Dr Lowri Cerys Edwards

​Lecturer in Sport and Physical Education

Telephone number: ext. 7435
Email address: LCEdwards@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Dr Lowri Edwards is an early career researcher and Lecturer in Sport and Physical Education in the School of Sport and Health Sciences. She joined the Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences in 2018 and is responsible for delivering undergraduate modules through the medium of Welsh and English. Lowri completed her PhD in 2018 that investigated the effects of a physical literacy professional development programme with primary school teachers, funded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. She has published in the areas of physical literacy, primary Physical Education, teacher professional development and physical activity promotion. 

Research / Publications

Lowri's research interests focus on physical literacy, Physical Education in primary schools, the Health and Well-being Area of Learning and Experience and children's engagement in physical activity.  Publications include:

  • Morgan, K., Bryant, A.S., Edwards, L.C. & Mitchell-Williams, E. (2018). Collaborative action research to enhance primary teachers' knowledge, understanding and delivery of physical education and the physical literacy journeys of their pupils: A sustainable and replicable CPD process. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy.
  • Shearer, C., Goss, H.R., Edwards, L.C., Keegan, R.J., et al. (2018). How is physical literacy defined? A contemporary update. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 37. doi:10.1123/jtpe.2018-0136.
  • Edwards, L.C., Tyler, R., Blain, D., Bryant, A. et al. (2018). Results from Wales' 2018 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 15(S2), 430-432. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2018-0544.
  • Aubert, S., Barnes, J.D., Edwards, L.C., et al. (2018). Global Matrix 3.0 of Physical Activity Grades for Children and Youth: results and analysis from 49 countries. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 15(S2), 251-273. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2018-0472.
  • Aubert, S., Barnes, J.D., Edwards, L.C., et al. (2018). 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), 298-314. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2018-0472.
  • Edwards, L.C., Bryant, A.S., Keegan, R., Cooper, S-M., Morgan, K. & Jones, A.M. (2018). "Measuring" Physical Literacy: A Systematic Review of Empirical Findings. Sports Medicine, 48(3), 659–682.
  • Edwards, L.C., Bryant, A.S., Keegan, R., Morgan, K. & Jones, A.M. (2016). Definitions, Foundations and Associations of Physical Literacy: A Systematic Review. Sports Medicine, 47(3), p. 113–126.
  • Edwards, L., Bryant, A. & Jones, A. (2015). PE Teachers' Perceptions of High Quality Physical Education in Welsh Medium Secondary Schools (Canfyddiadau Athrawon Addysg Gorfforol ar Addysg Gorfforol Ansawdd Uchel yn Ysgolion Cyfrwng Cymraeg). Gwerddon, 20, p. 44-60.

Teaching and Supervision

Lowri delivers on modules in the areas of Physical Education and pedagogy through the mediums of Welsh and English. She is the module leader for SSP4919 Cyflwyniad i Addysg Gorfforol a Chwaraeon Ieuenctid and SSP5920 Addysg Gorfforol a Chwaraeon Ieuenctid. Lowri also teaches on SSP5900 Reseach Process and supervises undergraduate dissertations in the area of Sport and Physical Education.

Postgraduate Research Supervision:

Amie Richards (Doctor of Philosophy, Swansea University, 2018-present)

Qualifications and Awards


PhD, Physical Literacy Professional Development Programme, Cardiff Metropolitan University

BSc (Hons) Sport and Physical Education (1st class), Cardiff Metropolitan University


Sport and Physical Education Programme Medal Award, 2013

Sport Caerphilly's Coach of the Year Award, 2013

External Links

Sport Wales

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

University of Canberra

Additional Projects

Sport Wales Physical Literacy Consultancy Project, Consultant (2018- present)

Welsh Government Professional Enquiry Project, Researcher (2018-present)

Active Healthy Kids Wales 2018, Principal Investigator (2018-present)

Physical Literacy Programme for Schools, Researcher (2016-17)

Sporting / Coaching Profile

Lowri competed to a regional standard in gymnastics. She later coached gymnastics and won Sport Caerphilly's Coach of the Year Award in 2013.