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Dr Trina Hinkley is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN), within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. Trina is an active researcher in understanding and influencing physical activity and sedentary behaviours, particularly in young children. She has contributed to the development of the physical activity and sedentary behaviour recommendations for early childhood (birth to five years) and children and young people (five to 18 years) for Australia.
Associate supervisor for two PhD students
Associate supervisor for one Masters student
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. Trina’s research also investigates the social and emotional outcomes of participation in such behaviours.
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.
The International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)
International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH)
Australasian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network (ACAORN)
Reviewer of National grants and international manuscripts
Member of the local organising committee for the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 Annual Meeting
Member of the Membership sub-committee for the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity
Member of the Council on Physical Activity and Obesity for the International Society for Physical Activity and Health
Conference chair at national and international conferences
Reviewer of abstracts for national conferences
Hinkley T, Salmon J, Okely AD, Crawford D, Hesketh K. Correlates of preschool children’s 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 children’s 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 children’s 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 children’s 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 children’s 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 children’s physical activity. Poster presentation. Sixth National Physical Activity Conference, 13-16 October 2007, Adelaide, Australia.