activity and Health: Bridging Theory and Practice. Eds: Macchi C, Benvenuti F. Nuova Cultura, XX, Italy. 2021. ISBN8833653668, 9788833653662 (Contributions from Skelton DA & Townley B)
Is prolonged sitting a risk factor for osteoporosis? Mavroeidi A, McMichan L, Skelton DA. Osteoporosis Review. 2020; Vol 30 Issue 2, p4-7. PDF Download
Physical activity and exercise for Osteoporosis. Leyland S, Skelton DA. Osteoporosis Review. 2019; Vol 29 Issue 1, p5-8. PDF Download
Vocational Masters degrees in sport and exercise science. Scott A, Hinton S, Skelton DA, Campbell A, Dawes H. BASES: The Sport & Exercise Scientist, 2018; Winter issue 58, p18-19. PDF Download
Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults, 2nd edition. Ed. Rose DJ. Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL, USA. 2018. ISBN: 9781450431064 (Contributions from Skelton DA & Dinan-Young S)
The Palgrave Handbook of Ageing and Physical Activity Promotion. Eds. Nyman S, Barker A, Haines T, Horton K, Musselwhite C, Peeters G, Victor CR, Wolff JK. Palgrave Macmillan Books, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 978-3-319-71291-8. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-71291-8. (Contributions from Laventure B and Skelton DA)
Sedentary Behaviour and Ageing. In: Leitzmann M, Jochem C, Schmid D. (eds) Sedentary Behaviour Epidemiology. Springer Series on Epidemiology and Public Health. Springer, Cham. ISBN 978-3-319-61550-9. (Contribution from Skelton DA)
Otago strength and balance exercise programme to prevent falls. Skelton DA, Townley R, Gawler S. E-REPS Journal, EuropeActive Issue 40. Feb 2015. P19-24. PDF Download
Designing programmes for older adults. Personal Trainer, April 2015. P71-72. PDF Download.
Living well with Dementia: A framework for programs. Laventure RME, Aherne C. ICAA, The Journal on Active Aging. 2009. PDF download
Someone Like Me: Increasing Participation in Physical Activity Among Seniors With Senior Peer Health Motivators. Laventure RME, Dinan SM, Skelton DA. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 2008; 16(Suppl):S76-77 PDF download
Exercise and Falls Prevention in Older People. Skelton DA. CME Geriatric Medicine 2007; 9: 16-21 This can be viewed as a PDF
Exercise and Bone Health. Omnabele-Pearson G, Skelton DA. In: Managing Osteoporosis. Lanham-New S, O’Neill T, Morris R, Skelton D, Sutcliffe A (eds). Clinical Publishing, Oxford 2007; pp 151-168. ISBN 1 904392 73 3. PDF download
How can the Primary Care Team help Older People stay active and maintain independence? Skelton DA. Update (GPs) Feb: 78-81, 2006. .PDF download
Active for Later Life. Young A, Dinan S. British Medical Journal 2005; 330(7484):189-91.
Interventions to prevent accidental falls among older people. Skelton DA, Todd C. World Health Organisation Health Evidence Network Document. 2004.
Exercise for the Prevention of Falls and Injuries: Specialist Training for Health and Exercise Professionals Working with Frailer Older People. Dinan SM. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 2004; 12 (3); 444-445.
Later Life Training: Exercise and Physical Activity Training for Working with Older People in the UK. Skelton DA. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 2004; 12 (3); 274-275. PDF download.
The Postural Stability Instructor: Qualification in the UK for Effective Falls Prevention Exercise. Skelton DA. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 2004; 12 (3); 375-376. PDF download.
Physical Activity and Health – from the cradle to the grave – Or Lessons that will Last a Lifetime? Laventure RME. PEAUK 2002 Fellows Lecture. British Journal of Teaching PE. Summer 2003.
Health promotion and physical activity. Kennie DC, Dinan S, Young A. In: Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology- 2nd Edition. Eds: Brocklehurst J, Tallis R, and Fillit H. 2003. London: Churchill Livingstone.
“Someone Like Me !” – Senior Peer Mentoring and Physical activity – a Guide to Practice. Laventure RME. British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health. 2003.
Active for Later Life. Laventure RME.British Heart Foundation tool kit for promoting physical activity with older adults. 2003. PDF download.
Falls Prevention Among Older People: Specific exercise is the key. Simey P, Skelton DA, Dinan S, Laventure RME. British Medical Journal 2002; 325:p1171.
Exercise for Vulnerable Older Patients. Dinan S. In: Exercise Prescription for Patients. Eds: Young A, Harries M. Royal College of Physicians, London. 2001.
The role of the Clinical Exercise Practitioner. Laventure RME. In: Exercise Prescription for Patients. Eds: Young A, Harries M. Royal College of Physicians, London. 2001.
NHS: Exercise Referral Systems: A National Quality Assurance Framework. Craig A, Dinan S, Smith A, Taylor A, Webborn N. Department of Health. The Stationary Office. 2000. PDF download.
Physical Activity in Later Life: Further Analysis of the Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey and the Health Education Authority Survey of Activity and Health. Skelton DA, Young A, Walker A, Hoinville E. Health Education Authority, The Stationary Office, London. 1999.
Exercise for falls management: Rationale for an exercise programme to reduce postural instability. Skelton DA, Dinan SM. Physiotherapy: Theory and Practice 1999; 15: 105-120 PDF download
Guidelines: Promoting Physical Activity with People with Disabilities. Dinan S, Messent P. Health Education Authority, The Stationary Office, London. 1997.
This publications and presentations list is not exhaustive, if you would like further information or a copy of any article, or would like a copy of any recent presentation that you have heard us deliver, please contact the LLT Office.