Harry Bowles

Lecturer in Physical Education and Youth Sport

Telephone number: 029 2041 7281
Email address: hbowles@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Harry joined the academic staff at the Cardiff School of Sport shortly after the completion of his Ph.D. in July 2014, and is now making a diverse contribution to the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching provision at the school. In 2013, Harry was part of the organising committee for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Student Conference that received a highly commended award in recognition of the conference's public contribution to Cardiff Metropolitan University, and has since become an invited member of the university's Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team. ​

Research / Publications

I consider myself a versatile scholar with a broad range of academic and research interests. These include identity, transition and the life-course, ethnography of sport and exercise cultures, symbolic interaction, qualitative methodology and research ethics. As an early career researcher, I am committed to developing my research profile through collaborative, interdisciplinary research with a particular interest in the transitional experiences of young people in sport.

Conference Presentations:
Bowles, H. C. R., Neil, R., Fleming, S. and Hanton, S (2014, September). Days in the Dirt: An Ethnography on Cricket and Self. Abstract accepted for 4th International Conference for Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, Loughborough University, UK.

Bowles, H. C. R. (2014, May) Life after PhD: A Critical Reflection on the Academic Apprenticeship. Workshop presented at the Academic Associates’ Poster Symposium, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.

Bowles, H.C. R., and Wdowski, M. M. (2013, March). Mind the Gap: The Transition from Undergraduate to Postgraduate Research. Workshop presented at the BASES Student Conference, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.

Bowles, H. C. R., Bailey, J., Barnett, J., Santos, S. and Castro, J. (2012, April). Becoming Critical: Problems Faced by Qualitative Researchers. Presented at the Spotlight on the Social Sciences Conference, Cardiff University, UK.

Bowles, H. C. R., Neil, R., Fleming, S. and Hanton, S. (2011, April). Stress in Academy Cricketers: An Ethnographic Approach. Presented at the Academic Associates’ Poster Symposium, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.

Neil, R., Bowles, H. C. R., Stopforth, L., and Wilson, K. (2011, September). The Experience of Competition Stress and Emotions During a Penalty Shoot Out.Presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Honolulu, USA.

Bowles, H. C. R., Neil, R. and Hanton, S. (2009, April). A Qualitative Exploration into the Transaction of Competition Stress and Emotion. Presented at the BASES Student Conference, Aberystwyth University, UK.

Teaching and Supervision

I currently deliver across a variety of subject areas in sport psychology, coaching and physical education, and research methods at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. I am a personal tutor for level 5 Sport and Exercise Science students and an undergraduate dissertation supervisor in sport psychology. I also assist with the module leadership for Working with Elite Performers – a module that is available to multidisciplinary postgraduate sport students.

Qualifications and Awards

    • B.Sc. (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (2010)
    • Sport and Exercise Science Medal Award, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (2010)
    • Eric Tomas Memorial Award for Dissertation of the Year, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (2010)
    • Highly Commended Award for Team of the Year, Cardiff Metropolitan University (2013)
    • Ph.D.  Social Psychology, Cardiff Metropolitan University (2014)

External Links

Member of the British Sociological Association (BSA)

Sport / Coaching Profile

Marylebone Cricket Club (M.C.C) Playing Member South Wales Premier League Cricketer (Cardiff Cricket Club)
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