Sarah Moorlock (née Coleman) BA (Hons), MSc

Sarah Moorlock (née Coleman)

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Research Associate

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School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Sarah Moorlock is the Research Associate for the REtirement in ACTion (REACT) Study at the University of Birmingham.

Qualifications

  • MSc Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health (with distinction).  (University of Bristol, 2015).
  • BA (Hons) Sport with English.  (Manchester Met, 2005)

Biography

Sarah started working at the University of Birmingham in 2009, her first role was ‘Physical Activity Facilitator’ on two randomised controlled trials in the Primary Care Clinical Sciences department.  These studies explored the effectiveness of exercise as a treatment for postnatal depression (the PAM-PeRS study) and vasomotor menopausal symptoms (the Active Women study).  She then went on to work as a Weight Management Advisor on the ‘Scale Down’ study (which investigated the effectiveness of self-weighing for weight loss) and ‘Weigh 2 Go’ study (the effectiveness of preloading with water before main meals for weight loss). 

In 2014-2015, Sarah worked as a Research Associate on the Com-PoD Study in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. The Com-PoD Study was a randomised trial with a waiting list control group to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a third sector-led, community-based diabetes prevention programme (the “Living Well, Taking Control” programme).

From 2016, Sarah was appointed to Research Associate for the REtirement in ACTion (REACT) Study in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences.  REACT is a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of a community-based physical activity intervention to prevent mobility-related disability for retired older people.   The study aims to recruit 768 retired men and women aged 65 or older with declining physical function across three sites (Birmingham, Bath/Bristol, Devon).  Recruitment to the study is scheduled to stay open until around August 2018.

Research

Physical activity in older adults to prevent mobility-related disability.  Type II diabetes prevention through lifestyle change (physical activity and diet).  Postnatal depression and exercise, vasomotor menopausal symptoms and exercise, obesity (weight loss and weight maintenance).

  • PI at University of Birmingham: Professor Janice Thompson
  • CI at University of Bath: Dr Afroditi Stathi
  • Trial Manager at University of Bath: Dr Janet Withall
  • PI at the University of Exeter Medical School: Dr Colin Greaves 

Publications

Parretti, HM, Aveyard P, Blannin A, Clifford SJ, Coleman SJ, Roalfe A and Daley AJ.  (2015).Efficacy of water preloading before main meals as a strategy for weight loss in obese primary care patients: RCT. Obesity; 23, 9: 1785-91.

Daley AJ, Jolly K, Sharp DJ, Turner KM, Blamey RV, Coleman S, McGuinness M, Roalfe AK, Jones I, MacArthur C.  (2015).  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; 25, 1-13.

Daley AJ, Stokes-Lampard H, Thomas A, Rees, M, Coleman S, Roalfe, A, Hunter MS, MacArthur C.  (2013) ‘Aerobic exercise as a treatment for vasomotor menopausal symptoms: Randomised controlled trial protocol’. Maturitas; 76:350-6.

Daley AJ, Jolly K, Sharp DJ, Turner KM, Blamey RV, Coleman S, McGuinness M, Roalfe AK, Jones I, MacArthur C.  (2012).  ‘The effectiveness of exercise as a treatment for postnatal depression: Study protocol’. Biomed Central Pregnancy and Childbirth 12, 45.

AJ Daley, A Thomas, AK Roalfe, H Stokes-Lampard, S Coleman, M Rees, MS Hunter, C MacArthur.  (2014)  ‘The effectiveness of exercise as treatment for vasomotor menopausal symptoms: Randomised controlled trial (Active Women Study)’.  Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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