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Research interests

Harry completed a PhD in sociology of sport in 2014 from Cardiff Metropolitan University. His research centres on the identities and developmental experiences of young people in sport, exercise and health settings, and the lifestyle practices of career athletes. Harry is experienced in using a wide variety of qualitative methods and has specific methodological expertise in the practice of ethnography and the ethics of qualitative research. Harry is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and author of the BSA’s Philip Abrams Memorial Prize (2018) nominated book Days in the Dirt.

Education/Academic qualification

Sport and Exercise Science, Bachelor of Science

Sociology of Sport, Doctor of Philosophy


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Ethnography

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Rethinking identity in elite youth sport

Bowles, H., 27 Apr 2019.

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