Dr James Rudd, is a Senior Lecturer in Physcal Education at Liverpool John Moores University and an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Institute of Sports, Exercise and Active Living, Victoria University, Melbourne. James's research interests are in the area of child development and motor learning. His latest research is looking into the impact of physical education pedagogy, underpinned by motor learning theory, on children's motor, psychological and cognitive development as well as children's physical activity behaviours. Before moving to Liverpool, James worked at Victoria University in Melbourne where he carried out research into the efficacy and effectiveness of gymnastics in developing motor skill competence in primary school children.
Prior to undertaking his PhD, James spent seven years working in schools in the UK and Australia, supporting teachers and helping develop the physical education curriculum in primary schools.
Rudd JR, O'Callaghan L, Williams J. 2019. Physical Education Pedagogies Built upon Theories of Movement Learning: How Can Environmental Constraints Be Manipulated to Improve Children's Executive Function and Self-Regulation Skills? INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, 16 DOI Author Url Public Url
Roberts SJ, Rudd J, Reeves M. 2019. Efficacy of using non-linear pedagogy to support attacking players’ individual learning objectives in elite-youth football: A randomised cross-over trial Journal of Sports Sciences, DOI Publisher Url Public Url
Rudd JR, Barnett LM, Farrow D, Berry J, Borkoles E, Polman R. 2017. The Impact of Gymnastics on Children’s Physical Self-Concept and Movement Skill Development in Primary Schools Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 0 :1-9 DOI Author Url Publisher Url
Rudd JR, Barnett LM, Farrow D, Berry J, Borkoles E, Polman R. 2017. Effectiveness of a 16 week gymnastics curriculum at developing movement competence in children. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20 :164-169 DOI Author Url Public Url
Rudd JR, Barnett LM, Butson ML, Farrow D, Berry J, Polman RCJ. 2015. Fundamental Movement Skills Are More than Run, Throw and Catch: The Role of Stability Skills PLOS ONE, 10 DOI Author Url Public Url
Rudd JR, bardid F, Polman R, Lenor. M, Barnett L. 2015. Cross-cultural comparison of motor competence in children from Australia and Belgium Frontiers in Psychology, 6 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Rudd J, Crotti M, Fitton Davies K, O'Callaghan L, Bardid F, Utesh T, Roberts S, Boddy L, Walsh B, Knowles Z, Watson P, Button C, Lubans D, Pesce C, Buszard T, Foulkes J, Foweather L. Skill Acquisition Methods fostering Physical Literacy in Early-Physical Education (SAMPLE-PE) in 5-6 year old children: Rationale and study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial BMC Public Health,
Rudd J, Roberts S. Efficacy of using Nonlinear pedagogy to support attacking players’ individual learning objectives in elite-youth football: A randomised cross-over trial Journal of Sports Sciences, DOI Author Url Public Url
Ling F, Buszard T, Rudd J, Polman R. Confirmation of psychometric properties of the Movement Specific Reinvestment Scale for Children (MSRS-C). European Journal of Sports & Exercise Science, Publisher Url Public Url
Fitton Davies K, Rudd J, Watson P, Bardid F, Knowles Z, Noonan R, Foweather L. 2018. Exploring self-determination in children aged 5-7 years: A feasibility study. Celebration of Women in Research
Rudd J, Strugnell CA, Telford RM, Telford RD, Olive LS, Barnett LM. 2017. Motor competence in children from an Asian-Australian background compared to children from an English-speaking (European) background JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY, 39 :S90-S91 Author Url
Rudd JR, butson M, Borkoles E, Barnett L, Farrow D, Berry J, Polman R. Physical literacy development in Australian youth: A current concern Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, DOI
Telford D, keegan R, Rudd JR, Batnett L, olive L, Edwards L, Lander N, Keegan S. Physical literacy development in Australian youth: A current concern Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, DOI
Rudd JR, Farrow D, Barnett L, Borkoles E, Berry J, Polman R. A pilot study to evaluate the efficacy of the ‘Launchpad’ gymnastics programme at developing children's motor coordination and fundamental movement skills Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, DOI
Polman R, Rudd JR, Borkoles E. Development of movement literacy test battery for secondary schools: The influence of SES Journal of Applied Psychology,
Rudd JR, Farrow D, Borkoles E, Barnett L, Berry J, Polman R. The influence of a fundamental movement skill intervention on perceived movement skill competency in primary school children. APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY-AN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW-PSYCHOLOGIE APPLIQUEE-REVUE INTERNATIONALE,
Rudd J. Nonlinear Pedagogy a Contemporary Approach to Teaching Physical Education: An illustration through Primary School Gymnastics CIDESD 2019
Rudd J, Polman R, Farrow D, Borkoles E. Efficacy of the Launchpad gymnastics program. Industry Report to Gymnastics Australia.
Engagement & Impact
External PGR examinations performed:
University of Western Australia, PhD, Technological approaches to fundamental movement skill assessment in children. 2019
University of Otago, PhD, The effect of educational gymnastics on young children's movement skills.. 2018
Sheffield Hallam, Prof. David Morley BEd. (Hons), MA, PhD. Professor of Children’s Sport, Physical Activity & PE| Academy of Sport & Physical Activity. 2019
Western Australia, Michael Rosenberg. 2018
Physical literacy – a foundation for sporting excellence in India. Victoria University, Procam International, India Institute of Sport Management, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Commonwealth Government of Australia., Hans Westerbeek, Camilla Brockett.
Postgraduate Award of Distinction, The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. 2018
Membership of professional bodies:
Member, North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. 2016
Member, Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
Member, European College of Sport Science.
Member, Sports Medicine Australia.
http://theconversation.com/cant-throw-cant-catch-australian-kids-are-losing-that-sporting-edge-36822, A short article for the Conversation titled 'Can’t throw, can’t catch: Australian kids are losing that sporting edge'. Which sparked huge media interest resulting in over 45 media items to an audience of 2,743,250 at an advertising space rate (media value) of $329,030..
https://theconversation.com/want-an-olympic-legacy-get-primary-school-children-trying-out-a-range-of-different-sports-64513, Want an Olympic Legacy? Get primary children trying out a range of different sports.
Research Grants Awarded:
Australian Medicare Local Alliance, Enhancing physical literacy in children from low socioeconomic backgrounds, Grant value (£): $120,000.
FREE FUND Research Capacity Fund, A feasibility study to investigate the administration, organisation and acceptability of the ‘SAMPLE- PE ’ curriculum to improve physical literacy in 5-6 year olds from low socio-economic backgrounds., Dr Lawrence Foweather, Grant value (£): £25,000.
Liverpool John Moores University, Examine the efficacy of the SAMPLE- PE curriculum on enhancing children aged 5-7 perceived and actual fundamental movement skill (FMS) competence from a low socio-economic background., Dr Lawrence Foweather, Grant value (£): 23,000.
Liverpool John Moores University, Vice Chancellor PhD Scholarship, Efficacy of the SAMPLE- PE curriculum to improve physical literacy attributes among primary school children from low socio- economic backgrounds, Grant value (£): 23,000.