July’s Research Café- Lisa Barnett and Emiliano Mazzoli

In late July the IPLA Research Café welcomed Professor Lisa Barnett and Dr Emiliano Mazzoli from Deakin University, Australia, and attendees from around the world. The recording is now available for IPLA members.

Professor Lisa Barnett is a senior member of the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) at Deakin University. Her internationally leading work focuses on developing ways to measure children’s physical literacy and how to improve physical literacy via partnerships with industry and researchers from multiple countries. She was a key player in the development of the Australian Physical Literacy definition and framework and subsequently led the development of the Physical Literacy in Children Questionnaire (PL-C Quest). She co-leads the Special Interest Group in physical literacy for the Australasian Society of Physical Activity.

Dr Emiliano Mazzoli is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at IPAN, Deakin University. Emiliano was directly involved in development of the PL-C Quest interviewing children and analysing their responses, which informed the publication on tool development. He also conducted the analysis for the assessment of reliability and validity of the PL-C Quest from over 650 children.

Lisa and Emiliano presented information on the development of the Physical Literacy in Children Questionnaire (PLC-Quest), its reliability and validity, and further testing in regional, rural and remote Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations. We’d again like to thank our speakers and attendees for their time.

If you’d like further information on the PL-C Quest Tool and/or are interested in using it in your research, please contact physical_literacy@ausport.gov.au.