Dr Carwyn Jones


Professor in Sports Ethics / Athro mewn Moeseg Chwaraeon

Cydlynydd darpariaeth cyfrwng Cymraeg – Welsh medium provision coordinator. 
Email: crjones@cardiffmet.ac.uk


Carwyn is a Professor in Sports Ethics and leads the Cardiff School of Sport Welsh medi um provision as part of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. His main research interests are in sports ethics in general and the relationship between sport, alcohol consumption and gambling in particular. He is also interested in mental health in sport and is a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist.

He has published numerous articles in both Welsh and English covering topics ranging from classification in the Paralympics, national eligibility rules, gender equality, racism and the cultivation of character through sport.

He is a founding member of the British Philosophy of Sport Association (BPSA) and a former president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport (IAPS). He was awarded the Warren Fraleigh distinguished scholar award by IAPS in 2018. He is a member of the editorial board for a number of academic journals including Sport, Ethics and PhilosophyCarwyn also delivers the professional ethics workshops as part of BASES core supervised experience. 

Research / Publications – Ymchwil/cyhoeddiadau

Books / Llyfrau

Jones, C. (2016) Sport and Alcohol: An ethical perspective. London: Routledge.

Iorwerth, H. a Jones, C. (2013) Chwaraeon yn y Gymdeithas (Sport in Society). Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. http://www.colegcymraeg.ac.uk/flipbook/chwaraeon/

Edited Books / Llyfrau wedi ei golygu

Hardman A.R and Jones, C.R (Eds) (2011), Philosophy of Sport: International perspectives. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Hardman, A.R. and Jones, C. (Eds) (2010) The Ethics of Sports Coaching. London: Routledge.            

Refereed Journal Articles / Erthyglau

Jones, C. (2019). Judging athletes' moral actions: some critical reflections. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 46(1), 1-13.

Jones, C., Hennessy, N., & Hardman, A. (2019). What's Wrong with the Scrum Laws in Rugby Union?—Judgment, Truth and Refereeing. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 13(1), 78-93.

Jones, C., Pinder, R., and Robinson, G. (2019) Gambling Sponsorship and Advertising in British Football: a critical account. Sports, Ethics and Philosophy 1-13

Evans, L., Bolton, N. & Jones, C. (2019) Defnyddiwch y Gymraeg': Community sport as a vehicle for encouraging the use of Welsh. Sport in Society 22(6) 1115-1129

Harris, M. A., Jones, C.R, and Brown, D. (2018) Alcohol consumption by university rugby players: Culture, Hierarchy and Habit. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences

Jones, C. a Hennessy, N. (2017) Y Sgrym: Cyfiawnder a Chyfrifoldeb. Gwerddon (25), 70- 84.

Jones, C., 2017. Care and phronesis in teaching and coaching: Dealing with personality disorder. Sport, Education and Society22(2), pp.214-229.

Iorwerth, H. and Jones, C. (2016) Ystyriaeth Gritigol o Arwyddocâd Moesegol Chwaraeon Rhyngwladol. Gwerddon (21), 65-81

Jones, C. (2015) Doping as Addiction: disorder and moral responsibility. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport DOI: 10.1080/00948705.2014.997743

Jones, C. (2015) Ffenomenoleg Dibyniaeth: profiad cyn-chwaraewr pêl-droed. Gwerddon 19 28-44.

Iorwerth, H., Jones, C.R. & Hardman, A. R. (2014) National Identity, Citizenship and the Nation: A Sporting Case Study, National Identities DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2014.897316

Jones, C. (2014) Alcoholism and recovery: A case study of a former professional footballer. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. 49 (3/4): 485-505

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: 202-216

Edwards, L., Jones, C., and Weaving, C. (2013) Celebration on ice: double standards following the Canadian women’s gold medal victory at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Sport in Society. 16, 5: 682-698

Iorwerth, H., Jones, C., and Hardman, A. (2012) The Moral Pathologies of National Sporting Representation at the Olympics. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy. 6, 2: 267-288

Jones, C. (2011) Drunken Role Models: rescuing our sporting exemplars. Sport Ethics and Philosophy. 5, 4: 414-432.

Iorwerth, H., Jones, C.R. & Hardman, A.R. (2010) Nationalism and Olympism: towards a normative theory of international sporting representation. Olympika. 19: 81-110

Hardman, A., Jones, C. and Jones, R. (2010) “Sports coaching, virtue ethics and emulation.” Physical Education and Sports Pedagogy. 15, 4: 345-359.

Jones, C. (2010) Doping in Cycling: Realism, Antirealism and Ethical Deliberation. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport. 37, 1: 88-101.

Jones, C. and Fleming, S. (2010) “Judge, Jury and Executioner: The moral status of the ‘hard man’ in sport.” Sport, Ethics and Philosophy. 4, 3: 296-307

Edwards, L. and Jones, C. (2009) “Post Modernism, Queer Theory and Moral Judgment in Sport: some critical reflections”. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. 44, 4: 1-14.

Jones, C. and Wilson, C. (2009) “Defining advantage and athletic performance: The case of Oscar Pistorius”. European Journal of Sport Sciences. 9, 2: 125-131.

Jones, C. (2008) “Teaching Virtue through Physical Education.” Sport Education and Society. 13, 3: 337-349.

Jones, C. (2007) Developing good practitioners: Issues of Clarification and Character. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review. 3, 1: 40-42

Jones, C. and Fleming, S. (2007) “I’d Rather Wear a Turban than a Rose”: the (in) appropriateness of terrace chanting amongst sport spectators. Race, Ethnicity and Education. 10, 4: 401-414.

Edwards, L. and Jones, C. (2007) “A Soft Gynocentric Critique of the Practice of Modern Sport.” Sport, Ethics and Philosophy. 1, 3: 346-366.

McNamee, M.J., Jones, C., Cooper, S.M., Bingham, J., North, J. and Finlay, V. (2007) “British spectators’ perceptions of the values and norms in selected professional sports: A comparative ethical survey.” Leisure Studies. 26, 1: 23-45.

Howe, P. D. and Jones, C. (2006) “Classification of Disabled Athletes: (Dis) Empowering the Paralympic Practice Community.” Sociology of Sport Journal.
.23: 29-46.

Jones, C. and Howe, P.D. (2005) “The Conceptual Boundaries of Sport for the Disabled: Classification and Athletic Performance.” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport. 32, 2: 127-140

Jones, C. (2005) “Character, Virtue and Physical Education.” European Physical Education Review. 11, 2: 139-151

Fleming, S., Hardman, A., Jones. C., and Sheridan, H. (2005) “Role models Amongst Elite Young Male Rugby League Players in Britain.” European Physical Education Review. 11, 1: 51-70

McNamee, M. J., Jones, C. and Duda, J. (2003) “Psychology, Ethics and Sport”: back to an Aristotelian museum of normalcy” International Journal of Sport and Health Sciences, 1,1: 61-75

Jones, C. (2003) “The Traditional Football Fan: an ethical critique of a selective construction”. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport. 30. 1: 37-50

Jones, C. (2001) “Towards an Understanding of Ethical Action in Professional Football”. Journal of Professional Ethics. 9, 3&4: 97-119

Jones, C. & McNamee, M.J. (2000) "Moral Reasoning, Moral Action, and the Moral Atmosphere of Sport”. Sport Education and Society. 5, 2: 131-144.

Book Chapters / Penodau

Jones, C. (2014) Esgusodi Twyll (Excusing cheating) yn E Gwynn Matthews (Gol) Y drwg a’r da a’r duwiol Astudiaethau Athronyddol 3.Y Lolfa

Jones, C. (2014) Disability and Sport. A Companion to the Philosophy of Sport. Bloomsbury.

Jones, C. (2014) Spectatorship. Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport. London: Routledge.

Jones, C. (2013) Sports Ethics. In Neil, R., Hanton, S., Fleming, S., and Wilson, K. (Eds) The Research Process In Sport, Exercise and Health; case studies of active researchers. London: Routledge pp 5-20.

Hardman, A. and Jones, C. (2013) Ethics for Coaches. In Jones, R.L.., Hughes, M. and Kingston, K. (Eds.) An introduction to sports coaching (2nd edition) London: Routledge. pp 64-72.

Hardman, A. R., Iorwerth, H. & Jones, C.R. (2012) Sport, patriotism and the Olympic games. In M. Austin and H. Reid (eds.) The Olympics and philosophy. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky.

Hardman, A. and Jones, C. (2011) Sports Coaching and Virtue Ethics in A. Hardman and C.Jones (Eds.) The Ethics of Sports Coaching, London: Routledge pp 72-84.

Jones, C.R. & Edwards, L. (2011) Scoring own goals in gender research: a philosophical critique of the dominant methodology. In A.R. Hardman & C.R. Jones, Philosophy of sport: international perspectives. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 196-216.

Jones, C. and Fleming, S. (2010) “I’d Rather Wear a Turban than a Rose”: the (in) appropriateness of terrace chanting amongst sport spectators in M. McNamee (Ed) The Ethics of Sport: A Reader. London: Routledge pp 276 -285.

Jones, C. (2010) Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympics and issues of fair competition. In D, Lampman and S, Spickard Prettyman, (eds) Learning Cultures through Sport. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield. pp. 238-250.

Hardman, A. a Jones. C. (2009) Athroniaeth ar gyfer hyfforddwyr, yn Jones, R.L.., Hughes, M. a Kingston, K. (Gol.) Cyflwyniad I Hyfforddi Chwaraeon. Caerdydd: Gwasg UWIC. pp 64-72

Jones, C. & Fleming, S. (2008) Izterjevalec v vrhunskem športu: konceptualna kritika [The ‘enforcer’ in elite level sport: A conceptual critique]. Borec LX: 275-287. [Slovenian translation, ISSN 0006-7725]

Hardman, A. H. and Jones, C. (2008). Philosophy for Coaches. In Jones, R.L.., Hughes, M. and Kingston, K. (Eds.) An introduction to sports coaching London: Routledge. pp 64-72.

Jones, C. & McNamee, M.J. (2003) “Moral Development and Sport: Character and Cognitive Developmentalism Contrasted." in Boxill, J.(ed) Sports Ethics, an Anthology. Oxford: Blackwell. pp.40-52

Jones, C. (2000) “Sorry Ref I didn’t see it”- The Limitations of Shields and Bredemeier’s Model of Moral Action. in M.J. McNamee, C.Jennings, and M. Reeves, (eds) Just Leisure: Policy, Ethics and Professionalism. Brighton: LSA Publications. pp 105-119

McNamee, M. J. & Jones, C. (2000) “Value conflicts, Fair Play and a Sports Education worthy of the name” in M. Leicester, C Modgil and S. Modgil .(eds) Education Values and Cultural Diversity Taylor and Francis.pp.107-115. 

Teaching and Supervision – Dysgu a goruchwilio​

Carwyn Jones teaches a range of subjects at undergraduate and post graduate level including research methods and sports ethics. He has supervised a number of masters and doctoral students in a range of subjects.  

Qualifications and awards – cymwysterau a dyfarniadau

BA Sport and Human Movement Studies

P.G.C.E Physical Education

MSc Social Research Methods

MSc Counselling

PhD Sports Ethics


Grant Capture / Arian grant

PhD funding / Arian PhD

2017. ESRC Doctoral Training Sian Edwards.

2014. Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol PhD Scholarship (£52,000 over 3 years) Lana Evans.

2008. Welsh Medium Postgraduate Scholarship. (£70,000 over 4 years) Anwen Rees

2007. Welsh Medium Postgraduate Scholarship. (£68,000 over 4 years)  Neil Hennessy.

2006. Welsh Medium Postgraduate Scholarship. (£66,000 over 4 years) Hywel Iorwerth


Teaching resources / Adnoddau dysgu

2012. Grant from Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol to produce teaching resource Cyflwyniad i Faterion Cymdeithasol a Diwylliannol Chwaraeon. £6547.15.

2010. Higher Education Funding Council for Wales. Welsh Medium Provision Fund.  Produce welsh medium teaching and learning resources “Dealltwriaeth o Hyfforddi Chwaraeon”. £18,000. http://www.colegcymraeg.ac.uk/flipbook/chwaraeon/

2008. Higher Education Funding Council for Wales. Welsh Medium Provision Fund.  Produce welsh medium teaching and learning resources. “Cyflwyniad I Hyffroddi Chwaraeon.”  £21,000.

2006. Higher Education Funding Council for Wales. Welsh Medium Provision Fund.  £8295 to develop welsh medium course materials.

Research / Ymchwil

2012 Grant from Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol for research project: Experiences of an alcoholic ex-professional footballer £2,500.

2001-2002 UK Sport -Valuing Sport Surveys 2001-2 £20,000 

1996 – 2001 International project on Fair Play in sport. A collaborative project with Norwegian Sports University, Oslo; The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, Stockholm (total c. £10,000) [with M. McNamee & S. Fleming].