Stephanie Stockwell

Stephanie Stockwell
Cambridge Office


Ph.D., Anglia Ruskin University; M.S.c, University of Bedfordshire; B.Sc. (Hons) First Class in sport and physical education, University of Bedfordshire


Stephanie Stockwell (she/her) is an analyst at RAND Europe focusing on health and wellbeing. Her research interests include lifestyle behaviours such as physical activity and sedentary behaviour, health over the life course with particular interest in child and older adult populations, disease prevention and management, the use of technology in health, workplace wellbeing, women's health and mental health.

Stockwell completed her Ph.D. from Anglia Ruskin University with a thesis on digital behaviour change interventions for physical activity and sedentary behaviour in older adults; her master's thesis explored cardiometabolic risk associated with sedentary behaviour in children.  

Recent Projects

  • Di-Facto: Digital Facilitation in Primary Care
  • The role of evidence in occupational safety and health
  • Impact of COVID-19 on work-related musculoskeletal disorders
  • Evaluation of the children and young people's mental health Trailblazers programme

Selected Publications

Stockwell, S., Trott, M., Tully, M., Shin, J.I., Barnett, Y., Butler, L.T., McDermott, D. and Smith, L., "Changes in physical activity and sedentary behaviours from before to during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown: A Systematic Review ," BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 2021

Stockwell, S., Stubbs, B., Jackson, S.E., Fisher, A., Yang, L. and Smith, L., "Internet use, social isolation and loneliness in older adults," Ageing and Society, 2020

Olanrewaju, O., Stockwell, S., Stubbs, B. and Smith, L., "Sedentary behaviours, cognitive function, and possible mechanisms in older adults: a systematic review," Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 2020

Stockwell, S., Schofield, P., Fisher, A., Firth, J., Jackson, S.E., Stubbs, B. and Smith, L., "Digital behavior change interventions to promote physical activity and/or reduce sedentary behavior in older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis," Experimental Gerontology, 2019

Stockwell, S.L., Smith, L.R., Weaver, H.M., Hankins, D.J. and Bailey, D.P., "Associations of Sitting Behavior Patterns with Cardiometabolic Risk in Children: The Sit Less for Health Cross-Sectional Study," Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2019

Smith, L., White, S., Stubbs, B., Hu, L., Veronese, N., Vancampfort, D., Hamer, M., Gardner, B. and Yang, L., "Depressive symptoms, handgrip strength, and weight status in US older adults," Journal of Affective Disorders, 2018

Champion, R.B., Smith, L.R., Smith, J., Hirlav, B., Maylor, B.D., White, S.L. and Bailey, D.P., "Reducing prolonged sedentary time using a treadmill desk acutely improves cardiometabolic risk markers in male and female adults," Journal of Sports Sciences, 2018