Dr Hayley Mills


NameDr Hayley Mills
Job titleSenior Lecturer
Research instituteSchool of Human and Life Sciences

Research outputs

Encouraging physical activity during and after pregnancy in the COVID-19 era, and beyond

Atkinson, L., DeVivo, M., Hayes, L., Hesketh, K. R., Mills, H., Newham, J. J., Olander, E. K. and Smith, D. M. 2020. Encouraging physical activity during and after pregnancy in the COVID-19 era, and beyond. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17 (7304), pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197304

You're pregnant, are you sure you should be doing that?

Mills, H. and DeVivo, M. 2019. You're pregnant, are you sure you should be doing that? Human Kinetics.

Physical activity during and beyond pregnancy: The importance of consistent and clear messages

Mills, H. and DeVivo, M. 2019. Physical activity during and beyond pregnancy: The importance of consistent and clear messages.

Exercise professionals' confidence in engaging women to be physically active during pregnancy

Draper, S., DeVivo, M. and Mills, H. Exercise professionals' confidence in engaging women to be physically active during pregnancy.

Evaluating Mums’ Zone: a combined intervention of physical activity and social support for new mums.

DeVivo, M. and Mills, H. 2020. Evaluating Mums’ Zone: a combined intervention of physical activity and social support for new mums.

Infographic. Guidance for medical, health and fitness professionals to support women in returning to running postnatally

Donnelly, G. M., Rankin, A., Mills, H., DeVivo, M., Goom, T. and Brockwell, E 2020. Infographic. Guidance for medical, health and fitness professionals to support women in returning to running postnatally. British Journal of Sports Medicine.

2019 Women in Sport and Exercise Conference abstracts: Introducing This Mum Moves: an educational campaign to support pregnant women and new mothers in enjoying and benefiting from an active lifestyle

DeVivo, M. and Mills, H. 2020. 2019 Women in Sport and Exercise Conference abstracts: Introducing This Mum Moves: an educational campaign to support pregnant women and new mothers in enjoying and benefiting from an active lifestyle. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal. 28 (1), pp. 55-65. https://doi.org/10.1123/wspaj.2020-0011

Should physiotherapists recommend swimming to patients with low back pain (LBP) and is further research warrented?

Oakes, H., DeVivo, M., Mills, H. and Stephensen, D 2019. Should physiotherapists recommend swimming to patients with low back pain (LBP) and is further research warrented?

“They turn to you first for everything”: insights into midwives’ perspectives of providing physical activity advice and guidance to pregnant women.

De Vivo, M. and Mills, H. 2019. “They turn to you first for everything”: insights into midwives’ perspectives of providing physical activity advice and guidance to pregnant women. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.

Bump start needed: linking guidelines, policy and practice in promoting physical activity during and beyond pregnancy

Mills, H., Atkinson, L, Olander, E.K, Smith, D, Hayes, L, Currie, S, Newham, J, Foster, C and De Vivo, M. 2019. Bump start needed: linking guidelines, policy and practice in promoting physical activity during and beyond pregnancy. British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Physical activity and pregnancy

Mills, H., DeVivo, M., Tillet, E. and Johnson, B. 2019. Physical activity and pregnancy. Royal College of General Practitioners.

#Greatcoaching within sport

Howells, K., Gubby, L., Dray, K. and Mills, H. 2019. #Greatcoaching within sport. Expert Comments

#BalanceforBetter within sport

Howells, K., Gubby, L., Dray, K. and Mills, H. 2019. #BalanceforBetter within sport. CCCU website Media Department.

Assessing the psychosocial factors associated with adherence to exercise referral schemes: a systematic review

Eynon, M., Foad, J., Downey, J., Bowmer, Y. and Mills, H. 2019. Assessing the psychosocial factors associated with adherence to exercise referral schemes: a systematic review. Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine & Science In Sports. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.13403

We need more female role models in sport to inspire the next generation

Howells, K., Gubby, L., Dray, K. and Mills, H. 2018. We need more female role models in sport to inspire the next generation. CCCU media pages.

New teaching resource for promoting physical activity in pregnancy

De Vivo, M. and Mills, H. 2017. New teaching resource for promoting physical activity in pregnancy. Canterbury Christ Church University.

A mixed methods approach to advance the understanding of physical activity behaviour during pregnancy

De Vivo, M. and Mills, H. 2017. A mixed methods approach to advance the understanding of physical activity behaviour during pregnancy. Journal of Sports Sciences. 35 (S1), pp. 22-23. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2017.1378421

Why absence of evidence of risk is not the same as evidence for absence of risk

Mills, H., De Vivo, M. and Beedie, C. 2017. Why absence of evidence of risk is not the same as evidence for absence of risk. CCCU Expert Comment.

Experiences of physical activity during pregnancy resulting from in vitro fertilisation: an interpretative phenomenological analysis

Walker, C., Mills, H. and Gilchrist, A. 2017. Experiences of physical activity during pregnancy resulting from in vitro fertilisation: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2017.1313968

“Already tired – do I need to be more tired?!” Eliciting the modal salient exercise beliefs of pregnant women in East Kent (United Kingdom).

De Vivo, M. and Mills, H. 2015. “Already tired – do I need to be more tired?!” Eliciting the modal salient exercise beliefs of pregnant women in East Kent (United Kingdom).

Examining the effectiveness of the theory of planned behaviour in explaining exercise intention and behaviour during pregnancy: a meta-analysis

De Vivo, M., Hulbert, S., Mills, H. and Uphill, M. 2016. Examining the effectiveness of the theory of planned behaviour in explaining exercise intention and behaviour during pregnancy: a meta-analysis. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2015.1118022

Public attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities after viewing Olympic or Paralympic performance

Ferrara, K., Burns, J. and Mills, H. 2015. Public attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities after viewing Olympic or Paralympic performance. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly. 32 (1), pp. 19-33. https://doi.org/10.1123/apaq.2014-0136

Examining the effectiveness of the Theory of Planned Behaviour in predicting exercise intention and behaviour during pregnancy: Preliminary findings from a random effects meta-analysis

De Vivo, M., Hulbert, S., Mills, H. and Uphill, M. 2014. Examining the effectiveness of the Theory of Planned Behaviour in predicting exercise intention and behaviour during pregnancy: Preliminary findings from a random effects meta-analysis.

“I could have gone off much harder”. Post-race counterfactual thinking in indoor rowers.

Dray, K., Uphill, M., Mills, H. and Southam, M. 2015. “I could have gone off much harder”. Post-race counterfactual thinking in indoor rowers.

Exploring perceptions of success within an exercise referral scheme: a mixed method investigation

Mills, H., Crone, D., James, D. and Johnston, L. 2012. Exploring perceptions of success within an exercise referral scheme: a mixed method investigation. Evaluation Review. 36 (6), pp. 407-429. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193841X12474452

The potential power of the Paralympics - changing attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities

Parrot, K., Burns, J., Mills, H. and Baker, P. 2012. The potential power of the Paralympics - changing attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities.

Emotional intelligence: associations with emotions, emotion regulation and rowing performance

Uphill, M. and Mills, H. 2011. Emotional intelligence: associations with emotions, emotion regulation and rowing performance. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 45 (15). https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2011-090606.36

Response to article: Effect of exercise referral schemes in primary care on physical activity and improving health outcomes: systematic review and meta-analysis

Crone, D., James, D., Mills, H. and Johnston, L. 2011. Response to article: Effect of exercise referral schemes in primary care on physical activity and improving health outcomes: systematic review and meta-analysis. British Medical Journal (BMJ). 2011 (343). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6462

Building Bridges - An innovative tool to capture small health behaviour changes; the development process

Mills, H., Uphill, M. and Weed, M. 2011. Building Bridges - An innovative tool to capture small health behaviour changes; the development process.

Factors associated with exercise referral scheme success

Mills, H. 2009. Factors associated with exercise referral scheme success.

A mixed method investigation into the perception and measurement of success in an exercise referral scheme

Mills, H., Crone, D., James, D. and Johnston, L. 2010. A mixed method investigation into the perception and measurement of success in an exercise referral scheme.

‘Like I say to my dad, it’s not you’re fat, it’s probably muscle’ – exploring young boys’ perceptions of the physical activity and health relationship

Mills, H. and Mendez, K. 2010. ‘Like I say to my dad, it’s not you’re fat, it’s probably muscle’ – exploring young boys’ perceptions of the physical activity and health relationship.

Factors associated with physical activity referral completion and health outcomes

James, D., Mills, H., Crone, D., Johnston, L., Morris, C. and Gidlow, C. 2009. Factors associated with physical activity referral completion and health outcomes. Journal of Sports Sciences. 27 (10), pp. 1007-1017. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640410903214248

Public health and physical activity

Mills, H., Crone, D. and El Ansari, W. 2009. Public health and physical activity. in: Wilson, F. and Mabhala, M. (ed.) Key Concepts in Public Health Los Angeles SAGE Publications Ltd. pp. 202-206

'Even if you can’t skip, you have a skip in your step when you walk out of the gym': a study into patients' perceptions of an exercise referral scheme

Mills, H., Crone, D., Johnston, L. and James, D. 2007. 'Even if you can’t skip, you have a skip in your step when you walk out of the gym': a study into patients' perceptions of an exercise referral scheme.

'Even if you can't skip, you have a skip in your step when you walk out of the gym': a study into patients' perceptions of an exercise referral scheme

Mills, H., James, D., Chrone, D. and Johnston, L. 2007. 'Even if you can't skip, you have a skip in your step when you walk out of the gym': a study into patients' perceptions of an exercise referral scheme. Journal of Sports Sciences. 25 (S2), pp. 108-109.
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