Section: Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Behaviour change
  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Quantitative research
  • Women in sport
  • Green exercise

Available to supervise research students

Not available for media queries

About Elliott Flowers

Elliott is an expert in the field of sport and exercise psychology and behaviour change. He has a particular interest in increasing physical activity levels amongst the general population, and promoting the psychological benefits associated with regular physical activity.

His PhD focused on 'green exercise', a term given to being physically active in nature. Examples include running along a creek, walking a dog in a park, or swimming at the beach. Previously Elliott has worked on exciting campaigns such as 'This Girl Can', a Sport England initiative to get more women physically active.

Currently, Elliott is working with Professor Clare Hanlon on a large multifaceted project aimed at encouraging women to engage in sport as players, support staff and leaders.


  • BSc (Hons), Canterbury Christ Church Universiry, UK, 2009
  • MSc, Staffordshire University, UK, 2011
  • PhD, University of Essex, UK, 2018

Key publications

Year Citation
2021 Hanlon, C., & Flowers, E. (210723). Moorabool Shire: Focus group report.
2021 Hanlon, C., & Flowers, E. (210623). Moorabool Shire Council Female Friendly Survey Results.
2021 Hanlon, C., Dadswell, K., & Flowers, E. (210530). TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN FROM CALD BACKGROUNDS IN SPORT LEADERSHIP. Australia: Victoria University.
2021 Hanlon, C., Taylor, T., O'Connor, D., & Flowers, E. (210525). 2020 NRL Women s Premiership: Post-season Player Survey Results. Victoria University:
2021 Hanlon, C., Flowers, E., Dadswell, K., & Yager, Z. (210223). What girls want in sport uniforms to make them feel comfortable and confident to participate in sport. Melbourne, Australia: Victoria University.
2021 Hanlon, C., & Flowers, E. (210216). Evaluation of existing sporting and social activities for people living with problematic gambling behaviours in regional locations.. Australia: Victoria University.
2021 Hanlon, C., & Flowers, E. (210215). A desktop and document review on girls and women as participants in sport and active recreation. Australia: Victoria University.
2020 Hanlon, C., Yager, Z., & Flowers, E. (201124). Increasing the Confidence of Girls to Participate in Sport and Physical Activity in School and Sport Settings by Providing Uniform Options. Australia: Victoria University.

Year Citation
2021 Veitch, J., Rodwell, L., Abbott, G., Carver, A., Flowers, E., & Crawford, D. (211201). Are park availability and satisfaction with neighbourhood parks associated with physical activity and time spent outdoors?. BMC Public Health, 21(1),

doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-10339-1

2021 Veitch, J., Ball, K., Flowers, E., Deforche, B., & Timperio, A. (210301). Children's ratings of park features that encourage park visitation, physical activity and social interaction. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 58

doi: 10.1016/j.ufug.2020.126963

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Not available for media queries

Teaching activities & experience

Elliott has previously delivered Behaviour Change lectures at the University of Essex, UK, and taught the 'Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise' at Deakin University, Australia.


Details of this Researcher's career are currently unavailable.