Liverpool Skylilne

Sport Studies Leisure and Nutrition

Katie Fitton Davies


I am a PhD student at Liverpool John Moores University. For my PhD project, I am looking at the development and use of a qualitative method for exploring self-determined motivation in 5-7 year old children. This is within a wider project called SAMPLE-PE, where this is the psychological component of a motor competence cluster intervention within primary physical education.




2016, Bangor University, United Kingdom, MSc
2010, Bangor University, United Kingdom, BSc



Fitton Davies K, Watson P, Rudd J, Bardid F, Knowles Z, Roberts S, Foweather L. 2019. Development, face and content validity of a novel qualitative tool to measure young children's motivation for physical education FEPSAC

Fitton Davies K, Watson P, Rudd J, Bardid F, Knowles Z, Roberts S, Foweather L. 2019. Development of a novel qualitative method to measure young children’s motivation for physical education: draw, write, show and tell.

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

Conference publication

Fitton Davies K. Development of a qualitative methodology to examine self-determination in 5-7 year old children: SAMPLE-PE Project Power of Sport

Journal article

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,

Engagement & Impact


Young Researcher Award (poster), FEPSAC. 2019