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Faculty of Health

Edwards, Dr Allan

Dr. Allan Edwards

Head of Discipline, Sport and Exercise Science
Faculty of Health

Bldg, Floor & Room: 12, C15
Telephone: (02) 6201 2586
Facsimile: (02) 6201 5615
Allan.Edwards@canberra.edu.au

  • Summary
  • Qualifications
  • Publications

Biography

Associate Professor Edwards has acted as Oceania Regional Secretary General of the International Council of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance (ICHPER) and chaired the International Standards Committee of Sports Management of ICHPER. Dr Edwards was a member of the Review Board for the International Journal of Sport Management, Co-Editor Cyber Journal of Sport Marketing, and Reviewer for International Journal of Health and Physical Education. He is the author of four (4) books including. Qualitative research methods in Sport Management. He is a leading international authority on Sport Management and has had articles published in all the main Sport Management journals (Journal of Sport Management, European Sport Management Quarterly, Sport Management Review) and International Journal of Sport Management).  He has extensive sport industry management experience and has conducted research and consultancy for national and International sport agencies as well as government authorities.

Areas of Teaching

  • Sport Management
  • Sport Marketing
  • Strategic Sport Marketing
  • Sport Governance
  • Qualitative Research
  • Sport Development
  • Sport Management Research
  • HRM in Sport  

Research Interests

  • Social media in Sport
  • Sport Security
  • Social Capital and Sport
  • High Performance Sport Management 

Qualifications Obtained

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Human Movement Studies), University of Queensland
  • Masters (UNE)
  • Bachelor of Education (with Distinction), DDIAE
  • Diploma of Teaching (KGTC)

Recent Publications

  • Skinner, J. & Edwards, A. Research Methods for Sport Management. Routledge: Oxford. (Due for publication November 2011)
  • Edwards, A and Skinner, J Qualitative research methods in Sport Management BH/Elsevier, London (2009)
  • Edwards, A, & Skinner, J. (2006) Sport Empire. Meyer and Meyer Sports: Germany. ISBN 10 1-84126-168-8
  • Skinner, J., Gilbert, K., & Edwards, A. (2003) Some Like it Hot: The Beach as a Cultural Dimension. Publisher: Meyer and Meyer Sports: Germany. ISBN 1-84126-098-3
  • Edwards, A. Gilbert, K., & Skinner, J. (2002) Extending the Boundaries: Theoretical Frameworks for Research in Sport Management. Melbourne, Victoria: Common Ground Publications. ISBN 1-86335-107-8 (paperback) 1-86335-446-8 (eBook)

Book Chapters: Accepted for publication

  • Skinner, J. & Edwards, A. (2011) Sport Sponsorship and Marketing. In S. Chadwick (Ed), Managing Football. Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier, Oxford. (Accepted for publication)
  • Social media in HPS and its effects Managing High Performance Sport Popi Sotiriadou & Veerle De Bosscher (Eds.)
  • Terrorism and sport in Hassan,D Socio-Cultural Aspects of Sport Management Routledge 2012
  • Social Capital and Sport in Hassan,D Socio-Cultural Aspects of Sport Management Routledge 2012

Published Book Chapters

  • Edwards, A and Skinner, J (2011) Research methods in Sport Management in Trenbath, L and Hassan, D.(Eds) Foundations of Sport Management, Routledge, London)
  • Hassan, D. and Edwards, A. (2011) Sport, Divided Societies and Social Capital in Ireland in Ohl, F., Groeneveld, M. and Houlihan, B. (2010) (Eds.) Social Capital and Sport Governance in Europe (Routledge: London).
  • Edwards, A., and Usher W (2010). Crisis Management and Sport Public Relations.in Sport Public Relations and Communication. Editors: Hopwood, M, Kitchin,P,& Skinner, J. Elsevier Ltd, Oxford.
  • Schantz O.J., Edwards, A.L, & K. Gilbert [2008].Paralympic Spaces, In I.Macrury & G.A.Poynter [2008]. Paralympic Spaces Olympic Cities:2012 and the remaking of London. Ashgate Press, London. chapter 15 pp 230- 251
  • Edwards A, & Skinner, J. (2008) Critical Theory and the Paralympic Movement. In K. Gilbert and Schantz, (Ed), The Paralympic Games: Empowerment of Side Show (pp. 246-251). Meyer and Meyer Sports Publishing, Aachen: Germany. ISBN 978-1-84126-265-9
  • Hopwood, M and Edwards, A (2007) 20/20 Cricket development in Chadwick, S and Arthur, D International Cases in the Business of Sport. BH/Elsevier Publishing
  • Skinner, J. & Edwards, A. (2007): Crashing through the Class Barrier: Rugby League’s Metamorphosis. In B.Stewart (Ed), The Games are not the Same: The Political Economy of Football in Australia (pp.121-154). Publisher: Melbourne University Press ISBN: 978-0-522-85366-7
  • Zakus,D & Edwards, A., (2006) Reflection on Racism ( Sidebar). In Contemporary Sport Management, Third Edition by Parks, (Quartermain J & Thibault, L. Human Kinetics
  • Edwards, A., & Skinner, J. (2006) Sport Empire. Meyer and Meyer Sports: Germany. ISBN 10 1-84126-168-8
  • Edwards, A., (2005). Play Hard: Party Hard: Youth Culture in Paradise. In. In K. Gilbert (Ed), Sexuality, Sport and the Culture of Risk (pp. 67-90). Publisher: Meyer and Meyer, Aachen: Germany. ISBN 1-84126-160-2.
  • Gilbert, K., & Skinner, J., & Edwards, A. (2003) Prologue to the Beach. In J. Skinner, K. Gilbert & A. Edwards, (Eds.) Some Like it Hot: The Beach as a Cultural Dimension (pp. 9-23) Publisher: Meyer and Meyer, Germany. ISBN 1-84126-098-3

Journal publications

  • Edwards, A. and Hassan, D. (2011) A critical examination of the role of sport in community building. In Sport in Society – Special Issue ‘Sport and Communities’, Vol., No.,
  • Edwards, A. and Hassan, D. (2011) Epilogue: Sport and Communities of the Future. In Sport in Society – Special Issue ‘Sport and Communities’
  • Hassan,D., & Edwards, A. (2010): Sport and Social Capital in Ireland, Journal of Business Management
  • Zakus, D. & Skinner, J. & Edwards, A (2009) Sport and Social Capital in Australia Sport and Society
  • Skinner, J., Zakus, D., & Edwards, A. (2008) Coming in From the Margins: Ethnicity, Community Support, and the Rebranding of Australian Soccer , Soccer and Society 9(3) 394-404
  • Stewart. B, Skinner,J & Edwards, A. (2008) Cluster Theory and Competitive Advantage: The Torquay Surfing Experience
  • International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing (3)3, 201-220
    Edwards, A and Finger, G, (2007) Hyperpedagogy Possibilities: eLearning and Sport Management Sport Management Review 10, 191-208
  • Malloy, D, Zakus, D., & Edwards, A (2007) Critical and Ethical Thinking in Sport Management. Journal Name: Sport Management Review 10, 133-158
  • Edwards, A., Skinner, J., & Gilbert, K. (2005) * Postmodernist Theory and its Relationship to Tourism Research Journal of Hospitality and Tourism 3(2) 129-137
  • Skinner, J., & Edwards, A. (2005) * Inventive Pathways: Fresh Visions for Sport Management Research. Journal of Sport Management 19(4) 404-421
  • Edwards, A., Skinner, J., & Gilbert, K. (2005) * Towards a Critical Theory of Sport Management International Journal of Sport Management 6(3) 233-251
  • Wilson, S. & K. Gilbert, Edwards A (2004) The socio-political conservatism associated with doping and high performance sport: a case study of an athletic squad perspective Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness, 2 (2) p. 1-10
  • Edwards, A., Skinner, J., & Gilbert, K (2004) Sport Management: Varying Directions Towards the Narrative Journal Name: Kinesiology: International Journal of Fundamental and Applied Kinesiology 36(2) 220-231
  • Skinner, J., Stewart, B., & Edwards, A (2004) Interpreting Policy Language and Managing Organisational Change. The Case of Queensland Rugby Union European Sport Management Quarterly

Selected conference papers

  • Hassan, D and Edwards, A (2009) Sport and Social Capital in Ireland Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference Gold Coast
  • Edwards, A and Hassan, D (2009) Social Media Marketing in Sport, Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference Gold Coast
  • Zakus D. H, Edwards A, Skinner, J (2006) Identifying and Measuring Social Capital in Australian Sport. European Association of Sport Management Congress. Nicosia, Cyprus 6th – 9th September 2006.
  • Edwards A, Zakus D. H (2006) The Commonwealth Games in time of Empire 13TH Commonwealth International Sport Conference, Melbourne March
  • Milne, R, Edwards A, Zakus D. H (2006) The role of the Sportsmaster in Queensland State Schools, Commonwealth Games Conference, Melbourne March
  • Edwards A, D. H. Zakus, R. Gapp, & J. Skinner (2005) Referees: The Games Front Line Managers. European Sport Management Association conference, September. England. 14-17 September
  • Hopwood, M. & Edwards A., (2005) Twenty20 Cricket: Proactive Relationship Management in 21st Century Cricket – A Cross- Cultural Study Paper European Sport Management Association conference, September. England. 14-17 September