Andrew Adams

Dr Andrew Adams

  • Senior Lecturer In Sports Management
  • Dorset House D121, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Andrew is a member of the Department of Sport and Event Management at Bournemouth University. His areas of interest are Volunteering, human rights in sport, evaluation in sport and leisure and social capital. He is Co-Editor of Evaluation in Sport and Leisure (With Kevin Harris), and Who Owns Sport (with Leigh Robinson.

Andrew is a former editor in chief of Managing Sport and Leisure: An International Journal and an editor for Frontiers in Sports and Active Living. Andrew acts as reviewer for a number of journals including The Journal of Sport Management, Leisure Studies, Leisure Sciences, The International Journal of Sport Management, the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Sociology of Sport, and Voluntas. He has previously led research clusters at Solent University (1997-2000) and was deputy chair of the Leisure Studies Association (2012-2015). He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research

My current research interests and thought leadership focus upon two main areas. The first is that of volunteer engagement and how the lived experiences of sport volunteers helps with management processes, and the second is that of human rights in sport, specifically in terms of how individuals can make sense of their position in webs of rights in relation t particular activities.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Sustainable cities and communities

"Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable"

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Sustainable cities and communities

"Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable"

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Peace, justice and strong institutions

"Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels"

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Journal Articles

  • Adams, A. and Kavanagh, E., 2020. The capabilities and human rights of high performance athletes. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 55 (2), 147-168.
  • Adams, A., Harris, K. and Lindsey, I., 2018. Examining the capacity of a sport for development programme to create social capital. Sport in Society, 21 (3), 558-573.
  • Harris, K. and Adams, A., 2016. Power and discourse in the politics of evidence in sport for development. Sport Management Review, 19 (2), 97-106.
  • Adams, A. and Piekarz, M., 2015. Sport events and human rights: positive promotion or negative erosion? Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events.
  • Adams, A., 2014. Social capital, network governance and the strategic delivery of grassroots sport in England. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 49 (5), 550-574.
  • Adams, A. and Harris, K., 2014. Making sense of the lack of evidence discourse, power and knowledge in the field of sport for development. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 27 (2), 140-151.

Books

Chapters

  • 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.

Conferences

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
  • John Norman. COACHES’ VIEWS OF BARRIERS TO THE OPERATIONALISATION OF PHYSICAL LITERACY WITHIN ADVENTUROUS ACTIVITIES, FOCUSSING ON THE KEY ATTRIBUTES OF PHYSICAL LITERACY., (In progress)

Grants

  • 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

Memberships

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