Having completed a PhD in the philosophy of health and well-being at Swansea University, Andrew accepted the role of Lecturer in the Philosophy and Humanities of Healthcare in the College of Human and Health Sciences. Here he teaches a range of subject areas including the philosophy of health and well-being, nursing ethics, medical ethics, sports ethics and the philosophy and ethics of social research. Andrew has also been involved in numerous research projects during his time at Swansea. These include an AHRC funded project concerned with the role of moral theory in health care; UK Sport and UK Anti-Doping funded projects exploring the attitudes of talented athletes toward performance enhancing substances; and work with British Gymnastics exploring the ethical and sociological aspects of eating disorders.

Andrew is also the admissions tutor for the pioneering undergraduate programme (BSc) Medical Sciences and Humanities, as well as the Year 2 tutor for the programme.


Publications

  1. & Sport, Society, and Anti-Doping Policy: An Ethical Overview. In Rabin O. & Pitsiladis Y. (Ed.), Acute Topics in Anti-Doping. -185). S. Karger AG, Basel.
  2. & Understanding Eating Disorders in Elite Gymnastics. Clinics in Sports Medicine 35(2), 275-292.
  3. & Autonomy, eating disorders and elite gymnastics: ethical and conceptual issues. Sport, Education and Society, 1-12.
  4. Prudence well-being and sport. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 8(2), 191-202.
  5. & Doping and supplementation: the attitudes of talented young athletes. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports 22(2), 293-301.

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Teaching

  • SR-143 Research Methods & Ethics

    This module introduces students to the research methods and skills used in Sport and Exercise Sciences and introduces a range of ethical issues that arise within sports. Students will develop fundamental knowledge and understanding of elementary concepts and principles of research methods including sourcing information, research design, research writing and conducting basic statistical analyses. Students will also be active in disputing the nature and purpose of sports across a wide variety of issues including fair play, aggression, inequality and exploitation.

  • SR-250 The ethics of doping: health, sport and society

    Doping is the most discussed issue in the discipline of sports ethics. This module interrogates the range of ethical and conceptual issues related to doping and anti doping policy. The aim of this module is to critically explore the nature and variety of prohibited substances and methods generically referred to as doping, situated in the global context of the World Anti Doping Agency.

  • SR-251 Developing Research Methods for Sports Science

    This module builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in SR-143. The scientific method of progressing from a theory to creating hypotheses and research design is discussed together with workshops covering advanced statistical methods and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative research in Sports Science. This module provides an essential knowledge and skills base for progression to the level 3 dissertation project.

  • SR-367 Exercise, Growth and Development

    This module will develop a detailed understanding of the physiological, psychological and behavioural underpinnings that determine sports and physical activity participation and performance and the manner in which these elements change with growth, maturation and exercise training.

  • 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.

  • SRE701 Anti doping-ethics, policy and practice

    Doping is the most discussed issue in the discipline of sports ethics. This module interrogates the range of ethical and conceptual issues related to doping and anti doping policy.

  • SRE704 Research methods and skills

  • SRE710 Dissertation module

  • SREM00 Sports Ethics and Ethical Theory

    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.

  • SREM01 Anti-Doping Ethics, Policy and Practice

    Doping and Anti Doping Policy are among the most contentious issues in the world of sport. This module critically presents the history of doping and WADA, nature of anti doping rule violations, their justification, and highlights key ethical problems such as harmonization, strict liability, therapeutic use exemption.

  • SREM03 Research Methods and Skills

    The ability to critically appraise literature, evaluate research, and conduct research studies is fundamental to developing the field of sport ethics and integrity. This module provides students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of research methods and skills and to apply this knowledge to answer research questions pertinent to the field.

  • SREM05 Dissertation: Sports Ethics, Integrity and Governance

    A supervised programme of reading and critical reflection upon an agreed topic area within sports ethics and integrity leading to the production of a written dissertation not exceeding 20,000 words.

Supervision

  • 'Therapeutic use exemptions; an ethical and conceptual analysis' (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Mr Andrew Bloodworth
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Mcnamee
  • Ethics of prosthetic enhancement in paralympic sport (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Mcnamee
    Other supervisor: Mr Andrew Bloodworth
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Mr Andrew Bloodworth
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Mcnamee

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Admissions Tutor - College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

    2012 - Present