Dr Jonathan Foulkes

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr Jonathan Foulkes (Lecturer in Physical Education) is an academic member of staff with teaching responsibilities within the School of Sport & Exercise Sciences. Jonathan was previously an undergraduate and postgraduate student at Liverpool John Moores University before returning to take up a Lecturing position on the BA (Hons) Physical Education programme in September 2018.

Jonathan primarily teaches on the following modules; Introduction to Skill Acquisition, Skill Acquisition 2, Research Design, Make it Happen: Project Plan and Make it Happen: Project Implementation. Jonathan's research interests are focused on fundamental movement skill development, physical literacy, physical activity and the role of pedagogy in developing children's physical literacy.

Degrees

2017, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD - Fundamental Movement Skills, Physical Activity and Obesity from Early to Late Childhood.
2013, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MSc Sports Physiology
2011, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) Sports Science (Physiology)

Academic appointments

Lecturer in Physical Education, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - present
Lecturer in Physical Education, Edge Hill University, 2017 - 2018

Postgraduate training

PGCERT in Teaching and Learning, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - 2021

Journal article

Duncan MJ, Foweather L, Bardid F, Barnett AL, Rudd JR, O'Brien W, Foulkes J, Roscoe C, Issartel J, Stratton G, Clark C. 2022. Motor competence among children in the UK and Ireland: An expert statement on behalf of the International Motor Development Research Consortium Journal of Motor Learning and Development, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Foulkes JD, Knowles ZR, Fairclough SJ, Stratton G, O'Dwyer MV, Foweather L. 2021. Is Foundational Movement Skill Competency Important for Keeping Children Physically Active and at a Healthy Weight? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Foweather L, Crotti M, Foulkes JD, O’Dwyer MV, Utesch T, Knowles ZR, Fairclough SJ, Ridgers ND, Stratton G. 2021. Foundational Movement Skills and Play Behaviors during Recess among Preschool Children: A Compositional Analysis Children, 8 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Morley D, Rudd JR, Issartel J, Goodway J, O'Connor D, Foulkes JD, Babic M, Kavanagh J, Miller A. 2021. Rationale and study protocol for the Movement Oriented Games Based Assessment (MOGBA) cluster randomized controlled trial: A complex movement skill intervention for 8-12 year old children within 'Made to Play'. PLoS One, 16 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Foulkes JD, Foweather L, Fairclough SJ, Knowles Z. 2020. “I Wasn’t Sure What It Meant to be Honest”—Formative Research towards a Physical Literacy Intervention for Preschoolers Children, 7 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Rudd JR, Crotti M, Fitton-Davies K, O'Callaghan L, Bardid F, Utesh T, Roberts SJ, Boddy LM, Cronin CJ, Knowles ZR, Foulkes JD, Watson PM, Pesce C, Button C, Lubans D, Buszard T, Walsh BA, 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 Publisher Url Public Url

Foulkes JD, Knowles ZR, Fairclough SJ, Stratton G, O'Dwyer M, Ridgers N, Foweather L. 2017. Effect of a 6-Week Active Play Intervention on Fundamental Movement Skill Competence of Preschool Children Perceptual and Motor Skills, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Foulkes JD, Knowles ZR, Fairclough SJ, Stratton G, O'dwyer M, Ridgers ND, Foweather L. 2015. Fundamental Movement Skills of Preschool Children in Northwest England Perceptual Motor Skills, 121 :260-283 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Foweather L, Knowles ZR, Ridgers N, O Dwyer MV, Foulkes JD, Stratton G. Fundamental Movement Skills in relation to weekday and weekend physical activity in preschool children Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18 :691-696 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Wilkie B, Foulkes JD, Woods CT, Sweeting A, Lewis C, Davids K, Rudd J. A games-based assessment in ecological dynamics for measuring physical literacy Asian Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, DOI Public Url

Chapters

Wilkie B, Foulkes J, Lewis C, Woods C, Sweeting A, Robinson E, Rudd J. 2021. Measuring Physical Literacy: A Fresh Approach Rudd J, Renshaw I, Savelsbergh G, Chow JY, Roberts W, Newcombe D, Davids K. Nonlinear Pedagogy and the Athletic Skills Model. The Importance of Play in Supporting Physical Literacy :161-168 Routledge. Oxon, UK Publisher Url

Robinson E, Lewis C, Foulkes J, Wilkie B, Woods C, Sweeting A, Rudd J. 2021. Development of Creative Movement through Enriched Game Design Rudd J, Renshaw I, Savelsbergh G, Chow JY, Roberts W, Newcombe D, Davids K. Nonlinear Pedagogy and the Athletic Skills Model. The Importance of Play in Supporting Physical Literacy :169-177 Routledge. Oxon, UK Publisher Url

Book

Robinson E, Lewis C, Rudd J, Foulkes J, Wilkie B, Woods C, Sweeting A. 2021. Nonlinear Pedagogy and the Athletic Skills Model: The Importance of Play in Supporting Physical Literacy :1-180 9780367457945 DOI

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, International Motor Development Research Consortium, https://www.i-mdrc.com/. 2020

Conference presentation:

Is Fundamental Movement Skill Competency Important for Keeping Children Physically Active and a Healthy Weight?, The Healthy and Active Children Symposium - Presented by I-MDRC and CIAPSE, Verona, Italy, Oral presentation. 2019

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