Professor Kate Hunt

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Institute for Social Marketing University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Kate Hunt

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About me

Kate joined the University of Stirling in 2018 as Professor in Behavioural Sciences and Health, in the Institute for Social Marketing and Health. Before moving to Stirling, she worked for many years in the MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow. Kate graduated in Human Sciences at the University of Oxford and has maintained a multi-disciplinary focus throughout her working life. She gained her Masters from the University of Oxford (Use and Effects of hormone replacement therapy), and her PhD from the University of Glasgow (Gender and Health). She has a longstanding interest in inequalities in health and in Gender and Health (moving from an early interest in women’s health to a focus on men, masculinities and health). In recent years, her research has focused on the development and evaluation of public health interventions and policy. This has included culturally-sensitised interventions delivered through professional sports clubs to attract and engage people in long-term positive behaviour change (such as healthy weight and physical activity interventions, and the prevention of gambling harms). She has an interest in the health of people living and working in prisons, including the process and impacts of the implementation of smoke free policies in prisons. Covid-related research includes the impact of the early stages of the pandemic on gambling behaviours amongst sports bettors and young people, the experience and impacts of long Covid, people's attitudes to vaccination, and the management and mitigation of risks of infection at sporting mega events. Kate has served on several UK funding boards, including MRC Population and Systems Medicine Board, NIHR Public Health Research funding board, and MRC Population Health Intervention Development Scheme. She is Chair of CSO's Health Improvement, Protection and Services Committee (2022-), and was a Trustee for the Foundation for Medical Sociology. She was President of the UK Society for Social Medicine and Population Health from 2020-1. Kate is an Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow, and Curtin University, Australia.

Other Academic Activities

Honorary Professor, Curtin University

Honorary Professor, University of Glasgow


Professional membership

President, Society for Social Medicine and Population Health

Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh


Research (11)

Kate’s research experience and interests have covered a wide range of areas including: gender, health, health behaviours and help-seeking; experiences of health and illness; commercial/media influences on health; designing and evaluating gender-sensitive interventions; using community settings (e.g. professional sports clubs) to deliver novel and appealing health interventions; evaluation of policy change within the Scottish prison service; prisoner health; people's experience of illness (including long Covid).

Projects

Understanding mental health and substance use service utilisation by people released from prison: A mixed-methods study
PI: Dr Catriona Connell
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Football Fans and Betting (FFAB): a feasibility study and randomised pilot trial of a group-based intervention to reduce gambling involvement among male football fans
PI: Professor Kate Hunt
Funded by: National Institute for Health Research

Long Covid: Amplifying the voices of people with lived experience to improve understanding, support, treatment and education. Share-to-improve: Long Covid experience (COv-VOICES) Study
PI: Professor Kate Hunt
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Limiting virus transmission during a Sporting Mega Event: COVID 19 and UEFA EURO 2020
PI: Dr Richard Purves
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

Protecting those who care for us: domiciliary workers and exposure to second-hand smoke (stage 1)
PI: Professor Sean Semple
Funded by: The Colt Foundation

Rapid Evaluation and Modelling of Changes in Personal Exposure to the Particulate Air Pollution (PM2.5) During the Response to the Covid-19 Epidemic in the United Kingdom
PI: Professor Sean Semple
Funded by: National Institute for Health Research

Transitions to more harmful forms of gambling during Covid-19 pandemic: behaviours and targeted marketing in young people and bettors on sport
PI: Professor Kate Hunt
Funded by: UK Research and Innovation

A two-arm parallel group individually randomised Prison Pilot study of a male Remand Alcohol Intervention for Self-efficacy Enhancement: the APPRAISE study
PI: Professor Kate Hunt
Funded by: National Institute for Health Research

The Role of E-cigarettes in the Implementation of Smokefree Prisons and Ongoing Management
PI: Professor Kate Hunt
Funded by: Cancer Research UK

Evaluating Graduated Progress towards and Impacts of the Implementation of Indoor Smokefree prison facilities in Scotland
PI: Professor Kate Hunt
Funded by: National Institute for Health Research

Promoting smoking cessation during pregnancy: a combined feasibility and pilot trial of a theory-based intervention using narrative, images and embedded behaviour change techniques, delivered via text-messaging
PI: Professor Helen Cheyne
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Outputs (273)

Outputs

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Article

Kwasnicka D, Donnachie C, Thøgersen-Ntoumani C, Hunt K, Gray CM, Ntoumanis N, McBride H, McDonald MD, Newton RU, Gucciardi DF, Olson JL, Wyke S, Morgan PJ, Kerr DA, Robinson S & Quested E (2022) The Aussie-FIT process evaluation: feasibility and acceptability of a weight loss intervention for men, delivered in Australian Football League settings. Psychology and Health, 37 (4), pp. 470-489. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2021.1890730

Article

Macaulay L, O’Dolan C, Avenell A, Carroll P, Cotton S, Dombrowski S, Elders A, Goulao B, Gray C, Harris FM, Hunt K, Kee F, Torrens C, van der Pol M & Hoddinott P (2022) Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of text messages with or without endowment incentives for weight management in men with obesity (Game of Stones): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 23 (1), Art. No.: 582. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-022-06504-5

Article

Critchlow N, Hunt K, Wardle H & Stead M (2022) Expenditure on paid-for gambling advertising during the national COVID-19 ‘lockdowns’: An observational study of media monitoring data from the United Kingdom [Gambling advertising spend during COVID-19]. Journal of Gambling Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10899-022-10153-3

Article

Robinson M, Templeton M, Kelly C, Grant D, Buston K, Hunt K & Lohan M (2022) Addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights with men in prisons: Co-production and feasibility testing of a relationship, sexuality and future fatherhood education programme. International Journal of Prisoner Health. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPH-02-2022-0008

Article

Best C, Brown A & Hunt K (2022) Purchasing of tobacco-related and e-cigarette-related products within prisons before and after implementation of smoke-free prison policy: analysis of prisoner spend data across Scotland, UK. BMJ Open, 12 (2), Art. No.: e058909. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058909

Article

Andersen E, van der Ploeg HP, van Mechelen W, Gray CM, Mutrie N, van Nassau F, Jelsma JGM, Anderson AS, Silva MN, Pereira HV, McConnachie A, Sattar N, Sørensen M, Røynesdal ØB & Hunt K (2021) Contributions of changes in physical activity, sedentary time, diet and body weight to changes in cardiometabolic risk. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 18 (1), Art. No.: 166. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-021-01237-1

Article

Tweed EJ, Mackay DF, Boyd KA, Brown A, Byrne T, Conaglen P, Craig P, Demou E, Graham L, Leyland AH, McMeekin N, Pell JP, Sweeting H & Hunt K (2021) Evaluation of a national smoke-free prisons policy using medication dispensing: an interrupted time-series analysis. Lancet Public Health, 6 (11), pp. E795-E804. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667%2821%2900163-8

Article

Sharp P, Spence JC, Bottorff JL, Oliffe JL, Hunt K, Vis-Dunbar M, Virgile A & Caperchione CM (2021) Infographic. One small step for man, one giant leap for men's health: a meta-analysis of behaviour change interventions to increase men's physical activity. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 55 (14), pp. 816-817. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2020-102976

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Wardle H, Donnachie C, Critchlow N, Brown A, Bunn C, Dobbie F, Gray C, Mitchell D, Purves R, Reith G, Stead M & Hunt K (2021) The impact of the initial Covid-19 lockdown upon regular sports bettors in Britain: findings from a cross-sectional online study. Addictive Behaviors, 118, Art. No.: 106876. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.106876

Article

Holloway A, Guthrie V, Waller G, Smith J, Boyd J, Mercado S, Smith P, Stenhouse R, Sheikh A, Parker RA, Stoddart A, Conaglen P, Coulton S, Stadler G & Hunt K (2021) A two-arm parallel-group individually randomised prison pilot study of a male remand alcohol intervention for self-efficacy enhancement: the APPRAISE study protocol. BMJ Open, 11 (4), Art. No.: e040636. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-040636

Article

Brown A, O'Donnell R, Eadie D, Purves R, Sweeting H, Ford A, Bauld L & Hunt K (2021) Initial views and experiences of vaping in prisons: a qualitative study with people in custody preparing for the imminent implementation of Scotland's prison smokefree policy. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 23 (3), pp. 543-549. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntaa088

Policy Document

Wardle H, Critchlow N, Donnachie C, Brown A & Hunt K (2021) Betting and Gambling Covid-19 Impact study. University of Stirling. Stirling. https://www.stir.ac.uk/research/public-policy-hub/policy-briefings/

Article

Sharp P, Spence JC, Bottorff JL, Oliffe JL, Hunt K, Vis Dunbar M & Caperchione CM (2020) One small step for man, one giant leap for men's health: A meta-analysis of behaviour change interventions to increase men's physical activity. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 54 (20), pp. 1208-1216. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2019-100912

Article

Maddison R, Hargreaves EA, Jiang Y, Calder AJ, Wyke S, Gray CM, Hunt K, Lubans D, Eyles H, Draper N, Heke I, Kara S, Sundborn G, Arandjus C, Jenkins M & Marsh S (2020) Rugby Fans in Training New Zealand (RUFIT-NZ): protocol for a randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a healthy lifestyle program for overweight men delivered through professional rugby clubs in New Zealand. Trials, 21 p. 139, Art. No.: 139. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-019-4038-4

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Kolovos S, Finch AP, van der Ploeg HP, van Nassau F, Broulikova HM, Baka A, Treweek S, Gray CM, Jelsma JGM, Bunn C, Roberts GC, Silva MN, Gill JMR, Røynesdal Ø, van Mechelen W, Andersen E, Hunt K, Wyke S & Bosmans JE (2020) Five-year cost-effectiveness analysis of the European Fans in Training (EuroFIT) physical activity intervention for men versus no intervention. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 17 (1), Art. No.: 30. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-020-00934-7

Article

Demou E, Dobson R, Sweeting H, Brown A, Sidwell S, O'Donnell R, Hunt K & Semple S (2020) From smoking-permitted to smokefree prisons: a 3-year evaluation of the changes in occupational exposure to second-hand smoke across a national prison system. Annals of Work Exposures and Health, 64 (9), pp. 959-969. https://doi.org/10.1093/annweh/wxaa073

Article

Hunt K, Critchlow N, Brown A, Bunn C, Dobbie F, Donnachie C, Gray C, Purves R, Reith G, Stead M, Mitchell D & Wardle H (2020) Protocol for a mixed-method investigation of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and gambling practices, experiences and marketing in the UK: the "Betting and gaming Covid-19 impact study". International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (22), Art. No.: 8449. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17228449

Article

Kwasnicka D, Ntoumanis N, Hunt K, Gray CM, Newton RU, Gucciardi DF, Thøgersen-Ntoumani C, Olson JL, McVeigh J, Kerr DA, Wyke S, Morgan PJ, Robinson S, Makate M & Quested E (2020) A gender-sensitised weight-loss and healthy living program for men with overweight and obesity in Australian Football League settings (Aussie-FIT): A pilot randomised controlled trial. PLoS Medicine, 17 (8), Art. No.: e1003136. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003136

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Wardle H, Banks J, Bebbington P, Blank L, Bowden Jones OBE H, Bramley S, Bunn C, Casey E, Cassidy R, Chamberlain SR, Close J, Critchlow N, Dobbie F, Hunt K & Purves R (2020) Open letter from UK based academic scientists to the secretaries of state for digital, culture, media and sport and for health and social care regarding the need for independent funding for the prevention and treatment of gambling harms. BMJ, 370, Art. No.: m2613. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m2613

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Donnachie C, Kelly P, Mutrie N, Hunt K & Gill J (2020) Responsiveness of device-based and self-report measures of physical activity to detect behavior change in men taking part in the Football Fans in Training (FFIT) program. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour, 3 (1), pp. 67-77. https://doi.org/10.1123/jmpb.2019-0018

Article

Meiksin R, Crichton J, Dodd M, Morgan GS, Williams P, Willmott M, Allen E, Tilouche N, Sturgess J, Morris S, Barter C, Young H, Melendez-Torres G, Taylor B & Hunt K (2020) A school intervention for 13- to 15-year-olds to prevent dating and relationship violence: the Project Respect pilot cluster RCT. Public Health Research, 8 (5), pp. 1-338. https://doi.org/10.3310/phr08050

Article

Hunt K, Wyke S, Bunn C, Donnachie C, Reid N & Gray CM (2020) Scale-up and scale-out of a gender-sensitized weight management and healthy living program delivered to overweight men via professional sports clubs: the wider implementation of Football Fans in Training (FFIT). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (2), Art. No.: 584. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17020584

Article

Maddison R, Hargreaves EA, Wyke S, Gray CM, Hunt K, Heke IJ, Kara S, Ni Mhurchu C, Jull A, Jiang Y, Sundborn G & Marsh S (2019) Rugby Fans in Training New Zealand (RUFIT-NZ): a pilot randomized controlled trial of a healthy lifestyle program for overweight men delivered through professional rugby clubs in New Zealand. BMC Public Health, 19, Art. No.: 166. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6472-3

Meeting Abstract

Hunt K, Brown A, Semple S, Eadie D, Sweeting H, Demou E, Leyland A, Craig P, Dobson R & Bauld L (2019) OP88 Evaluating the move to, and implementation in 2018 of, smoke-free prison policy in scotland: the tobacco in prisons study (TIPS). Society for Social Medicine and Population Health and International Epidemiology Association European Congress Annual Scientific Meeting 2019, Hosted by the Society for Social Medicine & Population Health and International Epidemiology Association (IEA), School of Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, 4–6 September 2019, University College Cork. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 73 (Suppl 1), Art. No.: A44. https://doi.org/10.1136/jech-2019-ssmabstracts.92

Article

Draper CE, Tomaz SA, Zihindula G, Bunn C, Gray CM, Hunt K, Micklesfield LK & Wyke S (2019) Development, feasibility, acceptability and potential effectiveness of a healthy lifestyle programme delivered in churches in urban and rural South Africa. PLoS ONE, 14 (4), Art. No.: e0219787. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0219787

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Wyke S, Bunn C, Andersen E, Silva MN, van Nassau F, McSkimming P, Kolovos S, Gill JMR, Gray CM, Hunt K, Anderson AS, Bosmans J, Jelsma JGM, Kean S & Lemyre N (2019) The effect of a programme to improve men's sedentary time and physical activity: The European Fans in Training (EuroFIT) randomised controlled trial. PLOS Medicine, 16 (2), Art. No.: e1002736. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002736

Article

Meiksin R, Allen E, Crichton J, Morgan GS, Barter C, Elbourne D, Hunt K, Melendez-Torres GJ, Morris S, McNaughton Reyes HL, Sturgess J, Taylor B, Young H, Campbell R & Bonell C (2019) Protocol for Pilot Cluster RCT of Project Respect: A school-based intervention to prevent dating and relationship violence and address health inequalities among young people. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 5, Art. No.: 13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-019-0391-z

Edited Book

Maycock MW & Hunt K (eds.) (2018) New Perspectives on Prison Masculinities. Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology. London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319656533; https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65654-0

Article

Quested E, Kwasnicka D, Thøgersen-Ntoumani C, Gucciardi DF, Kerr DA, Hunt K, Robinson S, Morgan PJ, Newton R, Gray C, Wyke S & Ntoumanis N (2018) Protocol for a gender-sensitised weight loss and healthy living programme for overweight and obese men delivered in Australian Football League settings (Aussie-FIT): A feasibility and pilot randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 8 (10), Art. No.: e022663. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022663

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Gray CM, Wyke S, Zhang R, Anderson AS, Barry S, Brennan G, Briggs A, Boyer N, Bunn C, Donnachie C, Grieve E, Kohli-Lynch C, Lloyd S, McConnachie A & Hunt K (2018) Long-term weight loss following a randomised controlled trial of a weight management programme for men delivered through professional football clubs: the Football Fans in Training follow-up study. Public Health Research, 6 (9), pp. 1-114. https://doi.org/10.3310/phr06090

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Gray CM, Wyke S, Zhang R, Anderson AS, Barry S, Boyer N, Brennan G, Briggs A, Bunn C, Donnachie C, Grieve E, Kohli-Lynch C, Lloyd SM, McConnachie A, McCowan C, MacLean A, Mutrie N & Hunt K (2018) Long-term weight loss trajectories following participation in a randomised controlled trial of a weight management programme for men delivered through professional football clubs: a longitudinal cohort study and economic evaluation. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15 (1), Art. No.: 60. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-018-0683-3

Research Report

Craig P, Di Ruggiero E, Frolich KL, Mykhalovskiy E, White M, Campbell R, Cummins S, Edwards N, Hunt K, Kee F, Loppie C, Moore L, Ogilvie D, Petticrew M & Poland B (2018) Taking account of context in population health intervention research: guidance for producers, users and funders of research. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)–National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Context Guidance Authors Group. Southampton: National Institute for Health Research. https://doi.org/10.3310/cihr-nihr-01

Article

Lorimer K, McMillan L, McDaid L, Milne D, Russell S & Hunt K (2018) Exploring masculinities, sexual health and wellbeing across areas of high deprivation in Scotland: The depth of the challenge to improve understandings and practices. Health and Place, 50, pp. 27-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.12.002

Article

Galdas P, Darwin Z, Kidd L, Blickem C, McPherson K, Hunt K, Bower P, Gilbody S & Richardson G (2017) The accessibility and acceptability of self-management support interventions for men with long term conditions: A systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. BMC Public Health, 14 (1), Art. No.: 1230. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-1230

Article

Caperchione CM, Bottorff JL, Oliffe JL, Johnson ST, Hunt K, Sharp P, Fitzpatrick KM, Price R & Goldenberg SL (2017) The HAT TRICK programme for improving physical activity, healthy eating and connectedness among overweight, inactive men: Study protocol of a pragmatic feasibility trial. BMJ Open, 7 (9), Art. No.: e016940. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016940

Article

van de Glind I, Bunn C, Gray C, Hunt K, Andersen E, Jelsma J, Morgan H, Pereira H, Roberts G, Rooksby J, Roynesdal O, Silva M, Sorensen M, Treweek S & van Achterberg T (2017) The intervention process in the European Fans in Training (EuroFIT) trial: A mixed method protocol for evaluation. Trials, 18 (1), Art. No.: 356. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-017-2095-0

Article

Donnachie C, Wyke S, Hunt K & Mutrie N (2017) 'It's like a personal motivator that you carried around wi' you': Utilising self-determination theory to understand men's experiences of using pedometers to increase physical activity in a weight management programme. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14 (1), Art. No.: 61. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-017-0505-z

Article

Martin A, Adams JM, Bunn C, Gill JMR, Gray CM, Hunt K, Maxwell DJ, van der Ploeg HP, Wyke S & Mutrie N (2017) Feasibility of a real-time self-monitoring device for sitting less and moving more: a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 3 (1), Art. No.: e000285. http://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/3/1/e000285; https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2017-000285

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Gill D, Blunt W, Cruz Ad, Riggin B, Hunt K, Zou G, Sibbald S, Danylchuk K, Zwarenstein M, Gray C, Wyke S, Bunn C & Petrella RJ (2016) Hockey Fans in Training (Hockey FIT) pilot study protocol: A gender-sensitized weight loss and healthy lifestyle program for overweight and obese male hockey fans. BMC Public Health, 16 (1), Art. No.: 1096. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3730-5

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Aboulghar M, Albertini DF, Allen JF, Bhattacharya S, Evers JLH, Geraedts JPM, Glasier A, Hunt K, Hussein J, La Vecchia C, Luy M, Michaud P, Negri E, Peters SAE & Sethi D (2016) The influence of social factors on gender health. Human Reproduction, 31 (8), pp. 1631-1637. https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dew154

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van Nassau F, van der Ploeg HP, Abrahamsen F, Andersen E, Anderson AS, Bosmans JE, Bunn C, Chalmers M, Clissman C, Gill JMR, Gray C, Hunt K, Jelsma J, La Guardia JG & Lemyre PN (2016) Study protocol of European Fans in Training (EuroFIT): A four-country randomised controlled trial of a lifestyle program for men delivered in elite football clubs. BMC Public Health, 16 (1), Art. No.: 598. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3255-y

Article

Bunn C, Wyke S, Gray C, MacLean A & Hunt K (2016) 'Coz football is what we all have': masculinities, practice, performance and effervescence in a gender-sensitised weight-loss and healthy living programme for men. Sociology of Health and Illness, 38 (5), pp. 812-828. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12402

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Galdas P, Darwin Z, Fell J, Kidd L, Bower P, Blickem C, McPherson K, Hunt K, Gilbody S & Richardson G (2015) A systematic review and metaethnography to identify how effective, cost-effective, accessible and acceptable self-management support interventions are for men with long-term conditions (SELF-MAN). Health Services and Delivery Research, 3 (34), pp. 1-302. https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr03340

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Wyke S, Hunt K, Gray CM, Fenwick E, Bunn C, Donnan PT, Rauchhaus P, Mutrie N, Anderson AS, Boyer N, Brady A, Grieve E, White A, Ferrell C, Hindle E & Treweek S (2015) Football Fans in Training (FFIT): a randomised controlled trial of a gender-sensitised weight loss and healthy living programme for men – end of study report. Public Health Research, 3 (2), pp. 1-130. https://doi.org/10.3310/phr03020

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