Lizi studied for her undergraduate degree at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff from 2008 to 2011, obtaining a first class honours in BSc Sports Biomedicine and Nutrition. She spent the summer after graduating working with a family in Russia helping their children lose weight with diet and exercise modifications.
She began her PhD at Coventry University in September 2011 and completed it in June 2014, titled: 'Fundamental Movement Skills, Physical Activity, Weight Status in British School Children'. While at Coventry she was a research assistant and associate lecturer until she moved to Middlesex University, where she began her first lectureship in September 2014.
Lizi currently teaches undergraduate physiology, teaching and coaching and research methods across all three levels.
Lizi's research interests include physical activity, obesity, children, fundamental movement skills, physical literacy, health and fitness.
Bryant, Elizabeth and Duncan, Michael J. and Birch, Samantha L. and James, Rob S. (2016) Can fundamental movement skill mastery be increased via a six week physical activity intervention to have positive effects on physical activity and physical self-perception? Sports, 4 (1). p. 10. ISSN 2075-4663
Wilkinson, Kate and Bryant, Elizabeth and Heal, Katrina (2017) Obesity and cardiovascular risk factors: results of a unique approach to NHS health checks. Practice Nursing, 28 (9). pp. 390-397. ISSN 0964-9271
Duncan, Michael and Smith, Mike and Bryant, Elizabeth and Eyre, Emma and Hankey, Joanne and Clarke, Neil and Jones, Marc (2014) The effects of increasing and decreasing exercise induced arousal on coincidence anticipation performance and anxiety during perceived competitive and practice situations: a test of catastrophe theory. In: British Psychological Society Annual Conference, 7-9 May 2014, International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham, England.
Bryant, Elizabeth and Birch, Samantha and Duncan, Michael and James, Rob (2014) A 6 week intervention to increase fundamental movement skills mastery level and physical activity. In: European Congress Sport Science.
Duncan, Michael and Clarke, Neil and Birch, Samantha and Tallis, Jason and Hankey, Joanne and Bryant, Elizabeth and Eyre, Emma (2014) The effect of green exercise on blood pressure, heart rate and mood state in primary school children. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11 (4). pp. 3678-3688. ISSN 1660-4601
Lizi has worked as a research assistant on grants from TANITA and a Sport England.