Professor Andrew Hills is co-director of ATN Centre for School of Human Movement Studies at Queensland University of Technology.
Professor Hills has been an influential obesity researcher and advocate for healthy weight management for over 20 years.
Andrew has been instrumental in lobbying the Australian Government to increase awareness of the obesity crisis and made a significant contribution to peak government, professional and scientific agencies, including as a President of the Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) and Co-Director of the Australasian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network (ACAORN). He was a member of the World Health Organization’s Expert Panel on Childhood Obesity and is a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) based on his expertise in childhood obesity and the use of stable isotopes in nutrition.
Andrew is passionate about improving the health of young people through physical activity, particularly in the context of the current childhood obesity epidemic. He has numerous research interests, including the physical growth and development of children, and implications for participation in sport and physical activity; nutrition, weight control and exercise; and exercise prescription for weight management. Andrew’s commitment to sensible approaches to weight management has led him to author or co-author 10 books including A Matter of Fat – Understanding and Overcoming Obesity in Kids with Rosemary Stanton (University of NSW Press, 2004).