Dr James Rudd

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr James Rudd (Senior Lecturer in Physcal Education ) is an academic member of staff with teaching duties. James has expert knowledge of motor learning and physical education pedagogy with a focus on supporting children's development from areas of low socio economic status. His latest research is on the development of physical literacy in children through designing and evaluating PE curriculums and sports programmes with a focus on developing movement skills, self-regulating capacities, motivation and proficiency. The goal of his research is to provide holistic support for children enabling them to move skilfully, effectively and efficiently, and thereby equipping them to navigate successfully the changes they will experience as they move from childhood, to adolescence and beyond. James has many years experience of working in schools in the UK and in Australia, and continues to work closely with schools to support and enhance their Physical Education provision.

Journal article

Woods CT, Rudd J, Gray R, Davids K. 2021. Enskilment: an Ecological-Anthropological Worldview of Skill, Learning and Education in Sport Sports Medicine - Open, 7 DOI Author Url Public Url

Rudd J, Woods C, Correia V, Seifert L, Davids K. 2021. An ecological dynamics conceptualisation of physical ‘education’: Where we have been and where we could go next Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 26 :293-306 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Rudd J, Buszard T, Spittle S, O'Callaghan L, Oppici L. 2021. Comparing the efficacy (RCT) of learning a dance choreography and practicing creative dance on improving executive functions and motor competence in 6–7 years old children Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 53 DOI Author Url Public Url

Crotti M, Rudd J, Roberts S, Boddy L, Fitton Davies K, O'Callaghan L, Utesch T, Foweather L. 2021. Effect of Linear and Nonlinear Pedagogy Physical Education Interventions on Children’s Physical Activity: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial (SAMPLE-PE) Children, 8 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Woods CT, Robertson S, Rudd J, Araújo D, Davids K. 2020. ‘Knowing as we go’: a Hunter-Gatherer Behavioural Model to Guide Innovation in Sport Science Sports Medicine - Open, 6 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Woods CT, Rudd J, Robertson S, Davids K. 2020. Wayfinding: How Ecological Perspectives of Navigating Dynamic Environments Can Enrich Our Understanding of the Learner and the Learning Process in Sport Sports Medicine - Open, 6 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Downs SJ, Boddy LM, McGrane B, Rudd JR, Melville CA, Foweather L. 2020. Motor competence assessments for children with intellectual disabilities and/or autism: A systematic review BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine, 6 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Roberts SJ, McRobert AP, Rudd J, Enright K, Reeves MJ. 2020. Research in Another un-Examined (RAE) context. A Chronology of 35 Years of Relative Age Effect Research in Soccer: Is it time to move on? Science and Medicine in Football, DOI Author Url Public Url

Woods CT, Rothwell M, Rudd J, Robertson S, Davids K. 2020. Representative co-design: Utilising a source of experiential knowledge for athlete development and performance preparation Psychology of Sport and Exercise, :101804-101804 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Oppici L, Frith E, Rudd J. 2020. A Perspective on Implementing Movement Sonification to Influence Movement (and Eventually Cognitive) Creativity Frontiers in Psychology, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Oppici L, Rudd J, Buszard T, Spittle S. 2020. Efficacy of a 7-week dance (RCT) PE curriculum with different teaching pedagogies and levels of cognitive challenge to improve working memory capacity and motor competence in 8–10 years old children Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 50 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

O'Sullivan M, Davids K, Woods CT, Rothwell M, Rudd J. 2020. Conceptualizing Physical Literacy within an Ecological Dynamics Framework QUEST, 72 :448-462 DOI Author Url

Rudd JR, Pesce C, Strafford BW, Davids K. 2020. Physical Literacy - A Journey of Individual Enrichment: An Ecological Dynamics Rationale for Enhancing Performance and Physical Activity in All Frontiers in Psychology, 11 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Whitehead A, Umeh F, Brockett C, Westerbeek H, Powling E, Fitton Davies K, Rudd J. 2020. Motivational differences between 5K, half marathon and full marathon participants in the UK and India. Managing Sport and Leisure, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Rudd J, Crotti M, Fitton Davies K, O'Callaghan L, Bardid F, Utesh T, Roberts S, Boddy L, Knowles Z, Foulkes J, Watson P, Pesce C, Button C, Lubans D, Buszard T, Walsh B, Foweather L. 2020. Skill Acquisition Methods Fostering Physical Literacy in Early-Physical Education (SAMPLE-PE): Rationale and Study Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial in 5–6-Year-Old Children From Deprived Areas of North West England Frontiers in Psychology, DOI Author Url Public Url

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, 38 :1454-1464 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Barnett LM, Telford RM, Strugnell C, Rudd J, Olive LS, Telford RD. 2018. Impact of cultural background on fundamental movement skill and its correlates Journal of Sports Sciences, DOI Author 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 J, Butson ML, Barnett L, Farrow D, Berry J, Borkoles E, Polman R. 2016. A holistic measurement model of movement competency in children JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 34 :477-485 DOI Author 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

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

Crotti M, Foweather L, Rudd J, Hurter L, Schwarz S, Boddy L. Development of raw acceleration cut-points for wrist and hip accelerometers to assess sedentary behaviour and physical activity in 5-7 year old children Journal of Sports Sciences, DOI Author Url Public Url

Fitton Davies K, Watson P, Rudd J, Roberts S, Bardid F, Knowles Z, Foweather L. Development and validity of the Motivation Assessment Tool for Physical Education (MAT-PE) among young children Psychology of Sport and Exercise, DOI Public Url

Crotti M, Rudd J, Weaver RG, Roberts S, O'Callaghan L, Fitton Davies K, Foweather L. Validation of modified SOFIT+: Relating physical activity promoting practices in physical education to moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in 5-6 year old children Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, DOI Author Url Public Url

Chapters

Rudd J. 2020. Non Linear Pedagogy Heraud P. Encyclopedia of Educational Innovation Springer Nature Singapore DOI

Rudd J. Nonlinear Pedagogy

Poster

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

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

Report

Rudd J, Polman R, Farrow D, Borkoles E. Efficacy of the Launchpad gymnastics program. Industry Report to Gymnastics Australia.

Research Grants Awarded:

Baily Thomas Charitable Fund, Movement Matters: Feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of a pilot intervention to improve physical activity, motor competence and quality of life amongst children with intellectual disabilities, Downs, Samantha; Boddy, Lynne; Rudd, James; Taylor, Sarah; McGrane, Bronagh, McGarty, Arlene; Thompson, Andrew, Grant value (£): 99,963, Duration of research project: 24 months. 2020

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.

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

External collaboration:

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.

Award:

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.

Media Coverage:

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.

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