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Staff Profile

Miss Melanie McKee
LLB, BSc, PGCE

Senior Lecturer
Health & PE
Building: Orchard Building
Room: 327
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 90 384 311

email: m.mckee@stran.ac.uk

Background & Qualifications

       Doctoral studies - currently enrolled on Doctorate of Education (EdD) at Cardiff University
       BSc (Sport, Exercise & Leisure), University of Ulster, Jordanstown
       PGCE (Primary), University of Ulster, Coleraine
       LLB (Law), Queen's University, Belfast
       Primary Teacher, Knockmore Primary School
       Physical Literacy Development Officer, Sport Northern Ireland

Teaching

      
BEd Courses / M-Level Courses / Other Teaching :
             BSc Health, Sport and Physical Activity
             BEd Primary
             BEd Post-primary
             MEd Physical Education
             PGCE - International


Scholarship and Research

      
Recent Publications/Conference Papers
             Publications:
             Canada's Physical Literacy Consensus Statement (2015) - a clarification document aspiring to facilitate alignment and consistency in policy, research and practice within and between the multiple sectors in the physical literacy community including health, education and sport. Available at http://www.physicalliteracy.ca/news/canada%E2%80%99s-physical-literacy-consensus-statement
             McKee, M., Breslin, G., Haughey, T. & Donnelly, P. (2013) Research in Assessing Physical Literacy in Northern Ireland, International Council of Sport Science & Physical Education (ICSSPE) Bulletin, Journal of Sport Science and Physical Education, 65. Retrieved from https://www.icsspe.org/content/no-65-cd-rom
             McKee, M., Breslin, G., Haughey, T. & Donnelly, P. (2013) Physical Literacy Co-ordinators & Active School Partnerships in Northern Ireland, International Council of Sport Science & Physical Education (ICSSPE) Bulletin, Journal of Sport Science and Physical Education, 65. Retrieved from https://www.icsspe.org/content/no-65-cd-rom
             Haughey, T., Breslin, G., Toole, S., McKee, M. & Donnelly, P. (2013) Developing Physical Literacy through Coaches - A Northern Ireland Perspective, International Council of Sport Science & Physical Education (ICSSPE) Bulletin, Journal of Sport Science and Physical Education, 65. Retrieved from https://www.icsspe.org/content/no-65-cd-rom
             Foundation Stage, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two teacher resource manuals for Activ8 Eatwell (2012), Sport Northern Ireland and the Food Standards Agency. Available at http://www.activ8ni.net/activ8-eatwell.html
             Baseline survey of timetabled PE in post-primary schools in Northern Ireland (2010), Sport Northern Ireland. Available at http://www.sportni.net/sportni/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/PostPrimaryPESurvey2010FullReport.pdf
             Physical education in primary schools in Northern Ireland (2010), Primary PE Matters, Association for Physical Education, Vol.5, No.3, pp. xiii-xvi. Available at http://www.afpe.org.uk/membership-services/member-journals/physical-education-matters
             Promoting physical activity through connected learning (2010), Linked - Connected Learning, The Partnership Management Board. Available at http://www.nicurriculum.org.uk/docs/linked/linked10_feb10.pdf
             Baseline survey of timetabled PE in primary schools in Northern Ireland (2009), Sport Northern Ireland. Available at http://www.sportni.net/sportni/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/REPORTPRIMARYPESURVEY.pdf
             Conferences & Presentations:
             Key note presentation: Defining Physical Literacy, Developing Children's Physical Literacy seminar, Naas, Kildare, December 2016
             Two panel presentations: 'The International Physical Literacy Association' and 'Physical Literacy Development in Northern Ireland', and member of Physical Literacy Advisory Panel for Q&A session, International Physical Literacy Conference, Vancouver, Canada, June 2015
             Key note presentation: Physical Literacy: The value of body experiences to human development, II Summit on Sport & Human Development, Sao Paolo, Brazil, Nov 2014
             Developing children's physical literacy, Department of Sport & PE, Linnaeus University, Vaxjo, Sweden, April 2014
             PE provision in primary and post-primary schools in Northern Ireland, International Association for PE and Sport for Girls and Women World Congress, Havana, Cuba, April 2013
             Developing children's physical literacy, Department of Sport & PE, University of Malta, April 2012
             Physical education and physical literacy, International Physical Literacy Conference, University of Bedfordshire, England, 2011
             Physical literacy, Coaching Ireland Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 2010
             Developing physical literacy, International Association for PE and Sport for Girls and Women World Congress, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2009
             Developing physical literacy through multi-skills clubs, Sports Coach UK Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 2009
             Scholarships:
             The Universities' Council for the Education of Teachers Travel Scholarship, 2012
             Bedford Physical Education Old Students' Association Travel Scholarship, 2009
      
Research Interests
             Teachers' beliefs relating to the teaching of and learning in PE
             Physical literacy and physical edcuation
             Health promotion

Responsibilities

       Module co-ordinator:
       Health Promotion & Professional Practice
       Psychology of Physical Activity
       Practical Studies 3
       Physical Education 3
       Active Schools
       Reflective Practice in PE
       Advisor of Studies - year 2 direct entry students
       Internal Committee Membership:
       International Development Committee, BSc rep from Sept 2014 - present
       Special Educational Needs Stakeholders' Group, BSc rep from Sept 2013 - present
       Outdoor Learning Steering Group, Sept 2012 - present
       Health Promotion Working Group, Jan 2015 - present
       Food in Schools Working Group, Dec 2013 - present
       Ethics Approval Panel, MEd in PE rep from Sept 2012 - Sept 2014

External Interests / Community Service

       Past and Present:
       Member of AfPE NI interim committee, Jan 2016 - present
       Member (international adviser) of the Canadian Physical Literacy Consensus Statement Steering Group, Jan 2015 - present
       Member of the Northern Ireland Active Schools Working Group, Sept 2014 - Sept 2015
       Vice-chair, trustee and co-founder of International Physical Literacy Association, Aug 2014 - Dec 2015
       Vice-chair of International Physical Literacy Steering Group, Aug 2013 - July 2014
       UK representative for the International Association of PE & Sport for Girls and Women, 2013 - 2014
       Chair of workshop on 'Assessment of physical literacy", International Physical Literacy Conference, University of Bedfordshire, 2011
       Chair of Northern Ireland Physical Literacy Forum, 2008-2010
       Chair of Home Countries Physical Literacy Forum, 2008-2010
       Co-ordinator of Activ8, Sport Northern Ireland's Olympic Legacy Programme for children involving coaches and teachers, 2008-2012
       Member of the Sports Coach UK Coaching Children Curriculum Implementation Group, 2008-2010
       Member of the Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister for Northern Ireland (OFMDFMNI) Play and Leisure Policy for Northern Ireland Implementation Group, 2008-2010