Jo Harris, PhD, is a senior lecturer in physical education at Loughborough University in Leicestershire, where she has played a major role in the training of physical educators since 1990. Before this, she was involved in teacher education in Cheltenham and taught physical education and health education at the secondary school level for 12 years. She was co-director of the Loughborough Summer School course titled ‘Health-Related Exercise in the National Curriculum'. She holds a master's degree in physical education from Birmingham University and a PhD in pedagogy, exercise and children's health from Loughborough University. Jo wrote Health-Related Exercise in the National Curriculum and co-authored with Jill Elbourn the highly successful Teaching Health-Related Exercise at Key Stages 1 and 2.
Jill Elbourn, MSc, is a freelance educational exercise consultant. She co-authored Teaching Health-Related Exercise at Key Stages 1 and 2 with Jo Harris and has written several other publications and resources including Action for Heart Health, Fit for TOPs (for the Youth Sport Trust TOPs programme) and Planning a Personal Exercise Programme (YMCA Fitness Industry Training's HRE resource for Key Stage 4 – ages 14 to 16). Jill taught physical education in schools for 12 years and currently designs and leads in-service training courses on health-related exercise and safe exercise practice for school teachers and coaches all over the British Isles. She was awarded a fellowship of the Physical Education Association of the United Kingdom in 1998.