Dr Afroditi Stathi PhD

Dr Afroditi Stathi

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Reader in Active Ageing and Health
Head of Equality and Diversity

Contact details

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

Dr Afroditi Stathi is an expert in the field of the promotion of active and healthy ageing.  She leads a portfolio of international, interdisciplinary research which investigates ways of supporting older people achieving meaningful and lasting lifestyle changes which in turn will help them in living healthier and fulfilling lives.

Qualifications

  • PhD Exercise and Health Science. University of Bristol, U.K.
  • MSc Recreation Management. Loughborough University, U.K.
  • BSc in Physical Education and Sports Sciences. Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.

Biography

Dr Afroditi Stathi joined the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham in February 2018. Previously, she worked for 10 years at the University of Bath where she holds an honorary academic appointment. She completed her postgraduate studies at Loughborough University (MSc) and Bristol University (PhD) with scholarships by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation and the A.S. Onassis Public Foundation.

Teaching

Dr Stathi’s teaching methods and approach reflect her 20 years of experience as an educator and researcher. Her drive is to be at the forefront of research, education and career development in the area of physical activity promotion with a particular focus on educating undergraduate, graduate, professional and post-graduate students in an integrated model of practical care and research.

Year 2: UG: Developing as a Researcher
Year 2: UG Exercise is Medicine
MSCi: Promoting Physical Activity for Health and Well-being

A testament of her focus on transformative teaching is her involvement with The Vice-Chancellor’s Challenge (UoB) initiative in 2019, 2020 and 2021. In 2019 and 2020 she served as mentor of two groups of undergraduate and postgraduate students and supported them in developing their own unique solutions to a real-world issue and gain invaluable experience and skills for their future career. In 2021 she will support projects focusing on the Creating a healthier future challenge.

Postgraduate supervision

Since 2015, Dr Stathi has served as Lead Supervisor for 4 PhD students and Co-supervisor for 2 PhD students with a 100% completion success rate to date and served as Lead Supervisor for 3 MRes students. She currently supervises 2 doctoral students and welcomes applications from potential doctoral researchers in her areas of interest.

Students who are considering applying to the University of Birmingham to work with Afroditi should contact her by email in advance. A.Stathi@bham.ac.uk

Research

Dr Stathi has a sustained track record of success in the field of active ageing and public health research with an outstanding profile in leading large community-based trials over the last 20 years. Her interdisciplinary, mixed methods research with older adults and health care, public health and third sector organisations has advanced knowledge, influenced policy, and helped to reduce inequalities.

Within a period of only five years (2015-2020), she has secured as Chief Investigator two large grants (total value of £3.4 million) from the NIHR-Public Health Research Programme. Each of these speaks to her commitment to improving the systems affecting people’s health and quality of life.

She is a recognised international researcher, evidenced by collaborations and publications with colleagues from 16 countries. Her research portfolio focuses on three inter-related themes:

1) Exploring relationships between physical activity, mobility and well-being;

2) Employing citizen science methodologies to better understand the social, psychological, and environmental determinants of and barriers to physical activity; and

3) Developing and evaluating lifestyle interventions targeting older adults.

KEY RESEARCH GRANTS

Grants with Dr Stathi as Chief investigator

  1. £1,739,835 NIHR Public Health Research Programme. A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of a peer-volunteer led active ageing programme to fprevent decline in physical function in older people at risk of mobility disability. The ACE (Active, Connected, Engaged) study. 2021-2025.

2.  £1,641,790 NIHR Public Health Research Programme. A multi-centre randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of a community-based physical activity intervention to prevent mobility-related disability for retired older people. The REACT (REtirement in ACTion) study. 2015-2020. https://www.thereactstudy.com/

 

3.  £248,899 MRC (Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Initiative-Phase 3). Developing a model of volunteering action in promoting active ageing in the community: Project ACE (Active, Connected and Engaged). 2012-2014.

4.  £48,058 MRC (Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Initiative-Phase 2). The Avon Network for Physical Activity Promotion of Older People in the community. 2009-2010.

Grants with Dr Stathi as Co-Investigator

1.  £8679 ESRC Impact Acceleration Account – Urgency Fund. (Chief Investigator: Victoria Goodyear, University of Birmingham). Optimising Social Media for Physical Activity and Nutrition during COVID-19. 2020.

2.  £589,601 MRC National Prevention Research Initiative. (Chief Investigator: Dylan Thompson, University of Bath). Mi-PACT: Multi-dimensional personalised physical activity profiles in at risk men & women. 2012-2016.

3.  £86,400 Dunhill Medical Trust. (Chief Investigator: Ken Fox, University of Bristol). OPAL-PLUS: How have you been?” A four-year follow-up of the “Older people and active living: Project OPAL” study. 2011-2012.

4.  £239,713 NIHR-Research for Patient Benefit. (Chief Investigator: Colin Greaves, University of Exeter). Waste the Waist: Pilot randomised controlled trial of a primary care based lifestyle intervention for reducing cardiovascular and diabetes risk. 2010–2013.

5.  £11,940. AVON Primary Care Research Collaborative Partnership. (Chief Investigator: Ken Fox, University of Bristol). A process evaluation of the Avon Network for Physical Activity Promotion of Older People in the community. 2010-2011.

6.  £167,600 MRC/ESRC National Prevention Research Initiative.  (Chief Investigator: Ken Fox, University of Bristol). Older People and Active Living: Project OPAL. 2006-2009.

Her long-term goals are to sustain and further develop her international research programme around the above themes, to strategically inform social and health care policy and practice, to produce publications in high impact peer-reviewed journals, and to translate these activities into real world impact.

Her research programme tackles important current and future health priorities and is closely aligned with national and international government and health service policy and initiatives.

In 2017, Dr Stathi received the University of Bath Vice Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement with Research. Watch the video of her winning talk here:

http://www.bath.ac.uk/announcements/vice-chancellors-awards-highlight-shining-examples-of-public-engagement-in-practice/

Other activities

Fellow of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS)

Member of:

The Our Voice: Citizen Science for Health Equity Global Network led by Stanford University which involves colleagues from Australia, Colombia, Israel, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, South Africa, Switzerland, UK and the US. Together we build an agenda for robust research, implementation and dissemination of Citizen Science projects globally.

https://med.stanford.edu/ourvoice.html

The University of Sydney-led international VILPA (Vigorous Intermittent Lifestyle Physical Activity) network which develops an international, multidisciplinary research programme dedicated to the study of intermittent lifestyle physical activity. This is an international collaboration with leading researchers in England, Ireland, Denmark, USA, Canada and Australia.

Expert Member of the UK Chief Medical Officers physical activity panel for older adults. The panel’s work was to produce a technical report which scientifically underpins the revised physical activity guidelines for children, adults and older adults. https://bit.ly/38QpgnA

Member of the Goldies Charity Board of Trustees and Health and Well-being Lead.https://www.golden-oldies.org.uk/

Publications

  1. Stathi, A., Withall, J., Agyapong-Badu, S., Barrett, E.E., Kritz, Marlene, Wills, D., Thogersen-Ntoumani, C., Fox, K.R. (2021). Mobilising people as assets for active ageing promotion: A multi-stakeholder perspective on peer volunteering initiatives. BMC Public Health, 21, 150; doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-10136-2
  1. Pykett, J., Chrisinger, B.W., Kyriakou, K., Osborne, T., Resch, B., Stathi, A., Tóth, E., Whittaker, A.C. (2020). Urban emotion sensing beyond ‘affective capture’: advancing critical interdisciplinary methods. Submitted to International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17(23), 9003; doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17239003
  1. Stathi, A., Withall, J., Thompson, J.L., Davis, M.G, Gray, S., de Koning, J., Parkhurst, G., Lloyd, L., Greaves, C., Laventure, R., and Fox, K.R. (2020) Feasibility trial evaluation of a peer volunteering active ageing intervention: ACE (Active, Connected, Engaged). The Gerontologist, 60, 3, 571–582. doi/10.1093/geront/gnz003/5342922.
  1. Peacock, O.J., Western, M.J., Batterham, A.M., Chowdhury, E.A., Stathi, A., Standage, M., Tapp, A.,Bennett, P.,Thompson, D. (2020). Effect of novel technology-enabled multidimensional physical activity feedback in primary care patients at risk of chronic disease – the MIPACT study: a randomised controlled trial. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 17, 99 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-020-00998-5. Internally rated as 4* for REF 2021
  1. *Kritz, M., Ntoumanis, N., Mullan, B., Stathi, A. Thogersen-Ntoumani, C. (2020).  Volunteer Motivation and Retention of Older Peer Walk Leaders: A 4-month long Investigation. The Gerontologist. https://bit.ly/3e30pxa
  1. Stamatakis, E., Huang, B-H., Maher, C., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Stathi, A., Dempsey, P.C., Johnson, N., Holtermann, A., Josephine Y. Chau, J.Y., Catherine Sherrington, C., Amanda J Daley, A.J., Mark Hamer, M., Marie H Murphy, M.H., Tudor-Locke, C., Gibala, M.J. (2020). Untapping the health enhancing potential of vigorous intermittent lifestyle physical activity (VILPA): rationale, scoping review, and a 4-pillar research framework. Sports Medicine. https://bit.ly/37QcmFw
  1. *Kritz, M., Thogersen-Ntoumani, C., Mullan, B., Stathi, A., Ntoumanis, N. (2020). “It’s better together”: Benefits of walking regularly with peers versus primarily alone in older adults”. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. https://bit.ly/2TvkXVB
  1. Withall, J., C.J. Greaves, J.L. Thompson, J. de Koning, J.C. Bollen, S.J. Moorlock, K. R. Fox,(…) Stathi, A., for the REACT Study Research Group. (2020). The tribulations of trials: Lessons learnt recruiting 777 older adults into REtirement in ACTion (REACT), a trial of a community, group-based active ageing intervention targeting mobility disability. Journals of Gerontology: Medical and Biological Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glaa051
  2. Pykett, J., Chrisinger, B., Kalliopi, K., Osborne, T., Resch, B., Toth, E., Stathi, A., and Whittaker, A.C. (2020). Developing a Citizen Social Science approach to understand urban stress and promote wellbeing in urban communities. Special issue on Citizen Social Science, Palgrave Communications, 6, 1, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-020-0460-1.
  3. King, A.C., King, D.K., Banchoff, A.,Solomonov, S., Natan, O.B., Hua, J., Gardiner, P., Lisa Goldman-Rosas, L., Rodriguez Espinosa, P., Winter, S.J., Sheats, J., Salvo, D., Aguilar-Farias, N., Stathi, A., Akira Hino, A., Porter, M. (2020). Employing Participatory Citizen Science Methods to Promote Age-Friendly Environments Worldwide. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(5), 1541; doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051541
  4. *Karunanayake, A.L., Senaratne, C.D., Stathi, A. (2020). A descriptive cross sectional study comparing barriers and determinants of physical activity of Sri Lankan middle aged and older adults. PLOS ONE, doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0232956
  5. Blackburn, M. & Stathi, A. (2019). Moral discourse in General Practitioners' accounts of obesity communication. Social Science & Medicine, 230: 166-173. doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.03.032
  6. *De Koning, J., Richards, S., & Stathi, A. (2019). Loneliness, Social Isolation and Objectively-Measured Physical Activity in Rurally-Living Older Adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. doi.org/10.1123/japa.2019-0027
  7. Western, M., Thompson, D., Peacock, O., Stathi, A. (2019). The impact of multidimensional physical activity feedback on healthcare practitioners and patients. British Journal of General Practice-Open. doi.org/10.3399/bjgpopen18X101628
  8. Morres, I., Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Stathi, A., Comoutos, N., Arpin-Cribbie, C., Krommidas, C. & Theodorakis, Y. (2019). Aerobic exercise for adult patients with major depressive disorder in mental health services. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Depression and Anxiety. https://doi.org/10.1002/da.22842.
    1. This work has been chosen by NIHR and highlighted in the NIHR Signals for its research quality and scientific importance.
    2. https://discover.dc.nihr.ac.uk/content/signal-000711/aerobic-exercise-is-an-effective-treatment-for-depression
  1. Stathi, A., Withall, J., Greaves, C., Thompson, J., Taylor, G., Medina-Lara, A., Green, C., Bilzon, J., Gray, S., Johansen-Berg, H., Sexton, C., Western, M., De Koning, J., Bollen, J., Moorlock, S., Demnitz, N., Seager, P., Guralnik, J. M., Rejeski, W. J. & Fox, K.  (2018). A community-based physical activity intervention to prevent mobility-related disability for retired older people (REtirement in ACTion [REACT]): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 19, 228. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2603-x
  1. Hinckson, E., Schneider, M., Winter, S. J., Stone, E., Puhan, M., Stathi, A., Porter, M. M. ., Gardiner, P. A., Lopes dos Santos, D., Wolff, A. & King, A. C. (2017). Citizen Science applied to building healthier community environments: advancing the field through shared construct and measurement development. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 14, 133.
  1. Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Ntoumanis, N., Uren, H., Stathi, A., Wold, C. & Hill, K. (2017). Perceptions of Group-Based Walks and Strategies to Inform the Development of an Intervention in Retirement Villages: perspectives of residents and village managers. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 25, 2, p. 261-268.
  1. Withall, J., Thompson, J. L., Fox, K. R., Davis, M., Gray, S., De Koning, J., Lloyd, L., Parkhurst, G. and Stathi, A. (2016). Participant and public involvement in refining a peer-volunteering active aging intervention: Project ACE (Active, Connected, Engaged). The Gerontologist. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnw148
  1. *De Koning, J., Stathi, A. and Richards, S. (2016). Predictors of loneliness and different types of social isolation of rural-living older adults in the UK. Ageing and Society. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X16000696
  1. Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Ntoumanis, N., Uren, H., Stathi, A., Wold, C. and Hill, K., (2016). Perceptions of Group-Based Walks and Strategies to Inform the Development of an Intervention in Retirement Villages: perspectives of residents and village managers. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. http://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2015-0138
  1. *Paxinos, O., Karavasili, A., Delimpasis, G. and Stathi, A. (2016). The prevalence of knee osteoarthritis in 100 athletically active veteran football players (age 35-55) compared to a matched group of 100 military personnel. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 44 (6), pp. 1447-1454.
  1. *De Koning, J., Stathi, A., and Fox, K.R., (2015). Similarities and differences in the determinants of trips outdoors performed by UK urban-and rural-living older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 23 (4), pp. 613-621.
  1. Gillison, F., Stathi, A., Reddy, P., Perry, r., Taylor, G., Bennett, P., Dunbar, J. and Greaves, C., (2015). Processes of behavior change and weight loss in a theory-based weight loss intervention program: a test of the process model for lifestyle behavior change. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. DOI 10.1186/s12966-014-0160-6.
  1. Greaves, C., Gillison, F., Stathi, A., Bennett, P., Reddy, P. and Taylor, G. (2015). Waste the waist: A pilot randomised controlled trial of a primary care based intervention to support lifestyle change in people with high cardiovascular risk. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12 (1). doi:10.1186/s12966-014-0159-z .
  2. *Littlecott, H. J., Fox, K. R., Stathi, A. and Thompson, J. L., (2015). Perceptions of success of a local UK public health collaborative. Health Promotion International, doi: 10.1093/heapro/dav088
  1. *Blackburn, M., Stathi, A., Keogh, E. and Eccleston, C. (2015). Raising the topic of weight in general practice: perspectives of GPs and primary care nurses. BMJ Open, 5 (8), e008546.
  1. Western, M. J., Peacock, O. J., Stathi, A., and Thompson, D. (2015). The understanding and interpretation of innovative technology-enabled multidimensional physical activity feedback in patients at risk of future chronic disease. PLoS ONE, 10 (5), e0126156.
  1. Fox, K. R., Ku, P.-W., Hillsdon, M., Davis, M. G., Simmonds, B. A. J., Thompson, J. L., Stathi, A., Gray, S., Sharpe, D. J. and Coulson, J. C. (2015). Objectively assessed physical activity and lower limb function and prospective associations with mortality and newly diagnosed disease in UK older adults: an OPAL four-year follow-up study. Age and Ageing, 44 (2), pp. 261-268. Cited in the 2014 UK CMO Physical Activity Guidelines.
  1. Peacock, O., Western, M., Batterham, A., Stathi, A., Standage, M., Tapp, A., Bennett, P. and Thompson, D., (2015). Multidimensional individualised physical activity (Mi-PACT) – a technology-enabled intervention to promote physical activity in primary care:study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 16 (1), 381.
  1. Withall, J., Stathi, A., Davis, M., Coulson, J., Thompson, J. L., & Fox, K. R. (2014). Objective indicators of physical activity and sedentary time and associations with subjective well-being in adults aged 70 and over. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(1), 643-656. 10.3390/ijerph110100643
  1. Simmonds, B., Fox, K., Davis, M., Ku, P-W., Gray, S., Hillsdon, M., Sharp, D., Stathi, A, Thompson, J., Coulson, J., Trayers, T. (2014). Objectively Assessed Physical Activity and Subsequent Health Service Use of UK Adults Aged 70 and Over: A Four to Five Year Follow Up Study. PLoS ONE, 9(5), [e97676]. 10.1371/journal.pone.0097676. Cited in the 2014 UK CMO Physical Activity Guidelines.
  1. Trayers, T., Lawlor, D. A., Fox, K. R., Coulson, J., Davis, M., Stathi, A., & Peters, T. J. (2014). Associations of objectively measured physical activity with lower limb function in older men and women: findings from the older people and active living (OPAL) study. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 22(1), 34-43.
  1. Davis, M. G., Fox, K. R., Stathi, A.,Trayers, T., Thompson, J., & Cooper, A. R. (2014). Objectively Measured Sedentary Time and its Association With Physical Function in Older Adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 22(4), 474. 10.1123/JAPA.2013-0042. (internally rated as 3* for REF2021)
  1. Gillison, F. B., Greaves, C., Stathi, A., Ramsay, R., Bennett, P., Taylor, G., Chandler, R. (2012). ‘Waste the waist’: the development of an intervention to promote changes in diet and physical activity for people with high cardiovascular risk. British Journal of Health Psychology, 17(2), 327-345.
  1. Stathi, A., Gilbert, H., Fox, K. R., Coulson, J., Davis, M., & Thompson, J. L. (2012). Determinants of neighborhood activity of adults age 70 and over: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 20(2), 148-170.
  1. Stamatakis, E., Davis, M., Stathi, A., & Hamer, M. (2012). Associations between multiple indicators of objectively-measured and self-reported sedentary behaviour and cardiometabolic risk in older adults. Preventive Medicine, 54(1), 82-87. 10.1016/j.ypmed.2011.10.009
  1. Davis, M. G., Fox, K. R., Hillsdon, M., Coulson, J. C., Sharp, D. J., Stathi, A., & Thompson, J. L. (2011). Getting out and about in older adults: the nature of daily trips and their association with objectively assessed physical activity. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8, [116]. 10.1186/1479-5868-8-116. Cited in the 2014 UK CMO Physical Activity Guidelines.
  1. Stathi, A., & Sebire, S. J. (2011). A process evaluation of an outreach physical activity program in an inner-city primary school. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 8(Supplement 2), S239-S248.
  1. Thompson, J. L., Bentley, G., Davis, M., Coulson, J., Stathi, A., & Fox, K. R. (2011). Food shopping habits, physical activity and health-related indicators among adults aged ≥70 years. Public Health Nutrition, 14(9), 1640-1649. 10.1017/s1368980011000747
  1. Fox, K. R., Hillsdon, M., Sharp, D., Cooper, A. R., Coulson, J. C., Davis, M., Harris, R., McKenna, J., Narici, M., Stathi, A., Thompson, J. L. (2011). Neighbourhood deprivation and physical activity in UK older adults. Health & Place, 17(2), 633-640. 10.1016/j.healthplace.2011.01.002. Cited in the 2014 UK CMO Physical Activity Guidelines.
  1. Stathi, A., McKenna, J., & Fox, K. R. (2010). Processes associated with participation and adherence to a 12-month exercise programme for adults aged 70 and older. Journal of Health Psychology, 15(6), 838-847. 10.1177/1359105309357090
  1. Stathi, A., Gillison, F., & Riddoch, C. (2009). Opportunities and challenges in physical activity research in young people. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 12(5), 515-517. 10.1016/j.jsams.2008.09.011
  1. Gilson, N., Ainsworth, B., Biddle, S., Faulkner, B., Murphy, M., Niven, A., Pringle, A., Puig-Ribera, A., Stathi, A., Umstattd, M. R. (2009). A multi-site comparison of environmental characteristics to support workplace walking. Preventive Medicine, 49(1), 21-23. 10.1016/j.ypmed.2009.05.001
  1. Brown, W. J., Faulkner, G., McKenna, J., Murphy, M., Pringle, A., Proper, K., Puig-Ribera, Stathi, A. (2009). The international universities walking project: Development of a framework for workplace intervention using the Delphi technique. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 6(4), 520-528.
  1. Gilson, N. D., Ainsworth, B., Biddle, S., Faulkner, G., Murphy, M., Niven, A., Pringle, P., Puig-Ribera, A., Stathi, A., Umstattd, M. R. (2009). Interested in promoting walking at work? First things first, assess your workplace environment! Sport and Health, 26(4), 11-13.
  1. Stathi, A., & Simey, P. (2007). Quality of life in the fourth age: Exercise experiences of nursing home residents. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 15(3), 272-286.
  1. Dagkas, S., & Stathi, A. (2007). Exploring social and environmental factors affecting adolescents' participation in physical activity. European Physical Education Review, 13(3), 369-384. 10.1177/1356336x07081800
  1. Fox, K. R., Stathi, A., McKenna, J., & Davis, M. G. (2007). Physical activity and mental well-being in older people participating in the Better Ageing Project. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 100(5), 591-602. 10.1007/s00421-007-0392-0
  1. Stathi, A. (2004). Perspectives on physical activity and well-being of older people. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 12(3), 298-299.
  1. Stathi, A., McKenna, D., & Fox, K. R. (2004). The experiences of older people participating in exercise referral schemes. Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, 124(1), 18-23.
  1. Stathi, A. & Fox, K. R. (2004). The dimensions of a well-being scale designed for older adults: The ageing-well profile. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 12, 300.
  1. Stathi, A., Fox, K. R., & McKenna, J. (2002). Physical activity and dimensions of subjective well-being in older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 10(1), 76-92.
  1. Stathi, A., & Fox, K. R. (2002). Physical activity and mental health in older adults: Current evidence and future perspectives. Psychologia, 9(4), 563-580.
  1. Avgerinos, A., Stathi, A., Almond, L., & Kiomourtzoglou, E. (2001). Physical activity and lifestyle patterns of Greek Students. Physical activity and Quality of Life Journal, 3, 18-30.
  1. Stathi, A., & Avgerinos, A. (2001). Bathing in healing waters: A case study of the development of thermal spas in Greece. World Leisure Journal, 43, 1, 18-30.

Book chapters

1.  Stathi, A., Western, M., de Koning, J., Perkin, O. & Withall, J. (2018) Implementing physical activity programmes for community-dwelling older people with early signs of physical frailty. The Palgrave Handbook of Ageing and Physical Activity Promotion. Nyman, S. R., Barker, A., Haines, T., Horton, K., Musselwhite, C., Peeters, G., Victor, C. R. & Wolff, J. K. (eds.). United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 401-422

2.  Morres, I., Stathi, A., Martinsen, E. W., & Sorensen, M. (2014). Physical exercise and major depressive disorder in adult patients. In A. Papaioannou, & D. Hackfort (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Sport and Exercise Psychology: Global Perspectives and Fundamental Concepts. pp. 822-834. Hove, UK: Routledge.

3.  Stathi, A. (2008). Older People and Physical Activity. In R. Graham, L. Dugdill, & D. Crone (Eds.), Physical Activity and health promotion: Evidence-based approaches to practice. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

4.  Stathi, A. (2001). Physical activity for the elderly: An overview for effective counseling. In J. Faskunger (Ed.), Behaviour change for physical activity and health [Motivation För Motion: En Handbok För Hälsovägledning Steg För Steg]. (pp. 180-209)

Reports and short papers

  1. Skelton, D.A, Copeland, R.J., Tew, G.A., Mavroeidi, A., Cleather, D.J., Stathi, A., Greig, C.A. and Tully, M.A. (2018). UK physical activity guidelines: Review and recommendations for Older Adults (aged 65+ years). Expert Working Group Technical Report. https://bit.ly/38QpgnA

2. Stathi, A., Fox, K. R., Withall, J., Bentley, G., & Thompson, J. L. (2014). Avon Network for the Promotion of Active Ageing in the Community. Promoting physical activity in older adults: A guide for local decision makers. http://ageactionalliance.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/AVONet-report-2014-March.pdf

Stathi, A., & Gillison, F. (2014). Supporting behaviour change in patients. BASEM Today 26: 18-21.  http://www.bath.ac.uk/health/documents/basem/basem-issue-26-spring-2014.pdf

3. Stathi, A., & Greaves, C. (2010). Getting motivated, staying motivated: Physical activity promotion in later life. SportEx Health, 26.

4. Stathi A. (2009). Design, agree and adapt a physical activity programme with adult mental health service users. Level 4 National Occupational Standard for working with adult mental health service users. London: Skills Active.

5. Stathi, A. (2009). Evaluation of the effectiveness of physical activity interventions in children and young people. A review of the literature. A report commissioned by BANES, Wiltshire and Swindon Primary Care Trusts.

6. Stathi, A. Milton, K., & Riddoch, C.  (2006). Evaluation of the London Borough of Camden Exercise Referral Scheme. Report commissioned by the Camden Primary Care Trust.

7. Stathi, A., Nordin, S., & Riddoch, C. (2006).Evaluation of the School on the Move Project. Report commissioned by the Youth Sport Trust.

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