Skip to content

Sarah Harcastle

Dr Sarah Hardcastle PhD

Associate Professor in Physical Activity and Health


Summary

Sarah Hardcastle is an Associate Professor in Physical Activity and Health within the Department of Sport and Physical Activity at SHU. Sarah's primary expertise is in health and exercise psychology and health behaviour change. Her primary research interests are in identifying the psycho-social factors linked to physical activity and developing pragmatic and scalable interventions to promote health behaviour change. In particular, the promotion of physical activity to prevent or manage chronic illness and cardiovascular disease. Sarah's research is centred around the design, implementation and evaluation of clinical interventions to increase physical activity and improve health.

 

About

Sarah Hardcastle is an Associate Professor in Physical Activity and Health within the Department of Sport and Physical Activity at Sheffield Hallam University. Sarah has spent most of her academic career to date in the UK at the University of Brighton before taking up a research-focused position in 2014 within the School of Psychology at Curtin University in Western Australia. Sarah was appointed an Associate Professor at Dublin City University in 2019 before joining SHU in 2022. Sarah has published over 80 research papers in international peer reviewed journals. Sarah’s general area of research is the application of motivational theories and interventions to understand health behaviour change, particularly in relation to physical activity and lifestyle behaviours. In particular, Sarah is interested in the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions within health care and community settings. Her primary research interests are in identifying the psycho-social factors linked to physical activity and developing pragmatic and scalable interventions to promote health behaviour change. In particular, the promotion of physical activity to prevent or manage chronic illness and cardiovascular disease. She is currently leading a program of research in physical activity and cancer survivorship, including clinical trials to increase physical activity, reduce sedentary behaviour and improve health outcomes.

 

Teaching

Academy of Sport and Physical Activity

College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences

Physical Activity, Sport and Health

 

Courses taught:

- MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
- MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science

 

Modules taught:

- Exercise Psychology: Theory to Practice

 

Research

McCormack, C., Kehoe,B., Cullivan, S., McCaffrey,N., Gaine, S., McCullagh, B., Moyn, N., & , Hardcastle, S. J. (2023). Exploration of physical activity knowledge, preferences and support needs among pulmonary hypertension patients. PLOS ONE.

Hardcastle, S.J., Maxwell-Smith, C., Hince, D., Bulsara, M., Boyle, T., Tan, P., Levitt, M., Salama, P., Mohan, R., Salfinger, S., Makin, G., Tan, J., Platell, C., & Cohen, P. A. (2021). Maintenance of physical activity in cancer survivors following the wearable activity technology and action planning (WATAAP) trial: RCT results. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (Q1, JIF: 4.597, #17 of 88 in Sport Science).doi.10.1016/j.jsams.2021.04.004.

McCormack, C., Cullivan, S., Kehoe, B., McCaffrey, N., Gaine, S., McCullagh, B., Moyna, N., & Hardcastle, S.J. (2021). “It’s the fear of exercise that stops me” – attitudes and dimensions influencing physical activity in pulmonary hypertension patients. Pulmonary Circulation, doi:10.1177/20458940211056509.

Hardcastle, S.J., Maxwell-Smith, C., Hagger, M.S. (2022). Predicting physical activity change in cancer survivors: an application of the Health Action Process Approach. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 16, 1176-1183.

Hardcastle, S.J & Caraher, M (2021). The role of Foodbanks in the context of food insecurity: Experiences and eating behaviours amongst users. Appetite, doi.10.1016/j.appet.2021.105208.

McCormack, C., Kehoe, B., Hardcastle, S.J., McCaffrey, N., McCarren, A., Gaine, S., McCullagh, B., & Moyna, N. ( 2021). The Pulmonary Hypertension And Home-Based (PHAHB) Exercise Intervention: Protocol for a Feasibility Trial. BMJ Open, 11, 5, e045460.

Maxwell-Smith, C., Hagger, M.S., Kane, R., Cohen, P.A., Tan, P., Platell, C., Makin, G., Saunders, C., Nightingdale, S., Lynch, C., Sardelic, F.,McCormick, J., & Hardcastle, S.J. (2021). Psychological correlates of physical activity and exercise preferences in metropolitan and non-metropolitan cancer survivors. Psycho-Oncology, doi:10.1002/pon.5553.

Chan, D. K. C., Tang, T. C. W., Gucciardi, D. F., Ntoumanis, N., Dimmock, J. A., Donovan, R. J., Hardcastle, S. J., & Hagger, M. S. (2020). Psychological and behavioural factors of unintentional doping: A preliminary systematic review. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 18(3), 273-295.

Maxwell-Smith, C., Hince, D., Cohen, P., Bulsara, M., Boyle, T., Platell, C., Tan, P., Levitt, M., Salama, P., Tan, J., Salfinger, S., Makin, G., Mohan, R., Jimenez-Castuera, R., & Hardcastle, S.J. (2019). A randomized controlled trial of a wearable technology-based intervention for increasing moderate-vigorous physical activity in colorectal and gynecologic cancer survivors: the WATAAP Trial. Psycho-Oncology, doi:10.1002/pon.5090.

Hardcastle, S.J.,Galliott, M., Lynch BM., Nguyen, N., Cohen, P., Mohan, R., Johansen, N., & Saunders, C. (2019). “If I had someone looking over my shoulder”…: Exploration of advice received and factors influencing physical activity amongst non-metropolitan cancer survivors. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 26, 5, 551-561.

Hardcastle, S.J., Hince, D.,Jimenez-Casteura,R., Boyle, T.,Cavalheri, V., Makin,G., Tan, Barwood, N., Salfinger, S.,Tan,J., Mohan, R., Levitt, M., Cohen, P.A., Saunders,C., & Platell,C. (2019). Promoting physical activity to regional and remote cancer survivors (PPARCS) using wearable technology and telephone health coaching: Trial protocol. BMJ Open , doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028369.

Hagger, M. S., Hamilton, K., Hardcastle, S. J., Hu, M., Kwok, S., Lin, J., Nawawi, H. M., Pang, J., Santos, R. D., Soran, H., Su, T-C., Tomlinson, B., & Watts, G. F. (2019). Predicting intention to participate in self-management behaviours in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia: A cross-national study. Social Science & Medicine.

Hardcastle, S.J., Kane, R., Chivers, P., Hince, D., Dean, A., Higgs, D., Cohen, P.(2018). Knowledge, attitudes and practice.


Hurley, N., Moyna, N., Kehoe, B., McCaffrey, N., Redmond, K. & Hardcastle, S.J. (2021).  Factors Influencing Physical Activity in Adults with Cystic Fibrosis. BMC Pulm Med 21, 113. doi.org/10.1186/s12890-021-01482-x

Hardcastle, S.J., Jiménez-Castuera, R., Maxwell-Smith, C., Bulsara, M.K., & Hince, D. (2020). Fitbit wear-time and patterns of activity in cancer survivors throughout a physical activity intervention and follow-up: Exploratory analysis from a Randomised Controlled Trial. PLoS ONE, 15(10):e0240967. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0240967

Maxwell-Smith, C., Cohen, P.A., Platell, C., Tan, J., Saunders, C., Nightingale, S., Lynch, C., Sardelic, F., McCormick, J., & Hardcastle, S.J. (2021). To be there for my family” and “Keep my independence”: Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Cancer Survivors’ Health Behaviour Motives. Supportive Care in Cancer, doi:10.1007/s00520-020-05690-9.

Chan, D. K. C., Tang, T. C. W., Gucciardi, D. F., Ntoumanis, N., Dimmock, J. A., Donovan, R. J., Hardcastle, S. J., & Hagger, M. S. (2020). Psychological and behavioural factors of unintentional doping: A preliminary systematic review. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 18(3), 273-295.

Hardcastle, S.J. Galliott, M., Lynch, B.M., Nguyen, N., Cohen, P., Mohan, R., Johansen, N., & Saunders, C. (2019). Exploration of the acceptability and utility of wearable technology activity trackers to promote physical activity among cancer survivors. PLoS ONE, 31;13(12):e0210039. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210039.

Hardcastle, S.J., O’Connor, M., & Breen, L. (2019). Exploration of young adults’ influences on, and consequences of, avoiding alcohol consumption. Substance use and Misuse, 8, 1-10.

Hardcastle, S.J., & Cohen, P. (2017). Effective physical activity promotion to cancer survivors is likely to be home-based and to require oncologist participation. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 35 (32):3635-3637.

Hardcastle, S.J., Kane, R., Chivers, P., Hince, D., Dean, A., Higgs, D., Cohen, P.A. (2018). Knowledge, attitudes and practice of oncologists and oncology health care providers in promoting physical activity to cancer survivors: an international survey. Supportive Care in Cancer, 26, 11, 3711-3719.

Quested, E., Thogersen-Ntoumani, C., Uren, H., Hardcastle, S.J., Ryan, R. (2018). Community Gardening: Basic Psychological Needs as Mechanisms to Enhance Individual and Community Well-being. Ecopsychology, 10, 3. Doi: 10.1089/eco.2018.0002.

Farias-Junior, L.F., Browne, R., Freire, Y., Oliveira-Dantas, F., Lemos, T., Hardcastle, S.J., Okano, A., Aoki, M.S., & Costa, E.C. (2019). Psychological responses, muscle damage, inflammation, and delayed onset muscle soreness to high-intensity interval and moderate-intensity continuous exercise in overweight men. Physiology and Behavior, 199, 200-209.

Da Silva Machado, D.G., Caldas Costa, E., Ray, H., Beale, L., Chatzisarantis, N., & Hardcastle, S.J. (2019). Short-Term Psychological and Physiological Effects of Varying the Volume of High-Intensity Interval Training in Healthy Men. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 126, 1, 119-142.

Hagger, M.S., Hardcastle, S.J., Hu, M., Kwok, S., Lin, J., Nawawi, H.M., Pang, J., Santos, R.D., Handerson, S., Su, T., Tomlinson, B., & Watts, G.F. (2018). Effects of Medication, Treatment, and Behavioral Beliefs on Intentions to Take Medication in Patients with Familial Hypercholesterolemia. Atherosclerosis, 277, 493-501.

Hagger, M. S., Hardcastle, S. J., Hu, M., Kwok, S., Lin, J., Nawawi, H. M., Pang, J., Santos, R. D., Soran, H., Su, T.-C., Tomlinson, B., & Watts, G. F. (2018). Health literacy in familial hypercholesterolemia: A cross-national study. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 9, 936-943. 

Laguna-Camacho, A., & Hardcastle,S.J. (2018). Perceived influences on unhealthy eating. Journal of Food Nutrition and Metabolism. Doi.10.31487/j.JFNM.2018.01.002. 

Glassey, R., O’Connor, M., Ives, A., Saunders, C., & Hardcastle, S.J. (2018). Influences on satisfaction with reconstructed breasts and intimacy in younger women following bilateral prophylactic mastectomy: A qualitative analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 25, 4, 390-398.

Glassey, R., O’Connor, M., Ives, A., Saunders, C., KconFab investigators, O’Sullivan, S., & Hardcastle, S.J (2018). Patient's perspectives and experiences concerning barriers to accessing information about bilateral prophylactic mastectomy. The Breast, 40, 115-122.

Maxwell-Smith, C., Platell, C., Mohan, R., Salfinger, S., Levitt, M., Barwood, N., Tan, P., Hince, D., Jiminez, R., Cohen, P.A., Hardcastle, S.J (2018). Wearable Activity Technology And Action-Planning (WATAAP) to promote physical activity in cancer survivors: RCT protocol. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 18, 2, 124-132.

Elsangedy, H.M., Machado, D., Krinski, K., Hardcastle, S.J., & DaSilva, S.G. (2018). Poorer positive affect in response to self-paced exercise among the obese. Physiology and Behavior, doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2018.02.031.

Hardcastle, S.J., Fortier, M., Blake, N., & Hagger, M.S. (2017). Identifying content-based and relational techniques to change behavior in Motivational Interviewing and relations with an existing behavior change technique taxonomy. Health Psychology Review, 11, 1, 1-16.

Hardcastle, S.J., Maxwell-Smith, C., Kamarova, S., Lamb, S., Millar, L. & Cohen, P. (2018). Factors influencing participation in an exercise program and attitudes towards physical activity amongst cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer, 26, 4, 1289-1295.

Hardcastle, S.J., & Cohen, P. (2018). Reply to S.C. Adams et al., C. Lopez et al., & R.U. Newton et al. Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Glassey, R., O’Connor, M., Ives, I., kConFab, Saunders, C., Hardcastle, S.J. (2018). Perceived influence of psychological consultation on psychological well-being, body image and intimacy following bilateral prophylactic mastectomy: A qualitative analysis. Psycho-Oncology, 2, 633-639.

Shaw, J., Bulsara, C., Cohen, P., Gryta, M., Nichols, C.D., Schofield, L., O’Sullivan, S., Patcher, N., & Hardcastle S.J. (2018). Investigating barriers to genetic counseling and germline mutation testing in women with suspected Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome and Lynch syndrome. Patient Education and Counseling, 101, 5, 938-944.

Hardcastle, S.J., Maxwell-Smith, C., Hagger, M.S., O’Connor, M., Platell, C. (2017). Exploration of information and support needs in relation to health concerns, diet and physical activity in colorectal cancer survivors. European Journal of Cancer Care, doi: 10.1111/ecc.12679.

Machado, D., Krinski, K., Elsangedy, M., Hardcastle, S.J., & Caldas Costa, E. (2017). Let’s walk outdoors: Self-Paced Walking Outdoors Improves Future Intention to Exercise in Women with Obesity. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 39, 2, 145-157.

Glassey, R., Saunders, C., & Hardcastle, S.J. (2017). Bilateral risk-reducing mastectomy is the safest strategy in BRCA1 carriers. Frontiers in Psychology, doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00121/

Hardcastle, S.J., Glassey, R., Salfinger, S., Tan, J. & Cohen, P. (2017) Factors Influencing Participation in Health Behaviours in Endometrial Cancer Survivors. Psycho-Oncology, 26, 8, 1099-1104.

Glassey, R., O’Connor., Ives, A., Hardcastle, S.J., saunders, C. (2018). Influences on decision-making for young women undergoing bilateral prophylactic mastectomy. Patient Education and Counseling, 101, 2, 318-323.

Glassey, R., O’Connor, M., Ives, A., Saunders, C. &  Hardcastle, S.J. (2018). Heightened perceptions of breast cancer risk in young women at risk of familial breast cancer. Familial Cancer, 17(1):15-22.

Hagger, M.S., Pang, J., Hardcastle, S.J. & Watts, G. (2017). Health literacy in familial hypercholesterolemia patients: a cross-national study. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 26, S338-339.

Maxwell-Smith, C., Hardcastle, S.J., Zeps, N., Hagger, M.S. & Platell, C. (2017). Barriers to physical activity participation in colorectal cancer survivors. Psycho-Oncology, 26, 6, 808-814. 

Hardcastle, S.J., Maxwell-Smith, C., Zeps, N., Platell, C., O’Connor, M. & Hagger, M.S. (2017). A Qualitative Study Exploring Health Perceptions and Factors Influencing Participation in Health Behaviors in Colorectal Cancer Survivors. Psycho-Oncology, 26, 2, 199-205.

Hardcastle, S.J., & Caldas Costa, E. (2017). Hardcastle takes a HIT! Commentary: Why Sprint interval training is inappropriate for a largely sedentary population. Annals of Behavioural Science, 3, 3:9.

Keatley, D. A., Hardcastle, S.J., Carragher, N.,Chikritzhs, T., Daube, M., Lonsdale, A. J., & Hagger, M. S. (2016) Attitudes and beliefs towards minimum alcohol pricing in Western Australia. Health Promotion International, 33, 3, 400–40.

Hardcastle, S.J. (2016). Relational Techniques that could be used alongside Content-based Behaviour Change Techniques to Maximise Effectiveness of Behaviour Change Interventions. Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00894.

Frazo, D.T., Dantas, C.B Krinski, K., Elsangedy, M., Prestes, J., Hardcastle, S.J., & Caldas Costa, E. (2016). Feeling of pleasure to high-intensity interval exercise is dependent on the number of work bouts and physical activity status. PLoS ONE, 11, 3, e0152752.

Watts, G.F., George, P., Lin, J., Pang, J., Hagger, M.S., Hardcastle, S.J et al. (2016). Translational research for improving the care of Familial Hypercholesterolemia: The ‘ten countries study” and beyond. J Atheroscler Thromb, 23, 891-900.

Hardcastle, S.J., McNamara, K., & Tritton, L. (2015). Using Visual Methods to understand Physical Activity Maintenance following Cardiac Rehabilitation. PLoS ONE, doi.10.1371/journal.pone.0138218.

Hardcastle, S.J. & Hagger, M.S. (2016). Psychographic Profiling for Effective Health Behaviour Change Interventions. Frontiers in Psychology. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01988.

Hagger, M. S., Hardcastle, S. J., Hingley, C., Strickland, E., Pang, J., & Watts, G. F. (2016). Predicting self-management behaviors in familial hypercholesterolemia using an integrated theoretical model: The impact of beliefs about illnesses and beliefs about behaviors. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 23, 3, 282-294.

Hardcastle, S.J., & Blake, N. (2016). Influences Underlying Food Choices in Mothers from an Economically Disadvantaged Community. Eating Behaviors, 20, 1-8.

Hagger, M. S., Sultan, S., Hardcastle, S. J., & Chatzisarantis, N. L. D. (2016). Applying the trans-contextual model to mathematics activities in the classroom and homework behaviour and attainment. Learning and Individual Differences, 45, 166-175.

Hardcastle, S.J., Chan, D.K., Caudwell, K.M., Sultan, S., Cranwell, J., Chatzisarantis, N.L.D; Hagger, M.S. (2016). Larger and More Prominent Graphic Health Warnings on Plain-Packaged Tobacco Products and Avoidant Responses in Current Smokers: A Qualitative Study. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 23, 94-101.

Chatzisarantis, N.L.D., Barkoukis, V., Thorgersen-Ntoumani, C., Ntoumanis, N., Hardcastle, S.J., Orbell, S. & Hagger, M.S. (2016). Sensitivity of statistical models in detailing the effects of equal prioritiration on physical activity participation. Int J Sport Psychology, 47, 1-00.

Chan, D. K. C., Lentillon-Kaestner, V., Dimmock, J. A., Donovan, R. J., Keatley, D. A., Hardcastle, S. J., & Hagger, M. S. (2015). Self-control, self-regulation, and doping in sport: A test of the strength-energy model. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 37(2), 199-206. doi: 10.1123/jsep.2014-0250.

Chan, D.K., Ntoumanis, N., Donovan, R.J., Dimmock, J.A., Hardcastle, S.J., Gucciardi, D., Hagger, M.S. (2016). What if it really was an accident? : The psychology of unintentional doping avoidance. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(15):898-9.

Chatzisarantis, N.L.D.,Barkoukis, V., Pipari, S.,Thorgensen-Ntoumani, C.,Ntoumanis, N., Hardcastle, S. J., & Hagger, M.S. (2015). Assigning Equal Priority to Physical Activity and an Alternative Activity Does Not Yield Lower Levels of Participation Than Assigning Higher Priority to Physical Activity Than an Alternative Activity. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 22, 123-130.

Hardcastle, S.J. Hancox, J., Hattar, A., Maxwell-Smith, C., Thorgersen-Ntoumani, C. & Hagger, M.S. (2015). Motivating the Unmotivated: How do we change Health Behaviour in those less willing to Change? Frontiers in Psychology, 6: 835.

Hardcastle, S.J. (2015). Identification of motivational techniques within Motivational Interviewing and relations with behaviour change techniques from the BCTTv1. The European Health Psychologist, 17, 3, 115-121.

Robinson, S. & Hardcastle, S.J. (2015). Exploring the experiences of and effectiveness of geocaching to increase physical activity in the community: An exploratory study. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, doi:10.1080/09603123.2015.1061116.

Hardcastle, S. J., Glassey, R., Tye, M., & Hagger, M. S. (2015). Exploring the perceived effectiveness of a Life-skills development programme for young high performance athletes. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 16, 139-149.

Chan, D. K. C., Dimmock, J. A., Donovan, R. J., Hardcastle, S., Lentillon-Kaestner, V., & Hagger, M. S. (2015). Self-determined motivation in sport predicts anti-doping motivation and intention: A perspective from the trans-contextual model. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18(3), 315-322. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2014.04.001.

Hagger, M. S., Sultan, S., Hardcastle, S. J., & Chatzisarantis, N. L. D. (2015). Perceived autonomy support and autonomous motivation toward mathematics activities in educational and out-of-school contexts is related to mathematics homework behavior and attainment. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 41, 111–123.

Chan, D. K. C., Hardcastle, S., Lentillon-Kaestner, V., Dimmock, J., Donovan, R. J., Hagger, M. S. (2015). Modal salient beliefs and social cognitive variables of anti-doping behaviour in sport: Examining an extended model of the theory of planned behaviour. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 16, 2, 164-174.

Keatley, D.A., Carragher, N., Chikritzhs, T., Daube, M., Hardcastle, S.J., & Hagger, M.S. (2015). Study Protocol: Minimum Pricing Policy for Alcohol: What does the Western Australian Public Think? JMIR Study Protocols, 4, 4, e127.

Hardcastle, S.J., Thorgersen-Ntoumani, C. & Chatzisarantis, N. L. D. (2015). Food Choice and Nutrition: A social psychological perspective. Nutrients, 7(10): 8712-5.

Hardcastle, S.J., Ray, H., Beale, L., & Hagger, M.S. (2014). Why Sprint Interval Training is Inappropriate for a Largely Sedentary Population. Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01505.

Hardcastle, S. J., Laundy, C., Legge, E., Egan, S.J., French, R., Watts, G. F. & Hagger, M. S. (2015). Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Patients’ perceptions and experiences of their condition, cascade genetic screening and treatment. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 22(1):92-100.

Hagger, M. S., & Hardcastle, S. J. (2014). Interpersonal style should be included in Taxonomies of behavioural change techniques. Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00254

Hagger, M. S., Hardcastle, S.J., Chater, A., Mallet, C., Pal, S., Chatzisarantis, N.L.D. (2014). Autonomous and controlled motivational regulations for multiple health-related behaviors: between-and within-participants analyses. Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine, 2, 565-601.

Chan, D. K. C., Donovan, R. J., Lentillon-Kaestner, V., Hardcastle, S. J., Dimmock, J. A., Keatley, D. A., & Hagger, M. S. (2015). Young athletes’ awareness and monitoring of avoiding taking banned performance enhancing substances in daily life: Effects of motives and intentions. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 25(6):e655-63.

Chan, D. K. C., Hardcastle, S. J., Lentillon-Kaestner, V., Dimmock, J., Donovan, R. J., Dimmock, J. A., & Hagger, M. S. (2014). Athletes’ beliefs about and attitudes towards taking banned performance-enhancing substances: A qualitative study. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 3, 4, 241-257.

Hardcastle, S., Taylor, A. H, Bailey, M., Harley, R., & Hagger, M. S. (2013) Effectiveness of a motivational interviewing intervention on weight loss, physical activity and cardiovascular disease risk factors: a randomised controlled trial with a 12-month post-intervention follow-up International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10 (40).

Hardcastle, S., Blake, N., & Hagger, M.S. (2012). The effectiveness of a motivational interviewing Primary-care based intervention on physical activity and predictors of change in a disadvantaged community. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 35, 3, 318-333.

Lentillon-Kaestner, V., Hagger, M. S., & Hardcastle, S. J. (2012). Health and doping in elite level cycling. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 22, 596-606.

Lonsdale, A.J., Hardcastle, S. J., & Hagger, M. S. (2012). A minimum price per unit of alcohol: a focus group study to investigate public opinion concerning UK government proposals to introduce new price controls to curb alcohol consumption. BMC Public Health, 12. ISSN 1471-2458.

Hardcastle, S. J., & Hagger, M. S. (2011). “You can’t do it on your own”: Experiences of a motivational interviewing intervention on physical activity and dietary behaviour. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 12, 314-323.

Hardcastle, S. J., Taylor, A.H., Bailey, M., & Castle, R. (2008). A randomised controlled trial on the effectiveness of a primary health care based counselling intervention on physical activity, diet and CHD risk factors. Patient Education and Counselling, 70, 31-39.

Hardcastle, S. J., & Taylor, A.H. (2005). Making space for a new exercise identity in an older body: A longitudinal qualitative study of a primary care intervention. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 6, 173-188.

Hardcastle, S. J., & Taylor, A.H. (2001). Looking for more than weight loss and fitness gain: Psycho-social dimensions among older women in a primary health care exercise referral scheme. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 9, 3, 313-329.

 

Sarah has active collaborations nationally and internationally with collaborators in Ireland, Australia, Canada, the US, Brazil and Spain.

 

Other activities

2022: Leading a Scoping Review of Physical Activity Services and exercise programmes for cancer patients in Ireland for the Health Service Executive/National Cancer Control Programme.

2020-present: Invited member of the Irish Life Health Scientific Advisory Council (ILHSAC). Irish Life is the largest health insurance provider in Ireland. The ILHWAC was established with the goal of developing position statements on issues related to health and wellness at a national level. Sarah is advising the board as a behaviour change specialist with expertise related to the design, implementation and evaluation of corporate wellness interventions.

2020-present: Psychological Society of Ireland. Invited panel member for the accreditation of the first MSc degree in the Republic of Ireland in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Limerick.

 

Postgraduate supervision

Physical Activity and health; health and exercise psychology; behaviour change; adherence; clinical trials; patient populations.

 

Cancel event

Are you sure you want to cancel your place on Saturday 12 November?