Alex Clarke-Cornwell

Alex Clarke-Cornwell is a Lecturer in Public Health. She has a BSc in Mathematics and an MSc in Statistics. Alex is currently finishing her PhD, which is entitled, ‘Sedentary behaviour, work and health-related outcomes: analysis from the Health Survey for England’. Alex has been involved in a range of research projects that have used her experience of epidemiology and statistics.  These include for example, studies relating to the burden of musculoskeletal disease in the UK, coding in general practice research databases, and evaluations of uptake of cardiovascular health check in North West England. More specifically, her PhD focuses on the associations between sedentary behaviour and health-related outcomes in the workplace.

Selected Publications:

  • Cooper AM and Clarke-Cornwell A (2015) The built environment, active design and public health: the impact of office design on activity, in Condie J and Cooper AM (Eds.) Dialogues of sustainable urbanisation: Social science research and transitions to urban contexts. University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Coffey M, Cooper AM, Brown T, Cook PA and Clarke-Cornwell A (2014) Vascular Health Checks in Salford: an exploration using FARSITE data, commissioned by Salford City Council
  • Clarke-Cornwell A, Coffey M, Cooper AM, Delgado C, Prosser H and Dugdill L (2014) Evaluation of ‘Find and Treat’ Screening Programme (2007-2010), commissioned report by Ashton, Leigh and Wigan Primary Care Trust.
  • Allen R, Clarke-Cornwell A, Dugdill L, Flannery O, Hulme C, Kelly C and Wilson P (2012) Free Swimming in Wigan, commissioned report by Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust
  • Parsons S, Ingram M, Clarke-Cornwell A, Symmons D (2011) A Health Burden: the occurrence and impact of musculoskeletal conditions in the United Kingdom today, as part of collaboration between The University of Manchester and Arthritis Research UK
  • Harrison MJ, Farragher TM, Clarke AM et al. Functional outcome is associated with both personal and area level socioeconomic inequalities in patients with inflammatory polyarthritis.  Arthritis Care and Research 2009:61(10):1297-1304
  • Lorenzi AR, Clarke AM, Wooldridge et al. Morbidity and mortality in rheumatoid arthritis patients with prolonged therapy-induced lymphopenia. 12 year outcomes.  Arthritis and Rheumatism 2007;58(2):370-375
  • Jordan K, Clarke AM, Symmons DPM et al.   Measuring disease prevalence: a comparison of musculoskeletal disease using four general practice consultation databases.BJGP 2007;57(534):7-14
  • Patel M, Clarke AM, Bruce IN, Symmons DPM. The prevalence and incidence of biopsy proven lupus nephritis in the UK: evidence of an ethnic gradient.  Arthritis and Rheumatism 2006;54(9):2963-2969
  • Clarke AM, Symmons DPM. The burden of rheumatic disease. Medicine 2006;34(9):333-335

Alex’s research on the measurement of sedentary behaviour from accelerometers has recently been presented at international conferences in Limerick and Brisbane. She is currently working with European colleagues as part of the consortium for the Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity Knowledge Hub, on sedentary behaviour observations from accelerometer data.