Senior Research Associate
Telephone: 01223 746884
UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR)
MRC Epidemiology Unit
University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine
Box 285 Institute of Metabolic Science
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Cambridge, CB2 0QQ
Background and experience
Jenna trained in environmental sciences (BSc) before completing a PhD focusing on the environmental and psychosocial influences on walking and cycling, using data from the SPEEDY and EPIC-Norfolk studies. She assisted in both studies; compiling questionnaires and generating objective environmental measures. For SPEEDY she also assisted with data collection.
She then moved to the MRC Epidemiology Unit to work as the lead quantitative researcher on the Commuting and Health in Cambridge study. She then won an NIHR post-doctoral fellowship (2013 to 2015) which focused on understanding the effects of environmental changes on walking, cycling and physical activity, as well as understanding the mechanisms by which such changes in behaviour are brought about.
She previously collaborated with academics from the University of Oxford, University of Bristol and University College London and has experience of translating her work for policy makers and practitioners. She provided an expert testimony and submitted evidence to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Programme Development Group for their recent guidance on promoting walking and cycling and also co-authored the chapter on ‘obesogenic environments’ part of a key British Government Foresight report entitled “Tackling Obesities: Future Choices”.
Jenna is a senior member of the Physical Activity and Public Health programme. Her current research focuses on examining patterns and determinants of change in physical activity, evaluating environmental and policy interventions and evidence synthesis. Jenna also contributes to the supervision of Masters and PhD students.
Quantifying and validating physical activity, sedentary behaviours and energy expenditure on the journey to and from work: Funded by an MRC Centenary Award, this project compares the time spent in different transport-related behaviours based on using synchronous self-reported and objective methods and assesses the physical activity energy expenditure associated with using different (combinations of) modes of transport. (PI: Jenna Panter)
Health effects of relocation to a new residential environment: Jenna is also a co-investigator on a new study funded under the auspices of the NIHR School for Public Health Research which will examine the health impacts of relocation to new residential environments (Evaluating the impact of new residential environments on active living and well-being: scoping, feasibility and pilot study: 2013-2014; PI- David Ogilvie).
Jenna’s CEDAR publications here.
- Knott C, Sharp S, Mytton O, Ogilvie D, Panter J. Changes in workplace car parking and commute mode – a natural experimental study. J Epi Comm Health (in press).
- Bird E, Panter J, Baker G, Jones T, Ogilvie D Predicting walking and cycling behaviour change using an extended Theory of Planned Behaviour. J Trans Health (in press).
- Panter J, Mytton O, Sharp S, Brage S, Cummins S, Laverty A, Wijndaele K, Ogilvie D. (2018) Using alternatives to the car and risk of all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality. Heart; doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2017-312699.
- Foster C, Kelly P, Reid HAB, Roberts N, Murtagh EM, Humphreys DK, Panter J, Milton K (2018) What works to promote walking at the population level? A systematic review. Br J Sports Med;52(12):807-812.
- Guell C, Panter J, Griffin S, Ogilvie D (2018) Towards co-designing active ageing strategies: a qualitative study to develop a meaningful physical activity typology for later life. Health Expect. 2018 Apr 6. doi: 10.1111/hex.12686.
- Mytton O, Ogilvie D, Griffin S, Brage S, Wareham N, Panter J. (2018) Associations of active commuting with body fat and visceral adipose tissue: a cross-sectional population based study in the UK. Preventive Medicine;106:86-93.
- Knott C, Panter J, Foley L, Ogilvie D. (2018) Changes in the mode of travel to work and the severity of depressive symptoms: a longitudinal analysis of UK Biobank. Preventive Medicine; 112: 61-69.
- Heinen E, Harshfield A, Panter J, Mackett R, Ogilvie D (2017). Does exposure to new transport infrastructure result in modal shifts? Patterns of change in commute mode choices in a four-year quasi-experimental cohort study. J Transport Health; 6:396-410.
- Panter J, Guell C, Prins R, Ogilvie D (2017) Physical activity and the environment: conceptual review and framework for intervention research. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; 14:156.
- Panter J, Ogilvie D. on behalf of the iConnect consortium (2017) Can environmental improvement change the population distribution of walking? Journal of Epidemiology Community Health; doi: 10.1136/jech-2016-208417.
- Yang L, Griffin S, Khaw KT, Wareham N, Panter J (2017) Longitudinal associations between built environment characteristics and changes in active commuting. BMC Public Health; 17(Suppl 1):458.
- Humphreys D, Panter J, Ogilvie D. (2017) Questioning the application of risk of bias tools in appraising evidence from natural experimental studies: critical reflections on Benton et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; 14: 49.
- Mytton O, Tainio M, Ogilvie D, Panter J, Cobiac L, Woodcock J. (2017) The modelled impact of increases in physical activity: the effect of increased survival and reduced incidence of disease. European Journal of Epidemiology; doi: 10.1007/s10654-017-0235-1.
- Panter J, Guell C, Prins R, Ogilvie D. (2016) Concepts and mechanisms linking environmental change with changes in physical activity: a systematic review [abstract]. Lancet 2016; 388: S85
- Panter J, Guell C, Ogilvie D. (2016) Understanding the mechanisms by which changes to the environment may act to promote population physical activity: a mixed-method systematic review [protocol]. PROSPERO 2016; CRD42016051176. [PROSPERO]
- Mytton O, Panter J, Ogilvie D. (2016) Longitudinal associations of active commuting with body mass index. Preventive Medicine, 13;90:1-7.
- Panter J, Ogilvie D. (2016) Cycling and diabetes prevention: practice-based evidence for public health action. PLoS Med 13(7): e1002077.
- Humphreys D, Panter J, Sahlqvist S, Goodman A, Ogilvie D. (2016) Changing the environment to improve population health: a framework for considering exposure in natural experimental studies. J Epidemiol Community Health: doi:10.1136/jech-2015-206381.
- Brown HE, Atkin A, Panter J, Wong G, Chinapaw M, van Sluijs EMF. (2016) Family-based interventions to increase physical activity in children: a systematic review, meta-analysis and realist synthesis. Obesity Reviews; 17, 4, 345-360.
- Prins R, Panter J, Heinen E, Ogilvie D. (2016) Causal pathways linking environmental change with health behaviour change: natural experimental study of new transport infrastructure and cycling to work. Preventive Medicine; 87: 175-182.
- Panter J, Heinen E, Mackett R, Ogilvie D. (2016) Impact of new transport infrastructure on walking, cycling and physical activity. American Journal of Preventive Medicine; 50: e45-e53.
- Mytton O, Panter J, Ogilvie D. (2016) Longitudinal associations of active commuting with wellbeing and sickness absence. Preventive Medicine; 84: 19-26.
- Ogilvie D, Panter J, Guell C, Jones A, Mackett R, Griffin S. (2016) Health impacts of the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway: a natural experimental study. Public Health Research; 4; 1.
- Foley L, Panter J, Heinen E, Prins R, Ogilvie D. (2015) Changes in active commuting and changes in physical activity in adults: a cohort study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; 12: 161.
- Heinen E, Panter J, Mackett R, Ogilvie D. (2015) Changes in mode of travel to work: a natural experimental study of new transport infrastructure. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; 12: 81.
- Panter J, Ogilvie D, on behalf of the iConnect consortium. (2015) Theorising and testing environmental pathways to behaviour change: natural experimental study of the perception and use of new infrastructure to promote walking and cycling in local communities. BMJ Open 2015; 5: e007593.
- Heinen E, Panter J, Dalton A, Jones A, Ogilvie D. (2015) Sociospatial patterning of the use of new transport infrastructure: walking, cycling and bus travel on the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway. Journal of Transport and Health; 2: 199–211.
- Dalton A, Jones A, Panter J, Ogilvie D. (2015) Are GIS-modelled routes a useful proxy for the actual routes followed by commuters? Journal of Transport and Health; 2: 219–229.
- Martin A, Panter J, Suhrcke M, Ogilvie D. (2015) Impact of changes in mode of travel to work on changes in body mass index: evidence from the British Household Panel Survey. J Epidemiol Community Health; doi: 10.1136/jech-2014-205211.
Costa S, Ogilvie D, Dalton A, Westgate K, Brage S, Panter J. (2015) Quantifying the physical activity energy expenditure of commuters using a combination of global positioning system and combined heart rate and movement sensors. Prev Med; 81: 339-344.
Chillón P, Panter J, Corder K, Jones AP, Van Sluijs EMF (2015) A longitudinal study of the distance that young people walk to school. Health and Place; 31: 133-7.
Panter J, Costa S, Dalton A, Jones, A, Ogilvie D. (2014) Development of methods to objectively identify time spent using active and motorised modes of travel to work: how do self-reported measures compare? International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; 11: 116.
- Panter J, Griffin S, Ogilvie D. (2014) Active commuting and perceptions of the route environment: a longitudinal analysis. Preventive Medicine; 67: 134-140.
- Tully M, Panter J, Ogilvie D. (2014) Individual characteristics associated with mismatches between self-reported and accelerometer measured physical activity. PloS ONE; 9: e99636.
- Carver A, Panter J, Jones A, van Sluijs E (2014) Independent mobility on the journey to school: a joint cross-sectional and prospective exploration of social and physical environmental influences. Journal of Transport Health; 1: 25-32.
- Panter J, Griffin S, Dalton A, Ogilvie D. (2013) Patterns and predictors of changes in active commuting over 12 months. Preventive Medicine. 57(6): 776–784.
- Goodman A, Panter J, Sharp S, Ogilvie D. (2013) Effectiveness and equity of town-wide cycling initiatives in England: a longitudinal, controlled natural experimental study. Social Science and Medicine. 97:228-37.
- Panter J, Corder K, Griffin S, Jones A, van Sluijs EMF. (2013) Individual, socio-cultural and environmental predictors of uptake and maintenance of active commuting in children: longitudinal results from the SPEEDY study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10: 83.
- Guell C, Panter J, Ogilvie D. (2013) Walking and cycling to work despite reporting an unsupportive environment: insights from a mixed-method exploration of counter-intuitive findings. BMC Public Health, 13: 497.
- Dalton A, Jones A, Panter J, Ogilvie D. (2013) Neighbourhood, route and workplace-related environmental characteristics predict adults’ mode of travel to work. PLoS ONE 8(6): e67575.
- Carse A, Goodman A, Mackett RL, Panter J, Ogilvie D. (2013) The factors influencing car use in a cycle-friendly city: the case of Cambridge. Journal of Transport Geography, 28. pp. 67-74.
- Panter J, Desousa C, Ogilvie D. (2012) Incorporating walking or cycling into car journeys to and from work: the role of individual, workplace and environmental characteristics. Preventive Medicine, 56, 3, 211-217.
- Yang L, Panter J, Griffin SJ, Ogilvie D. (2012) Associations between active commuting and physical activity in working adults: cross-sectional results from the Commuting and Health in Cambridge study. Preventive Medicine, 55, 453-457.
- Panter J, Griffin S, Jones A, Mackett R, Ogilvie D. (2012) Correlates of Reported and Recorded Time Spent in Physical Activity in Working Adults: Results from the Commuting and Health in Cambridge Study. PloS ONE 7:e42202.
- Guell C, Panter J, Jones N, Ogilvie D. (2012) Towards a differentiated understanding of active travel behaviour: using social theory to explore everyday commuting. Social Science and Medicine, 75, 1, 233-239.
- Goodman A, Guell C, Panter J, Jones N, Ogilvie D. (2012) Healthy travel in a car-oriented environment: the socio-economic structure of car commuting. Social Science and Medicine, 74, 12, 1929-1938.
- Panter J, Jones A, van Sluijs E, Griffin S, Wareham N (2011) Environmental and psychological correlates of older adult’s active commuting. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Jul;43(7):1235-43. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182078532.
- Panter J, Griffin S, Jones A, Mackett R, Ogilvie D. (2011) Correlates of time spent walking and cycling to and from work: baseline results from the Commuting and Health in Cambridge study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; 8, 124.
- Craggs C, van Sluijs EMF, Corder K., Panter JR, Jones AP, Griffin SJ. (2011). Do children’s individual correlates of physical activity differ by home setting? Health and Place 17, 5, 1105-1112.
- Ogilvie D, Griffin S, Jones A, Mackett R, Guell C, Panter J, Jones N, Cohn S, Yang L, Chapman C (2011) Commuting and health in Cambridge: a study of a ‘natural experiment’ in the provision of new transport infrastructure. BMC Public Health, 10: 703.
- Foster C, Panter JR, Wareham NJ. (2011) Assessing the impact of road traffic on cycling for leisure and cycling to work International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8:61.
- Panter JR, Jones AP, Van Sluijs EMF, Griffin SJ. (2011) The influence of distance to school on the associations between active commuting and physical activity. Paediatric Exercise Sciences. 23, 1, 72-86.
- Panter JR, Jones AP (2010) Attitudes and the environment as determinants of active travel in adults: What do and don’t we know? Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 7 (4).
- Jones NR, Jones AP, Van Sluijs EMF, Panter JR, Harrison FH, Griffin SJ (2010) School environments and physical activity: The development and testing of an audit tool. Health and Place, 16, 776-783.
- Panter JR, Jones AP, Van Sluijs EM, Griffin SJ. (2010) Neighbourhood, route and school environments and children’s active commuting, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 38 (3), 268-278.
- Panter JR, Jones AP, Van Sluijs EM, Griffin SJ. (2010) Attitudes, social support and environmental perceptions as predictors of active commuting behaviour in school children, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 64, 41-48.
- Panter JR, Jones AP, Van Sluijs EM (2008). Environmental determinants of active travel in children: A review and framework for future research. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 5, 34.
- Van Sluijs EF, Skidmore P, Mwanza K, Jones AP, Callaghan A, Ekeland U, Harrison F, Harvey I, Panter J, Wareham N, Cassidy A, Griffin SJ. (2008) Physical activity and dietary behaviour in a population-based sample of British 10-year old children: the SPEEDY study (Sport, Physical activity and Eating behaviour: Environmental Determinants in Young people) BMC Public Health, 8, 388.
- Panter J, Jones AP, Hillsdon M. (2008). Equity of access to physical activity facilities in an English city, Preventive Medicine, 46, 4, 303-307.
- Panter J, Jones AP. (2008). Associations between physical activity, perceptions of the neighbourhood environment and access to facilities. Social Science and Medicine, 67, 1917–1923.
- Hillsdon M., Panter J, Foster C, Jones AP. (2007). Equitable access to exercise facilities. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 32, 6, 506-508.
- Hillsdon M, Panter J, Foster C, Jones AP. (2006). The relationship between access and quality of urban green space with population physical activity, Public Health, 120, 12, 1127-1132.
Jenna is employed by the MRC Epidemiology Unit.