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20002019
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Biography

Andy Smith is Professor of Sport and Physical Activity and member of the senior management team in the Department of Sport and Physical Activity.

Research interests

Andy’s research focuses on the links between sport, physical activity and (mental) health, youth sport, sport policy and development, and social and health inequalities from a sociological perspective. He is author of The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport (with Ken Green, 2016 and 2018), Doing Real World Research in Sports Studies (with Ivan Waddington, 2014), Sport Policy and Development (with Daniel Bloyce, 2010) and An Introduction to Drugs in Sport (with Ivan Waddington, 2009), all published by Routledge.

Andy’s research on sport, education mental health has informed the work of community and professional sport and health organisations, the UK Select Committee’s Suicide Prevention report (2017), Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson’s MBE Duty of Care in Sport Review (2017), and the receipt in 2016 of the Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community award at the Times Higher Education Awards.

Teaching

Andy manages the undergraduate sports development, management and coaching programmes. Andy is also Programme Leader for the MSc Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Liverpool

… → 2006

Sociology of Sport, MA, University of Leicester

… → 2002

Sports Studies, BSc, Staffordshire University

… → 2001

External positions

Reader in the Sociology of Sport, University of Chester

20062012

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Research Output 2000 2019

Sport policy, sports development and figurational sociology

Smith, A., Bloyce, D. & Haycock, D., 31 Aug 2018, Figurational research in sport, leisure and health. Malcolm, D. & Velijia, P. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 156-167

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

sports policy
Sports
sociology
figuration
organizational change
3 Citations (Scopus)

We Don’t Need No Education? Exploring the Educational Experiences of Young Footballers

Platts, C. & Smith, A., 9 Feb 2018, In : British Journal of Sociology of Education. p. 1-17

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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achievement ideology
education
experience
class identification
clubs

Education, Physical Education and Physical Activity Promotion

Smith, A., Green, K. & Thurston, M., 18 Dec 2017, The Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice. Piggin, J., Mansfield, L. & Weed, M. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 249-258 626 p.

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physical education
promotion
social inequality
education
school
10 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

The sociology of sports work, emotions and mental health: scoping the field and future directions.

Roderick, M., Smith, A. & Potrac, P., 30 Jun 2017, In : Sociology of Sport Journal. 34, 2, p. 99-107

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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sociology of sports
Sociology
Sports
Mental Health
mental health
6 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
spectator
health policy
Sports
mental health
illness

Thesis

Enacting community sport policy for health: a case study of Active Blues Thesis

Author: DUFFELL, T., 10 Oct 2019

Supervisor: SMITH, A. (Director of Studies) & HAYCOCK, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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Family Physical Activity and Health in Everton: The People's Family Project

Author: HOUGHTON, L., 5 Apr 2017

Supervisor: SMITH, A. (Director of Studies) & HARTILL, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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