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Arthur Stewart
Title: Dr
First Name: Arthur
Surname: Stewart
Position: Reader
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Senior researcher in the School of Health Sciences with responsibilities for  a range of different research activity:

  • Research management activity
  • Staff development
  • Knowledge exchange
  • Running the scanning and ergonomics laboratory  - Virtual Tour of Laboratory
  • Supporting undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and teaching within expertise

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Institutional management activity
  • Postgraduate and some undergraduate teaching
  • Research management activity
  • Staff development
  • Knowledge exchange
  • Running the scanning and ergonomics laboratory
  • Supporting undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and teaching within expertise

Academic Background

1980   BSc (Hons) (2,1) The University of Edinburgh

1982   BPE (Distinction), University of Calgary (Canada)

1988   MPhil (Human Physiology) The University of Edinburgh

1999   PhD (Medical Physics) The University of Edinburgh

Research Interests

  • 3D photonic scanning
  • Body Composition, physique and performance
  • Ergonomics of ladder climbing and restricted space

Current Research

  • Simulation of historic building egress
  • Ergonomics of ladder climbing and restricted space egress
  • Development of an integrated method of body composition assessment using ultrasound and 3D scanning

Funding

2016  Historic Environment Scotland.  Modelling visitor flow in historic buildings. £46000

2015   TET Funded Research in Body Composition  £13500

2015   Consultancy for shoulder measurement programme with Step Change in Safety.  £15300.

2014.  MacRobert Trust. Exploring the Obesogenic Landscape: A Pilot Study (Co-investigator) £30000

2013 Co-Investigator for Renewable UK Systematic Review of Musculo-skeletal and other risks for Onshore Wind farm technicians  £9466

2013  Co-Investigator for IOC Multi-centre trial for Ultrasound assessment of fatness in athletes £21273

2012  Principal Investigator for KTP of Offshore Workforce size (in partnership with Oil&Gas UK) £137831

Professional Memberships

2017   Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors

2017   Chartered status with CIEHF as 'Chartered Ergonomist & Human Factors Specialist'.

2003   Criterion Anthropometrist with the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry.

External / Professional Roles

Consultant to the International Olympic Committee ad-hoc panel on body composition reporting to the Olympic Medical Commission (2010-16). 

Consultant to Step Change in Safety, with regard to the shoulder measuring programme for all UK Offshore Workers.

Consultant to a range of companies in the energy sector.

Publications

  1. Barron, P.J., Burgess, K., Cooper, K. & Stewart, A.D.  The effect of pitched and vertical ladder ergometer climbing on cardiorespiratory and psychophysical variables.  Applied Ergonomics. IN PRESS
  2. Stewart, A., Elyan, E., Isaacs, J. McEwen, L. & Wilson, L. The effect of person order on egress time: a simulation model of evacuation from a Neolithic visitor attraction.  Human Factors.  IN PRESS Doi. 10.1177/0018729608.
  3. Stewart, A., Ledingham, R., Furnace, G. & Williams, H.  Nevill, A. (2017). Shape change and obesity prevalence among male UK offshore workers after 30 years: new insight from a 3D scanning study. American Journal of Human Biology. 00:e22992 doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22992
  4. Stewart, A.D., Ledingham, R.J., Furnace, G. & Williams, H.  Nevill, A.M. (2016).  Defying geometric similarity: shape centralization in male UK offshore workers American Journal of Human Biology. doi:10.1002/ajhb.22935
  5. Barron, P.J., Burgess, K., Cooper, C. & Stewart, A.  The physiological effect of a ‘climb assist’ device on vertical ladder climbing.  Ergonomics, 60, 1008-1013.  DOI 10.1080/00140139.2016.1244290
  6. Stewart, A., Ledingham, R., Furnace, G.,Williams, H. & Coleshaw, S. (2017). Survival suit volume reduction associated with immersion:  implications for buoyancy estimation in offshore workers of different size. Ergonomics, 60, 844-850.  DOI 10.1080/00140139.2016.1188219.
  7. Stewart, A.D. (2016).  Passing ability and clearance space: the overlooked factor in human movement modelling Invited commentary for the International Journal of Public Health and Safety 1, 115.
  8. Stewart, A., Ledingham, R., Williams, H. (2016). Variability in body size and shape of UK Offshore Workers: a cluster analysis approach. Applied Ergonomics, 58, 265-272. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2016.07.001
  9. Stewart, A., Ledingham, R., Furnace, G., Schranz, N. & Nevill, A. (2016). The ability of UK offshore workers of different body size and shape to egress through a restricted window space. Applied Ergonomics 55, 226-233.  doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2015.11.005. http://audioslides.elsevier.com//ViewerLarge.aspx?source=1&doi=10.1016/j.apergo.2015.11.005
  10. Müller, W., Lohman, T.G., Stewart, A.D. et al. (2016). Subcutaneous fat patterning in athletes: selection of appropriate sites and standardisation of a novel ultrasound technique.  British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50, 45-54. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2015-095641
  11. Stewart, A., Ledingham, R., Furnace, G. & Nevill, A. (2015). Body Size and ability to pass through a restricted space: Observations from 3D scanning of 210 male UK Offshore Workers.  Applied Ergonomics 51, 358-362.  doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2015.06.017 
  12. Nana, A., Slater, G.J., Stewart, A.D. & Burke, L.M. (2015). Methodology review: Using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) for the assessment of body composition in athletes and active people. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 25(2):198-215. doi:10.1123/ijsnem.2013-0228. Epub 2014 Jul 14
  13. Ledingham, R., Lamb, M., Alekandrova, G. & Stewart, A. (2015). Size and Shape of the UK Offshore Workforce 2014: A 3D scanning survey. Robert Gordon University. ISBN 978-1-907349-10-2.
  14. Cooper, K., Kirkpatrick, P. &  Stewart, A.  (2014). Health Effects Associated with Working in the Wind Power Generation Industry: A Systematic Review.  Joanna Briggs Institute database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 12(11), 327-373.
  15. Stewart, A. D. & Hume, P.A. (2014). Bideltoid Breadth Measurement. J.E. Lindsay Carter Kinanthropometry Archive  
  16. Stewart, A.D., Crockett, P., Nevill, A.M. & Benson, P.J.  (2014). Somatotype: A more sophisticated approach to body image work with eating disorder sufferers.  Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice, 2 (2), 125-135.  doi:10.1080/21662630.2013.874665
  17. Olds, T., Daniell, N., Petkov, J. & Stewart, A.D. (2013). Somatotyping using 3D anthropometry: a cluster analysis. Journal of Sports Sciences.  31 (9), 936-944. 
  18. Stewart, A.D. & Sutton, L. (Editors).  Body Composition in Sport Exercise and Health.  Abingdon, UK: Routledge 220 pp.  Book. 
  19. Ackland, T.R., Lohman, T.G., Sundgot-Borgen, J., Maughan, R.J., Meyer, N.L. Stewart, A.D. & Müller, W. (2012). Current status of body composition assessment in sport.  Sports Medicine, 42, 227-249.
  20. Stewart, A., Marfell-Jones, M., Olds, T. & de Ridder, H. (2011). International Standards for Anthropometric Assessment.  International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry, Lower Hutt, New Zealand. 125pp.  Book. 
  1. Stewart, A., Ledingham, R., Furnace, G., Schranz, N. & Nevill, A. (2015). The ability of UK offshore workers of different body size and shape to egress through a restricted window space. Applied Ergonomics  IN PRESS
  2. Stewart, A., Ledingham, R., Furnace, G. & Nevill, A. (2015). Body Size and ability to pass through a restricted space: Observations from 3D scanning of 210 male UK Offshore Workers.  Applied Ergonomics 51, 358-362.
  3. Nana, A., Slater, G.J., Stewart, A.D. & Burke, L.M. (2015). Methodology review: Using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) for the assessment of body composition in athletes and active people. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 25(2):198-215. doi:10.1123/ijsnem.2013-0228. Epub 2014 Jul 14
  4. Ledingham, R., Alekandrova, G., Lamb, M. & Stewart, A. (2015). Size and Shape of the UK Offshore Workforce 2014: A 3D scanning survey. Robert Gordon University. ISBN 978-1-907349-10-2.
  5. Stewart, A. D. & Hume, P.A. (2014). Chest Depth Measurement. J.E. Lindsay Carter Kinanthropometry Archive  https://www.sprinz.aut.ac.nz/clinics/j.e.-lindsay-carter-kinanthropometry-clinic/archive>https://www.sprinz.aut.ac.nz/clinics/j.e.-lindsay-carter-kinanthropometry-clinic/archive
  6. Cooper, K., Kirkpatrick, P. &  Stewart, A.  (2014). Health Effects Associated with Working in the Wind Power Generation Industry: A Systematic Review.  Joanna Briggs Institute database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 12(11), 327-373.
  7. Stewart, A. D. & Hume, P.A. (2014). Bideltoid Breadth Measurement. J.E. Lindsay Carter Kinanthropometry Archive  https://www.sprinz.aut.ac.nz/clinics/j.e.-lindsay-carter-kinanthropometry-clinic/archive>https://www.sprinz.aut.ac.nz/clinics/j.e.-lindsay-carter-kinanthropometry-clinic/archive
  8. Cooper, K., Kirkpatrick, P. &  Stewart, A.  Health Effects (2014). Associated with Working in the Wind Power Generation Industry: A Systematic Review Protocol.  Joanna Briggs Institute database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 12  (4).
  9. Stewart, A.D., Crockett, P., Nevill, A.M. & Benson, P.J.  (2014). Somatotype: A more sophisticated approach to body image work with eating disorder sufferers.  Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice, 2 (2), 125-135.  doi:10.1080/21662630.2013.874665
  10. Swinton, P.A. Lloyd, R. Keogh, W.J.H. Agouris, I. Stewart, A.D.  (2014). Regression models of sprint, vertical jump and change of direction performance. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.  28(7), 1839-1848.  doi:10.1519/JSC.0000000000000348
  11. Stewart, A.D., Rolland, C., Gryka, A, Findlay, S., Smith, S., Jones, J.,& Davidson, H.I.M., (2013). Morphological and health-related changes associated with a 12-week self-guided exercise programme of overweight adults: a pilot study Journal of Sports Sciences 32(2), 164-171. doi:doi:10.1080/02640414.2013.812791 2013.
  12. Ledingham, R., Nevill, A.M & Stewart, A.D. Reproducibility of body volume assessments in survival clothing in fixed and portable scanning systems.  Proceedings of the 4th 3D body Scanning Conference, Long Beach California, November 2013. pp.  355-359.
  13. Ledingham, R. & Stewart, A.D. Volumetric and space requirements of the offshore workforce: The effects of donning a survival suit. Proceedings of the 4th 3D body Scanning Conference, Long Beach California, November 2013. pp. 317 – 322.
  14. Müller, W., Horn, M., Furhapter-Rieger,A.,  Kainz,P.,  Kropfl, J.M., Ackland, T.R,. Lohman,T.G., Maughan, R.J.,Meyer, N.L., Sundgot-Borgen, J., Stewart, A.D .&  Ahammer, H. (2013). Subcutaneous adipose tissue measurement II: Inter-observer reliability of ultrasound SAT measurement.  British Journal of Sports Medicine 47, 11036-1043.
  15. Sundgot-Borgen, J., Meyer, N.L.,   Lohman, T., Ackland, T.R., Maughan, R.J., Stewart, A.D. &, W Müller, W. (2013). How to minimize risks for athletes in weight-sensitive sports. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47,16 1012-1022.
  16. Meyer N.L., Sundgot-Borgen, J.,   Lohman, T., Ackland, T.R., Stewart, A.D., Maughan, R.J., Smith, S. & Müller W. (2013). Body Composition for Health and Performance: A Survey of Body Composition Assessment Practice Carried Out by the Ad Hoc Research Working Group on Body Composition Health and Performance, under the auspices of the IOC Medical Commission. British Journal of Sports Medicine 47,16 1044-1053.
  17. Lennie, S., Amofa-Diatuo,T. , Nevill, A.M. & Stewart, A.D. (2013). Protocol variations in arm position influence the magnitude of waist girth. Journal of Sports Sciences 31 (12), 1353-1358.
  18. Olds, T., Daniell, N., Petkov, J. & Stewart, A.D. (2013). Somatotyping using 3D anthropometry: a cluster analysis. Journal of Sports Sciences 31 (9), 936-944. 
  19. Burton, R., Nevill, A.M., Stewart, A.D., Daniells, N. & Olds, T. (2013). Statistical approaches to relationships between sitting height and leg length in adults. Annals of Human Biology, 40, 64-69.
  20. Swinton, P.A. Lloyd, R. Keogh, W.J.H. Agouris, I. Stewart, A.D. (2012) A biomechanical comparison of the traditional squat, powerlifting squat and box squat. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 26(7):1805-1816.
  21. Swinton, P.A. Stewart, A.D. Lloyd, R. Agouris, I. Keogh, W.J.H (2012) Effect of load positioning on the kinematics and kinetics of weighted vertical jumps. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 26(4):906-913.
  22. Stewart, A.D. & Sutton, L. (2012) (Editors).  Body Composition in Sport, Exercise and Health.  Abingdon, UK: Routledge. 220 pp.
  23. Marfell-Jones, M. & Stewart, A. (2012). ISAK Accreditation Handbook.  International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry, Upper Hutt, New Zealand.  44pp.  e-Book
  24. Stewart, A., Marfell-Jones, M., Olds, T. & de Ridder, H. (2011). International Standards for Anthropometric Assessment.  International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry, Lower Hutt, New Zealand. 125pp
  25. Burton, R., Nevill, A.M., Stewart, A.D., Daniells, N. & Olds, T. (2012).  A negative relationship between leg length on leg cross-sectional areas in adults. American Journal of Human Biology  e version ahead of print doi:10.1002/ajhb.22258.
  26. Stewart, A.D., Klein, S., Young, J., Simpson, S., Lee, A.J., Harrild, K., Philip Crockett, P. & Benson, P.J. 2012. Body image, shape, and volumetric assessments using 3D whole body laser scanning and 2D digital photography in females with a diagnosed eating disorder: Preliminary novel findings. British Journal of Psychology 103,  183-202.   doi:10.1111/j.2044-8295.2011.02063.x
  27. Ackland, T.R., Lohman, T.G., Sundgot-Borgen, J., Maughan, R.J., Meyer, N.L. Stewart, A.D. & Muller, W. (2012). Current status of body composition assessment in sport.  Sports Medicine  42 - 227-249.
  28. Swinton, P. A., Stewart, A.D., Keogh, J.W.L., Agouris, I. & Lloyd, R. (2011).  Kinematic and Kinetic analysis of maximal velocity deadlifts performed with and without the inclusion of chain resistance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 25 (11), 3163-3174. doi:10.1519/JSC.0b013e318212e389.
  29. Stewart, A.D., Benson, P.J., Olds, T., Marfell-Jones, M., MacSween, A. and Nevill, A.M. (2011)   Self selection of athletes into sports via skeletal ratios.  Journal of Contemporary Athletics, 5 (2), 153-167. (Co published in this journal by Nova Science, after book chapters published in 2010).
  30. Swinton, P. A., Stewart, A.D., Agouris, I., Keogh, J.W.L., Lloyd, R. (2011).  A biomechanical analysis of straight and hexagonal barbell deadlifts using submaximal loads. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 25 (7), 2000-2009. doi:10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181e73f87
  31. Stewart, A.D. Nevill, A.M.  Stephen R. and Young, J. (2010) Waist size and shape assessed by 3D photonic scanning, .  International Journal of Body Composition Research, 8(4) 123-130.
  32. Nevill, A.M., Stewart, A.D. and Olds, T. (2010). A simple explanation for the inverse association between height and weight in men (letter). American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 92(6), 1535.  doi:10.3945/ajcn.110.002584.
  33. Nevill, A.M., Winter, E.M.,   Ingham, S.A., Watts, A.S.,  Metsios, G. and Stewart, A.D. (2010) Adjusting athletes’ Body Mass Index to better reflect adiposity in epidemiological research.  Journal of Sports Sciences, 28, 1009-1024.
  34. Stewart, A.D.  (2010) Kinanthropometry and Body Composition: a natural home for 3D photonic scanning. Journal of Sports Sciences 28, 455-457.
  35. Swinton, P.A. Lloyd, R. Agouris, I. Stewart, A. 2008 Contemporary Training Practices in Elite British Powerlifters: Survey Results from an International Competition. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 23, 380-384.
  36. Mavroeidi. A., Stewart, A.D., Reid D.M. and MacDonald, H.M. 2008 Physical activity and dietary calcium interactions on bone mass in Scottish postmenopausal women. Osteoporosis International, 20, 409-416
  37. G Carin-Levy, CA Greig, SJ Lewis, A Stewart, A Young, GE Mead 2008 The effect of different positions on anthropometric measurements and derived estimates of body composition . International Journal of Body Composition Research, 6, 17-20.
  38. Johnstone, A.M., Stewart, A.D., Benson, P.J., Kalafati, M., Rectenwald, L. and Horgan, G. 2008. Assessment of body image in obesity: development of a novel morphing technique. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 21, 256-267.
  39. Nevill,A.M., Stewart, A.D., Olds, T and Holder, R. 2006. Modelling the relationship between adiposity and body size reveals the limitation of BMI. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 129, no 1: 151-156.
  40. Nevill,A.M., Stewart, A.D., Olds, T and Holder, R. 2004. Are adult physiques geometrically similar?: the dangers of allometric scaling using body mass power laws. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 124, 177-182.
  41. Stewart A.D. , Benson, P.J., Michanikou, E.G., Tsiota D. G. and Narli, M.K. 2003. Body image perception, satisfaction and somatotype in male and female athletes and non-athletes: results using a novel morphing technique. Journal of Sports Sciences, 21, 815-823.                  
  42. Nevill, A.M., Brown, D., Godfrey, R., Johnson, P.J., Romer, L., Stewart, A.D. and Winter, E.M. 2003. Modeling Maximum Oxygen Uptake of Elite Endurance Athletes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35, 488-494.
  43. A.M. Nevill, R.L. Holder and A.D. Stewart 2003. Modeling elite athletes' peripheral bone mass, assessed using regional dual x-ray absorptiometry. Bone 32, 62-68.
  44. Stewart, A.D. Stewart, A. and Reid, D. 2002. Correcting calf circumference discriminates the incidence of falling but not bone quality by broadband ultrasound attenuation in elderly female subjects. Bone, 31, 195-198.
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