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Liz Durden-Myers

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

Books

  • Durden-Myers, E. J. (2018) Physical Literacy A Guide for Educators. Scholary, UK.

Book chapters

  • Durden-Myers, E. J. and Whitehead, M. (2019) Human Flourishing and Physical Literacy. In Whitehead, M. (Eds). Physical Literacy Across the World. London: Routledge.
  • Durden-Myers, E. J. and Whitehead, M. (2019) Human Flourishing, Human Nature and Physical Literacy. In Whitehead, M. (Eds). Physical Literacy Across the World. London: Routledge.
  • Durden-Myers, E. J. (2018) Research in Action. In Medcalf, R. and Mackingtosh, C. (Eds). Researching Difference and Otherness is Sport and Physical Activity. London: Routledge.
  • Robinson, D. B., Durden-Myers, E. J. and Berg, S. (2018) Physical Literacy and Flourishing (within) Canadian School Communities. In S. Cherkowski, and K. Walker. (Eds). Perspectives on Flourishing Schools. Washington DC, USA: Lexington Books.

Journal articles 

  • Durden-Myers, E. J., Meloche, E. S. and Dhillon, K. K. (2019) 'The Embodied nature of Physical Literacy: Interconnectedness of Lived Experience and Meaning'. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance [Forthcoming]
  • Durden-Myers, E. J. and Keegan, S. (2019) 'Physical Literacy and Teacher Professional Development'. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 90:5, 30-35
  • 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, p. 262-271 
  • Durden-Myers, E. J. and Whitehead, M. E. (2018)' Editorial: Operationalizing Physical Literacy Special Issue'. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 37, 3, p. 234-236
  • Durden-Myers, E. J., Whitehead, M. E. and Pot, N. (2018) 'Physical Literacy and Human Flourishing'. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 37, 3, p. 308-311
  • 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, p. 246-251
  • Shearer, C., Goss, H., Edwards, L., Keegan, R., Knowles, Z., Boddy, L. Durden-Myers, E. J., and Foweather, L. (2018) 'How is Physical Literacy Defined? A Contemporary Update'. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 37, 3, p. 237-245
  • 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, p. 252-261

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