Dr Anna Cooper-Ryan

Anna Cooper is a Lecturer in Public Health. She has a first degree in Psychology with Neuropsychology and a masters in counselling psychology Studies. Anna’s PhD was titled ‘Effectiveness of a Global Oral Health Programme targeting 6-7 year old primary schoolchildren in NW England, UK’, an evaluation commissioned for a private organisation. Anna’s research focuses on childhood, behaviour change, interventions and oral health; with research interest around the use of mHealth within interventions and evaluating interventions. Anna is a fellow of the HEA and has recently completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.

Key Publications:

  • 2020  Cooper-Ryan, A.M., Stonier, C., & Gbadamosi, A., The impact of the commute on our mental health and physical health within the context of flexible and non-flexible working. In Norgate, S.H., & Cooper, C.L. (EDs). Flexible Work: Designing Our Healthier Future Lives, (1st Edition). Routledge https://www.routledge.com/Flexible-Work-Designing-our-Healthier-Future-Lives-1st-Edition/Norgate-Cooper/p/book/9780367208455 
  • 2020 Hurter, L, Cooper-Ryan, AM , Knowles, Z.R, Porcellato, L.A, Fairclough, S.J and Boddy, L.M 2020, ‘A novel mixed methods approach to assess children’s sedentary behaviours’, Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour, 3(1) , pp. 78-86
  • 2019 Cooper-Ryan, A.M., Clarke-Cornwell, A., & Condie, J., (2019). Reflection: Collaborative work of early career researchers: does the impact agenda transcend continents? In Fenby-Hulse, K., Heywood, E., & Walker, K. (EDs). Research Impact and the Early Career Researcher Lived Experiences, New Perspectives, (1st Edition). Routledge https://www.routledge.com/Research-Impact-and-the-Early-Career-Researcher-Lived-Experiences-New/Fenby-Hulse-Heywood-Walker/p/book/9781138562073 
  • 2019 Fenton, A., Cooper-Ryan, A.M., & Vasilica, C. Smartphone fitness apps and football fans: A case study of Fan Fit. In Krustrup P & Parnell D (Eds), Football as Medicine: Prescribing Football for Global Health Promotion. Routledge
  • 2019 Norgate, S.H., Cooper-Ryan, A.M., Lavin, S., Stonier C. & Cooper C.L. The impact of public transport on the health of work commuters: a systematic review. Health Psychology Review, https://doi.org/10.1080/17437199.2019.1618723
  • 2019 Hurter, L.; Rowlands, A.V.; Fairclough, S.J.; Gibbon, K.C.; Knowles, Z.R.; Porcellato, L.A.; Cooper-Ryan, A.M.; Boddy, L.M. (2019) Validating the Sedentary Sphere method in children: Does wrist or accelerometer brand matter? Journal of Sports Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2019.1605647
  • 2018 Hurter, L.; Fairclough, S.J.; Knowles, Z.R.; Porcellato, L.A.; Cooper-Ryan, A.M.; Boddy, L.M. (2018) Establishing Raw Acceleration Thresholds to Classify Sedentary and Stationary Behaviour in Children. Children 2018, 5, 172. https://doi.org/10.3390/children5120172
  • 2018 Condie, J., Ayodele, I., Chowdhury, S., Powe, S., Cooper, AM., (2018) Personalising Twitter communication: an evaluation of ‘rotation-curation’ for enhancing social media engagement within Higher Education. Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 28:2, pp. 192-209 https://doi.org/10.1080/08841241.2018.1453910
  • 2017 Ure, C., Galpin, A., Cooper-Ryan, A.M., & Condie, J. (2017). Charities’ use of Twitter: exploring social support for women living with and beyond breast cancer. Information, Communication & Society, 1-18. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2017.1402943
  • 2017 Edge, C., Cooper, AM., Coffey, M. (2017) Barriers and Facilitators to Extended Working Lives in Europe: a Gender Focus. Public Health Reviews, 38(1), 2. Available at: https://publichealthreviews.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40985-017-0053-8
  • Condie J and Cooper AM (2015, Eds.) Dialogues of sustainable urbanisation: Social science
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    research and transitions to urban contexts. University of Western Sydney, Australia

  • 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
  • Condie, J., & Cooper A. (2014). We are all @salfordpsych – the rotation curation approach and twitter as a learning tool in higher education. In. Woodfield, K. ed. Social media in social research: Blogs on blurring the boundaries [e-book]. London: NatCen Social Research & Sage, chapter 49.
  • Cooper A.M, Coffey, M, Dugdill L. (2014). Challenges in designing, conducting and reporting behavioural intervention studies in primary age child oral health – methodological issues. Pragmatic and Observational Research Vol 2014:5, pp. 43—51..
  • Cooper, A.M., O’Malley, L.A., Elison, S.N., Armstrong, R., Burnside, G., Adair, P., Dugdill, L., & Pine, C. (2013). Primary school-based behavioural interventions for preventing caries (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 5.
  • Cooper, A.M., O’Malley, L.A., Elison, S.N., Armstrong, R., Featherstone, V.A., Burnside, G., Adair, P., Dugdill, L., & Pine, C. (2011). Primary school-based behavioural interventions for preventing caries (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 10. Art No.: CD009378. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009378.
  • Cooper, A.M., 2011. Six to eight year olds – Primary School. In: M. Sirotkin, (ed.) Salford Public Health Annual Report / Children and Young People in Salford: Snakes and Ladders: Improving Children’s Health in Salford / 2010-2011. Salford, UK: The Public Health Department, p12.
  • Cooper, A; Dugdill, L; Pine, C., (2010). Why Brush?: 6-year-olds’ perspectives on oral health routines, Salford, UK (Poster presentation). The International Association for Dental Research 80th General Session. 14th – 17th July 2010, Barcelona, Spain. Abstract published in: J Dent Res 89 (Spec Iss B) Abstract No. 4635, 2010 (http://jdr.sagepub.com/)
  • Cooper, A., Dugdill, L., Pine, C (2011) Lessons in oral health from the use of mixed methodology: Giving primary schoolchildren a voice (Poster presentation). 17th Qualitative Health Research (QHR) Conference, 25th – 27th October, Vancouver, Canada. Abstract published in: International Journal of Qualitative Methods [Online], Vol 10 (4), p555.

Anna’s research has contributed to the outputs of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Oral Health Research in Deprived Communities. This also provided opportunities to engage with international public health professionals including the Malaysian Ministry of Health, public health policy officials from Japan and at the WHO in Geneva, as well as sharing research outputs at international conferences in Spain, Italy, Canada and the UK.

Contact: a.m.cooper@salford.ac.uk