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Visiting Physical Education Researcher to Give Lecture at UK

By Brad Duncan

Stuart Fairclough has traveled throughout the United Kingdom addressing the importance of physical activity and education. Now he will visit another UK, the University of Kentucky, to speak on his research in this area thanks to the UK College of Education’s Internationalization Committee and Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion (KHP).

Fairclough’s lecture, “Promoting Youth Physical Activity Through Schools: Perspectives from the United Kingdom,” will be held Tuesday, April 13, at 4 p.m. in Room 234B Bio-Pharmacy Building on the UK campus.

“Dr. Fairclough’s visit will help us initiate international collaborations in school-based physical education promotion,” said Aaron Beighle, assistant professor in KHP. “He has had great success implementing school-day physical activity interventions in England. Many of his findings and programs could be implemented here to benefit Kentucky’s youth.”

A researcher and member of the Faculty of Education, Community & Leisure at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), Fairclough holds a doctorate from LJMU and conducts research in children’s health-enhancing physical activity; physical education and lifelong physical activity; and teaching and learning in physical education. He has authored or coauthored seven books and numerous journal articles.

This lecture is free and open to the public.