My research interests are in applied ethics of sport focusing, in particular, on sexism, gender and sexuality, and feminist philosophy. I have published in journals such as Sport, Ethics and Philosophy and the International Review for the Sociology of Sport. Most recently I have written about the regulations governing the eligibility of female athletes in competitive sport and the sets disparity between males and females in professional tennis.
Davis, P. and Edwards, L. (2017), Is it defensible for women to play fewer sets than men in grand slam tennis? Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00948705.2017.1380950.
Edwards, L., Davis, P. and Forbes, A. (2015), Challenging Sex-Segregation: A Philosophical evaluation of the Football Association's rules on mixed football. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 9(4), 389-400.
Sonksen, P., Ferguson-Smith, M., Bavington, L., Holt,
R., Cowan, D., Catlin, D., Kid, B., Davis, D., Davis, P., Edwards, L.
and Tamar-Mattis, A. (2015), Medical and Ethical Concerns Regarding
Women with Hyperandrogenism and Elite Sport. The Journal of Clinical
Endocrinology & Metabolism, 3206.
Edwards, L., Smith, L. and Brown, D. (2014), "We are getting there slowly": Lesbian teacher experiences in the post-Section 28 environment. Sport, Education and Society 10.1080/13573322.2014.935317
Davis, P. and Edwards, L. (2014), The new IOC and IAAF policies on female competition eligibility: Old emperor, new clothes? Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 8(11): 44-56.
Forbes, A., Edwards, L. and Fleming, S. (2014), 'Women can't referee': exploring the experiences of female football officials within UK football culture. Soccer and Society 10.1080/14660970.2014.882829
Edwards, L., Jones, C. and Weaving, C. (2013), Celebrations on ice: Double standards following the Canadian women's gold medal victory of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Sport in Society, 16(5): 682-698
Jones, C. and Edwards. L. (2013), The Woman in Black: Exposing sexist beliefs about female officials in elite men's football. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 7(2): 202-21.
Edwards, L. and Jones, C. (2009). Postmodernism, Queer Theory and Moral Judgements in Sport: Some Critical Reflections. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 44/4.
Edwards, L., and Jones, C. (2007) A Soft Gynocentric Critique of the Practice of Modern Sport. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 1 (3), 346-366.
Jones, C. and Edwards, L. (2010) Scoring own goals in gender research: A philosophical critique of the dominant research methodology. In A.R. Hardman and C.R. Jones (eds.), Philosophy of Sport: International perspectives, pp 196-217
Edwards, L. (2011) Book Review. Critical thinking for sports students by Emily Ryall. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 5(4): 459-462.
Edwards, L. (2010) Book Review. Philosophical perspectives on gender in sport and physical activity by Paul Davis and Charlene Weaving. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 3(2): 279-282.
Edwards, L. (2009) Female Gladiators: Gender, Law, and Contact Sport in America by S.K. Fields. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 3(2): 279-282.
Edwards, L. and Jones, C. (2010). Racism and Racist Characters in Sport. Presented at 'Tackling Ethical Issues in Sport', one day event organised by IDEA. Leeds, UK, March.
Edwards, L. (2008) Gender and Equality in Sport: Some Ethical Considerations. Presented at University of Gloucestershire, April 20.
Invited to the 13th International Seminar on Olympic Studies for Post Graduate Students in 2005 in Olympia, Greece.