Personal details

Adjunct Professor Andrew Hills
Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Exercise and Nutrition - HDHS
Discipline *
Human Movement and Sports Science
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PhD (University of Queensland), MSc (University of Oregon), BEd (University of Tasmania)

Professional memberships
and associations

Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity (ASSO)

  • Foundation member since 1992;
  • Executive Council member and Secretary, 1996-1999;
  • Vice-President, 1999-2001
  • President, 2001-2003

Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS)

  • Editor, National Newsletter of AAESS, 1992-1997;
  • National Board member, 1996-1997

International Council for Physical Activity and Fitness Research (ICPAFR)

  • Secretary-Treasurer, elected 1998-2002

European College of Sport Science


Body composition, Childhood obesity, Exercise, Obesity, Physical activity, Weight control

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Research interests

  • Prevention, treatment and management of obesity: children, adolescents and adults
  • Exercise prescription for weight management
  • Measurement of energy expenditure and body composition
  • Movement limitations of the obese
  • Co-morbidities of obesity, particularly diabetes and osteoarthritis
  • Psychosocial influences of obesity (particularly body image)
  • Nutrition, weight control and exercise.
  • Project highlights

  • NHMRC Health Research Partnership in Type 2 diabetes ($750,000): The Diabetes Health Research Program: A collaborative research-based program of education, intervention and scientific discovery in Type 2 Diabetes. (Prins J, Marwick T, Hills AP, Byrne NM, et al.), 2004-7.
  • 2-year NHMRC Project Grant ($221,500): Energy cost of self-paced walking in obese adults. (Hills AP, Byrne NM, Hill JO), 2004-5.
  • 3-year NHMRC Project Grant ($328,981): Management of obese pre-pubertal children – a randomised controlled trial. (Magarey A, Daniels L, Baur L, Hills AP, Steinbeck K, Norton K), 2004-6.
  • NHMRC Project Grant ($721,378): A cluster-randomised trial addressing multiple behaviour risk factors in primary health and community care settings. (Eakin E, Oldenburg B, Del Mar C, Graves N, Goodwin P, Battistutta D, Turrell G, Hawkes A, Hills AP), 2004-7.
  • This information has been contributed by Adjunct Professor Andrew Hills.


    Teaching highlights
    HMB172 Nutrition and Physical Activity
    HMB277 Exercise and Sports Nutrition
    HMB377 Children in Sport

    This information has been contributed by Adjunct Professor Andrew Hills.


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