Mike McNamee Awarded

Philip Noel-Baker Research Award
09/10/2012 09:35

Mike McNamee has been awarded the Philip Noel-Baker Research Award for 2009.


Mike McNamee is a world renowned scholar in the field of Sport Science. He is an expert in the ethics of sport and healthcare in general and the ethics of sports science and sports medicine in particular. He contributes significantly to academic and applied conferences, association and governmental committees and to organisations dealing with ethical issues including the use of enhancement technology in sport. His knowledge and work shape both the political and academic landscape in sports ethics and he has played a significant role in the development of the academic study of sport from an ethical perspective. He is the co-founder and editor of Roultledge's successful 'Ethics and Sports' series and was the founder and inaugural Chair of the British Philosophy of Sport Association and past president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport. He is also the founding editor of the journal Sports, Ethics and Philosophy, editor of a number of books and anthologies on research ethics, philosophy of science, sports medicine ethics, education and sports ethics and has as an extensive range of publications including monographs book chapters and articles in leading sport, medical and educational journals.


His distinguished service includes important contributions to the work of ICSSPE, the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education.  He was Speaker of the Associations' Board during the lead-up to the first International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport in 2008, when his capacity to manage interdisciplinary and international discussion was crucial to the success of ICSEMIS. He has also served as Executive Board Member, and continues his support through offering his expertise to guide ICSSPE on ethical issues such as the integrity of sport and critical review of sport regulations, codes and rules.


Mike McNamee has secured significant grants to fund applied research and holds a number of executive positions on international sporting organisations. He has supported a considerable number of students' doctoral studies and through his efforts contributed immeasurably to the development of scholarship in, and the discipline of sports ethics. He is committed to diligent scholarship and collegiality and has worked hard to develop an international and inclusive scholarly community characterised by friendship and excellence. He is truly deserving of a reward that acknowledges both his ability, but also his dedication and commitment to the development of the field of Sports Ethics. 


By Dr. Carwyn Jones and Margaret Talbot