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Hayley Mills

Hayley Mills BSc

Senior Lecturer



Hayley Mills has worked in physical activity, health and sport for 17 years in a variety of roles delivering and managing health and physical activity projects and strategies in Sheffield and Rotherham as a physical activity specialist and Prince 2 Project Manager. These roles focused on delivering outcomes impacting on an individual, population and national level within local authorities, Public Health and the National Centre For Sport and Exercise Medicine, Sheffield (NCSEM).Hayley has also been instrumental in building a portfolio of funded community programmes in health and physical activity securing £1.3 million funding in the last 5 years and designed a branded child weight management curriculum for use across the UK.

She has worked with variety of populations, health professionals, and partners in the community, leisure industry and clinical care in the NHS supporting specialist cohorts such as: Tier 2 & 3 adult and child obesity, specialist obesity summer camps for children, older people exercise programmes, cardiac phase III and IV rehabilitation, heart failure rehabilitation, exercise referral, pulmonary and cancer rehabilitation and mental health programmes. Hayley has developed numerous innovative health and physical activity programmes and pilots including a Workplace Wellness programme within Sheffield City Council, the NCSEM’S exercise pathway pilot in Sheffield and creating the UK’s first pilot men’s only weight management curriculum and programme for the ‘Hairy Bikers’.

Hayley currently teaches on the physical activity Sport and Health and Sport and Exercise Science undergraduate degrees. Her areas of interest for research lies in physical activity and long term diseases.


I am currently working on a physical activity research project for clients with Angina

Physical Activity Sport and Health

 Sport and Exercise Science

 Sport Development and Coaching

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