Hywel’s research interests are in the ethics and socio-political philosophy of sport. Research to date has focused on nationalism, national identity, cultural representation and the ethical issues associated with commercialisation in sport. He has published in journals such as Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, OLYMPIKA, and National Identities. Hywel’s most recent work has focused on national player Quota proposed by the English Football Association.
List of Publications
Hardman, A. and Iorwerth, H. (2014) Player Quotas in Elite Club Football. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy. (in press - published online).
Iorwerth, H., Jones, C.R. & Hardman, A. R. (2014) Nation, state and identity in international sport, National Identities.16: 4, 327-347 DOI:10.1080/14608944.2014.897316 URL:
Iorwerth, H., Jones, C., & Hardman, A. (2012) The Moral Pathologies of National Representation at the Olympics. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy: Olympic Games Special Edition.
Hardman, A., & Iorwerth, H. (2012) Sport, Patriotism and the Olympic Games. In Austin, M., & Reid, H. (eds) The Olympics and Philosophy. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press.
Iorwerth, H., Jones, C., & Hardman, A. (2010) Nationalism and Olympism: Towards a Normative Theory of International Sporting Representation. Olympika: The International Journal of Olympic Studies. XIX, 81-110.
Iorwerth, H. (2010) International Eligibility: An Interpretive Antirealist Approach to Sporting Representation. In Hardman, A., & Jones, C. (eds) Philosophy of Sport: International Perspectives. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 227-250.
Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings
Iorwerth, H. (2008) "An Interpretive Antirealist Approach Put Into Practice: Issues of International Eligibility."- Presentation: The International Association for the Philosophy of Sport Annual Conference – September 9-15th 2008 - Tokyo.
Iorwerth, H. & Hardman, A. (2008) "An Interpretive Antirealist Approach Put Into Practice: Issues of International Eligibility."- Presentation: Welsh Institute of Sport, Health and Exercise Science (WISHES) Annual Conference – June 24th 2008 - Swansea.
Hardman, A. & Iorwerth, H. (2007) "Sport, Citizenship, and National Identity – Towards a Normative Account of International Representation"- Presentation: The British Philosophy of Sport Annual Conference – March 21st – 24th 2007 - Leeds.
Hardman, A. & Iorwerth, H. (2007) "Sport, Citizenship, and National Identity – Towards a Normative Account of International Representation" - Presentation: Inaugural Political Studies Association: Sport and Policy Study Group Conference – February 23rd – 25th 2007 - Gregynog.