If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


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.


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

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2018 2021

Research Output 2009 2019

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

Commentary: Addressing Healthy Lifestyle During Preconception And Pregnancy: Time For Urgent Action.

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., Mar 2019, In : Frontiers in Endocrinology. 10, 163, 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Preconception and antenatal knowledge and beliefs about gestational weight gain

Hill, B., Hayden, M., McPhie, S., Bailey, C. & Skouteris, H., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Antenatal diet and postpartum depressive symptoms: A prospective study

Nathanson, R., Hill, B., Skouteris, H. & Bailey, C., 1 Jul 2018, In : Midwifery. 62, p. 69-76 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Student midwives’ intention to deliver weight management interventions: A theory of planned behaviour & self-determination theory approach

Kothe, E., Lamb, M., Bruce, L., McPhie, S., Klas, A., Hill, B. & Skouteris, H., 1 Dec 2018, In : Nurse Education Today. 71, p. 10-16 7 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 2018

  • 1 Editorial responsibility

PLoS ONE (Journal)

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

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility