Department of Philosophy, Humanities and Law in Healthcare
Mike McNamee is Professor of Aplied Ethics. He teaches healthcare and medical ethics. His research interests are in the ethics of medicine and healthcare and the ethics of sports, and research ethics. He is a former President of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport, and was the founding Chair of the British Philosophy of Sport Association. He serves/has served on the Executive Committee on many national and international associations including the European College of Sport Science, the International Council for sport Science and Physical Education and the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain. He is the founding Editor of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17511321.asp). He has written or edited (singly and in collaboration) 11 books in applied philosophy and ethics in sport and health, including Sports, Virtues and Vices: morality play (Routledge, 2008) (http://www.routledgesport.com/books/Sports-Virtues-and-Vices-isbn9780415194099) and the Routledge Reader in Sports Ethics (Routledge, 2010), Doping and Anti Doping Policy (edited with Verner Moller, Routledge, 2011) and most recently Olympic Ethics and Philosophy (edited with Jim parry, Routledge, 2012).
- Clinical Ethics Committee, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
- Organ Donation Committee, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
- Executive Committee, British Philosophy of Sport Association,
- Scientific Committee, European College of Sport Science
- Clinical Effectiveness Committee, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
- Organ Donation Committee, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
- ESRC Peer Review College
- European Commission Expert Group: Doping and Recreational Sport
- European Union (Framework 7 funding) Ethics of Public Policy on Human Enhancement (Euro1.1M) Co-applicant (with Bristol University [lead]; Aarhus University, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology; Maastricht University; Padua University; University of Paris, Descartes (2010-12)
- European Science Foundation The Future of Research in Sport Participation in the Lifespan (EW-SPiL) (Euro 15k) Co-applicant (with University of Rome Foro Italico lead); Brussels University, Norwegian University of Sports Sciences (2011)
- Erskine Fellowship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2011)
- ESRC Ethical aspects of the impact of eating disorders on elite gymnasts (£100k) with Dr JacintaTan, Dr Andrew Bloodworth, and Dr Jeanette Hewitt 2010-11
- ESRC Seminar Series: Anti-Doping policy £14.4K, (co-applicant, partners: Loughborough, Kingston) 2009-10
- AHRC Seminar Series The role of moral theory in applied ethics £52.7k (co- applicant: partners: Bristol, Cardiff) 2009-10
- Attitudes and values towards doping and anti-doping policies and practices £93k McNamee, M. J. (Principal Investigator) Co-collaborator Prof. R. Bailey, Roehampton University 2006-08
- Medical Ethics Consultancy 2003-10 £20k per annum 25% , S. Edwards, C. Goffin, McNamee, M. J., T. Schramme, H.Upton
- Rugby Spectators’ Perceptions of Un/Professional Sporting Conduct Survey 2002 (£11k) (Principal Investigator)
- Valuing Sport Surveys 2001-2 (£20k).
McNamee, M.J. and Morgan, WJ (Eds) (2013) Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport, Abingdon: Routledge. (in preparation)
Houlihan, B.M. J. and McNamee, M. J. (Eds) (2012) Anti doping: governance, research, policy, Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-81408-9: pp.168.
McNamee. M.J. and Parry, S. J. (Eds) (2012) Olympic Ethics and Philosophy, Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-63511-0 pp.244
McNamee, M. J., Møller, V. (Eds) (2011) Doping and anti doping policy: legal, ethical and policy perspectives, London: Routledge, ISBN-9780415619233 pp. 248
McNamee, M. J. (Ed) (2010) Sports Ethics: a reader, Routledge. ISBN-10: 041547860X (hbk) ISBN-10: 0415478618 (Pbk), pp.520.
Møller, V., McNamee, M. J. and Dimeo, P., (eds) (2009) Elite Sports, Doping and Public Health, Odense: University of Southern Denmark Press. ISBN (Pbk) 978-877-6744106, pp.192
Jespersen, E. and McNamee, M. J. (Eds) (2009) Ethics, Dis/ability and Sports, Routledge ISBN (Hbk) 9780415487979 (Pbk) pp.190
McNamee, M. J. (2008) Morality Play: Sports, Virtues and Vices, Routledge. ISBN-10: 0415194083 (hbk) ISBN-13: 978-0415194082 (pbk) pp.260.
McNamee, M. J. (2007) Philosophy, Risk and Adventure Sports, Routledge (Editor) pp.211. ISBN 13: 0-978-415-35184-7 (hbk) ISBN 13: 0-978-415-35184-5 (pbk)
McNamee, M. J., Olivier, S., and Wainwright, P. (2006) Research Ethics in Exercise and Health Sciences, Routledge (co-author) pp.232 ISBN13: 978–0–415–29881–0 (hbk) ISBN13: 978–0–415–29882–7 (pbk)
McNamee, M. J., (Ed) (2004) Philosophy, and the Sciences of Exercise, Health and Sport: critical perspectives on research methods, Routledge (pp.253. ISBN: Hardback 04153 00169 Paperback 04153 53408
McNamee, M. J. and Parry, S. J. (Eds) (2004) Ethics and Sport, (Chinese translation) pp.320. ISBN:9574963756 (pbk)
McNamee, M. J. and Bridges, D. (Eds ) (2002) The Ethics of Educational Research, Oxford: Blackwell pp.280. ISBN: 0631231676 (pbk)
McNamee, M. J. Reeve, M. and Jennings, C. (Eds ) Just Leisure: policy, ethics and professionalism, (2000) LSA Publications No. 72: Brighton pp.271. ISBN: 090633781 (pbk)
McNamee, M. J. and Parry, S. J. (Eds) Ethics and Sport, Routledge 1998 pp.277. ISBN: 0419215107 (pbk)
McNamee, M. J. (Ed) Philosophical Issues in Sport and Physical Education (1995) pp.175. (edited conference proceedings) (pbk)
Articles in International Refereed Journals
- Sports physicians and anti doping governance: between collusion and negligence (with Dikic, N et al) British Journal of Sports Medicine 2013 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2012-091838 (online first)
- Investigating eating disorders in elite gymnasts: Conceptual, ethical and methodological issues European Journal of Sport Science, (with J. Tan, A Bloodworth, and J Hewitt) DOI:10.1080/17461391.2012.728632 (online first)
- The Spirit of Sport and the medicalization of anti-doping: empirical and normative ethics, Asian Bioethics Review, 2013 4(4): 374-92.
- Gene transfer for pain tolerance: A tool to cope with the intractable, or an unethical endurance-enhancing technology? Genomics, Society and Policy, (with S. Camporesi) 8(1): 20-31.
- Sports medicine, confidentiality and the press, British Journal of Sports Medicine (with B. Ribbans, H. Ribbans, and C. Nightingale) 2012, doi:10.1136/bjsports-2011-090439
- On making a spectacle of human and sporting boundaries: the case of Oscar Pistorius Performance Enhancement and Health, 2012, 1(1)
- Hadjistephanou, L, Pigozzi, F. and McNamee, MJ (2012) Olympism in tertiary education: new challenges and opportunities Acta Universitas Karolinska Kinanthropologica, 48(1): 75-88.
- Olympism, The Values Of Sport, and the Will to Power: De Coubertin And Nietzsche Meet Eugenio Monti. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 2012 6 (2):183-194 (with L. Cleret)
- Sport, physical activity and well being: an objectivist proposal (with R. Bailey and A. Bloodworth) Sport, Education and Society 2012 17(4): 497-514. doi:10.1080/13573322.2011.608948
- On the efficacy of WADAs Whereabouts policy: between filing failures and missed tests Deustsche Zeitschrift fur Sportsmedizin 2011, 62 (10): 4-9 with N. Dikic and S. S. Markowicz.
- Moral theory and theorizing in healthcare ethics Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 2011, 14 (4): 365-368 DOI 10.1007/s10677-011-9291, with T. Schramme.
- Ethical practice and sports physician protection: a proposal (with Holm, S and Pigozzi, F.) British Journal of Sport Medicine 2011, doi:10.1136/bjsm.2011.086124
- On the duty of the doctor not to disclose athlete doping data without consent (with R. Griffiths and N Phillips) International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 2011, 3(2): 189-200.
- Harm, risk and doping analogies (2011) Theoretical medicine and bioethics, (with O. MacGregor) (31(3): 201-7 DOI: 10.1007/s11017-011-9178-9
- Shifting boundaries in sports technology and disability, is this equal rights or unfair advantage? A multidisciplinary analysis of Oscar Pistorius' Olympic Games eligibility Disability and Society 2011, 26(5): 643-54 (with W. Potthast and B. Burkett)
- “What’s wrong with genetic enhancements in sports?” Ethische Perspectieven, 2011, 20 (4): 340-353.
- Doping and supplementation: the attitudes of talented young athletes (with R. Bailey, A. Bloodworth, and A. Petroczi) Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Sports Science, 2011 DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2010.01239.x
- Confidentiality, disclosure and doping in sports medicine (with N. Phillips) British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2011, 145: 147-7 doi:10.1136/bjsm.2009.064253
- Philosophy on steroids: a reply (2010) Theoretical medicine and bioethics, (with O. MacGregor) 31(6): 401-10 DOI: 10.1007/s11017-010-9154-9.
- Clean Olympians? Doping, anti-doping and the values of talented young British athletes International Journal of Drug Policy, 2010 (with A. Bloodworth) (online first: doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2009.11.009)
- Ethical and juridical peculiarities of anti-doping legislation (with L. Tarasti) Journal of Medical Ethics, 2010, 36, 165-9.
- Ethics in Sports medicine” British Medical Journal 2009, 339, B3898
- Beyond consent: the ethics of pediatric doping Journal of the philosophy of sport 2009, XXXVI (2) 111-26.
- “The World Health Organisation’s rationale for physical activity: a philosophical critique” Sport and Physical Culture, 2009, LXV: 1 (with A. Bloodworth)
- Genetic testing and sports medicine ethics Sports medicine, 2009, 39 (5) 339-44 (with Hilvoorde, I. van, Holm, S and Mueller, A.)
- Nutritional supplement use by elite young UK athletes: fallacies of advice regarding efficacy (with Bloodworth, A. and Petroczi, A. Journal the international society of sports nutrition 2009, 5: 22 http://www.jissn.com/content/5/1/22
- “Ethics, paediatric doping and the limitations of Gillick consent” Ethics, Law and Society 2009, IV: 289-302.
- Anti anti-doping: why scepticism doesn’t cut the mustard British Medical Journal, 2008, 337: a584
- “Philosophy, Dis/ability and Adapted Physical Activity” Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 2008, 2, 2: 86-97.
- “Whose Prometheus?: Transhumanism, biotechnology and the moral topography of Sports Medicine” Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 1, 2, 2007, 181-94 **
- “Nursing Schadenfreude” Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 10, 2, 2007
- “Conceptions of well-being in the psychology and exercise psychology literature: A philosophical critique” Health Care Analysis, (with A. Bloodworth), 15, 2 2007, pp.107-21.
- “Ethics audits and Corporate Governance”, Journal of Business Ethics, 73, 4, 2007, pp.425-37 (with S. Fleming)
- “Sport, ethics and philosophy: context, history, prospects”, Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 1, 1, 2007, pp.1-7.
- “British spectators’ perceptions of the values and norms in selected professional sports: A comparative ethical survey” Leisure Studies 26, 1 2007 pp.23-46. (with S.-M. Cooper, C. Jones, J. Bingham, J. North, and V. Finley)
- “Why sports medicine is not medicine” Health Care Analysis, with S. D. Edwards, 15, 4, 2006, pp.103-9.
- “Olympism. Eurocentricity and Transcultural Virtues” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport XXXIII, 2, 2006, pp. 174-87.
- “Transhumanism, Medical Technology, and Slippery Slopes” Journal of Medical Ethics with S. D. Edwards 32, 2006, pp. 513-8.
- “Transhumanism, technology and the moral topography of sports medicine” ("Transhumanizem in moralna topografija sportne medicine" translated in Slovenian) Borec, 57, 2005, pp.626-9.
- “Ethical concerns regarding guidelines for the conduct of clinical research on children" Journal of Medical Ethics¸ with S. D. Edwards 31, 2005, pp.351-4.
- “The Ethics of Corporate Governance in Public Sector Organizations: theory and audit” with S. Fleming Public Management Review 7, 1, 2005, pp.135-44.
- “The moral economy of racism and racist rationalisations in sport”. International review for the Sociology of Sport, 39, 4, 2004 (with J. Long) pp.405-20.
- “Philosophy of sport” Journal of Nursing Philosophy, 5, 2 (2004), pp.182-3.∫
- “Local Justice and Public Sector Leisure Policy”, Leisure Studies (with S. Howell) 22, 1, 2003, pp.17-35.
- “Schadenfreude in sport; envy, justice and self-esteem”, Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 30, 1, 2003, pp.1-16.**
- “Ethics, psychology and sports: Back to an Aristotelian ‘museum of normalcy’” International Journal of Sport and Health Science, (with C. Jones and J. Duda) 1, 1, 2003, pp.15-29.
- “Some philosophical remarks on ethics and sports” Journal of Professional Ethics, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2003, pp.1-6.***
- “Continuing professional development: suggestions for effective practice” Journal of Further and Higher Education, (with S. Fleming et al) 28, 2, 2003 pp. 165-77.
- “The unavoidable heterogeneity of sports experience and sport philosophy” European Journal of Sport Science, 2, 1, 2002, pp1-3.*
- Is guilt a proper emotional response to the causing of an unintentional injury?” European Journal of Sport Science, 2, 1, 2002, pp.1-10.*
- Hubris, Humility and Humiliation; vice and virtue in sporting communities, Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 29, 1, 2002 pp.38-53.***
- “Whose Ethics, Which Research” in Journal of Philosophy of Education, 35, 4, pp309-27, 2001 reprinted in The Ethics of Educational Research, op cit ***
- “The guilt of whistling while you work: conflicts in action research and educational ethnography” in Journal of Philosophy of Education, 35, 4, 2001, pp423-441 reprinted in The Ethics of Educational Research, op cit.
- “Utilitarianism as a professional ethic for public sector leisure provision” (with H. Sheridan, and J. Buswell) Leisure Studies, 20, 3, 2001, pp.173-97.
- “Scholarship and sport: professionalisation and commodification at the end of the twentieth century” Japanese Journal of Physical Education, 50, 3, 2000, pp.34-8.
- “Moral reasoning, moral action and the moral atmosphere of sport: some critical remarks on the limitations of the prevailing paradigm.” (with C. Jones) Sport, Education and Society, 5, 3, 2000, pp.131-48.
- “Just Leisure: the ethics of recognition” Leisure Studies 19, 3, 2000, pp.1-2.
- “Paternalism, Professionalism and Public Sector Leisure: the boundaries of a profession” (with H. Sheridan, and J. Buswell) Leisure Studies 19, 3, 2000, pp.199-209.*
- “Fair play and the ethos of sports: an eclectic philosophical framework” (with S. Loland) Journal of Philosophy of Sport, XXVII, 2000, pp.63-80.*
- “Contractualism and Methodological Individualism and Communitarian Relations; situating understandings of the abuse of moral trust” Sport, Education and Society, 3, 3, 1998, pp.161-79.
- “Education, Philosophy and Physical Education: analysis, epistemology and axiology” European Physical Education Review, 4, 1, 1998, pp.75-91.
- “On Professional Codes and Ethical Conduct in Education” Pedagogische Tijdschrift, 22, 6, 1997 pp.309-26.
- “Philosophy meets the Social theory of Sport”, Leisure Studies, 16, 1, 1997, pp. 27-36. ∫
- “The Self and Identity”, Studies in Philosophy and Education, 15, 1996, pp.107-111.
- “Ethics and Sport; state of the art and science”, Sport, Education and Society, 1, 2, 1996, pp. 227-32. ∫
- “Sporting Practices, Institutions and Virtues: a critique and a restatement” Journal of Philosophy of Sport, XXII, 1995, pp.61-83.
- An Unholy Alliance: MacIntyre, Nietzsche and Sport”, Journal of Philosophy of Sport XX-XXI, 1994, pp.107-12. ∫
- “Valuing Leisure Practices: towards a theoretical framework”, Leisure Studies 13, 1, 1994, pp.288-309.
- “Physical Education and the development of personhood”, Physical Education Review, Vol.15, 1, 1992, pp.13-28.
- “Attempting to locate the education in Physical Education”, Irish Educational Studies, Vol.11, 1992, pp.119-33.
- “A critical review of the rationale for a National Curriculum for Physical Education in England and Wales” Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, No.137 1992 pp.152-5.
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