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Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr Lawrence Foweather

Dr Lawrence Foweather

Telephone: 0151 231 4152

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Biography

Lawrence is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity, Exercise and Health in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. He is a member of the Physical Activity Exchange within the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences.

His on-going research interests include developing interventions and policy actions to promote physical activity and sport participation, whilst his work has a particular focus on children and families, as well as physical literacy (including fundamental movement skills) and sport for health strands. Lawrence has significant experience of working on local (e.g. A-CLASS Project, Liverpool Active City, REACH, Active Play, SmokeFree Sports), national (Youth Sport Trust: Move 2 Improve; Sport Wales: Dragon Challenge) and European (AFRESH: Activity and Food for Regional Economies Supporting Health) projects and regularly collaborates with public, private and third-sector organisations, in particular, schools, as part of his research.

Degrees

2014, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, Postgraduate Certificate Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
2010, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, PhD in Fundamental Movement Skills, Physical Activity and Psychological Well-being Among 9-10 Year old Children
2005, Loughborough University, UK, MSc Physical Activity and Health
2002, De Montfort University, UK, BSc Sports Studies

Publications

Highlighted publications

Tyler R, Foweather L, Mackintosh K, Stratton G. 2018. A dynamic assessment of children's physical competence: The Dragon Challenge Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 50 :2474-2487 DOI Author Url Public Url

Foulkes JD, Knowles Z, 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: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Perceptual and Motor Skills, 124 :393-412 DOI Author Url Public Url

McGee CE, Trigwell J, Fairclough SJ, Murphy RC, Porcellato L, Ussher M, Foweather L. 2016. Effect of a sport-for-health intervention (SmokeFree Sports) on smoking-related intentions and cognitions among 9-10 year old primary school children: a controlled trial BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 16 DOI Author Url Public Url

Foulkes J, Stratton G, O Dwyer MV, Knowles ZR, Ridgers ND, Foweather LF. 2015. Fundamental Movement Skills of Preschool Children in Northwest England Perceptual and Motor Skills, 121 :260-283 DOI Author Url Public Url

Trigwell J, McGee CE, Murphy RC, Porcellato LA, Ussher M, Garnham-Lee K, Knowles ZR, Foweather L. 2015. Process evaluation of a sport-for-health intervention to prevent smoking amongst primary school children: SmokeFree Sports BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 15 DOI Author Url Public Url

McGee CE, Trigwell J, Fairclough SJ, Murphy RC, Porcellato L, Ussher M, Foweather L. 2015. Influence of family and friend smoking on intentions to smoke and smoking-related attitudes and refusal self-efficacy among 9-10 year old children from deprived neighbourhoods: a cross-sectional study. BMC public health, 15 :225-225 DOI Author Url Public Url

Foweather L, Knowles Z, Ridgers N, O Dwyer MV, Foulkes J, Stratton G. 2014. 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 Public Url

Journal article

Stratton G, Foweather L, Mackintosh KA, Tyler R. 2019. A Critique of the Dragon Challenge Response MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 51 :2181-2181 DOI Author Url

Kennedy S, Peralta L, Lubans D, Foweather L, Smith J. 2019. Implementing a school-based physical activity program: process evaluation and impact on teachers’ confidence, perceived barriers and self-perceptions Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, DOI Author Url Public Url

Van Rossum T, Foweather L, Richardson DJ, Hayes S, Morley D. 2018. Primary teachers’ recommendations for the development of a teacher-oriented movement assessment tool for 4-7 year children Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Tyler R, Foweather L, Mackintosh K, Stratton G. 2018. A dynamic assessment of children's physical competence: The Dragon Challenge Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 50 :2474-2487 DOI Author Url Public Url

Shearer C, Goss H, Edwards L, Keegan R, Knowles Z, Boddy L, Myers E, Foweather L. 2018. How Is Physical Literacy Defined? A Contemporary Update Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 37 :237-245 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Boddy LM, Cunningham C, Fairclough SJ, Murphy MH, Breslin G, Foweather L, Dagger RM, Graves LE, Hopkins ND, Stratton G. 2018. Individual calibration of accelerometers in children and their health-related implications Journal of Sports Sciences, 36 :1340-1345 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

McWhannell N, Foweather L, Graves L, Henaghan J, Ridgers N, Stratton G. 2018. From Surveillance to Intervention: Overview and Baseline Findings for the Active City of Liverpool Active Schools and SportsLinx (A-CLASS) Project International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, DOI Author Url Public Url

Morley D, Van Rossum T, Richardson D, Foweather L. 2018. Expert recommendations for the design of a children’s movement competence assessment tool for use by primary school teachers European Physical Education Review, DOI Author Url Public Url

Foulkes JD, Knowles Z, 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: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Perceptual and Motor Skills, 124 :393-412 DOI Author Url Public Url

Buchan DS, Boddy LM, Grace FM, Brown E, Sculthorpe N, Cunningham C, Murphy MH, Dagger R, Foweather L, Graves LEF, Hopkins ND, Stratton G, Baker JS. 2016. Utility of three anthropometric indices in assessing the cardiometabolic risk profile in children AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN BIOLOGY, DOI Author Url Public Url

Garnham-Lee K, Trigwell J, McGee C, Knowles Z, Foweather L. 2016. Impact and acceptability of the coach and teacher training within a school-based sport-for-health smoking prevention intervention: SmokeFree Sports Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 6 :606-612 DOI Author Url Public Url

McGee CE, Trigwell J, Fairclough SJ, Murphy RC, Porcellato L, Ussher M, Foweather L. 2016. Effect of a sport-for-health intervention (SmokeFree Sports) on smoking-related intentions and cognitions among 9-10 year old primary school children: a controlled trial BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 16 DOI Author Url Public Url

Fussenich LM, Boddy LM, Green DJ, Graves LEF, Foweather L, Dagger RM, McWhannell N, Henaghan J, Ridgers ND, Stratton G, Hopkins ND. 2016. Physical activity guidelines and cardiovascular risk in children: a cross-sectional analysis to determine whether 60 minutes is enough BMC Public Health, DOI Author Url Public Url

Foulkes J, Stratton G, O Dwyer MV, Knowles ZR, Ridgers ND, Foweather LF. 2015. Fundamental Movement Skills of Preschool Children in Northwest England Perceptual and Motor Skills, 121 :260-283 DOI Author Url Public Url

Trigwell J, McGee CE, Murphy RC, Porcellato LA, Ussher M, Garnham-Lee K, Knowles ZR, Foweather L. 2015. Process evaluation of a sport-for-health intervention to prevent smoking amongst primary school children: SmokeFree Sports BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 15 DOI Author Url Public Url

McGee CE, Trigwell J, Fairclough SJ, Murphy RC, Porcellato L, Ussher M, Foweather L. 2015. Influence of family and friend smoking on intentions to smoke and smoking-related attitudes and refusal self-efficacy among 9-10 year old children from deprived neighbourhoods: a cross-sectional study. BMC public health, 15 :225-225 DOI Author Url Public Url

Houghton L, O'Dwyer M, Foweather L, Watson PM, Alford S, Knowles Z. 2014. Benefits of daddy play Early Years Educator, 16 :28-30 DOI Public Url

O Dwyer MV, Fairclough SJ, Ridgers ND, Knowles ZR, Foweather L, Stratton G. 2014. Patterns of Objectively Measured Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity in Preschool Children Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11 :1233-1238 DOI Author Url Public Url

Romeo-Velilla M, Benyon C, Murphy RC, McGee C, Hilland T, Parnell D, Stratton G, Foweather L. 2014. Formative Evaluation of a UK community-based sports intervention to prevent smoking among children and young people: SmokeFree Sports Journal of Sport for Development, 3

Foweather L, Knowles Z, Ridgers N, O Dwyer MV, Foulkes J, Stratton G. 2014. 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 Public Url

O'Dwyer MV, Foweather L, Fairclough SJ, Knowles ZR, Ridgers ND, Stratton G. 2014. Patterns of objectively measured moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in preschool children Journal of Physical Activity and Health, DOI Author Url

Houghton L, O Dwyer MV, Foweather L, Watson P, Alford S, Knowles ZR. 2014. An impact and feasibility evaluation of a six-week (nine hour) active play intervention on fathers’ engagement with their preschool children Early Child Development and Care, DOI Author Url Public Url

Boddy LM, Murphy MH, Cunningham C, Breslin G, Foweather L, Gobbi R, Graves LEF, Hopkins ND, Auth MKH, Stratton G. 2014. Physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness and clustered cardiometabolic risk ion 10-12 year old schoolchildren: The REACH Y6 study American Journal of Human Biology, DOI Author Url

Trigwell J, McGee C, Casstles H, Murphy RC, Porcellato L, Ussher M, Foweather L. 2014. Preventing smoking among nine to ten-year-old children using a novel school-based physical activity intervention: Overview of SmokeFree Sports. Education and Health,, 3 :93-102

Konidari A, Auth MKH, Murphy MH, Cuningham C, Foweather L, Gobbi R, Graves LEF, Hopkins ND, Stratton G, Boddy LM. 2014. Assessment of biochemical liver markers, physical activity, fitness and body mass index for a cardiometabolic risk model in childhood Acta Paediatrica, DOI Author Url

Trigwell J, McGee C, Casstles H, Murphy R, Porcellato L, Ussher M, Foweather L. 2014. Preventing smoking among nine to ten year-old children using a novel school-based physical activity intervention: Overview of SmokeFree Sports Education and Health, 32 :93-102

Graves LEF, Batterham AM, Foweather L, Mcwhannell N, Hopkins ND, Boddy LM, Gobbi R, Stratton G. 2013. Scaling of peak oxygen uptake in children: A comparison of three body size index models Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45 :2341-2345 DOI Author Url

O Dwyer M, Fairclough S, Ridgers ND, Knowles ZR, Foweather L, Stratton G. 2013. Effect of a school-based active play intervention on sedentary time and physical activity in preschool children Health Education Research, DOI

Biltz GR, Unnithan VB, Brown SR, Marwood S, Roche DM, Garrard M, Holloway K. 2011. Rer variability analysis by sample entropy: Comparing trained and untrained adolescent female soccer players :71-75 DOI

Foweather L. 2010. The effects of interventions on fundamental movement skills, physical activity and psychological well-being among children.

Ramirez-Rico E, Hilland TA, Foweather L, Fernández-Garcia E, Fairclough SJ. Weekday and weekend patterns of physical activity and sedentary time among Liverpool and Madrid youth. Eur J Sport Sci, 14 :287-293 DOI Author Url

O'Dwyer MV, Foweather L, Stratton G, Ridgers ND. Physical activity in non-overweight and overweight UK preschool children: Preliminary findings and methods of the Active Play Project SCIENCE & SPORTS, 26 :345-349 DOI Author Url

Ridgers ND, Graves LEF, Foweather L, Stratton G. Examining influences on boy's and girls' physical activity patterns: the A-CLASS project. Pediatr Exerc Sci, 22 :638-650 DOI Author Url

McWhannell N, Henaghan JL, Foweather L, Doran DA, Batterham AM, Reilly T, Stratton G. The effect of a 9-week physical activity programme on bone and body composition of children aged 10-11 years: an exploratory trial. Int J Sports Med, 29 :941-947 DOI Author Url

Henaghan J, McWhannell N, Foweather L, Cable NT, Batterham AM, Stratton G, George KP. The effect of structured exercise classes and a lifestyle intervention on cardiovascular risk factors in primary schoolchildren: an exploratory trial (The A-CLASS Project). Pediatr Exerc Sci, 20 :169-180 DOI Author Url

Foweather L, McWhannell N, Henaghan J, Lees A, Stratton G, Batterham AM. Effect of a 9-wk. after-school multiskills club on fundamental movement skill proficiency in 8- to 9-yr.-old children: an exploratory trial. Percept Mot Skills, 106 :745-754 DOI Author Url

Ridgers ND, Stratton G, Foweather L, Henaghan J, McWhannell N, Stone MR. The Active City of Liverpool, Active Schools and SportsLinx (A-CLASS) Project. Education and Health: a quarterly journal, 24 :26-29 Author Url

Houston EL, Baker JS, Buchan DS, Stratton G, Fairclough SJ, Foweather L, Gobbi R, Graves LEF, Hopkins ND, Boddy LM. Cardiorespiratory fitness predicts clustered cardiometabolic risk in 10-11.9 year olds European Journal of Pediatrics, DOI Author Url

Murphy RC. Training sports coaches to tackle tobacco: formative evaluation of the SmokeFree Sports campaign. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, DOI Public Url

Conference publication

Parnell M, Gee I, Foweather L, Whyte G, Knowles Z, Dickinson J. 2019. The impact of environmental tobacco smoke exposure on cardiorespiratory fitness in children: A pilot study. International Journal of Environmental Impacts., Air Pollution 2019 2 :240-248 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

van Rossum T, Morley D, Richardson D, Foweather L. 2017. A Delphi poll investigation to establish the content of a teacher-oriented assessment of children's fundamental movement skills JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY, 39 :S100-S100 Author Url

Stodden DF, Barnett L, Goodway JD, Foweather L. 2010. The path may not be straight: Overview JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY, 32 :S13-S14 Author Url

Foweather L, Graves LEF, Ridgers ND, Stratton G. 2010. A longitudinal examination of the influence of fundamental movement skill competence, maturation, physical self-perceptions, and physical activity on body fat in children JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY, 32 :S14-S15 Author Url

Hopkins ND, Stratton G, Ridgers N, Graves LEF, Foweather L, Boddy LM, Gobbi R, Cable NT, Green DJ. Associations between sedentary behaviour, cardiometabolic biomarkers and vascular health in children ACSM Author Url

Goss H, Shearer C, Knowles Z, Boddy L, Durdon Myers E, Foweather L. Exploring stakeholder perceptions of a physical literacy assessment tool for children aged 5-7 Association Internationale des Écoles Supérieures d’Éducation Physique Conference

Report

Foweather L, McGee C, Trigwell J. 2014. SmokeFree Sports 2012-13: Final Project Report Public Url

Albert S, Boulier F, Denker K, De Steur H, Foweather L, Gellynck H, Melis K, Nyakayiru J, Schlicht W, Thurn J. AFRESH Solutions: A Joint Action Plan for Health Public Url

Chapters

O’Dwyer MV, Knowles Z, Fairclough SJ, Foweather L, Stratton G, Ridgers ND. 2011. The effect of a 6 week school based active play intervention on pre-school physical activity and sedentary behaviour International Symposium of the European Group of Pediatric Work Physiology, September, 2011 :149-153 9780203852026 DOI

Foweather L. Physical self-perceptions in non-overweight and overweight boys and girls Jürimäe T, Armstrong N, Jürimäe J. Children and Excercise XXIV: The Proceedings of the 24th Pediatric Work Physiology Meeting :55-58 Routledge. Oxon 9781134057511 DOI Author Url

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Research Grants Awarded:

Sport England, Evaluation of Play On, Grant value (£): 20,000.18, Duration of research project: 12 months. 2020

Liverpool FC Foundation, Evaluation of #iwill campaign, rebecca murphy, kathryn curran, leanne burton, david richardson, Leanne Burton, Lindsey Metcalf, Grant value (£): £50,000. 2019

Liverpool FC Foundation, Evaluation of Home Office & Onside Projects, rebecca murphy, kathryn curran, leanne burton, sarah tickle, sarah greenhow, Grant value (£): £25,000. 2019

Liverpool FC Foundation, Evaluation of Premier League Primary Stars Innovation Fund Project, Grant value (£): 3000. 2019

Sport England, Play On: Family Physical Activity Programme, Grant value (£): 19017. 2018

Liverpool FC Foundation, Open Goals Evaluation, Grant value (£): 34,328, Duration of research project: 2 years. 2018

Baily Thomas Charitable Fund, Movement Matters: motor competence and physical activity participation in children with intellectual disabilities., Downs, Sam; Boddy, Lynne, Grant value (£): 79970. 2018

Sport Wales, Dragon Challenge: Phase 2, Grant value (£): 30,815. 2015

Youth Sports Trust, Global Movement Concept, Grant value (£): 48,796. 2015

Liverpool John Moores University, Matched-funded PhD application for Jonathan Foulkes: Fundamental Movement Skills, Physical Activity and Obesity from Early to Late Childhood, Grant value (£): 9,964. 2014

Australian Government Department for Education, Endeavour Research Fellowship, Grant value (£): $20000. 2013

Sport Wales, Dragon Challenge: Phase 1, Grant value (£): 28,595. 2013

Liverpool Primary Care Trust, SmokeFree Sports school-based interventions, Grant value (£): 150,000, Duration of research project: 2 years. 2011

Liverpool City Council, SmokeFree Sports Project Resources, Grant value (£): 35000. 2011

Liverpool Primary Care Trust, SmokeFree Sports Community Feasibility Study, Grant value (£): 90,000, Duration of research project: 11 months. 2010

Professional activities

Research Grants Awarded:

Sport England, Evaluation of Play On, Grant value (£): 20,000.18, Duration of research project: 12 months. 2020

Liverpool FC Foundation, Evaluation of #iwill campaign, rebecca murphy, kathryn curran, leanne burton, david richardson, Leanne Burton, Lindsey Metcalf, Grant value (£): £50,000. 2019

Liverpool FC Foundation, Evaluation of Home Office & Onside Projects, rebecca murphy, kathryn curran, leanne burton, sarah tickle, sarah greenhow, Grant value (£): £25,000. 2019

Liverpool FC Foundation, Evaluation of Premier League Primary Stars Innovation Fund Project, Grant value (£): 3000. 2019

Sport England, Play On: Family Physical Activity Programme, Grant value (£): 19017. 2018

Liverpool FC Foundation, Open Goals Evaluation, Grant value (£): 34,328, Duration of research project: 2 years. 2018

Baily Thomas Charitable Fund, Movement Matters: motor competence and physical activity participation in children with intellectual disabilities., Downs, Sam; Boddy, Lynne, Grant value (£): 79970. 2018

Sport Wales, Dragon Challenge: Phase 2, Grant value (£): 30,815. 2015

Youth Sports Trust, Global Movement Concept, Grant value (£): 48,796. 2015

Liverpool John Moores University, Matched-funded PhD application for Jonathan Foulkes: Fundamental Movement Skills, Physical Activity and Obesity from Early to Late Childhood, Grant value (£): 9,964. 2014

Australian Government Department for Education, Endeavour Research Fellowship, Grant value (£): $20000. 2013

Sport Wales, Dragon Challenge: Phase 1, Grant value (£): 28,595. 2013

Liverpool Primary Care Trust, SmokeFree Sports school-based interventions, Grant value (£): 150,000, Duration of research project: 2 years. 2011

Liverpool City Council, SmokeFree Sports Project Resources, Grant value (£): 35000. 2011

Liverpool Primary Care Trust, SmokeFree Sports Community Feasibility Study, Grant value (£): 90,000, Duration of research project: 11 months. 2010

Conference organisation:

UK and Ireland Children's Motor Competence Network Meeting, Chair of Organising Committee. 2020

Physical Activity Exchange Seminar Series: “Children’s Physical Activity”, Chair. 2017

SmokeFree Sports Research Seminar 2013, Chair. 2013

Official post-congress satellite of the 20th European Congress of Obesity: “AFRESH approaches to childhood obesity: enterprise, innovation and action”, Chair. 2013

AFRESH Solutions for a Healthy Lifestyle: From innovation to implementation, Chair. 2013

SmokeFree Sports Research Seminar 2012. 2012

Physical activity and sedentary behaviour interventions for children and young people: From robust research to reality in practice. 2011

A-CLASS Project Research Findings Seminar. 2009

External PGR examinations performed:

University of Western Australia, PhD, Understanding the Influence of the Home Physical Environment on Children’s Activity and Sedentary Behaviour. 2019

Coventry University, PhD, Understanding fundamental movement skill development and physical activity in primary school children from ethnic backgrounds. 2019

Coventry University, PhD, Understanding physical activity, motor competence and obesity in preschool children. 2019

University of Strathclyde, PhD, ActiveChat: Development of an 8-week school-based intervention to increase motivation for physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in secondary school pupils. 2018

Dalhousie University, MPhil, Does Children's Physical Literacy Mediate the Relationship Between Age and Sedentary Behaviour. 2018

Coventry University, PhD, Physical activity levels and fundamental movement skills in British preschool children. 2017

Edge Hill University, MRES, The effects of internal and external focus of attention on the development of FMS. 2017

University of Huddersfield, Progression viva, The Impact of Physical Activity Interventions on the Development of Young People Attending a Special Education Unit. 2017

Oxford Brookes University, PhD, The Impact of Exercise in Children and Adolescents with Movement Impairment. 2017

Bangor University, PhD, Development and Evaluation of a Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Behaviour Change Intervention targeting 3-4 Year Old Children at School, Extending to the Home. 2017

Edge Hill University, Progression viva, Systematic Review of School-Based Physical Activity Interventions in Adolescent Girls. 2016

Edge Hill University, Proposal viva, WestLancs Children's Physical Activity Interventions. 2016

Other invited event:

Active Uprising, Manchester Central, Conference hosted by ukactive. Invited speaker on panel of the ukactive Kids strand ‘More children, more active, more often: a recipe for success!’ featuring Nick Fuller MBE, CEO of EdComs; Dr Lawrence Foweather, from Liverpool John Moores University, the BBC Learning Executive Producer Dan Gooding and teachers Jay Clarke and Rebecca Myers from the Active Kids Do Better programme.. 2018

Movement skills: Fundamental to physical activity behaviour?, Edge Hill University, Faculty of Education invited talk. 2018

Day of Discovery, London, Hosted by Discovery Education UK. 2018

Perspectives from an academic – Why is evaluation important?, Lancashire Cricket Club, Everybody Active Everyday: Moving at Scale – PHE Evaluation Workshops. 2016

Fundamental movement skills and physical activity in children from North West England., University of Wollongong, Endeavour Research Fellowship invited talk. 2014

How skilful are UK children and why does physical competence matter?, University of Newcastle (Australia), Endeavour Research Fellowship invited talk. 2014

I knew it was dangerous, but I never knew it was that dangerous: The effect of a school-based physical activity intervention to prevent smoking among, University of Wollongong, Endeavour Research Fellowship Invited talk. 2014

Physical activity-related interventions in children and young people: Commentary and lessons learned, University of Central Lancashire, with Prof Stuart Fairclough and Dr Lynne Boddy at BASES annual conference. 2013

Physical literacy and play, Swansea University, Children’s play: participation and purpose conference. 2013

Nudge or nurture: The effect of afterschool clubs or a behaviour modification programme on children’s skill, body fat, physical activity and psychol, University of Wollongong, Invited talk. 2012

Promoting physical activity in young children: Active Play in the UK, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Movement skills in young children: durable or rare?. 2011

North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Annual Conference, Tucson, Arizona, USA, Invited symposia: A longitudinal examination of the influence of fundamental movement skill competence, maturation, physical self-perceptions, and physical activity on body fat in children.. 2010

Award:

Innovation Partner of the Year: Start to Move Assessment, Youth Sport Trust, https://storify.com/YouthSportTrust/yst-2018-conference. 2018

Impact Award 2017: The Physical Activity Exchange: Global Active Cities for delivering change through shaping and influencing policy, practice and guidelines, Liverpool John Moores University. 2017

Young Investigator Award, European Congress of Sports Science. 2008

External committees:

UK and EIRE Motor Competence Network, UK and EIRE Motor Competence Network, Co-Chair. 2018

Fellowships:

Endeavour Research Fellowship, Australian Government Department for Education. 2014