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Lowri’s research interests lie within the field of sport pedagogy, physical literacy and physical activity participation among children and adolescents. Lowri’s PhD research evaluated the effectiveness of a physical literacy professional development intervention with primary school teachers. The professional development programme developed from her PhD were utilised in a nationally funded Sport Wales 'Physical Literacy Programme for Schools' project to further impact primary school teachers and pupils across South Wales.

Current research areas:

Physical literacy

Physical Education, particularly in primary schools

Health and wellbeing in the new Welsh curriculum

Continual professional development for teachers

Physical activity participation among children and adolescents

Collaborative partners:

International Physical Literacy Association

Areas of Expertise

  • Physical literacy
  • Sport pedagogy
  • Physical Education
  • Paediatric physical activity

Publications

  1. Aubert, S., Barnes, J., Aguilar-Farias, N., Cardon, G., Chang, C., Delisle Nyström, C., Demetriou, Y., Edwards, L., Emeljanovas, A., Gába, A., Huang, W., Ibrahim, I., Jürimäe, J., Katzmarzyk, P., Korcz, A., Kim, Y., Lee, E., Löf, M., Loney, T., Morrison, S., Mota, J., Reilly, J., Roman-Viñas, B., Schranz, N., Scriven, J., Seghers, J., Skovgaard, T., Smith, M., Standage, M., Starc, G., Stratton, G., Takken, T., Tammelin, T., Tanaka, C., Thivel, D., Tyler, R., Williams, A., Wong, S., Zembura, P., Tremblay, M. Report Card Grades on the Physical Activity of Children and Youth Comparing 30 Very High Human Development Index Countries Journal of Physical Activity and Health 15 S2 S298 S314
  2. Morgan, K., Bryant, A., Edwards, L., Mitchell-Williams, E. Transferring primary generalists’ positive classroom pedagogy to the physical education setting: a collaborative PE-CPD process Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy 1 16
  3. Shearer, C., Goss, H., Edwards, L., Keegan, R., Knowles, Z., Boddy, L., Durden-Myers, E., Foweather, L. How Is Physical Literacy Defined? A Contemporary Update Journal of Teaching in Physical Education 37 3 237 245
  4. Edwards, L., Bryant, A., Keegan, R., Morgan, K., Cooper, S., Jones, A. ‘Measuring’ Physical Literacy and Related Constructs: A Systematic Review of Empirical Findings Sports Medicine
  5. Edwards, L., Bryant, A., Keegan, R., Morgan, K., Jones, A. Definitions, Foundations and Associations of Physical Literacy: A Systematic Review Sports Medicine 47 1 113 126

Supervision

  • Improving attainment and activity by enriching children's health and wellbeing in the community and in schools across Bridgend. (current)

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Lucy Griffiths
    Other supervisor: Prof Gareth Stratton