Dr Lisa Edwards



Senior Lecturer

Telephone number: 029 2041 6579
Email address: lledwards@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Lisa is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Philosophy in the Cardiff School of Sport.  She joined the School in 2008 and was appointed Programme Director for the BSc (Hons) Sport Studies Programme in 2013.  Lisa contributes to both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and has also been involved in organising and delivering workshops for fellow academics enrolled on the PgC Teaching in Higher Education.  She also continues to work with the Sociology and Philosophy of Sport research group.

Research / Publications

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.

Pinder, R., Edwards, L. and Hardman, A. (in Press).  Gender Equity in Welsh Sport Governance. In P. Velija and L. Piggott (Eds.), Gender Equity in UK Sport leadership and Governance (pp.23-144).  Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Ltd.

Davis, P. and Edwards, L. (2021).  Derby Girls' Parodic Self-Sexualisations: Autonomy, articulacy and ambiguity. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, https://doi.org/10.1080/17511321.2021.1965199

Edwards, L., Davis, P. and Forbes, A. (2019). Separate but Equal? A Philosophical Evaluation of mixed sex football in England.  Fairplay. Journal of Philosophy, Ethics and Sports Law, 12, 79-90.

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.

Book Chapters
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

Book reviews
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.

Professional Events:
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.

Teaching and Supervision

I am currently Module Leader for Introduction to Sport and Socio cultural Issues (SSP4007), A Critical Introduction to Sport Studies (SSP4008) and Ethics in Sport (SSP5064).  I am also a Level 4 Personal Tutor for Sport Studies students and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.  I have previously fulfilled the roles of Module Leader at postgraduate level and Year Tutor.

PhD supervision, current and completions with titles and teams
Lo Iacono. Thesis Title: Dance As Living and Experienced Cultural Heritage: A Transcultural Ethnochoreology Of Raqs Sharqi. Registered at Cardiff Metropolitan University and co-supervised by Dr. David Brown, Dr. Jerri Daboo  (University of Exeter) and Dr. Lisa Edwards.  Expected completion June 2016.

Eleanore Glynn – A Year on Football Twitter: The Continued Use of Discriminatory Language Online.

 Jungjoo Yun – The role of Taekwondo as a venue for cultural transition: from the perspective of social integration and transculturalism.

Robyn Pinder – Coming out in sport: An exploration of the duties and obligations of athletes.

Qualifications and Awards

BSc (Hons) Sport and Physical Education
PhD, Sports Philosophy. University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
PgC Teaching in Higher Education 
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

External Links

Current Treasurer and Membership Secretary of the British Philosophy of Sport Association.
Past Member of the Executive Committee for the International Association of the Philosophy of Sport.
Past Committee Member of the British Philosophy of Sport Association.
Member of the Higher Education Academy