Liz Durden-Myers – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Liz is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education within the School of Education. Her main teaching responsibilities include delivering on the PGCE in Physical Education.

Liz also has a number of other roles including:

  • Senior Lecturer in Physical Education at the University of Gloucestershire
  • Flying Officer Royal Airforce Reserve - OC 611 Sqn PTI Section
  • Managing Director at Scholary Ltd.
  • Co-Founder at PE Scholar
  • Chair of the International Physical Literacy Association (IPLA)

Liz is a passionate educator and health and wellbeing advocate and would welcome the opportunity to network and collaborate with others in research and/or practice.

Academic qualifications

  • MSc Psychology
  • MA Education (Teaching and Learning)
  • BA (Hons) Physical Education with QTS

Professional memberships

  • Fellow - Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow - Royal Society of Arts

Other external roles

  • Chair - International Physical Literacy Association

Teaching specialisms

  • Physical education
  • Physical literacy
  • Education
  • Curriculum design
  • Professional development
  • Teaching pedagogy
  • Heath and wellbeing

Research and academic outputs

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Physical literacy: a guide for educators
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Durden-Myers, E.J (2018) Physical literacy: a guide for educators. Scholary. ISBN 9781999909208


Human flourishing, human nature and physical literacy
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Durden-Myers, E.J and Whitehead, M (2019) 'Human flourishing, human nature and physical literacy.' In: Whitehead, M, ed. Physical literacy across the world. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 265-271. ISBN 9781138571556


Human flourishing and physical literacy
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Durden-Myers, E.J and Whitehead, M (2019) 'Human flourishing and physical literacy.' In: Whitehead, M, ed. Physical literacy across the world. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 255-264. ISBN 9781138571556


Physical literacy and flourishing (within) Canadian school communities
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Robinson, D.B, Durden-Myers, E.J and Berg, S (2018) 'Physical literacy and flourishing (within) Canadian school communities.' In: Cherkowski, S and Walker, K, eds. Perspectives on flourishing in schools. Lexington Books, Lanham, MD. ISBN 9781498579421


Research in action
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Durden-Myers, E.J (2018) 'Research in action.' In: Medcalf, R and Mackintosh, C, eds. Researching difference in sport and physical activity. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 128-147. ISBN 9781138289963


A scoping review exploring whether a free ‘offer’ devalues or widens sport and physical activity participation amongst children and young adults aged 0-25?
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Durden-Myers, E.J and Swaithes, L (2022) 'A scoping review exploring whether a free ‘offer’ devalues or widens sport and physical activity participation amongst children and young adults aged 0-25?' Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 4. e897646. ISSN 2624-9367


Exploring the notion of literacy within physical literacy: a discussion paper
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Durden-Myers, E.J, Bartle, G, Whitehead, M.E and Dhillon, K.K (2022) 'Exploring the notion of literacy within physical literacy: a discussion paper.' Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 4. e853247. ISSN 2624-9367


The embodied nature of physical literacy: interconnectedness of lived experience and meaning
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Durden-Myers, E.J, Meloche, E.S and Dhillon, K.K (2020) 'The embodied nature of physical literacy: interconnectedness of lived experience and meaning.' Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 91 (3). pp. 8-16. ISSN 0730-3084


Physical literacy and teacher professional development
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Durden-Myers, E.J and Keegan, S (2019) 'Physical literacy and teacher professional development.' Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 90 (5). pp. 30-35. ISSN 0730-3084


Operationalizing physical literacy: special issue editorial
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Durden-Myers, E.J and Whitehead, M.E (2018) 'Operationalizing physical literacy: special issue editorial.' Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 37 (3). pp. 234-236. ISSN 0273-5024


The value of fostering physical literacy
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Whitehead, M.E, Durden-Myers, E.J and Pot, N (2018) 'The value of fostering physical literacy.' Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 37 (3). pp. 252-261. ISSN 0273-5024


Physical literacy from philosophy to practice
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Pot, N, Whitehead, M.E and Durden-Myers, E.J (2018) 'Physical literacy from philosophy to practice.' Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 37 (3). pp. 246-251. ISSN 0273-5024


Physical literacy and human flourishing
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Durden-Myers, E.J, Whitehead, M.E and Pot, N (2018) 'Physical literacy and human flourishing.' Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 37 (3). pp. 308-311. ISSN 0273-5024


Implications for promoting physical literacy
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Durden-Myers, E.J, Green, N.R and Whitehead, M.E (2018) 'Implications for promoting physical literacy.' Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 37 (3). pp. 262-271. ISSN 0273-5024


How is physical literacy defined? A contemporary update
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Shearer, C, Goss, H.R, Edwards, L.C, Keegan, R.J, Knowles, Z.R, Boddy, L.M, Durden-Myers, E.J and Foweather, L (2018) 'How is physical literacy defined? A contemporary update.' Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 37 (3). pp. 237-245. ISSN 0273-5024


Operationalising physical literacy within physical education teaching practice through professional development
thesis

Durden-Myers, E.J (2020) Operationalising physical literacy within physical education teaching practice through professional development. PhD thesis, University of Bedfordshire.


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