Dr Justin Richards

NHMRC Early Career Fellow
School of Public Health

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre

Telephone +61 2 8627 1845

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Biographical details

Justin Richards is an NHRMC Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Prevention Research Collaboration within the School of Public Health and Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney. He previously completed a D.Phil in Public Health at the University of Oxford and his research interests focus on physical activity interventions and associated mental health outcomes in vulnerable populations undergoing transition. This includes ongoing work in low- and middle-income countries as well as marginalised groups in high-income settings. He has a particular interest in the rigorous evaluation of sport-for-development interventions and is a founding editor of the Journal of Sport for Development. Justin also has previous experience working within the UN system and the public sector.

Teaching and supervision

Physical activity and public health

Sport-for-development

Disadvantaged populations and low- and middle-income settings

Evaluation Design

Current research students

Project title Research student
Moving towards Mental Health in the Pacific Lewis KEANE

International links

United Kingdom

(University of Oxford) Research Associate; British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group; Nuffield Department of Population Health

Selected grants

2017

  • PhD Scholarship for ECR - student Lewis Keane; Richards J; Sydney Medical School/New Staff - Early Career Researcher Scheme.

2016

  • International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference and Satellite Meeting 8-11 June 2016; Richards J; CASS Foundation Limited/Travel Support.

2014

  • Physical activity and mental health: developing effective interventions for disadvantaged youth; Richards J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Richards, J., Oyeyemi, A., Bauman, A. (2018). Physical activity among diverse populations internationally. In Melissa Bopp (Eds.), Physical Activity in Diverse Populations: Evidence and Practice, (pp. 244-272). London: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Richards, J., Foster, C. (2013). Sport-for-Development Programme Objectives and Delivery: A Mismatch in Gulu, Northern Uganda. In Nico Schulenkorf, Daryl Adair (Eds.), Global Sport-for-Development: Critical Perspectives, (pp. 155-172). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]

Journals

  • Purgato, M., Gross, A., Betancourt, T., Bolton, P., Bonetto, C., Gastaldon, C., Gordon, J., O�Callaghan, P., Papola, D., Peltonen, K., Richards, J., et al (2018). Focused psychosocial interventions for children in low-resource humanitarian settings: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. The Lancet Global Health, 6(4), e390-e400. [More Information]
  • Vancampfort, D., Mugisha, J., Richards, J., De Hert, M., Probst, M., Stubbs, B. (2018). Physical activity correlates in people living with HIV/AIDS: a systematic review of 45 studies. Disability and Rehabilitation, 40(14), 1618-1629. [More Information]
  • Grunseit, A., Richards, J., Merom, D. (2018). Running on a high: Parkrun and personal well-being. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Kelly, P., Williamson, C., Niven, A., Hunter, R., Mutrie, N., Richards, J. (2018). Walking on sunshine: scoping review of the evidence for walking and mental health. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 52(12), 800-806. [More Information]
  • Macniven, R., Elwell, M., Ride, K., Bauman, A., Richards, J. (2017). A snapshot of physical activity programs targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 28(3), 185-206. [More Information]
  • Vancampfort, D., Rosenbaum, S., Schuch, F., Ward, P., Richards, J., Mugisha, J., Probst, M., Stubbs, B. (2017). Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Severe Mental Illness: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 47(2), 343-352. [More Information]
  • Vancampfort, D., Koyanagi, A., Ward, P., Rosenbaum, S., Schuch, F., Mugisha, J., Richards, J., Firth, J., Stubbs, B. (2017). Chronic physical conditions, multimorbidity and physical activity across 46 low and middle income countries. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14(1), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Macniven, R., Hearn, S., Grunseit, A., Richards, J., Nutbeam, D., Bauman, A. (2017). Correlates of physical activity among Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous adolescents. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(2), 187-192. [More Information]
  • Freeston, J., Mavros, Y., Richards, J., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2017). Crisis accommodation is associated with increased physical activity and reduced sleep among those experiencing homelessness in an urban setting. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20S, e32-e66. [More Information]
  • Vancampfort, D., Mugisha, J., Richards, J., De Hert, M., Lazzarotto, A., Schuch, F., Probst, M., Stubbs, B. (2017). Dropout from physical activity interventions in people living with HIV: a systematic review and meta-analysis. AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/Hiv, 29(5), 636-643. [More Information]
  • Stubbs, B., Koyanagi, A., Hallgren, M., Firth, J., Richards, J., Schuch, F., Rosenbaum, S., Mugisha, J., Veronese, N., Lahti, J., et al (2017). Physical activity and anxiety: A perspective from the World Health Survey. Journal of Affective Disorders, 208, 545-552. [More Information]
  • Vancampfort, D., Stubbs, B., Richards, J., Ward, P., Firth, J., Schuch, F., Rosenbaum, S. (2017). Physical fitness in people with posttraumatic stress disorder: a systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation, 39(24), 2461-2467. [More Information]
  • Passmore, E., Shepherd, B., Milat, A., Maher, L., Hennessey, K., Havrlant, R., Maxwell, M., Hodge, W., Christian, F., Richards, J., et al (2017). The impact of a community-led program promoting weight loss and healthy living in Aboriginal communities: the New South Wales Knockout Health Challenge. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Hamilton, A., Foster, C., Richards, J. (2016). A systematic review of the mental health impacts of sport and physical activity programmes for adolescents in post-conflict settings. Journal of Sport for Development, 4(6), 44-59.
  • Schuch, F., Vancampfort, D., Sui, X., Rosenbaum, S., Firth, J., Richards, J., Ward, P., Stubbs, B. (2016). Are lower levels of cardiorespiratory fitness associated with incident depression? A systematic review of prospective cohort studies. Preventive Medicine, 93, 159-165. [More Information]
  • Stubbs, B., Vancampfort, D., Rosenbaum, S., Ward, P., Richards, J., Ussher, M., Schuch, F. (2016). Challenges Establishing the Efficacy of Exercise as an Antidepressant Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Control Group Responses in Exercise Randomised Controlled Trials. Sports Medicine, 46(5), 699-713. [More Information]
  • Kelly, P., Baker, G., McAdam, C., Milton, K., Richards, J., Foster, C., Murphy, M., Mutrie, N. (2016). Critique of 'The physical activity myth' paper: discussion of flawed logic and inappropriate use of evidence. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(20), 1230-1231. [More Information]
  • Vancampfort, D., Stubbs, B., Sienaert, P., Wyckaert, S., De Hert, M., Richards, J., Kinyanda, E., Probst, M. (2016). Depressive symptoms and muscular fitness contribute independently to the ability to perform daily life activities in people with bipolar disorder. Nordic journal of psychiatry, 70(6), 477-482. [More Information]
  • Stubbs, B., Vancampfort, D., Rosenbaum, S., Ward, P., Richards, J., Soundy, A., Veronese, N., Solmi, M., Schuch, F. (2016). Dropout from exercise randomized controlled trials among people with depression: A meta-analysis and meta regression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 190, 457-466. [More Information]
  • Richards, J., Sherry, E., Philpott, O., Keane, L., Schulenkorf, N., Bauman, A. (2016). Evaluation Protocol: Netball to promote physical and mental health in Samoa and Tonga. Journal of Sport for Development, 4(7), 1-11.
  • Schuch, F., Vancampfort, D., Richards, J., Rosenbaum, S., Ward, P., Stubbs, B. (2016). Exercise as a treatment for depression: A meta-analysis adjusting for publication bias. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 77, 42-51. [More Information]
  • Schuch, F., Vancampfort, D., Rosenbaum, S., Richards, J., Ward, P., Veronese, N., Solmi, M., Cadore, E., Stubbs, B. (2016). Exercise for depression in older adults: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials adjusting for publication bias. Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, 38(3), 247-254. [More Information]
  • Schuch, F., Vancampfort, D., Rosenbaum, S., Richards, J., Ward, P., Stubbs, B. (2016). Exercise improves physical and psychological quality of life in people with depression: A meta-analysis including the evaluation of control group response. Psychiatry Research, 241, 47-54. [More Information]
  • Lubans, D., Richards, J., Hillman, C., Faulkner, G., Beauchamp, M., Nilsson, M., Kelly, P., Smith, J., Raine, L., Biddle, S. (2016). Physical Activity for Cognitive and Mental Health in Youth: A Systematic Review of Mechanisms. Pediatrics (English Edition), 138(3), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Vancampfort, D., Richards, J., Stubbs, B., Akello, G., Gbiri, C., Ward, P., Rosenbaum, S. (2016). Physical Activity in People With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review of Correlates. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 13(8), 910-918. [More Information]
  • Macniven, R., Richards, J., Gubhaju, L., Joshy, G., Bauman, A., Banks, E., Eades, S. (2016). Physical activity, healthy lifestyle behaviors, neighborhood environment characteristics and social support among Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal adults. Preventive Medicine Reports, 3, 203-210. [More Information]
  • Sallis, J., Bull, F., Guthold, R., Heath, G., Inoue, S., Kelly, P., Oyeyemi, A., Perez, L., Richards, J., Hallal, P. (2016). Progress in physical activity over the Olympic quadrennium. The Lancet, 388(10051), 1325-1336. [More Information]
  • Hamilton, A., Foster, C., Richards, J., Surenthirakumaran, R. (2016). Psychosocial wellbeing and physical health among Tamil schoolchildren in northern Sri Lanka. Conflict and Health, 10(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Vancampfort, D., Wyckaert, S., Sienaert, P., De Hert, M., Soundy, A., Rosenbaum, S., Richards, J., Probst, M. (2016). Test-retest study of the six-minute walk test in people with bipolar disorder. Psychiatria Danubina, 28(1), 39-44.
  • Vancampfort, D., Sienaert, P., Wyckaert, S., De Hert, M., Stubbs, B., Richards, J., Mugisha, J., Probst, M. (2016). The functional exercise capacity is associated with global functioning in people with bipolar disorder. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 204(9), 673-677. [More Information]
  • Vancampfort, D., Rosenbaum, S., Ward, P., Steel, Z., Lederman, O., Lamwaka, A., Richards, J., Stubbs, B. (2016). Type 2 Diabetes among People with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Psychosomatic Medicine, 78(4), 465-473. [More Information]
  • Williamson, W., Kluzek, S., Roberts, N., Richards, J., Arden, N., Leeson, P., Newton, J., Foster, C. (2015). Behavioural physical activity interventions in participants with lower-limb osteoarthritis: a systematic review with meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 5(8), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Richards, J., Jiang, X., Kelly, P., Chau, J., Bauman, A., Ding, D. (2015). Don't worry, be happy: cross-sectional associations between physical activity and happiness in 15 European countries. BMC Public Health, 15(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Richards, J., Doherty, A., Foster, C. (2015). Is the Current Focus of the Global Physical Activity Recommendations for Youth Appropriate in All Settings? Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(7), 901-903. [More Information]
  • Richards, J., Foster, C., Townsend, N., Bauman, A. (2014). Physical fitness and mental health impact of a sport-for-development intervention in a post-conflict setting: randomised controlled trial nested within an observational study of adolescents in Gulu, Uganda. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Kelly, P., Kahlmeier, S., Gotschi, T., Orsini, N., Richards, J., Roberts, N., Scarborough, P., Foster, C. (2014). Systematic review and meta-analysis of reduction in all-cause mortality from walking and cycling and shape of dose response relationship. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 11(1), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Richards, J., Kaufman, Z., Schulenkorf, N., Wolff, E., Gannett, K., Siefken, K., Rodriguez, G. (2013). Advancing the Evidence Base of Sport for Development: A New Open-Access, Peer-Reviewed Journal. Journal of Sport for Development, 1(1), 1-3.
  • Richards, J., Hillsdon, M., Thorogood, M., Foster, C. (2013). Face-to-face interventions for promoting physical activity. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9(9), 1-87. [More Information]
  • Richards, J., Thorogood, M., Hillsdon, M., Foster, C. (2013). Face-to-face versus remote and web 2.0 interventions for promoting physical activity. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9, 1-50. [More Information]
  • Foster, C., Richards, J., Thorogood, M., Hillsdon, M. (2013). Remote and web 2.0 interventions for promoting physical activity. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013 (9), 1-84.
  • Richards, J., Foster, C. (2013). Sport-for-development interventions: whom do they reach and what is their potential for impact on physical and mental health in low-income countries? Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 10(7), 929-931. [More Information]
  • McMullen, J., O'Callaghan, P., Richards, J., Eakin, J., Rafferty, H. (2012). Screening for traumatic exposure and psychological distress among war-affected adolescents in post-conflict northern Uganda. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 47(9), 1489-1498. [More Information]
  • Richards, J., Dawson, T. (2009). Optimizing exercise outcomes: the efficacy of resistance training using conventional vs. novel movement arcs. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23(7), 2015-2024. [More Information]

2018

  • Purgato, M., Gross, A., Betancourt, T., Bolton, P., Bonetto, C., Gastaldon, C., Gordon, J., O�Callaghan, P., Papola, D., Peltonen, K., Richards, J., et al (2018). Focused psychosocial interventions for children in low-resource humanitarian settings: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. The Lancet Global Health, 6(4), e390-e400. [More Information]
  • Richards, J., Oyeyemi, A., Bauman, A. (2018). Physical activity among diverse populations internationally. In Melissa Bopp (Eds.), Physical Activity in Diverse Populations: Evidence and Practice, (pp. 244-272). London: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Vancampfort, D., Mugisha, J., Richards, J., De Hert, M., Probst, M., Stubbs, B. (2018). Physical activity correlates in people living with HIV/AIDS: a systematic review of 45 studies. Disability and Rehabilitation, 40(14), 1618-1629. [More Information]
  • Grunseit, A., Richards, J., Merom, D. (2018). Running on a high: Parkrun and personal well-being. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Kelly, P., Williamson, C., Niven, A., Hunter, R., Mutrie, N., Richards, J. (2018). Walking on sunshine: scoping review of the evidence for walking and mental health. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 52(12), 800-806. [More Information]

2017

  • Macniven, R., Elwell, M., Ride, K., Bauman, A., Richards, J. (2017). A snapshot of physical activity programs targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 28(3), 185-206. [More Information]
  • Vancampfort, D., Rosenbaum, S., Schuch, F., Ward, P., Richards, J., Mugisha, J., Probst, M., Stubbs, B. (2017). Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Severe Mental Illness: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 47(2), 343-352. [More Information]
  • Vancampfort, D., Koyanagi, A., Ward, P., Rosenbaum, S., Schuch, F., Mugisha, J., Richards, J., Firth, J., Stubbs, B. (2017). Chronic physical conditions, multimorbidity and physical activity across 46 low and middle income countries. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14(1), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Macniven, R., Hearn, S., Grunseit, A., Richards, J., Nutbeam, D., Bauman, A. (2017). Correlates of physical activity among Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous adolescents. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(2), 187-192. [More Information]
  • Freeston, J., Mavros, Y., Richards, J., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2017). Crisis accommodation is associated with increased physical activity and reduced sleep among those experiencing homelessness in an urban setting. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20S, e32-e66. [More Information]
  • Vancampfort, D., Mugisha, J., Richards, J., De Hert, M., Lazzarotto, A., Schuch, F., Probst, M., Stubbs, B. (2017). Dropout from physical activity interventions in people living with HIV: a systematic review and meta-analysis. AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/Hiv, 29(5), 636-643. [More Information]
  • Stubbs, B., Koyanagi, A., Hallgren, M., Firth, J., Richards, J., Schuch, F., Rosenbaum, S., Mugisha, J., Veronese, N., Lahti, J., et al (2017). Physical activity and anxiety: A perspective from the World Health Survey. Journal of Affective Disorders, 208, 545-552. [More Information]
  • Vancampfort, D., Stubbs, B., Richards, J., Ward, P., Firth, J., Schuch, F., Rosenbaum, S. (2017). Physical fitness in people with posttraumatic stress disorder: a systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation, 39(24), 2461-2467. [More Information]
  • Passmore, E., Shepherd, B., Milat, A., Maher, L., Hennessey, K., Havrlant, R., Maxwell, M., Hodge, W., Christian, F., Richards, J., et al (2017). The impact of a community-led program promoting weight loss and healthy living in Aboriginal communities: the New South Wales Knockout Health Challenge. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 1-9. [More Information]

2016

  • Hamilton, A., Foster, C., Richards, J. (2016). A systematic review of the mental health impacts of sport and physical activity programmes for adolescents in post-conflict settings. Journal of Sport for Development, 4(6), 44-59.
  • Schuch, F., Vancampfort, D., Sui, X., Rosenbaum, S., Firth, J., Richards, J., Ward, P., Stubbs, B. (2016). Are lower levels of cardiorespiratory fitness associated with incident depression? A systematic review of prospective cohort studies. Preventive Medicine, 93, 159-165. [More Information]
  • Stubbs, B., Vancampfort, D., Rosenbaum, S., Ward, P., Richards, J., Ussher, M., Schuch, F. (2016). Challenges Establishing the Efficacy of Exercise as an Antidepressant Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Control Group Responses in Exercise Randomised Controlled Trials. Sports Medicine, 46(5), 699-713. [More Information]
  • Kelly, P., Baker, G., McAdam, C., Milton, K., Richards, J., Foster, C., Murphy, M., Mutrie, N. (2016). Critique of 'The physical activity myth' paper: discussion of flawed logic and inappropriate use of evidence. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(20), 1230-1231. [More Information]
  • Vancampfort, D., Stubbs, B., Sienaert, P., Wyckaert, S., De Hert, M., Richards, J., Kinyanda, E., Probst, M. (2016). Depressive symptoms and muscular fitness contribute independently to the ability to perform daily life activities in people with bipolar disorder. Nordic journal of psychiatry, 70(6), 477-482. [More Information]
  • Stubbs, B., Vancampfort, D., Rosenbaum, S., Ward, P., Richards, J., Soundy, A., Veronese, N., Solmi, M., Schuch, F. (2016). Dropout from exercise randomized controlled trials among people with depression: A meta-analysis and meta regression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 190, 457-466. [More Information]
  • Richards, J., Sherry, E., Philpott, O., Keane, L., Schulenkorf, N., Bauman, A. (2016). Evaluation Protocol: Netball to promote physical and mental health in Samoa and Tonga. Journal of Sport for Development, 4(7), 1-11.
  • Schuch, F., Vancampfort, D., Richards, J., Rosenbaum, S., Ward, P., Stubbs, B. (2016). Exercise as a treatment for depression: A meta-analysis adjusting for publication bias. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 77, 42-51. [More Information]
  • Schuch, F., Vancampfort, D., Rosenbaum, S., Richards, J., Ward, P., Veronese, N., Solmi, M., Cadore, E., Stubbs, B. (2016). Exercise for depression in older adults: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials adjusting for publication bias. Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, 38(3), 247-254. [More Information]
  • Schuch, F., Vancampfort, D., Rosenbaum, S., Richards, J., Ward, P., Stubbs, B. (2016). Exercise improves physical and psychological quality of life in people with depression: A meta-analysis including the evaluation of control group response. Psychiatry Research, 241, 47-54. [More Information]
  • Lubans, D., Richards, J., Hillman, C., Faulkner, G., Beauchamp, M., Nilsson, M., Kelly, P., Smith, J., Raine, L., Biddle, S. (2016). Physical Activity for Cognitive and Mental Health in Youth: A Systematic Review of Mechanisms. Pediatrics (English Edition), 138(3), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Vancampfort, D., Richards, J., Stubbs, B., Akello, G., Gbiri, C., Ward, P., Rosenbaum, S. (2016). Physical Activity in People With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review of Correlates. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 13(8), 910-918. [More Information]
  • Macniven, R., Richards, J., Gubhaju, L., Joshy, G., Bauman, A., Banks, E., Eades, S. (2016). Physical activity, healthy lifestyle behaviors, neighborhood environment characteristics and social support among Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal adults. Preventive Medicine Reports, 3, 203-210. [More Information]
  • Sallis, J., Bull, F., Guthold, R., Heath, G., Inoue, S., Kelly, P., Oyeyemi, A., Perez, L., Richards, J., Hallal, P. (2016). Progress in physical activity over the Olympic quadrennium. The Lancet, 388(10051), 1325-1336. [More Information]
  • Hamilton, A., Foster, C., Richards, J., Surenthirakumaran, R. (2016). Psychosocial wellbeing and physical health among Tamil schoolchildren in northern Sri Lanka. Conflict and Health, 10(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Vancampfort, D., Wyckaert, S., Sienaert, P., De Hert, M., Soundy, A., Rosenbaum, S., Richards, J., Probst, M. (2016). Test-retest study of the six-minute walk test in people with bipolar disorder. Psychiatria Danubina, 28(1), 39-44.
  • Vancampfort, D., Sienaert, P., Wyckaert, S., De Hert, M., Stubbs, B., Richards, J., Mugisha, J., Probst, M. (2016). The functional exercise capacity is associated with global functioning in people with bipolar disorder. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 204(9), 673-677. [More Information]
  • Vancampfort, D., Rosenbaum, S., Ward, P., Steel, Z., Lederman, O., Lamwaka, A., Richards, J., Stubbs, B. (2016). Type 2 Diabetes among People with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Psychosomatic Medicine, 78(4), 465-473. [More Information]

2015

  • Williamson, W., Kluzek, S., Roberts, N., Richards, J., Arden, N., Leeson, P., Newton, J., Foster, C. (2015). Behavioural physical activity interventions in participants with lower-limb osteoarthritis: a systematic review with meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 5(8), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Richards, J., Jiang, X., Kelly, P., Chau, J., Bauman, A., Ding, D. (2015). Don't worry, be happy: cross-sectional associations between physical activity and happiness in 15 European countries. BMC Public Health, 15(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Richards, J., Doherty, A., Foster, C. (2015). Is the Current Focus of the Global Physical Activity Recommendations for Youth Appropriate in All Settings? Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(7), 901-903. [More Information]

2014

  • Richards, J., Foster, C., Townsend, N., Bauman, A. (2014). Physical fitness and mental health impact of a sport-for-development intervention in a post-conflict setting: randomised controlled trial nested within an observational study of adolescents in Gulu, Uganda. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Kelly, P., Kahlmeier, S., Gotschi, T., Orsini, N., Richards, J., Roberts, N., Scarborough, P., Foster, C. (2014). Systematic review and meta-analysis of reduction in all-cause mortality from walking and cycling and shape of dose response relationship. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 11(1), 1-15. [More Information]

2013

  • Richards, J., Kaufman, Z., Schulenkorf, N., Wolff, E., Gannett, K., Siefken, K., Rodriguez, G. (2013). Advancing the Evidence Base of Sport for Development: A New Open-Access, Peer-Reviewed Journal. Journal of Sport for Development, 1(1), 1-3.
  • Richards, J., Hillsdon, M., Thorogood, M., Foster, C. (2013). Face-to-face interventions for promoting physical activity. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9(9), 1-87. [More Information]
  • Richards, J., Thorogood, M., Hillsdon, M., Foster, C. (2013). Face-to-face versus remote and web 2.0 interventions for promoting physical activity. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9, 1-50. [More Information]
  • Foster, C., Richards, J., Thorogood, M., Hillsdon, M. (2013). Remote and web 2.0 interventions for promoting physical activity. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013 (9), 1-84.
  • Richards, J., Foster, C. (2013). Sport-for-development interventions: whom do they reach and what is their potential for impact on physical and mental health in low-income countries? Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 10(7), 929-931. [More Information]
  • Richards, J., Foster, C. (2013). Sport-for-Development Programme Objectives and Delivery: A Mismatch in Gulu, Northern Uganda. In Nico Schulenkorf, Daryl Adair (Eds.), Global Sport-for-Development: Critical Perspectives, (pp. 155-172). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]

2012

  • McMullen, J., O'Callaghan, P., Richards, J., Eakin, J., Rafferty, H. (2012). Screening for traumatic exposure and psychological distress among war-affected adolescents in post-conflict northern Uganda. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 47(9), 1489-1498. [More Information]

2009

  • Richards, J., Dawson, T. (2009). Optimizing exercise outcomes: the efficacy of resistance training using conventional vs. novel movement arcs. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23(7), 2015-2024. [More Information]

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