Dr Kristy Howells


NameDr Kristy Howells
Job titleAcademic Sessional

Research outputs

Teachers' perceptions and understanding of children's fluid intake

Howells, K. and Coppinger, T. 2020. Teachers' perceptions and understanding of children's fluid intake. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17 (11), p. 4050. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17114050

UK Perspectives: physical education teacher education

Howells, K. 2020. UK Perspectives: physical education teacher education . in: Bobrik, M, Antala, B. and Pelucha, R. (ed.) Physical education in universities: researches - best practices - situation Bratislava Federation Internationale D'Education Physique. pp. 379-390

Pictorial scale of perceived water competence (PSPWC) testing manual

Morgado, L.D.S., De Martelaer, K., D'Hondt, E., Barnett, L.M., Costa, A.M., Howells, K., Sääkslahti, A. and Jidovtseff, B. 2020. Pictorial scale of perceived water competence (PSPWC) testing manual. Belgium University of Liege.

Healthy families: the present and future role of the supermarket

All Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood, Clark, H., Royal, P., West, H., Clothier, S., Smith, S., Chui, B., Howells, K., Hodgson, C., Porter, L., Albon, D., Bagnall, P., Mackay, E., Aagaard, P., Nguyen, A., Bradshaw, B. and Holt, A. 2020. Healthy families: the present and future role of the supermarket. Royal Public Affairs.

OECD future of education 2030: making physical education dynamic and inclusive for 2030 international curriculum analysis

Howells, K. 2019. OECD future of education 2030: making physical education dynamic and inclusive for 2030 international curriculum analysis. Paris OECD.

Helping children find their inner brave!

Howells, K. 2020. Helping children find their inner brave! Canterbury Christ Church University.

The adoption of daily mile as an active mile initiative: the children’s and teachers’ voices

Howells, K., Bowen, J., Mannion, K. and McMartin, C. 2019. The adoption of daily mile as an active mile initiative: the children’s and teachers’ voices. Physical Education Matters. Autumn 2019, pp. 37-39.

Mental health through movement

Clark, H., Royal, P., West, H., Randall, V., Silk, M., Patnaik, A., Shahid, S., Yelling, M., Coleman, N., Wright, C., Kay, S., Bagnall, P., Sigman, A., Adams, S., Albon, D., Murray, A., Murray, P., Hodgson, A., Hill, R., Whewell, E., Palmer, G., Lee, D., Javor, A., Lubrano, M., Salt, K., Lochrie, P., Thomas, J., Jephcott, M., Norman, A., Manners, L., Pearson, J., Murray, J. and Howells, K. 2019. Mental health through movement . London All Party Parliamentary Group.

Young children's understanding of fluid intake

Williamson, J. and Howells, K. 2019. Young children's understanding of fluid intake. International Journal of Nutrition. 4 (4), pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.14302/issn.2379-7835.ijn-19-3006

Exploring the use of e-portfolios in higher education coaching programs

Dray, K. and Howells, K. 2019. Exploring the use of e-portfolios in higher education coaching programs. International Sport Coaching Journal. 6 (3), pp. 359-365. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1123/iscj.2018-0082

Physical activity recommendations for early childhood: an international analysis of ten different countries’ current national physical activity policies and practices for those under the age of 5

Howells, K. and Sääkslahti, A. 2019. Physical activity recommendations for early childhood: an international analysis of ten different countries’ current national physical activity policies and practices for those under the age of 5. in: Physical Education in Early Childhood Education and Care. Researches - Best Practices - Situation Bratislava Federation Internationale D'Education Physique.

Understanding and perceived fluid intake of children in England and Ireland

Coppinger, T. and Howells, K. 2019. Understanding and perceived fluid intake of children in England and Ireland.

A case study of how daily physical activity initiatives of occupational therapy were used to help physical movements for a child with dyspraxia

Power, L. and Howells, K. 2019. A case study of how daily physical activity initiatives of occupational therapy were used to help physical movements for a child with dyspraxia.

The complexity of young children's physical education

Howells, K. and Jess, M. 2019. The complexity of young children's physical education.

4 and 5 year olds' understanding of fluid intake within England

Williamson, J. and Howells, K. 2019. 4 and 5 year olds' understanding of fluid intake within England.

The A, B, Cs of physical activity, play and motor learning

Howells, K., Sääkslahti, A., Jidovtseff, B. and Fjørtoft, I. 2019. The A, B, Cs of physical activity, play and motor learning. Early Years Special Interest Group Symposium within AIESEP (International Association of Physical Education in Higher Education) International Conference Building Bridges for Physical Activity and Sport. New York 19 - 22 Jun 2019

#Greatcoaching within sport

Howells, K., Gubby, L., Dray, K. and Mills, H. 2019. #Greatcoaching within sport. Expert Comments

International comparison of children’s knowledge, barriers and reported fluid intake across the school day.

Coppinger, T. and Howells, K. 2019. International comparison of children’s knowledge, barriers and reported fluid intake across the school day. International Journal of Nutrition. 4 (1), pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.14302/issn.2379-7835.ijn-19-904

#BalanceforBetter within sport

Howells, K., Gubby, L., Dray, K. and Mills, H. 2019. #BalanceforBetter within sport. CCCU website Media Department.

Supporting children inside and out with physical activity

Howells, K. 2019. Supporting children inside and out with physical activity. CCCU Media Pages Canterbury Christ Church University.

Iron girl – patronising or inclusive?

Howells, K. and Gubby, L. 2019. Iron girl – patronising or inclusive? CCCU website Canterbury Christ Church University.

Beyond Jonny’s story: a whole class physical activity intervention

Howells, K. 2018. Beyond Jonny’s story: a whole class physical activity intervention.

In search of the feeling of ‘belonging’ in Higher Education: undergraduate students transition into Higher Education

Meehan, C. and Howells, K. 2018. In search of the feeling of ‘belonging’ in Higher Education: undergraduate students transition into Higher Education. Journal of Further and Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2018.1490702

Are you ready? physical readiness is there a mismatch in understanding and knowledge?

Howells, K. 2018. Are you ready? physical readiness is there a mismatch in understanding and knowledge?

Castle’s competition model for building confidence and competence in action

Castle, N., Howells, K. and Gubby, L. 2018. Castle’s competition model for building confidence and competence in action.

‘Elite athlete to disabled athlete to adaptive athlete. ’how coaches and teachers can help support the road to recovery

Howells, K. 2018. ‘Elite athlete to disabled athlete to adaptive athlete. ’how coaches and teachers can help support the road to recovery.

'Drive to drink!'

Coppinger, T. and Howells, K. 2018. 'Drive to drink!'.

The impact of wellbeing on the physical activities of occupational therapy (OT) for a child with dyspraxia

Power, L., Howells, K. and Gubby, L. 2018. The impact of wellbeing on the physical activities of occupational therapy (OT) for a child with dyspraxia.

Early years symposium: physical readiness and physical curiosity

Howells, K. 2018. Early years symposium: physical readiness and physical curiosity. AIESEP (International Association of Colleges of Physical Education) World Congress. Edinburgh Jul 2018

Young children’s physical activity levels in primary (elementary) schools: what impact does physical education lessons have for young children?

Howells, K., Wellard, I. and Woolf-May, K. 2018. Young children’s physical activity levels in primary (elementary) schools: what impact does physical education lessons have for young children? Early Child Development and Care. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2018.1490899

We need more female role models in sport to inspire the next generation

Howells, K., Gubby, L., Dray, K. and Mills, H. 2018. We need more female role models in sport to inspire the next generation. CCCU media pages.

The future of education and skills: education 2030: the future we want

Howells, K. 2018. The future of education and skills: education 2030: the future we want. Paris OECD.

What is the impact of wellbeing on the physical activities of occupational therapy for a child with dyspraxia?

Power, L., Howells, K. and Gubby, L. 2017. What is the impact of wellbeing on the physical activities of occupational therapy for a child with dyspraxia?

What’s even possible? how physical active are our 21st century children?

Howells, K. 2016. What’s even possible? how physical active are our 21st century children?

What’s even possible? how physical active are our 21st century children? (AIESEP)

Howells, K. 2016. What’s even possible? how physical active are our 21st century children? (AIESEP).

Physical activity and self-esteem. Jonny's story (AIESEP)

Howells, K. and Bowen, J. 2016. Physical activity and self-esteem. Jonny's story (AIESEP).

Physical development, health and well-being. AIESEP

Howells, K. 2016. Physical development, health and well-being. AIESEP.

Physical development, health and well-being.

Howells, K. 2016. Physical development, health and well-being.

Physical activity and self esteem, Jonny's story

Howells, K. and Bowen, J. 2016. Physical activity and self esteem, Jonny's story.

Walk it, like you talk it.

Howells, K. and Meehan, C. 2016. Walk it, like you talk it.

Can break times (recess) help children's physical activity levels?

Howells, K. 2017. Can break times (recess) help children's physical activity levels?

What is being healthy within UK primary school setting?

Howells, K. 2017. What is being healthy within UK primary school setting?

Using basic biomechanics to support observation, assessment and progression of learning

Howells, K. 2017. Using basic biomechanics to support observation, assessment and progression of learning. CIAPSE2 – Children’s Physical Activity and Sport. University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä 26 - 28 Jan 2017

Beyond Jonny's story

Howells, K. and Bowen, J. 2017. Beyond Jonny's story.

The opportunities and challenges for teachers to consider how physically active boys and girls are during recess in elementary school

Howells, K. 2017. The opportunities and challenges for teachers to consider how physically active boys and girls are during recess in elementary school.

'Becoming' a disabled athlete

Howells, K. 2017. 'Becoming' a disabled athlete.

Chapter 14 - planning physical education in the national curriculum

Howells, K. 2018. Chapter 14 - planning physical education in the national curriculum. in: Sewell, K. (ed.) Planning the Primary National Curriculum A complete guide for trainees and teachers,Second Edition (Revised and Updated Edition) London SAGE. pp. 266-280

How physically active are boys and girls are during playtimes in primary school?

Howells, K. 2018. How physically active are boys and girls are during playtimes in primary school?

Physical activity and mental health of school-aged children andadolescents: A rapid review

Bailey, R., Howells, K. and Glibo, I. 2018. Physical activity and mental health of school-aged children andadolescents: A rapid review. International Journal of Physical Education. LV (1), pp. 1-14.

Mastering primary physical education

Howells, K., Carney, A., Castle, N. and Little, R. 2017. Mastering primary physical education. London Bloomsbury.

What really matters to freshers? An evaluation of first year student experience of transition into university

Meehan, C. and Howells, K. 2017. What really matters to freshers? An evaluation of first year student experience of transition into university. Journal of Further and Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2017.1323194

Walking the talk? Teachers’ and early years’ practitioners’ perceptions and confidence in delivering the UK Physical Activity Guidelines within the curriculum for young children

Howells, K. and Meehan, C. 2017. Walking the talk? Teachers’ and early years’ practitioners’ perceptions and confidence in delivering the UK Physical Activity Guidelines within the curriculum for young children. Early Child Development and Care. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2017.1299146

Supporting physical development, health and well-being through the use of outdoor environments

Howells, K. 2016. Supporting physical development, health and well-being through the use of outdoor environments. in: Ritchie, C. (ed.) Exploring Children's Learning 3 - 11 Routledge.

Benefits of swimming for young children

Howells, K. and Jarman, D. 2016. Benefits of swimming for young children. Physical Education Matters. 11 (3), pp. 20-21.

Physical activity and self-esteem: ‘Jonny’s story’

Howells, K. and Bowen, J. 2016. Physical activity and self-esteem: ‘Jonny’s story’. Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2016.1171572

How learning in sport and sporting communities can be applied to online and blended learning and teaching in H.E.

Howells, K. 2016. How learning in sport and sporting communities can be applied to online and blended learning and teaching in H.E.

Walking the talk? Thinking and acting - teachers’ and practitioners’ perceptions about physical activity, health and well-being, Do they ‘walk the talk’

Howells, K. and Meehan, C. 2015. Walking the talk? Thinking and acting - teachers’ and practitioners’ perceptions about physical activity, health and well-being, Do they ‘walk the talk’.

The contribution of the primary school setting and physical education lessons to children's physical activity levels

Howells, K. 2014. The contribution of the primary school setting and physical education lessons to children's physical activity levels. PhD Thesis Canterbury Christ Church University Faculty of Education

Physical education planning

Howells, K. 2015. Physical education planning. in: Sewell, K. (ed.) Planning the Primary National Curriculum: A complete guide for trainees and teachers London SAGE. pp. 262-276

Chapter 7 – An introduction to physical education

Howells, K. 2015. Chapter 7 – An introduction to physical education. in: Driscoll, P., Lambirth, A. and Roden, J. (ed.) The Primary Curriculum: A Creative Approach London SAGE. pp. 137-155

Can break times help children's physical activity?

Howells, K. 2015. Can break times help children's physical activity? in: Sangster, M. (ed.) Challenging Perceptions in Primary Education: Exploring Issues in Practice Bloomsbury.

Walking the talk? Thinking and acting – teachers' and practitioners' perceptions about physical activity, health and well-being, Do they 'walk the talk'?

Howells, K. and Meehan, C. 2015. Walking the talk? Thinking and acting – teachers' and practitioners' perceptions about physical activity, health and well-being, Do they 'walk the talk'? International Journal of Sport and Exercise Sciences. 2 (5), pp. 125-125.

Experiences of blended learning and support mechanisms

Howells, K. 2014. Experiences of blended learning and support mechanisms. Blended Learning: The Thoughtful Fusion of Face to Face and Online Learning Experiences. Faculty of Health and Social Care

Experiences of blended learning

Howells, K. 2014. Experiences of blended learning. Approaches to Feedback and Blended Learning.

The use of technology in recording physical activity levels of primary aged children

Howells, K. 2012. The use of technology in recording physical activity levels of primary aged children.

The effect of hemparesis on sitting to standing

Howells, K. 2004. The effect of hemparesis on sitting to standing. Masters Thesis University of Birmingham Health Sciences

Science in physical education or physical education in science

Howells, K. 2010. Science in physical education or physical education in science. We're Going on a Bear Hunt. East Sussex May 2010

Initial teacher education in the South East. Opportunities and challenges for enhancing public health content

Howells, K. 2008. Initial teacher education in the South East. Opportunities and challenges for enhancing public health content.

Primary school pilot case study on physical education’s contribution to physical activity levels

Howells, K. 2009. Primary school pilot case study on physical education’s contribution to physical activity levels.

The contribution of physical education lessons to physical activity levels of primary aged children

Howells, K. 2011. The contribution of physical education lessons to physical activity levels of primary aged children.

Using technologies to support in physical education lessons: primary education trainee teachers' views

Howells, K. 2011. Using technologies to support in physical education lessons: primary education trainee teachers' views.

Physical activity levels of infant and junior school children. Do physical education lessons contribute to physical activity levels?

Howells, K. 2011. Physical activity levels of infant and junior school children. Do physical education lessons contribute to physical activity levels?

What happens in physical education of primary aged children?

Howells, K. 2012. What happens in physical education of primary aged children?

What happens in physical education of primary aged children?

Howells, K. 2012. What happens in physical education of primary aged children?

Beyond the fridge freezer

Howells, K. 2013. Beyond the fridge freezer.

The use of technology in promoting physical activity of primary aged children

Howells, K. 2012. The use of technology in promoting physical activity of primary aged children.

Using accelerometers and Qwizdom to measure the physical activity levels of primary aged children

Howells, K. 2012. Using accelerometers and Qwizdom to measure the physical activity levels of primary aged children.

Is physical education more than just being physically active?

Howells, K. 2012. Is physical education more than just being physically active? in: Sangster, M. (ed.) Developing Teacher Expertise: Exploring Key Issues in Primary Practice London Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 78-82

An introduction to physical education

Howells, K. 2012. An introduction to physical education. in: Driscoll, P., Roden, J. and Lambirth, A. (ed.) The Primary Curriculum: A Creative Approach London SAGE. pp. 118-136

Placing an importance on health and physical activity

Howells, K. 2012. Placing an importance on health and physical activity. in: Griggs, G. (ed.) An Introducation to Primary Physical Education London Routledge. pp. 207-220

Ensuring all children - including a child with ADHD - can access physical education

Howells, K. and Barton, K. 2012. Ensuring all children - including a child with ADHD - can access physical education. Primary Physical Education Matters. 7 (3), pp. 57-59.

Primary school case study on physical education's contribution to physical activity levels

Howells, K., Wellard, I. and Woolf-May, K. 2009. Primary school case study on physical education's contribution to physical activity levels.

Primary school case study on physical education's contribution to physical activity levels

Howells, K., Wellard, I. and Woolf-May, K. 2009. Primary school case study on physical education's contribution to physical activity levels.

Do physical education lessons contribute to children's physical activity levels?

Howells, K., Wellard, I. and Woolf-May, K. 2010. Do physical education lessons contribute to children's physical activity levels? in: Enright, E. and Tindall, D. (ed.) A Shared Vision for Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport. Proceedings of the Fifth Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport Forum Limerick University of Limerick. pp. 46-53

CPOW! The superhero method for inspiring learning in literacy

Howells, K. and Sweatman, D. 2010. CPOW! The superhero method for inspiring learning in literacy. Literacy Today.

Are boys more physically active than girls during a primary school day?

Howells, K., Caple, A. and Jones, M. 2010. Are boys more physically active than girls during a primary school day? Primary Physical Education Matters. 5 (3), pp. xvii-xix.

Do physical education lessons increase physical activity levels of primary aged children? - Preliminary findings

Howells, K., Wellard, I. and Woolf-May, K. 2009. Do physical education lessons increase physical activity levels of primary aged children? - Preliminary findings. in: MacPhail, A. and Young, A. (ed.) Promoting Physical Education Across Schools and Communities. Proceedings of the Fourth Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport Forum Limerick University of Limerick. pp. 23-31

Defining the specialist teacher of primary physical education

Carney, P. and Howells, K. 2008. Defining the specialist teacher of primary physical education. Primary Physical Education Matters. 3 (3), pp. iii-iv.

Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society

Howells, K. 2007. Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

A critical reflection of the opportunities and challenges of integrating the every child Matters (ECM) agenda into teaching physical education (PE)

Howells, K. 2007. A critical reflection of the opportunities and challenges of integrating the every child Matters (ECM) agenda into teaching physical education (PE). Primary Physical Education Matters. 2 (1), pp. ii-iii.
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