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Key details

Areas of expertise

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

Available to supervise research students

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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 focussed 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.

Qualifications

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

Key publications

Year Citation
2020 Veitch, J., Flowers, E., Ball, K., Deforche, B., & Timperio, A. (200701). Exploring children s views on important park features: A qualitative study using walk-along interviews. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(13), (1-14).

doi: 10.3390/ijerph17134625

2020 Flowers, E. P., Timperio, A., Hesketh, K. D., & Veitch, J. (200201). Comparing the features of parks that children usually visit with those that are closest to home: A brief report. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 48

doi: 10.1016/j.ufug.2019.126560

2019 Flowers, E. P., Timperio, A., Hesketh, K. D., & Veitch, J. (190501). Examining the features of parks that children visit during three stages of childhood. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(9),

doi: 10.3390/ijerph16091658

2018 Beedie, C., Benedetti, F., Barbiani, D., Camerone, E., Cohen, E., Coleman, D., Davis, A., Elsworth-Edelsten, C., Flowers, E., & Foad, A. (181126). Consensus statement on placebo effects in sports and exercise: The need for conceptual clarity, methodological rigour, and the elucidation of neurobiological mechanisms. European Journal of Sport Science, 18(10), (1383-1389).

doi: 10.1080/17461391.2018.1496144

2018 Flowers, E. P., Freeman, P., & Gladwell, V. F. (181101). Enhancing the acute psychological benefits of green exercise: An investigation of expectancy effects. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 39 (213-221).

doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2018.08.014

2017 Flowers, E. P., Freeman, P., & Gladwell, V. F. (171004). The development of three questionnaires to assess beliefs about green exercise. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(10),

doi: 10.3390/ijerph14101172

2016 Flowers, E. P., Freeman, P., & Gladwell, V. F. (160520). A cross-sectional study examining predictors of visit frequency to local green space and the impact this has on physical activity levels. BMC Public Health, 16(1),

doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3050-9

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

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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.

Careers

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