Section: Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Women in sport
  • Quantitative research
  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Behaviour change
  • 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 has conducted impactful research in Australia and the UK.

Currently, Elliott is working with Professor Clare Hanlon on a large multifaceted project aimed at encouraging girls and to become and players and leaders in sport.


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

Key publications

Year Citation
2023 Hanlon, C., Apostolopoulos, V., Flowers, E., OBrien, W., & Hodge, L. (230224). A Cross-Sector Approach to Encourage Women as Leaders in Male-Dominated Industries.
2023 Hanlon, C., & Flowers, E. (230127). SWIM Jobs Victoria Evaluation Phase 1.
2022 Hanlon, C., & Flowers, E. (221215). Walking Football Program Evaluation.
2022 Hanlon, C., Flowers, E., & Dadswell, K. (220714). Building Inclusive Sport Clubs: 12 Month Project Evaluation Report. Self.
2022 Hanlon, C., Brockett, C., & Flowers, E. (220404). AFL Pacific Islands Report: Women in leadership survey.
2022 Hanlon, C., & Flowers, E. (220217). A desktop review: Encouraging girls aged 5-8 years to participate in sport, in particular tennis. Australia: Victoria University.
2021 Hanlon, C., & Flowers, E. (211229). The Effects of Sport Uniform Policy/Regulation Changes to Girls and Women: Case Study Results Swimming. Victoria University.

Year Citation
2022 Veitch, J., Timperio, A., Salmon, J., Hall, S. J., Abbott, G., Flowers, E. P., & Turner, A. I. (220801). Examination of the acute heart rate and salivary cortisol response to a single bout of walking in urban and green environments: A pilot study. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 74

doi: 10.1016/j.ufug.2022.127660

2022 Flowers, E. P., Turner, A. I., Abbott, G., Timperio, A., Salmon, J., & Veitch, J. (220601). People with the least positive attitudes to green exercise derive most anxiolytic benefit from walking in green space. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 72

doi: 10.1016/j.ufug.2022.127587

2022 Dadswell, K., Mandicos, M., Flowers, E. P., & Hanlon, C. (220101). Women from Culturally Diverse Backgrounds in Sport Leadership: A Scoping Review of Facilitators and Barriers. Journal of Sport and Social Issues,

doi: 10.1177/01937235221134612

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

PUMA: What girls want in sport uniforms
From: PUMA SE,
Other investigators: Prof Clare Hanlon, Dr Christopher Mesagno
For period: 2022-2023
Not disclosed
Desktop review: desktop research into girls between 5-8 years of age participating in sport (Extension work)
From: Tennis Australia
Other investigators: Prof Clare Hanlon
For period: 2022-2022
Not disclosed

Desktop reviewDesktop research into girls between 8-18 years of age participating in sport
From: Tennis Australia
Other investigators: Prof Clare Hanlon
For period: 2021-2021
Not disclosed

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.