Palma Chillón Garzón

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Date of birth: November 3rf, 1976
Associate professor
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Phone: 0034 958 244374

Palma Chillón has a Bachelor degree on Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (1999), a Bachelor degree on Occupational Therapy (2005) and Phd in Physical Activity and Health (2005), at the University of Granada (Spain).

Her professional career started as a Physical Education Teacher in Junta de Andalucía (2000-06) and followed as a teacher in the School of Sport Sciences at University of Granada (2005-currently). She has visited as a researcher the University of North Carolina (USA) (2009/10) and the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) (2013).

Her main interest areas are physical activity and Physical Education in young people. Regarding physical activity, the research focuses on active mobility when commuting to school through the study of the determinants and benefits of active commuting, elaboration of valid and feasible tools and designing school-based intervention programs. Regarding Physical Education, the research focuses on promotion health within the school curricula.

Key publications

  • 1.Chillón P, Panter J, Corder K, Jones AP, Van Sluijs EM. A longitudinal study of the distance that young people walk to school. Health and Place 2015, 31:133-137.
  • 2. Chillón P, Hales D, Vaughn A, Gizlice Z, Ni A, Ward DS. A cross-sectional study of demographic, environmental and parental barriers to active school travel among children in the United States. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014, 9;11:61.
  • 3. Chillón P, Ortega FB, Ruiz JR, Evenson KR, Labayen I, Martínez-Vizcaino V, Hurtig-Wennlöf A, Veidebaum T, Sjöström M. Bicycling to school is associated with improvements in physical fitness over a 6-year follow-up period in Swedish children. Preventive Medicine 2012, 55(1): 108-112.
  • 4. Chillón P, Evenson KR, Vaughn A, Ward DS. A systematic review of interventions for promoting active transportation to school. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011, 14(8):10.
  • 5. Chillón P, Ortega FB, Ruiz JR, Pérez IJ, Martín-Matillas M, Valtueña J, Gómez-Martínez S, Redondo C, Rey-López JP, Castillo M, Tercedor P, Delgado M. Socioeconomic factors and active commuting to school in Spanish adolescents; the AVENA study. European Journal of Public Health, 2009, 19(5):470-476.