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 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... The emphasis is on understanding how rationalising processes can shape management and policy frameworks for volunteers post Covid-19. Andrew is currently keen to recruit PhD students with a research interest in understanding, enabling and enacting social justice as an organising framework for sport and leisure practices.
(2) the social perceptions of evaluation practice with a specific emphasis on scrutiny of practices that inhibit or enable power relations for practitioners and implementation agents.
He is currently completing a research project with Active Dorset and previously has completed funded projects with the Ordnance Survey, Wessex Deanery, Wessex Rotary and SAFE Southampton. Andrew also received funding from The Leisure Studies Association in 2019 for a collaborative project with Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) and Solent University (UK). The output, a co-edited book ‘Evaluation in Sport and Leisure’, is due to be published in 2021 by Routledge. Andrew is the author and co-editor of Who Owns Sport: Routledge, 2019.more
- 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, 7 (3), 220-236.
- 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., 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 Robinson, L., 2019. Who Owns Sport?. Routledge Focus on Sport, Culture and Society.
- 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.
- 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
- 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-),