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Dr Toni Hilland

PhD (LJMU), MSc (LoughUni), BSc (ChesterUni)

Lecturer, Physical Education and Health

Toni is a Lecturer in the College of Sport and Exercise Science and a Research Associate in the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL).

Dr Hilland's PhD is titled 'The development of the "PE Product": physically educated and physically active individuals'. Her thesis focuses on physical education within secondary schools; to determine if it succeeds in meeting its various aims and objectives.

Toni is primarily interested in the physical activity and health of young people, particularly physical education and the promotion of physically active youth. Her research focuses upon the determinants and correlates of participating in physical activity, with an emphasis on motivation.

Publications

Refereed journal articles

Hilland, T.A., Ridgers, N., Stratton, G., Knowles, Z., and Fairclough, S.J. (2016). Origins of perceived physical education ability and worth among English adolescents. European Physical Education Review. doi:10.1177/1356336X16673765.

Lubans, D.R., Smith, J.J., Peralta, L.R., Plotnikoff, R.C., Okely, A.D., Salmon,J., Eather, N., Lonsdale, C., Hilland, T.A., Eastabrooks, P., Finn, T.L., Pollock,E., and Morgan, P.J. (2016). A school-based intervention incorporating smartphone technology to improve health-related fitness among adolescents: Rationale and study protocol for the NEAT and ATLAS randomized controlled trial and dissemination study. British Medical Journal. 6 (6).doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010448.

Hilland, T.A., Beynon, C., McGee, C., Murphy, R., Parnell, D., Romeo-Velilla,M., Stratton, G., and Foweather, L. (2015). Training sports coaches to tackle tobacco: Formative evaluation of the Smokefree Sports campaign. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. 53 (1), 2-16.

Ramirez-Rico, E., Hilland, T.A., Foweather, L., Fernández-Garcia, E., and Fairclough S.J. (2014). Weekday and weekend patterns of physical activity and sedentary time among Liverpool and Madrid youth. European Journal of Sport Science, 14 (3), 287-293.

Romeo-Velilla, M., Beynon, C., Murphy, R., McGee, C., Hilland, T.A., Parnell,D., Stratton, G., & Foweather, L. (2014). Formative evaluation of a UK community-based sports intervention to prevent smoking among children and young people: SmokeFree Sports. Journal of Sport for Development, 2 (3), 1-10.

Conference presentations

Hilland, T.A., Brown, T.D., and Fairclough, S.J. (2015). The Physical Education Predisposition Scale: preliminary tests of reliability and validity in a sample of Australian students. Presented at the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Hilland, T.A., and Brown, T.D. (2014) Back to the Future: SEPEP on the up?” Presented at the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation National Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Hilland, T.A., Ridgers, N., Stratton, G., Knowles, Z., and Fairclough, S.J. (2014) Physical Education students’ sources of perceived “PE Worth” and “PE Ability”: A qualitative approach. Presented at the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, San Diego, USA.

Hilland, T.A., Ridgers, N., Stratton, G., and Fairclough, S.J. (2013). Physical Education students’ sources of perceived “PE Ability”: A qualitative approach. Presented at the Australian and New Zealand Leisure Studies Association International Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Hilland, T.A., Beynon, C., McGee, C., Murphy, R., Parnell, D., Romeo-Velilla, M., Stratton, G., and Foweather, L. (2012). Sports coaches’ self-efficacy and perceptions towards a novel campaign to promote tobacco free messages: SmokeFree Sports. Presented at the International Society for Physical Activity and Health Sydney, Australia.

Teaching responsibilities

Supervision

  • Co-supervision of one PhD student
  • Co-supervision of one Honours student

Research grants

  • Hilland, T.A. (2015). 'Transformative pedagogies: a case-study of senior secondary Physical Education'. Monash Small Grant. $16,103
  • Hilland, T.A. (2013). 'The Physical Education Predisposition Scale: preliminarytests of reliability and validity in Australian students'. Monash Seeding Grant. $3,834

Areas of expertise

  • Physical activity and health promotion
  • Determinants and correlates of young people’s physical activity
  • Behaviour change
  • Physical Education
Dr Toni Hilland

Contact details

+61 3 9919 5396