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Associate Professor Dennis Hemphill

BA Hon (Western), MA (Western), PhD (Tennessee)

College of Sport & Exercise Science; Institute of Sport, Exercise & Active Living (ISEAL)

Dr Dennis Hemphill is an Associate Professor in Sport Ethics, with expertise in research and teaching, as well as industry and public engagement.

Dennis is a Research Associate in the ISEAL Sport Business, Policy and Integrity Research Group and in the University's Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing. His research focus is sport integrity in community sport, performance enhancement and anti-doping policy, as well as human rights and anti-discrimination in sport. His teaching responsibilities cover integrity and ethics in sport, clinical exercise, sport science and sport management.

Dennis is a longstanding member of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport and serves as Chair of the Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) Ethics and Disciplinary Committee. He acts as a consultant to professional and industry bodies, plus contributes to public debate through various media outlets.

Publications

Mazanov, J., Hemphill, D. Connor, J., Backhouse, S. and Quirk, F. (2014) "Australian Athlete Support Personnel Lived Experience of Anti-Doping", Sport Management Review.

Mazanov, J., Backhouse, S., Connor, J., Hemphill, D. and Quirk, F. (2013) "Athlete Support Personnel and Anti-Doping: Knowledge, Attitudes and Ethical Stance", Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 24(5), 846-856.

Hemphill, D. (2010) "Sport-Smart Persons: A Practical Ethics for Coaching Young Athletes". The Ethics of Sports Coaching. Edited by A. Hardmun and C. Jones. London: Routledge.

Hemphill, D. and Symons, C. (2009) "Sexuality Matters in Physical Education and Sport Studies", QUEST, vol. 61, pp. 397-417.

Hemphill, D. (2009) "Performance Enhancement and Drug Control in Sport: Ethical Considerations", Sport in Society, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 313-326.

View Dennis' full publication list in the Victoria University Research Repository.

Research grants

Hemphill, D. and Wilson-Evered, E. (2016) “A Validation Study for the SRV Sport Integrity Vulnerability Assessment Tool”. Department of Health and Human Services, Sport and Recreation, Victoria.

Hemphill, D., Outram, S., Spaaij, R., Fry, C., Wilson-Evered, E., Stewart, B., Westerbeek, H. and Payne, W. (2015) “Victorian Sport Integrity Capability Analysis”, Department of Health and Human Services, Sport and Recreation, Victoria.

Hemphill, D., Wilson-Evered, E. and Hanlon, C (2014) AFL Ethics in Action workshops and evaluation research project.

Zion, D., Hemphill, D. and Ball, M. (2014) “Informed Consent in Inter-professional Education and Research”. VU Internal Grant (from Commonwealth funded Inter-Professional Education Program).

Mazanov, J., Connor, J., Hemphill, D., Quirk, F., & Backhouse, S. Commonwealth of Australia Anti-Doping Research Program. Educating the Sportsnet: Understanding the Anti-Doping Knowledge, Beliefs and Attitudes of Support Personnel in Sport.

Teaching responsibilities

Supervision

Principal supervisor, one current PhD student.

Unit coordinator/lecturer

Professional memberships

  • International Association for the Philosophy of Sport
  • Exercise and Sport Science Australia

Industry experience

Hemphill, D. (2017) Walking the Talk: Putting Integrity into Action. Australian Sport Commission – Play by the Rules

Hemphill, D. and Wilson-Evered, E. (2016) Sport Integrity Readiness Kit Victorian Government, Department of Health and Human Services, Sport and Recreation Victoria

Wilson-Evered, E., Hemphill, D. and Moberly, B. (2016) Validation and Development of the Sport Integrity Vulnerability Assessment Tool and Toolkit. Final Report to Sport and Recreation Victoria.

Hemphill, D., Spaaij, R., Fry, C., Wilson-Evered, E., Stewart, B., Westerbeek, H. and Payne, W. (2015) “Victorian Sport Integrity Capability Analysis”, Department of Health and Human Services, Sport and Recreation Victoria. Presentation at Minister’s Stakeholder Forum.

Appearances in the media

Hemphill, D. (2017) Doping in Sport: “What were you thinking?" Sport Health, vol. 34, issue 4, pp. 30-33.

Hemphill, D. (2016) “Integrity in sport needs to grow from the grassroots level.The Conversation, 9 May.

Hemphill, D. (2016) “Their club failed them, but Essendon players can’t escape blame for doping ban.The Conversation, 13 January.

Wilson-Evered, E. and Hemphill, D. (2015) “FIFA needs top-to-bottom overhaul if it is to survive” The Age, 4 June.

Fry, C. and Hemphill, D. “Unofficial rules of the Tour de France matter most.” The Conversation, 10 July

Hemphill, D. and Wilson-Evered, E. (2014) ‘Sport Integrity: how best to achieve it’. Sport Business Insider, 2 June

Hemphill, D. and Spaaij, R. (2014) ‘Are we doing enough to promote integrity in sport’. The Conversation, 29 May

Hemphill, D. (2013) The Essendon supplements saga: what you don’t know can hurt you. The Conversation, 22 August

Hemphill, D. and Fry, C. (2013) Bring on new values in sport: whatever it takes, The Age, 2 August

Hemphill, D. (2012) Safety before entertainment - league's priorities right on shoulder-charge ban. The Conversation, 28 November

Hemphill, D. (2013) ‘Darkest Day for Human Rights in Australian Sport’, Bulletin of Sport and Culture, 39, March, pp. 3-4

Hemphill, D. (2013). Doping Shock: Pointing the Finger at Sport Scientists The Conversation, 12 February

Areas of expertise

  • Integrity in elite and community sport
  • Professional ethics in sport coaching, exercise/sport science and sport business
  • Performance enhancement, health and values in sport
  • Research integrity and ethics

Contact details

+61 3 9919 4486