Lawrence Foweather

Equal 5th winner - oral presentation

Liverpool John Moores University, GBR
The relationship between fundamental movement skills and percent total body fat in 9-10 year old children

Personal details: Born on 30th May in Leicester, GBR.

Academic vita: Following completion of an MSc in Physical Activity and Health at Loughborough University, I began my PhD studentship at LJMU in September 2005. I have a unique role as a research coach within the A-CLASS (Active City of Liverpool, Active Schools and Sportslinx) Project - a multi-dimensional physical activity intervention in Liverpool primary school children. This involves implementing and delivering the intervention as a multi-skills activity coach, and simultaneously researching the effects of the programme. This project, which is funded by the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, is run in partnership with Liverpool City Council as part of the Liverpool Active City strategy. I am now in the 3rd year of my PhD studies and currently writing up my thesis.

Employment: A-CLASS Project Research Coach (PhD studentship)

Reseach interest: Physical activity interventions in children and youth. The relationships between fundamental movement skills, physical activity, fitness and health. The relationship between actual competence and perceptions of competence. Environmental influences on physical activity.