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 and Health Sciences shortly after the completion of his PhD in July 2014. Harry has an emerging research profile with expertise in ethnography and other qualitative research methodologies. His research interests focus on athletic careers, identity and the developmental experiences of young people in sport and physical cultures. Harry also contributes to the production of high quality research at the School as a member of the School of Sport and Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee and as Chair of the Social Sciences (Sport) Research Ethics panel. Harry is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and makes a diverse contribution to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching provision across the School.

Research / Publications

Bowles, H. C. R. (2018). University Cricket and Emerging Adulthood: "Days in the Dirt." London: Palgrave Macmillan

Bowles, H. C. R (2017). MCCU university cricket helps students find their level on and off the field. The Conversation.

Bowles, H. C. R (2017). Youth, cricket, identity and crisis: a sign of the times. Beyond the Boundaries, Issue 20, 40.

Neil R., Bowles H. C. R., Fleming, S. and Hanton, S. (2016). The experience of competition stress in cricket. The Sport Psychologist, 30(1), 76-88.

Bowles, H. C. R. (2015). Confidence: A Prerequisite for the viva voce experience. The PsyPAG Guide for Psychology Postgraduates: Surviving Postgraduate Study. Leicester: The British Psychological Society.

Bowles, H. C. R. (2014, September). "Days in the Dirt": An Ethnography on Cricket and Self. Presented at 4th International Conference for Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, Loughborough 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. 

Teaching and Supervision

Harry is an experienced teaching practitioner and has significant learning and teaching responsibilities as a Module Leader, Year Tutor, Dissertation Co-ordinator and Research Supervisor at undergraduate and post-graduate level. Harry is on the supervisory team of a KESS funded PhD project on the provision of mental health services and the experiences of male users in convergence areas of Wales, and an ESRC funded PhD project on addiction and recovery in sport.

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)
            • Doctorate of Philosophy, Cardiff Metropolitan University (2014)
              • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (2018)

              External Links

              Member of the British Sociological Association (BSA)

              Palgrave Macmillan Author https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319762814

              Sport / Coaching Profile