John William is a member of A-Stem's Elite and Professional Sport group.

  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple)
  • D.Phil - University of Oxford
  • M.Phil - University of Cambridge
  • BA - University College Dublin

Areas of Expertise

  • Political Philosophy
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Sport
  • Applied Ethics


  1. Gender, Steroids, and Fairness in Sport. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 1-9.
  2. & Beyond ‘crude pragmatism’ in sports coaching: Insights from C.S. Peirce, William James, and John Dewey: A commentary. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching 12(1), 35-37.
  3. & The English Legal System. In Patrick Davey, Anna Rathmell, Michael Dunn, Charles Foster, Helen Salisbury (Ed.), Medical Ethics, Law and Communication at a Glance. (pp. 13-15). Wiley.


  • SR-144 Foundations in Exercise Science

    This module will introduce principles of exercise science in relation to health and disease using a multi-disciplinary perspective. National recommendations for physical activity and health across the life-course as well as national policies and approaches will be studied. Students will also develop foundation practical skills and will contextualise these skills in relation to professional work. Students will be expected to apply their skills to selected case studies.

  • SR-368 Sport Integrity, Ethics and Policy

    This module examines the role of ethics in assessing the rationality of practice, policy, and governance in sport. The module will help students to develop a deeper understanding of the ethical dimensions of practical decisionmaking in sport and the philosophical foundations that underlie these ethical debates. Students will come to appreciate the significance of ethics in various sporting contexts, and they will develop their understanding of what constitutes a rationally defensible ethical approach to sport.

  • SRE700 Ethical theory, sports ethics and integrity

    This module develops an understanding of the need for ethical theory in sports ethics and of the role that the theories of deontology, consequentialism, rights theory and virtue ethics play within the organization of sport, and in the experience of sporting competitions. Students will come to appreciate the often hidden role that ethical theory plays in critical argumentation about key ethical issues in sports and sport integrity.


  • A Conceptual Analysis Of 'Sporting Integrity' And A Case Study Upon A Welsh Sporting Organisations Duty Of Care Towards Its Athletes. (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Mcnamee