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Briony Hill (Glidden) completed her PhD in Health Psychology in 2015 at Deakin University, Australia, exploring a psychosocial and behaviour change approach to preventing excessive gestational weight gain. For her thesis, she was awarded an Alfred Deakin Medal for Doctoral Thesis and an Australian Psychological Society (APS) Health College Award for Excellent Higher Degree Thesis in Health Psychology. Briony received an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in 2016 and is currently an NHMRC Early Career Fellow (2016-2021) in the area of preconception wellbeing based at the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation.

Research interests

Briony's research interests include maternal wellbeing - in particular, encouraging healthy weight, obesity prevention, and healthy lifestyle behaviours before (preconception), during (antenatal) and after pregnancy (postpartum). Briony also has a strong interest in health behaviour change and psychosocial wellbeing (including depressive, anxiety and stress symptoms, body image, and coping skills) and understanding the mechanisms that lead to the attainment of healthy lifestyles and weight for women during during their reproductive years. She is an advocate for co-design methods in her research, to ensure relevant stakeholders have their say in the development and implementation of interventions to meet their needs.

Supervision interests

Briony is currently supervising students across the field of health in preconception and pregnancy (HIPP), with a focus on lifestyle, behaviour change, and psychosocial wellbeing. Enquiries for PhD supervision are welcome.

Research area keywords

  • Maternal obesity
  • Preconception
  • Pregnancy
  • Gestational weight gain
  • Health behaviour change
  • Psychosocial wellbeing
  • Postpartum
  • Lifestyle behaviours

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Projects 2018 2021

Research Output 2009 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

An investigation of Australian midwifery curricula for obesity management and health behaviour change training

Kothe, E., Bailey, C., Weiner, C., Nagle, C., Nowson, C., Hill, B., McPhie, S., Savaglio, M. & Skouteris, H., 4 Mar 2019, In : Nurse Education in Practice. 36, p. 54-57 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

A systematic mapping review of the associations between pregnancy intentions and health-related lifestyle behaviours or psychological wellbeing

Hill, B., Kothe, E. J., Currie, S., Danby, M., Lang, A. Y., Bailey, C., Moran, L. J., Teede, H., North, M., Bruce, L. J. & Skouteris, H., Jun 2019, In : Preventive Medicine Reports. 14, 8 p., 100869.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)

A systematic review and meta-analysis of intervention characteristics in postpartum weight management using the TIDieR framework: A summary of evidence to inform implementation

Lim, S., Liang, X., Hill, B., Teede, H., Moran, L. J. & O'Reilly, S., Jul 2019, In : Obesity Reviews. 20, 7, p. 1045-1056 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Commentary: Obesity and weight gain in pregnancy and postpartum: an evidence review of lifestyle interventions to inform maternal and child health policies

Skouteris, H., Teede, H. J., Thangaratinam, S., Bailey, C., Baxter, J., Bergmeier, H., Harrison, C., Hill, B., Jack, B., Jorgensen, L., Lim, S., Steegers, E. A. P., Stephenson, J. M., Walker, R., Redman, L. M. & Boyle, J., 26 Mar 2019, In : Frontiers in Endocrinology. 10, 3 p., 163.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Increased prevalence of eating disorders, low self-esteem, and psychological distress in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a community-based cohort study

Tay, C. T., Teede, H. J., Hill, B., Loxton, D. & Joham, A. E., 2 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Fertility and Sterility. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Alfred Deakin Medal for Doctoral Thesis

Briony Hill (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Reserach Fellowship

Briony Hill (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Best Student Poster Presentation

Briony Hill (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Faculty of Health Publication Award

Briony Hill (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2018 2019

  • 2 Editorial responsibility

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (Journal)

Briony Hill (Associate editor)
Aug 2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

PLoS ONE (Journal)

Briony Glidden (Editorial board member)
18 Aug 201817 Aug 2021

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility