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Sue Kesterton BSc (Hons), MSc

Exercise Science Officer


Summary

Sue is an Exercise, Health and Wellbeing Officer at Sheffield Hallam University and has over 13 years' experience within public health. Sue specialises in Workplace Wellness programmes and Exercise for clinical populations across a broad portfolio of health research, consultancy and teaching. Sue is committed to interventions that have a positive impact on health and wellbeing and has significant experience delivering, managing and evaluating public health programmes.

About

Sue is an Exercise, Health and Wellbeing Officer and Honorary Public Health Hub Associate at Sheffield Hallam University. Sue successfully completed her Masters degree at Sheffield Hallam University in Exercise Science and Wellness in 2005 with a distinction for her thesis on healthy lifestyle support in type 2 diabetes. Prior to this she studied Biology, Exercise and Health at Oxford Brookes University.

She has developed over 13 years' experience in applied research, teaching and consultancy. Sue specialises in Workplace Wellness programmes and Exercise for clinical populations across a broad portfolio of health research, consultancy and teaching. She is an Advanced Exercise Instructor with the Register of Exercise Professionals specialising in Exercise Referral, Cancer and Cardiac rehabilitation. Sue is a highly skilled health promotion practitioner and is trained in Advanced Motivational Interviewing to facilitate lifestyle related behaviour change, evidenced though the successful impact of several interventions. She is a qualified Associate Lecturer and is a guest tutor on undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Physical Activity for Health.

Sue is committed to interventions that have a positive impact on health and wellbeing and has significant experience delivering, managing and evaluating public health programmes. This includes providing over 2,000 health, fitness and lifestyle assessments and has led a range of health promotion workshops for employees from a range of organisations including Higher Education, NHS, Local Authority and SMEs. She has trained over 200 managers on the topic of health and wellbeing and trained 100 nurses and health professionals on healthy lifestyle advice.

Sue has published and presented research at both national and international conferences and was recently nominated for an international young researcher award at the European Public Health Conference.

Sue's specialist area of interest is in Public Health, Behaviour Change and Clinical Exercise Interventions.

Publications

Key Publications

Flint, S., Scaife, R., Kesterton, S., Humphreys, L., Copeland, R., Crank, H., ... Carter, A. (2016). Sheffield Hallam Staff Wellness Service: four year follow-up of the impact on health indicators. Perspectives in Public Health, 136 (5), 295-301. http://doi.org/10.1177/1757913916630009

Tew, G.A., Gumber, A., Mcintosh, E., Kesterton, S., King, B., Michaels, J.A., & Klonizakis, M. (2017). Effects of supervised exercise training on lower-limb cutaneous microvascular reactivity in adults with venous ulcers. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 118 (2), 321-329. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-017-3772-0

Kesterton, S., Crank, H., Tew, G., Michaels, J., Gumber, A., McIntosh, E., ... Klonizakis, M. (2019). Participant experiences in a feasibility trial of supervised exercise training in adults with venous leg ulcers: a qualitative study. International Wound Journal. http://doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13252

Journal articles

Such, E., Burton, H., Copeland, R., Davies, R., Goyder, E., Jeanes, R., ... Magee, J. (2019). Developing a theory-driven framework for a football intervention for men with severe, moderate or enduring mental health problems: A participatory realist synthesis. Journal of mental health. http://doi.org/10.1080/09638237.2019.1581339

Goyder, E., Hind, D., Dimairo, M., Minton, J., Everson-Hock, E., Reade, S., ... Cooper, C. (2014). A randomised controlled trial and cost-effectiveness evaluation of 'booster' interventions to sustain increases in physical activity in middle-aged adults in deprived urban neighbourhoods. Health technology assessment, 18 (13), 1-210. http://doi.org/10.3310/hta18130

Carter, A.M., Daley, A.J., Kesterton, S.W., Woodroofe, N., Saxton, J.M., & Sharrack, B. (2013). Pragmatic exercise intervention in people with mild to moderate multiple sclerosis: A randomised controlled feasibility study. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 35 (2), 40-47. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2013.04.003

Presentations

Kesterton, S. (2016). Poster: Exploring the patient experience in a supervised exercise intervention for participants with venous ulcers. Presented at: Public Health England Annual Conference

Other activities

Career mentor at Sheffield Hallam University (2014 - current date) https://careerscentral.shu.ac.uk/getting-experience/career-mentoring

Journal reviewer - Health Education Journal

Member of Sheffield City Council's workplace wellbeing steering committee.

Dissertation Supervisor:
Sport & Exercise Science MSc
Physical Activity & Health, BSc (Hons)

Media

Sue's expertise is in exercise, healthy eating, smoking cessation and cardiac rehabilitation. She is a health promotion practitioner who uses motivational interviewing to enable individuals to achieve their personal lifestyle and health-related goals.

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