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Dr Trina Hinkley

STAFF PROFILE

Position

NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Social Science, Deakin University, 2001
Bachelor of Arts, Monash University, 2005
Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2012

Contact

trina.hinkley@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 45480

Research interests

Dr Hinkley is particularly interested in how active young children are and their use of electronic screens such as television, electronic games and new generation devices including smart phones and tablets. She has a particular focus on identifying which factors might influence those behaviours during the early childhood period and developing strategies to support healthy levels of participation. Trinas research also investigates the social and emotional outcomes of participation in such behaviours.

Affiliations

The International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)
Australasian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network (ACAORN)

Teaching interests

Associate supervisor for 3 PhD students (1 IPAN, 1 Psychology, 1 University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Primary supervisor Honours (2010, 2015)

Previously supervised 2 PhD and 1 Masters students to completion

Previous teaching responsibilities include HSE203 (Exercise Behaviour), HSE212 (Physical Activity Interventions) and HSE316 (Physical Activity and Health)

Units taught

Previous units taught include:

  • HSE203 Exercise behaviour
  • HSE212 Physical activity interventions
  • HSE313 Children's physical activity
  • HSE316 Physical activity and population health

Knowledge areas

  • physical activity
  • accelerometry
  • assessment of physical activity & sedentary behaviours
  • sedentary behaviours
  • electronic media use
  • wellbeing
  • health outcomes
  • determinants & correlates of behaviour
  • early childhood
  • policy
  • interventions to support healthy behaviours
  • psychosocial well-being
  • cognitive development & functioning

Conferences

Hinkley T, Salmon J, Okely AD, Crawford D, Hesketh K. Correlates of preschool childrens adherence to screen-based entertainment recommendations. Symposium oral presentation, International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Austin Texas, May 2012.

Hinkley T. Preschoolers: PA and screens. Invited presentation, School of Medicine, Stanford University, California, October 2011.

Hinkley T, Hesketh K, Salmon J, Okely AD, Crawford D. Preschool childrens characteristics associated with their physical activity. Poster presentation, International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Melbourne, June 2011.

Hinkley T, Salmon J, Okely AD, Trost S. A review of correlates of sedentary behaviours in preschool children. Symposium oral presentation, International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Melbourne, June 2011.

Hinkley T, Salmon J, Hesketh K, Okely AD, Crawford D. How much accelerometry data is required to reliably estimate preschool childrens habitual physical activity? Poster presentation. The International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement, Glasgow, UK, May 2011.

Hinkley T, Salmon J, Hesketh K, Okely T, Crawford D. 2010. Oral presentation. Parental influences on preschool childrens physical activity. Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society, Sydney, October 2010.

Hinkley T, Salmon J, Hesketh K, Okely T, Crawford D. 2009. Characterising preschool children's physical activity: the HAPPY study. Oral presentation. Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine, Brisbane, February 2010.

Hinkley, T, Crawford D, Salmon J, Hesketh K, Okely AD: Mothers' perceptions of the influences on preschool children's physical activity. Poster presentation. International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Lisbon, June 2009.

Hinkley T, Crawford D, Salmon J, Hesketh K, Okely T. What influences do mothers think are important to their preschool childrens physical activity? Oral presentation. Australian Research in Early Childhood Education Conference, 22-23 January 2008, Melbourne, Australia.

Hinkley T, Crawford D, Salmon J, Hesketh K, Okely T. Correlates of preschool childrens physical activity. Poster presentation. Sixth National Physical Activity Conference, 13-16 October 2007, Adelaide, Australia.

Research groups

Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition http://www.deakin.edu.au/ipan

Awards

2014 Deakin University Vice Chancellor’s Early Career Researcher Award for Research Excellence: $5,000.


2013 National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship, 2014-2018. Investigating preschool children’s physical activity and screen time to identify opportunities for supporting healthy behaviours (APP1070571): $304,596.

2012 Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Physical activity and screen-based entertainment in young children - stability, determinants and psychosocial outcomes, 2013-2014: $150,666.

2012 Alfred Deakin Medal for best Social Sciences PhD thesis at Deakin University.

2011 American Heart Association scholarship (USD$2000 one only offered each year) to attend the Physical Activity and Public Health Course sponsored by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center. Acceptance into the course is by competitive application only.

Highly Commended, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Research Degree Symposium, 18 November 2010.

Best PhD presentation in 3 Minute Thesis competition, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, July 2010, and Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences, August 2010. Faculty representative for the University competition, 27 August 2010.

Best Student Presentation. PHAA/AEA student workshop, 14 December, 2007.
 

Publications

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2017

Validation of thigh-based accelerometer estimates of postural allocation in 5-12 year-olds.

C van Loo, A Okely, M Batterham, T Hinkley, U Ekelund, S Brage, J Reilly, R Jones, X Janssen, D Cliff

(2017), Vol. 20, pp. 273-277, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Does preschool physical activity and electronic media use predict later social and emotional skills at 6 to 8 years? a cohort study

T Hinkley, A Timperio, J Salmon, K Hesketh

(2017), Vol. 14, pp. 308-316, Journal of physical activity & health, United States, C1

journal

Developing intervention strategies to optimise body composition in early childhood in South Africa

C Draper, S Tomaz, M Stone, T Hinkley, R Jones, J Louw, R Twine, K Kahn, S Norris

(2017), Vol. 2017, pp. 1-13, BioMed research international, Cairo, Egypt, C1

journal

Physical activity, sedentary behavior and their correlates in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: a systematic review

R Jones, K Downing, N Rinehart, L Barnett, T May, J McGillivray, N Papadopoulos, H Skouteris, A Timperio, T Hinkley

(2017), Vol. 12, pp. 1-23, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal

A mobile technology intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour in 2- to 4-year-old children (Mini Movers): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

K Downing, J Salmon, T Hinkley, J Hnatiuk, K Hesketh

(2017), Vol. 18, pp. 1-8, Trials, London, Eng., C1

journal

Do the correlates of screen time and sedentary time differ in preschool children?

K Downing, T Hinkley, J Salmon, J Hnatiuk, K Hesketh

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 1-12, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

journal

Wrist accelerometer cut points for classifying sedentary behavior in children

C VAN Loo, A Okely, M Batterham, T Hinkley, U Ekelund, S Brage, J Reilly, S Trost, R Jones, X Janssen, D Cliff

(2017), Vol. 49, pp. 813-822, Medical and science in sports and exercise, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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What mums think matters: a mediating model of maternal perceptions of the impact of screen time on preschoolers' actual screen time

T Hinkley, V Carson, K Kalomakaefu, H Brown

(2017), Vol. 6, pp. 339-345, Preventive medicine reports, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Sedentary behavior research network (SBRN) - terminology consensus project process and outcome

M Tremblay, S Aubert, J Barnes, T Saunders, V Carson, A Latimer-Cheung, S Chastin, T Altenburg, M Chinapaw, L Arundell, T Hinkley, B Smith, SBRN Terminology Consensus Project Participants

(2017), Vol. 14, pp. 1-17, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

journal
2016

Longitudinal levels and bouts of objectively measured sedentary time among young Australian children in the HAPPY study

V Carson, J Salmon, D Crawford, T Hinkley, K Hesketh

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 232-236, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Systematic review of physical activity and cognitive development in early childhood

V Carson, S Hunter, N Kuzik, S Wiebe, J Spence, A Friedman, M Tremblay, L Slater, T Hinkley

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 573-578, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

The correlates of after-school sedentary behavior among children aged 5-18 years: a systematic review

L Arundell, E Fletcher, J Salmon, J Veitch, T Hinkley

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-10, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

journal

Objectively measured sedentary behaviour and health and development in children and adolescents: systematic review and meta-analysis

D Cliff, K Hesketh, S Vella, T Hinkley, M Tsiros, N Ridgers, A Carver, J Veitch, A-M Parrish, L Hardy, R Plotnikoff, A Okely, J Salmon, D Lubans

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 330-344, Obesity reviews, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal

Associations between screen-based sedentary behaviour and anxiety symptoms in mothers with young children

M Teychenne, T Hinkley

(2016), Vol. 11, pp. 1-10, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1

journal

Validation of the SenseWear Mini activity monitor in 5-12-year-old children

C van Loo, A Okely, M Batterham, T Hinkley, U Ekelund, S Brage, J Reilly, G Peoples, R Jones, X Janssen, D Cliff

(2016), Journal of science and medicine in sport, Chatswood, N.S.W., C1

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Physical activity during the early years: a systematic review of correlates and determinants

D Bingham, S Costa, T Hinkley, K Shire, S Clemes, S Barber

(2016), Vol. 51, pp. 384-402, American journal of preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

A multidisciplinary perspective on motor impairment as an early behavioural marker in children with autism spectrum disorder

T May, J McGinley, A Murphy, T Hinkley, N Papadopoulos, K Williams, J McGillivray, P Enticott, R Leventer, N Rinehart

(2016), Vol. 51, pp. 296-303, Australian psychologist, Milton, Qld., C1

journal

A systematic review of the prevalence of sedentary behavior during the after-school period among children aged 5-18 years

L Arundell, E Fletcher, J Salmon, J Veitch, T Hinkley

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-9, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

journal

Increasing physical activity among young children from disadvantaged communities: study protocol of a group randomised controlled effectiveness trial

R Stanley, R Jones, D Cliff, S Trost, D Berthelsen, J Salmon, M Batterham, S Eckermann, J Reilly, N Brown, K Mickle, S Howard, T Hinkley, X Janssen, P Chandler, P Cross, F Gowers, A Okely

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-13, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

journal

The SOS-framework (systems of sedentary behaviours): an international transdisciplinary consensus framework for the study of determinants, research priorities and policy on sedentary behaviour across the life course: a DEDIPAC-study

S Chastin, M De Craemer, N Lien, C Bernaards, C Buck, J-M Oppert, J-A Nazare, J Lakerveld, G O'Donoghue, M Holdsworth, N Owen, J Brug, G Cardon, DEDIPAC consortium, expert working group and conse, L Arundell, E Fletcher, T Hinkley, H Koorts, J Salmon, A Timperio, B Sudholz

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-13, International journal of behavioural nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour in 0-5-year-olds: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

K Downing, J Hnatiuk, T Hinkley, J Salmon, K Hesketh

(2016), pp. 1-10, British journal of sports medicine, C1

journal

Practicalities and research considerations for conducting childhood obesity prevention interventions with families

P Morgan, R Jones, C Collins, K Hesketh, M Young, T Burrows, A Magarey, H Brown, T Hinkley, R Perry, L Brennan, A Spence, K Campbell

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 1-16, Children, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

Preschool and childcare center characteristics associated with children's physical activity during care hours: an observational study

T Hinkley, J Salmon, D Crawford, A Okely, K Hesketh

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-9, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

journal

Predictive validity of a thigh-worn accelerometer METs algorithm in 5-to 12-year-old children

C Van Loo, A Okely, M Batterham, T Hinkley, U Ekelund, S Brage, J Reilly, G Peoples, R Jones, X Janssen, D Cliff

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. S78-S83, Journal of physical activity and health, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal
2015

Physical environments, policies and practices for physical activity and screen-based sedentary behaviour among preschoolers within child care centres in Melbourne, Australia and Kingston, Canada

T Hinkley, V Carson, K Hesketh

(2015), Vol. 41, pp. 132-138, Child: care, health and development, Chichester, England, C1

journal

Associations of parental rules and socioeconomic position with preschool children's sedentary behaviour and screen time

K Downing, T Hinkley, K Hesketh

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 515-521, Journal of Physical Activity & Health, Champaign, Ill., C1

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Fun, flow, and fitness: opinions for making more effective active videogames

A Maloney, R Mellecker, R Buday, Z Gao, T Hinkley, L Esparza, S Alexander

(2015), Vol. 4, pp. 53-57, Games for health journal, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1

journal

Systematic review of sedentary behavior and cognitive development in early childhood

V Carson, N Kuzik, S Hunter, S Wiebe, J Spence, A Friedman, M Tremblay, L Slater, T Hinkley

(2015), Vol. 78, pp. 115-122, Preventitive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Reducing electronic media use in 2-3 year-old children: feasibility and efficacy of the Family@play pilot randomised controlled trial

T Hinkley, D Cliff, A Okely

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 1-12, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

journal

Contribution of the after-school period to children's daily participation in physical activity and sedentary behaviours

L Arundell, T Hinkley, J Veitch, J Salmon

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-11, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal

Promoting gross motor skills and physical activity in childcare: A translational randomized controlled trial

R Jones, A Okely, T Hinkley, M Batterham, C Burke

(2015), Vol. 19, pp. 744-749, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Parental influences on preschoolers' TV viewing time: mediation analyses on Australian and Belgian data

E De Decker, K Hesketh, M De Craemer, T Hinkley, I De Bourdeaudhuij, J Salmon, G Cardon

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 1272-1279, Journal of physical activity & health, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal
2014

Early childhood physical activity, sedentary behaviors and psychosocial well-being: a systematic review

T Hinkley, M Teychenne, K Downing, K Ball, J Salmon, K Hesketh

(2014), Vol. 62, pp. 182-192, Preventive Medicine, New York, NY, C1

journal

Validation of activPAL defined sedentary time and breaks in sedentary time in 4- to 6-year-olds

X Janssen, D Cliff, J Reilly, T Hinkley, R Jones, M Batterham, U Ekelund, S Brage, A Okely

(2014), Vol. 26, pp. 110-117, Pediatric exercise science, Champaign, Illinois, C1

journal

Early childhood electronic media use as a predictor of poorer well-being : a prospective cohort study

T Hinkley, V Verbestel, W Ahrens, L Lissner, D Molnar, L Moreno, I Pigeot, H Pohlabeln, L Reisch, P Russo, T Veidebaum, M Tornaritis, G Williams, S De Henauw, I De Bourdeaudhuij

(2014), Vol. 168, pp. 485-492, JAMA Pediatrics, Chicago, IL, C1

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A review of preschool children's physical activity and sedentary time using objective measures

J Hnatiuk, J Salmon, T Hinkley, A Okely, S Trost

(2014), Vol. 47, pp. 487-497, American journal of preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Validation and calibration of the activPAL? for estimating METs and physical activity in 4-6 year olds

X Janssen, D Cliff, J Reilly, T Hinkley, R Jones, M Batterham, U Ekelund, S Brage, A Okely

(2014), Vol. 17, pp. 602-606, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Chatswood, NSW, C1

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Evaluation of Actical equations and thresholds to predict physical activity intensity in young children

X Janssen, D Cliff, J Reilly, T Hinkley, R Jones, M Batterham, U Ekelund, S Brage, T Okely

(2014), Vol. 33, pp. 498-506, Journal of Sports Sciences, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2013

Child, family and environmental correlates of children's motor skill proficiency

L Barnett, T Hinkley, A Okely, J Salmon

(2013), Vol. 16, pp. 332-336, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

5-year changes in afterschool physical activity and sedentary behavior

L Arundell, N Ridgers, J Veitch, J Salmon, T Hinkley, A Timperio

(2013), Vol. 44, pp. 605-611, American journal of preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Tracking physical activity and sedentary behavior in childhood : a systematic review

R Jones, T Hinkley, A Okely, J Salmon

(2013), Vol. 44, pp. 651-658, American journal of preventive medicine, New York, N. Y., C1

journal

Standardising the after-school period for children's physical activity and sedentary behaviour

L Arundell, J Salmon, J Veitch, E O'Connell, T Hinkley, C Hume

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 65-67, Health promotion journal of Australia, Camperdown, N.S.W., C1

journal

Conceptual understanding of screen media parenting: report of a working group

T O'Connor, M Hingle, R Chuang, T Gorely, T Hinkley, R Jago, J Lanigan, N Pearson, D Thompson

(2013), Vol. 9, Childhood obesity, New Rochelle, N. Y., C1

journal

The correlates of preschoolers' compliance with screen recommendations exist across multiple domains

T Hinkley, J Salmon, A Okely, D Crawford

(2013), Vol. 57, pp. 212-219, Preventive medicine, San Diego, California, C1

journal

Predictive validity and classification accuracy of ActiGraph energy expenditure equations and cut-points in young children

X Janssen, D Cliff, J Reilly, T Hinkley, R Jones, M Batterham, U Ekelund, S Brage, A Okely

(2013), Vol. 8, pp. 1-9, PLOS One, San Francisco, California, C1

journal
2012

Preschoolers' physical activity, screen time, and compliance with recommendations

T Hinkley, J Salmon, A Okely, D Crawford, K Hesketh

(2012), Vol. 44, pp. 458-465, Medicine and science in sports and exercise, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal

Correlates of preschool children's physical activity

T Hinkley, J Salmon, A Okely, K Hesketh, D Crawford

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 159-167, American journal of preventive medicine, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Use of electronic games by young children and fundamental movement skills?

L Barnett, T Hinkley, A Okely, K Hesketh, J Salmon

(2012), Vol. 114, pp. 1023-1034, Perceptual and motor skills, Missoula, Mont., C1

journal

The HAPPY Study : development and reliability of a parent survey to assess correlates of preschool children's physical activity

T Hinkley, J Salmon, A Okely, D Crawford, K Hesketh

(2012), Vol. 15, pp. 407-417, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Chatswood, N. S. W., C1

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Assessing volume of accelerometry data for reliability in preschool children

T Hinkley, E O'Connell, A Okely, D Crawford, K Hesketh, J Salmon

(2012), Vol. 44, pp. 2436-2441, Medicine and science in sports and exercise, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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Patterns of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in preschool children

E Van Cauwenberghe, R Jones, T Hinkley, D Crawford, A Okely

(2012), Vol. 9, International journal of behavioral nutition and physical activity, London, England, C1

journal

Children's physical activity and screen time : qualitative comparison of views of parents of infants and preschool children

K Hesketh, T Hinkley, K Campbell

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 1-14, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

journal
2011

Influences on preschool children's physical activity

T Hinkley, J Salmon, A Okely, D Crawford, K Hesketh

(2011), Vol. 34, pp. 39-50, Family and community health, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal
2010

Correlates of sedentary behaviours in preschool children : a review

T Hinkley, J Salmon, A Okely, S Trost

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 1-10, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

journal
2008

Preschool children and physical activity : a review of correlates

T Hinkley, D Crawford, J Salmon, A Okely, K Hesketh

(2008), Vol. 34, pp. 435-441, American journal of preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Investigating preschool children's physical activity and sedentary behaviours to identify opportunities for supporting healthy behaviours

Dr Trina Hinkley

NHMRC ECF - Early Career Fellowship

  • 2017: $68,114
  • 2016: $79,692
  • 2015: $78,660
  • 2014: $77,358

Other Public Sector Funding

Literature Review - Children's Physical Activitiy Participation; Active for Life Part 2

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Dr Alison Carver, Dr Trina Hinkley, Prof Jo Salmon

  • 2013: $15,050

NDIA Inclusive Sports Program

Prof Nicole Rinehart, Prof Helen Skouteris, Dr Lisa Barnett, Prof Jane McGillivray, Dr Trina Hinkley

  • 2017: $100,000
  • 2016: $300,000

ALLPlay Dance program for children and young people with disabilities

Prof Nicole Rinehart, A/Prof David Austin, Prof Jane McGillivray, Dr Tamara May, Dr Trina Hinkley, Prof Helen Skouteris, Dr Jennifer McGinley

  • 2017: $627,580

Industry and Other Funding

Active Kids: A comprehensive biopsychosocial understanding of factors that enhance and hinder physical activity, social engagement and motor development in children with ASD

Prof Nicole Rinehart, Dr Trina Hinkley, Dr Jennifer McGinley, Miss Simone Thomas

  • 2016: $8,500
  • 2015: $16,613

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2016

Lauren Elizabeth Arundell

Thesis entitled: The after-school period: a critical window for children¿s health behaviours

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences