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Welcome to the British Philosophy of Sport Association’s website. Our purpose is to provide avenues and opportunities for those interested in philosophical issues in sport; to present their ideas and network with others. We hold an annual conference, with a tri-annual joint conference with the European Association for the Philosophy of Sport, and have members from across the world (you do not have to be British or live in the UK to join). As part of the membership fee you will receive online access and four print editions of the esteemed Sport, Ethics and Philosophy journal published by Routledge. You will also receive access to our online seminars. Details on becoming a member can be found in the membership section.

We are a friendly and welcoming association and look forward to seeing you at one of our events. If you have any questions or wish to find out more, please contact us directly by writing the current Chair, or the appropriate member of the Executive below.



Dr Alfred Archer
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
Tilburg Center for Moral Philosophy, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science
Tilburg University

Deputy Chair

Dr Silvia Camporesi
Senior Research Fellow in Bioethics & Comparative Health Policy Analysis
Department of Political Science
University of Vienna


Prof. Jim Parry
Sports Ethics Research Centre
Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Charles University in Prague

Treasurer and Membership Secretary

Gordon Birse
PhD Student, Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Swansea University

Journal Editor – Sport, Ethics and Philosophy

Dr Andrew Edgar
School of English, Communication and Philosophy
Cardiff University

Website and Social Media Officer

Rafał Adametz
PhD Student, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
The Open University

Committee Members:
Prof. Leslie Howe
Dr Carwyn Jones
Dr Sandra Meeuwsen


  • BPSA Constitution: PDF