Director, Active Living – National Heart Foundation of Australia
Adj Prof Trevor Shilton is National Director of Active Living with the National Heart Foundation of Australia.
The Heart Foundation’s initiatives in physical activity include a network of free walking groups across Australia, the award-winning urban design and health program Healthy Active by Design, the Jump Rope for Heart program which reached 300,000 Australian children annually, and advocacy initiatives such as the Blueprint for an Active Australia.
Trevor’s passion is physical activity advocacy and he aims to contribute to addressing the imbalance between the compelling evidence for physical activity and the lack of policy priority afforded to it. In keeping with this, Trevor leads the advocacy work for the International Society of Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) and the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) and is actively engaged in global work with WHO and the UN.
Throughout his career in public health Trevor has gained extensive experience and insight into translating evidence into robust initiatives such as leading social marketing campaigns and large-scale community-wide programs.
In his spare time Trevor has co-authored over 70 scientific publications and four book chapters. Trevor enjoys being active by cycling, swimming and walking with his wife and his dog Barney.