Dr Andrew Decelis

Dr Andrew Decelis

Dr Andrew Decelis


Senior Lecturer

Room 202
University Sports Complex
University of Malta
  +356 2340 3117, +356 2340 2032
  • Physical activity measurement, promotion and intervention
  • Sedentary Behaviour
  • Obesity prevalence
  • Physical literacy and fundamental movement skills
  • Physical Education and Sport
  • Physical Education teacher training

TARI-KERESZTES, N., PIKO, B., GUPTA, H., DECELIS, A., DELY-PALINKAS, A. and FEJES, Z., 2021. Prototype perception of physically active peers: result from a study among Hungarian university students. Pedagogy and Psychology of Sport, 7(1), pp. 41-60.

BRUNTON, J.A., CÁNOVAS-ALVAREZ, F.J., MEROÑO, L., LEIVA-ARCAS, A., ARIAS-ESTERO, J.L., CONDE, E., ISIDORI, E., DECELIS, A., SAMANTZIS, C. and YILDIZ, A., 2020. Implementing the European Sports Leadership Programme: A vehicle to help development graduate workplace competencies. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, in press. doi: https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2022.173.07, .

CÁNOVAS-ALVAREZ, F.J., MEROÑO, L., ARIAS-ESTERO, J.L., LEIVA-ARCAS, A., ORTIZ, B.Z., BRUNTON, J., ISIDORI, E., DECELIS, A., SAMANTZIS, C. and BALLI, Ö.M., 2020. Effects of a sport leadership programme on the perceptions of university students about their leadership competencies (Efectos de un programa de liderazgo deportivo sobre las percepciones de alumnado universitario). Cultura, Ciencia y Deporte, 15(45), pp. 429-440.

LUZAK, A., GRAU, A., SJÖDIN, A., DECELIS, A., POLITO, A., PAGE, A., OWEN, C., NIGHTINGALE, C., FLEXEDER, C., SLUIJS, E., CARDON, G., SCHULZ, H., HUYBRECHTS, I., PUDER, J., ADAMS, J., MOTA, J., CASAJUS, J., STEENE-JOHANNESSEN, J., NORTHSTONE, K. and AHRENS, W., 2020. Socioeconomic Patterning of Children's Accelerometer-Assessed Physical Activity Intensities and Adiposity: A Pooled Analysis of Individual-Level Data for 26,915 Children and Adolescents from 36 European Cohorts.

SANCHEZ PATO, A., BRUNTON, J., LEIVA ARCAS, A., ISIDORI, E. and DECELIS, A., eds, 2020. European Sport Leadership Programme (ESLP) Toolkit. Murcia: ERR.

STEENE-JOHANNESSEN, J., HANSEN, B.H., DALENE, K.E., KOLLE, E., NORTHSTONE, K., MØLLER, N.C., GRØNTVED, A., WEDDERKOPP, N., KRIEMLER, S., PAGE, A.S., PUDER, J.J., REILLY, J.J., SARDINHA, L.B., VAN SLUIJS, E.M.F., ANDERSEN, L.B., VAN DER PLOEG, H., AHRENS, W., FLEXEDER, C., STANDL, M., SHCULZ, H., MORENO, L.A., DE HENAUW, S., MICHELS, N., CARDON, G., ORTEGA, F.B., RUIZ, J., AZNAR, S., FOGELHOLM, M., DECELIS, A., OLESEN, L.G., HJORTH, M.F., SANTOS, R., VALE, S., CHRISTIANSEN, L.B., JAGO, R., BASTERFIELD, L., OWEN, C.G., NIGHTINGALE, C.M., EIBEN, G., POLITO, A., LAURIA, F., VANHELST, J., HADJIGEORGIOU, C., KONSTABEL, K., MOLNÁR, D., SPRENGELER, O., MANIOS, Y., HARRO, J., KAFATOS, A., ANDERSSEN, S.A. and EKELUND, U., 2020. Variations in accelerometry measured physical activity and sedentary time across Europe - harmonized analyses of 47,497 children and adolescents. The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity; Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 17(1), pp. 38-38.

DECELIS, A., ATTARD, K., TONNA, L. and RIOLO, I., 2019. Physical Education Teacher Education in Malta. In: 'MACPHAIL, A', 'TANNEHILL, D', 'AVSAR, Z', ed, European Physical Education Teacher Education Practices: Initial, Induction, and Professional Development. UK: Meyer and Meyer Sport, pp. 228-239.

SCHNEIDER TODT, N., BOYKO, L., TSAKLIDIS, K., DECELIS, A. and MARTINEZ PATINO, M.J., 2017. Mega Sport Events and Sustainability. In: L.S. MATARUNA-DOS-SANTOS and B.G. PENA, eds, Mega Events Footprints: Past, Present and Future. First Edition edn. Rio de Janeiro: Engenho, pp. 510-522.

SÁNCHEZ-PATO, A., CALDERÓN, A., ARIAS-ESTERO, J., GARCÍA-ROCA, J.A., BADA, J., MEROÑO, L., ISIDORI, E., BRUNTON, J., DECELIS, A., KOUSTELIOS, A., MALLIA, O., FAZIO, A., RADCLIFFE, J. and SEDGWICK, M., 2016. Design and validation of a questionnaire about the perceptions of dual career student-athletes (ESTPORT). Cultura, ciencia y deporte, 11(32), pp. 127-147.

DECELIS, A., JAGO, R. and FOX, K.R., 2014. Objectively assessed physical activity and weight status in Maltese 11–12 year-olds. European journal of sport science, 14(sup1), pp. S257-S266.

DECELIS, A., JAGO, R. and FOX, K.R., 2014. Physical activity, screen time and obesity status in a nationally representative sample of Maltese youth with international comparisons. BMC Public Health, 14(1), pp. 664-675.

DECELIS, A., FOX, K. and JAGO, R., 2013. Prevalence of obesity among 10–11‐year‐old M altese children using four established standards. Pediatric obesity, 8(5), pp. e54-e58.

MICALLEF, C., CALLEJA, N. and DECELIS, A., 2010. Assessing the capabilities of 11-year-olds for three types of basic physical activities. European journal of pediatrics, 169(9), pp. 1093-1096.

  • HPP5003 - Contemporary Issues in Physical Education
  • HPP5004 - Competencies in Teaching Physical Education
  • HPP5005 - Physical Education for Lifelong Learning
  • HPP5006 - Promoting Healthy Lifestyles through PE and School Sport
  • HPP5007 - Innovative Teaching Tools and Learning Environments in Physical Education
  • PHE0102 - Social-Psychological Perspectives of Coaching
  • PHE0103 - Pedagogy of Coaching
  • PHE1007 - Representing University in National and International Competition/s
  • PHE1009 - Administrative Work with a Sports Association
  • PHE1014 - Attendance at Seminars on Sport and Physical Education
  • PHE1105 - Introduction to Sport and Physical Activity Management
  • PHE1106 - Fundamentals of Coaching
  • PHE1114 - Outdoor Activities, Team Building and Innovative Games
  • PHE1123 - Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Healthy Lifestyles
  • PHE1126 - Introduction to Research, Writing and Study Skills
  • PHE1131 - Introduction to Sport Administration and Management
  • PHE2206 - Promoting Physical Activity and Behaviour Change
  • PHE2211 - Independent Supervised Project
  • PHE2213 - Research Methods in Physical Activity and Sport