Dr Lorayne Woodfield

Lorayne Woodfield
Position: Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Sports Studies
Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2269)
Email: L.A.Woodfield@newman.ac.uk



Lorayne has lectured at Newman University since September 2002 having previously worked as a primary school teacher in Birmingham. Her PhD titled ‘Young people’s physical activity, attitudes towards physical education, and health related fitness’ was completed in 2008. Lorayne is approved by the University of Leicester and Liverpool Hope University as a supervisor for PhD students. She has refereed articles for various journals including the International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, and European Physical Education Review. Lorayne is an ISAK Level 1 anthropometrist.

Research Interests

  • Young people’s physical activity and sedentary behaviour
  • Lifestyle, health-related behaviours, obesity and health
  • Physical education pedagogy and school-based physical activity


  • Current Issues in Physical Education Pedagogy (Module Leader, Level 7)
  • Obesity and Health (Module Leader, Level 6)
  • Pedagogical Studies in Physical Education (Module Leader, Level 5)
  • Health and Well-Being (Level 4))

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Chair of Newman University Research Ethics Committee
  • Member of Senate and the Research Committee
  • Sport and Education Studies link tutor

Membership of Professional Organisations

  • Full member of British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
  • Full member of Association for Physical Education (AfPE)


Publications, Conferences, and Other Research Activity

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Last updated: 20 March 2014

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