Sally Barber

Lead for Physical Activity Research

Sally leads Born in Bradford’s physical activity research group and is a Research Director for the Sport England funded Join Us:Move Play (JU:MP) Programme, a whole system intervention to tackle children and young people’s physical inactivity. Sally also leads the Healthy Bodies work stream of the early life prevention theme in the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Applied Research Collaboration (ARC). Sally has a particularly interest investigating obesity prevention for South Asian children through working with Islamic Religious Settings, and works on the Local Government Association and Public Health England funded childhood obesity trailblazer programme, developing and evaluating a complex intervention for this purpose.

Sally Barber's latest projects

JU:MP Join Us Move Play

JUMP is a physical activity programme which works with families, communities, schools, organisations, makes improvements to the environment, and embed physical activity into local policy with the aim of improving...

SoParc – Green Space Park Usage

The JU:MP programme has worked with local communities and Bradford Metropolitan District Council to design and build 12 green spaces (3 new and 9 improved spaces). The aim of the...

Continuation: Obesity Trailblazer – Co-production with Islamic Religious Settings

Born in Bradford is working in partnership with Department of Health and Wellbeing, Bradford Council to promote healthy behaviours through Islamic faith settings such as mosques and madrasas in Bradford....

Sally Barber's latest publications

Objectively-measured sedentary time and physical activity in a bi-ethnic sample of young children: variation by socio-demographic, temporal and perinatal factors

Other Team members

Kate Morton

Research Fellow

Sarah Blower

Principal Research Fellow

Mallory Morehead

Research Fellow