Claire Mills, PhD

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Oxstalls Campus
University of Gloucestershire
Gloucester GL2 9HW, UK



• (2014), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) University of Gloucestershire
• (2000), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy University of Gloucestershire
• (1996), MSc-Sport and Exercise Science Cardiff Metropolitan University
• (1995), Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Secondary) Physical Education Cardiff Metropolitan University
• (1994), BA (Hons) – Sport and Human Movement Studies (2:1) Cardiff Metropolitan University


• (2004-Present), University of Gloucestershire Senior Lecturer and Level 6 lead of BSc (Hons) in Sports Education
• (2001-2004), University of the West of England, Hartpury College Award Leader, Lecturer and Director of Netball
• (1997-2001), Worcester Sixth Form College A and AS level PE Co-ordinator and Netball Academy Co-ordinator
• (1997-1997), Stanwell Comprehensive School, Penarth, Cardiff Physical Education Teacher (Supply)
• (1996-1996), St John the Baptise Comprehensive School, Aberdare Physical Education Teacher (Supply)

Research Interest

Her research interests include: Overweight and obesity, Body composition, Kinanthropometry, Air displacement plethysmography, Hydrostatic weighing and Lifelong physical activity through the lifespan.

Scientific Activities


• (2014), Nominated for Best Academic Support category in the Staff Awards at University of Gloucestershire
• (2014), Dissertation student (Rachel Burnett) received Dissertation of the Year Award under her supervision
• (2016), Nominated for ‘Most Inspirational Lecturer’, ‘Exceptional Support Beyond Teaching’ and ‘Outstanding Colleague’ categories in the Staff Awards 2016


• International Society for the Advancement of Kin anthropometry
• Higher Education Academy
• Sports Coach, UK


1. Mills CD, Dee S. Challenging perceptions on body image using a bariatric weighted suit with female University dancers. Journal of Obesity and Bariatrics. 2016; 3(1): 1-6. doi:
2. Mills CD, Hayward J. An investigation into Body Mass Index and lifestyle characteristics within an elderly population. Obesity Research Open Journal. 2016; 3(2): 18-23. doi: 10.17140/OROJ-3- 123
3. Mills CD. What it is like to be Obese? A Practical Example. Obesity Research Open Journal. 2015; 2(3): e8-e9. doi: 10.17140/ OROJ-2-e003
4. Holland C, Mills CD. Profiling sports therapy student preferred learning styles within a clinical education context. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. 2015; 9: 1-19.
5. Mills CD. Body Composition Analysis. Sports Performance & Tech. Analytics in Soccer Special. 2014; 8: 10-13.
6. El Ansari W, Stock C, Mills CD. Is Alcohol consumption Associated with Poor Academic Achievement in University Students? International Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2013; 4(10): 1175-1188.
7. El Ansari W, Moseley L, Mills CD, Raybould L. Health complaints in university students in England: A European comparison. (In: Schultz H, Wright PR, Hauser T). Exercise, Sports and Health. Chemnitz: Chemnitz University Press. 2011; 9-22.
8. Mills CD. To review the module evaluation process and manage students expectations. Case Study. Higher Education Academy. 2010.
9. Mills CD, Matthews N. Review of tutor feedback during undergraduate dissertations: A case study. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education. 2009; 8(1): 108-116. doi: 10.3794/johlste.81.211
10. Mills CD. Review of tutor feedback during undergraduate dissertations: Case Study. Higher Education Academy. 2007.