Dr. Tom Loney       
Assistant Professor
Institute of Public Health
Phone: 971 3 7137 487
Fax: 971 3 7672022
Email: tom.loney@uaeu.ac.ae

College of Medicine and Health Sciences

United Arab Emirates University
P.O.Box 17666, Al-Ain
United Arab Emirates
PhDUniversity of Bath2009
BSc (Hons)University of Bath2004
Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Health, CMHS, UAE University2011-Present
Head of Health Education and Research, Optimal Performance Limited, UAE Armed Forces, Abu Dhabi, UAE2010-2011
Lead Researcher and Statistician, Optimal Performance Limited, UAE Armed Forces, Abu Dhabi, UAE2008-2010
Consultant Occupational Physiologist, Optimal Performance Limited, UAE Armed Forces, Abu Dhabi, UAE2008-2011
Research Associate, Department for Health, University of Bath, UK2007-2008
Research Interest
Environmental and Occupational Physiology 
Human Performance Optimisation in Military Personnel 
Exercise Prescription for Public Health 
Measurement Issues Related to Physiological Monitoring 
Selected Publications
Loney, T., & Nagelkerke, N. (2013). Milk, chocolate and Nobel prizes: potential role of lactose intolerance and chromosome 2. Evidence Based Medicine,18(3) Doi:10.1136/eb-2013-101288.  
Loney, T., Aw, T.C., Handysides, D., Ali, R., Blair, I., Grivna, M., Shah, S.M., Sheek-Hussein, M., El-Sadig, M., Sharif, A., & El-Obaid, Y. (2013). An Analysis of the Health Status of the UAE: The ‘Big 4’ Public Health Issues. Glob Health Action, 6: 20100. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v6i0.20100. 
Loney, T., Cooling, R.F., & Aw, T-C. (2012). Lost in Translation? Challenges and Opportunities for Raising Health and Safety Awareness among a Multinational Workforce in the United Arab Emirates. Safety and Health at Work, 3(4), 298-304. DOI: 10.5491/SHAW.2012.3.4.298. 
Grivna, M., Aw, T-C., El-Sadig, M., Loney, T., Sharif, A.A., Thomsen, J., Mauzi, M., & Abu-Zidan, F.M. (2012). The legal framework and initiatives for promoting safety in the United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, 19(3), 278-289. DOI:10.1080/17457300.2012.696660 
Carter, J.M., Loney, T., Blacker, S.D., Nicholson, G.F., & Wilkinson, D.M. (2012). Hydration status of Arabic adolescents and young men: Measurement, evaluation, and a school-based initiative to improve drinking behaviour. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 22, 255-66. 
Carter, J.M., & Loney, T. (2010). Healthy lifestyle interventions for Emirati adolescents: A 12 month progress report. Obesity Reviews, 11(1), S404. 
Loney, T., Carter, J.M., Nicholson, G.F., & Rayson, M.P. (2009). Effect of Ramadan on hydration status and concentration in military cadets in the United Arab Emirates. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 41(5), 190.  
Standage, M., Sebire, S.J., & Loney, T. (2008). Does an individual's exercise motivation predict their engagement in objectively-assessed bouts of moderate-intensity exercise behavior? A self-determination theory perspective. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30 (4), 337-352. 
Loney, T., Standage, M., Thompson, D., Sebire, S.J., & Cumming, S.P. (2011). Self-report vs. objectively-assessed physical activity: Which is right for public health? Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 8 (1), 62-70. 
Cumming, S.P., Standage, M., Loney, T., Gammon, C., Neville, H., Sherar, L.B., & Malina, R.M. (2011). The mediating role of physical self-concept on relations between biological maturity status and physical activity in adolescent females. Journal of Adolescence, 34(3), 465-73. 
Loney, T., Lawton, K., Allen, D., & Carter, J.M. (2010). SIZE MATTERS! Effect of a school canteen portion-size intervention on weight loss in obese Emirati adolescents. Obesity Reviews, 11(1), S239.  
Loney, T., & Standage, M. (2007). Assessing physical activity in psychology research: Future directions. In A.M. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in Psychology Research, Volume 52. New York: Nova Science Publishers.