Dr Andrew Adams
- 01202 965464
- aadams at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Senior Lecturer In Sports Management
- Dorset House D121, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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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.
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"
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"
- Ziakas, V., Adams, A., Thomson, A. and Schlenker, K., 2023. Editorial: Highlights in sport, leisure, tourism, and events: 2021/22. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 5.
- Jones, I., Adams, A. and Mayoh, J., 2023. Motivated ignorance and social identity threat: the case of the Flat Earth. Social Identities.
- 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., 2018. Introduction. Managing Sport and Leisure, 23 (4-6), 241.
- 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.
- Adams, A., 2011. Between modernization and mutual aid: The changing perceptions of voluntary sports clubs in England. International Journal of Sport Policy, 3 (1), 23-43.
- Adams, A., 2009. What policy means for sports clubs ‘on the ground’. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 1 (3), 276-280.
- Adams, A. and Harris, K., 2022. Evaluation in Sport and Leisure. Taylor & Francis.
- Adams, A. and Harris, K., 2022. Evaluation in Sport and Leisure.
- Adams, A. and Robinson, L., 2019. Who Owns Sport?. Routledge Focus on Sport, Culture and Society.
- Adams, A. and Harris, K., 2022. Conclusion: Towards Evaluation and Learning in a Brave New World. Evaluation in Sport and Leisure. 209-218.
- Harris, K. and Adams, A., 2022. Introduction. Evaluation in Sport and Leisure. 1-11.
- Adams, A. and Deane, J., 2021. Understanding Volunteering Impact and Legacy, a Sustainability Approach. The Routledge Handbook of Volunteering in Events, Sport and Tourism. 319-331.
- 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.
- Adams, A., 2012. Sport and social capital in england. Social Capital and Sport Governance in Europe. 85-107.
- Adams, A., 2010. Sport and Social Capital in England. Social Capital and Sport Governance in Europe. 85-107.
- Adams, A., 2009. Building Organisational and Management Capacity for the Delivery of Sports Development. Management of Sports Development. 203-224.
- Adams, A., 2008. Building organisational and management capacity for the delivery of sports development. Management of Sports Development. 203-224.
- Jones, I., Mayoh, J. and Adams, A., 2022. Hiding Under the Bed: Leisure, Motivated Ignorance and the Flat Earth. In: Leisure Studies Association Conference 12-14 July 2022 Falmouth.
- Adams, A. and Robinson, L., 2017. Who Owns Sport. In: European Association of Sport Management 6-9 September 2017 Bern, switzerland.
- 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)
- Evaluation in Sport, Leisure and wellbeing; the power of knowledge exchange (Leisure Studies Association, 02 Feb 2018). Completed
- University of Hertfordshire, external examiner (2021-)
- Taylor and Francis, Editor in Chief (2017-2020)
- Programme Leader, MSc Sport Management
- Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2006-),
- Leisure Studies Association, Member (2000-),