Dr Amanda Daley

Dr Amanda Daley

Institute of Applied Health Research
Reader, Behavioural Medicine

Contact details

Primary Care Clinical Sciences
Institute of Applied Health Research
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, B15 2TT

Amanda Daley is a reader in behavioural medicine and leads the behavioural medicine team in primary care.  Her work is focused on investigating the effects of lifestyle interventions on health outcomes, particularly around women’s health.  She is the principal investigator on several on-going trials that are examining the effectiveness of physical activity and weight control interventions.  She is also an applicant on several other funded trials in these areas.  She has published extensively in the field of physical activity and health.  


Teaching Programmes

Postgraduate supervision

Amanda currently supervises several PhDs in the area of physical activity and health and weight management.



Clinical trials, primary care and physical activity and health 

Other activities

  • NIHR HTA Clinical Evaluation and Trials Funding Board. Committee member
  • BMC Public Health (Section Editor, Energy Balance Related Behaviours Division)
  • International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (Editorial Board)
  • The Physician and Sports Medicine (Editorial Board)
  • Psychology of Sport and Exercise Review (Editorial Board)


Parretti H, AveyardP, BlaninA, CliffordSJ, ColemanSJ, RoalfeAK, DaleyAJ, Efficacy of water preloading before main meals as a strategy for weight loss in obese primary care patients: RCT.  Obesity in press.

Ussher M, Lewis S, Aveyard P, Manyonda I, West R, Lewis B, Marcus B, Riaz M, Taylor A, DaleyAJ, Coleman T.  A randomised controlled trial of physical activity for smoking cessation in pregnancy.  BMJ 2015;350:h2145.

Daley AJ, Blamey RV, Jolly K, Roalfe A, Turner K, Coleman S, McGuinness M, Jones I, Sharp DJ, MacArthur, C. A pragmatic randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a facilitated exercise intervention as a treatment for postnatal depression: the PAM-PeRS trial.  Psychological Medicine in press.

DaleyAJ, Thomas, A, Roalfe, A, Stokes-Lampard, Coleman S, Rees M, Hunter MS, MacArthur. C  The effectiveness of exercise as treatment for vasomotor menopausal symptoms: Randomised controlled trial.  British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2015;22:565-575.

Daley AJ, Foster L, Long G, Palmer C, Robinson O, Walmsley H, Ward R. The effectiveness of exercise in the prevention and treatment of antenatal depression: Systematic review with meta-analysis. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2014;122:5762.

Daley AJ, Stokes-Lampard H, Thomas A, MacArthur C. Exercise for vasomotor menopausal symptoms. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD006108. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006108.pub4.

Madigan C, Aveyard P, Jolly K, DenleyJ, Lewis A, Daley AJ. Regular self-weighing to promote weight maintenance after intentional weight loss: a quasi randomised controlled trial. Journal of Public Health 2014;36:259-67.

Madigan C, Daley AJ, Lewis AL, Jolly K, Aveyard P. Which weight loss programmes are as effective as Weight Watchers: non  inferiority analysis.  British Journal of General Practice 2014;64(620) e126-136.

Madigan C, Jolly K, Lewis A, Aveyard P, Daley AJ. A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of self-weighing as an isolated weight loss intervention (SCALE DOWN). International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014; 2014, 11:125.