Professor Michael McNamee

Professor, Sport and Exercise Sciences

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+44 (0) 1792 602118

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Academic Office - A107
First Floor
Engineering East
Bay Campus


Mike McNamee is Professor of Applied Ethics.

He has dual backgrounds and qualifications in philosophy and in sports sciences. He has published several books including Sports, Virtues and Vices (Routledge, 2008) and Sport, Medicine, Ethics (Routledge, 2016), Bioethics, Genetics, and Sport (Routledge, 2018).

He is the Founding Editor of the international journal “Sport, Ethics and Philosophy (2007-17), and Co-Editor of Routledge’s “Sport Ethics” book series (1998-). His work has been funded by various national research councils and the European Commission, in topics ranging from anti doping; eating disorders in sports; ethics of innovative sports medicine; human enhancement ethics and policy.

He is Programme Director of a consortium of six European Universities in a new Erasmus+ funded Master Degree in Sport Ethics and Integrity Mike has served as an expert ethicist for a number of organisations including UN Office on Drugs and Crime, and the Clinical Ethics and Clinical Effectiveness Committees in Wales, UK. He is a member of the Ethics Expert Group of the World Anti Doping Agency, and is Chair of the Independent Ethics Committee of South Wales Police.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Anti Doping Policy and Ethics
  • Sports Ethics
  • Genetic Ethics
  • Medical Ethics
  • Research Ethics

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Anti doping

Sport Ethics

Sport and Bioethics

Award Highlights Collaborations