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Dr Andrew Hammond

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School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Dr Andrew Hammond

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Biography

Dr Andrew Hammond is a Lecturer within the School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences at the University of Essex. He is an interdisciplinary social scientist whose research interests include: sociology, sport, health, policy and education. At Essex he teaches sports sociology, sports pedagogy, disability studies, sports policy and research methods. Andrew is available to provide expert commentary on issues related to: sport, physical activity, education, and the Olympic and Paralympic games. Andrew's research has attracted a range of external funding. He holds a doctorate in the Sociology of Education from Monash University (Australia) and completed further postdoctoral training in the socio-cultural group within the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. As a recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award (now known as a Research Training Program Stipend) and a MITACS fellowship, Andrew was funded competitively by Canadian and Australian government agencies during his PhD and Postdoc. In the final stages of his PhD (with Dawn Penney), Andrew received a research contract from Carlile Swimming to assess Forbes Carlile's archive in 2017. As a postdoctoral fellow, Andrew worked in partnership with industry and the non-profit sector to tackle inequalities faced by disabled people in sport and physical activity. With Dr Caitlin Pentifallo Gadd and Dr Andrea Bundon, he worked to develop new funding models and strategies to help nudge the BC sport sector towards greater inclusivity of a more diverse range of disabled people. His postdoctoral research offers fresh insights into how sport is organised for disabled people at the provincial level in Canada. He also gained experience teaching health policy and society at UBC. Andrew's postdoc built on his PhD experience that drew on his extensive methodological training and diverse theoretical perspectives to research the enactment of disability and inclusion policies by swimming coaches working in Australia. A range of theoretical perspectives informs Andrew's work. He has been influenced by C. Wright Mills, Wendy Brown, Stephen Ball, Icek Ajzen, Dan Goodley, Fiona Kumari-Campbell, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Rob McRuer, Pierre Bourdieu and Michel Foucault. Methodologically his research uses mixed methods. Andrew has experience developing social surveys and has advanced training in content analysis and in conducting interviews. Andrew's PhD drew on his extensive methodological training and diverse theoretical perspectives to research the enactment of disability and inclusion policies by swimming coaches working in Australia.

Qualifications

  • PhD Monash University, (2018)

  • BAppSc (Human Movement) (Hons) Victoria University, (2014)

  • BAppSc (Physical Education) Victoria University, (2012)

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Lecturer, University of Essex (1/10/2019 - present)

Other academic

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of British Columbia (7/11/2017 - 30/9/2019)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Disability studies

Open to supervise

Social policy

Open to supervise

Gender and Sexuality

Open to supervise

Sociology

Open to supervise

Sociology of Sport

Open to supervise

History of Sport

Open to supervise

Olympics

Open to supervise

Paralympics

Open to supervise

Education

Open to supervise

Health Policy

Health and Physical Education

Physical Activity

Open to supervise

Social Stratification

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Introduction to Coaching (SE107)

  • Pedagogical Principles of Sports Coaching (SE209)

  • Research Methods in Sport and Exercise (SE230)

  • Research Project (SE309)

  • Further Research Methods in Sport, Exercise and Health (SE738)

  • Research Project (SE740)

  • Developing High-Performance Coach Education (SE767)

  • Disability, Sport and Social Change (SE768)

  • Professional Skills and Development 1 (SE101)

Publications

Journal articles (6)

Hammond, AM., Penney, D. and Jeanes, R., (2020). Sport coaches as policy actors: an investigation of the interpretation and enactment of disability and inclusion policy in swimming in Victoria Australia. Sport, Education and Society. 25 (5), 570-585

Hammond, A., Jeanes, R., Penney, D. and Leahy, D., (2019). ‘I Feel We Are Inclusive Enough’: Examining Swimming Coaches’ Understandings of Inclusion and Disability. Sociology of Sport Journal. 36 (4), 311-321

Hammond, A., (2019). The mainstreaming of disability swimming in Australia, 1990-2016. Sporting Traditions. 36 (1), 43-62

Hammond, A. and Jeanes, R., (2018). Federal government involvement in Australian disability sport: 1981-2015. The International Journal of the History of Sport. 35 (5), 431-447

Hammond, A., Young, J. and Konjarski, L., (2014). Attitudes of Australian Swimming Coaches towards Inclusion of Swimmers with an Intellectual Disability: An Exploratory Analysis. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. 9 (6), 1425-1436

Hammond, A., (2013). Tips for Developing Feedback.. Swimming in Australia. 30 (2), 39-39

Book chapters (1)

Hammond, A. and Macdougall, H., (2020). Disability. In: Developing Sport for Women and Girls. Editors: Sherry, E. and Rowe, K., . Routledge. 57- 68. 9780367426552

Conferences (4)

Pentifallo Gadd, C., Hammond, A., Bundon, A., Lawson, S. and Konoval, T., Fit for Optimal Performance? Creating More Inclusive Sport Systems through Policy, Funding, and Evaluation Frameworks

Hammond, A., Pentifallo Gadd, C., Bundon, A. and Konoval, T., (2019). The Implementation of disability inclusive sport policy by sporting organizations in British Columbia, Canada

Pentifallo Gadd, C., Hammond, A., Bundon, A. and Konoval, T., (2019). Fit for Optimal Performance? Creating More Inclusive Sport Systems through Policy, Funding, and Evaluation Frameworks

Hammond, A., Leahy, D. and Jeanes, R., (2015). The Discourses of Disability and Disability Sports Coaching in Australian sport policy: Preliminary findings from contemporary Swimming Australia policy documents

Reports and Papers (1)

Penney, D. and Hammond, A., Report on Carlile Swimming Archive Project: Phase 1

Other (2)

Hammond, A., (2018).Simon Darcy, Stephen Frawley, Daryl Adair. Managing the Paralympics, Springer Nature, The Campus, 4 Crinan Street, London, United Kingdom (2017). ISBN 978-1-1-137-43520-0, 302.,Elsevier

Hammond, AM., (2014).Sport, Exercise and Social Theory: An Introduction,Taylor & Francis

Contact

andrew.hammond@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872897

Location:

ESA.3.22, Colchester Campus

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