Department for Health

Dr Anthony Bush

Anthony Bush
Lecturer in Sports Studies, Education and Coaching

1 West 3.118
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5717


Dr Anthony Bush is a Lecturer in Sports Studies, Education, and Coaching at the University of Bath in the Department for Health in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr Bush is a former professional badminton player and has over 20 years of coaching experience. He is currently the Director of Learning and Teaching for the Department for Health and is a member of the Physical Cultural Studies research group (PCS at Bath). Through the development and strategic dissemination of potentially empowering forms of knowledge and understanding, PCS at Bath seeks to illuminate, and intervene into, sites of physical cultural injustice and inequity. Dr Bush is an interdisciplinary scholar specialising on issues concerning the physically active body in multiple spaces and sites including, but not limited to, the elite sporting context. His work pushes at the ontological, epistemological and methodological boundaries of that which counts as the critical, social science oriented study of sport and physical activity. As such his work engages with a variety of methodological approaches that engage the empirical (including ethnography and autoethnography, participant observation, interviews, discourse and media analysis, and contextual analysis) and deploys an equally fluid theoretical vocabulary, utilising concepts and theories from a variety of disciplines (including sport, pedagogy, cultural studies, economics, history, health, education, media studies, performance studies, philosophy, sociology, and urban studies) in engaging and interpreting the particular aspect of physical culture under scrutiny. Dr Bush was the recipient of the University of Bath 'Leadership in Learning and Teaching Award' in 2016 for exceptional examples of leadership in learning and teaching.


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