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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

Other positions

Reader in the Sociology of Sport, University of Chester

20062012

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Research Output

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

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    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.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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  • 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 journalArticle

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    Activities

    • 9 Editorial work
    • 2 Membership of network

    European Physical Education Review (Journal)

    ANDY SMITH (Editor)
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    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    Frontiers in Sociology (Journal)

    ANDY SMITH (Editor)
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    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    Leisure Studies (Journal)

    ANDY SMITH (Editor)
    2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics (Journal)

    ANDY SMITH (Member of editorial board)
    2017 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    Mind's Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health Network (External organisation)

    ANDY SMITH (Member)
    2017 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of network

    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), CARNEGIE, E. (Supervisor) & MARCHANT, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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