Andrew Adams

Dr Andrew Adams

  • Senior Lecturer In Sports Management
  • Dorset House D121, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Andrew Adams is a member of the Department of Sport and Event Management at Bournemouth University. Andrew’s research has featured in a variety of sport, policy, and public management journals including, the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Sporty and Society, European Sport Management Quarterly and Sport Management Review. He served as editor in Chief of Managing Sport and Leisure between 2017-2020 and is a member of the editorial advisory boards for Managing Sport and Leisure and Frontiers in Sports and Active Living.

Andrew's primary research interests focus on social justice and human rights as they apply to the production and participation of global sport forms. He has delivered keynote talks addressing these themes to various European academic sport conventions and conferences. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Specifically, his current research addresses.

(1) how sport and leisure volunteers have been affected by the sudden cessation of their serious leisure activity and in particular how individuals have negotiated loss of role...


Journal Articles



  • Adams, A., 2019. Towards a framework for understanding who owns sport. Who Owns Sport?. Routledge Focus on Sport, Culture and Society, 102-115.
  • Lindsey, I. and Adams, A., 2013. Sport development and community development. Routledge Handbook of Sport Policy. 264-274.


PhD Students

  • Sam Prince
  • Lynda Challis, 2019. Narrative enquiry and sport development systems
  • Kevin Harris, 2017. Realistically Evaluating Small Scale SFD Programmes: Professionalisation and Praxis


  • Evaluation in Sport, Leisure and wellbeing; the power of knowledge exchange (Leisure Studies Association, 02 Feb 2018). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • University of Hertfordshire, external examiner (2021-)
  • Taylor and Francis, Editor in Chief (2017-2020)

Internal Responsibilities

  • Programme Leader, MSc Sport Management


  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2006-),
  • Leisure Studies Association, Member (2000-),