Research at Leeds Beckett
Dr Ashley Hardwell
About Dr Ashley Hardwell
Originally a registered Nurse for people with disabilities, Ashley questioned care in the community policies of the 1980's, eventually seeking answers through the BA (Hons) Community Studies programme offered at Ilkley.
This fuelled a quest to understand more about people and their interest in alternative sports through the leisure and recreation option pathway of the degree. This has formed the foundation of postgraduate dissertation work which has been continued while lecturing in leisure sport, and tourism.
His wide experience of teaching in a variety of FE and HE settings over 16 years underpins his passion for teaching as well as sociological research in alternative sport more generally.
Dr Hardwell is responsible for delivering theoretical perspectives on organisational motivation and behaviour. He provides research methodology programmes to students at level 2 and 3 and ensures a coordinated approach to Personal Development programming at level 1.
Journal articles (1)
- Hardwell AG (2014), Book Review: Snowboarding bodies in Theory and Practice. Leisure Studies, vol. 33 (6), p. 658-660.
- Hardwell AG (2013) The demise of the outdoor apprenticeship. In: Hardwell AG Adventure Tourism: Meanings, experience and learning. : Routledge, pp. 115-133.
- Hardwell AG (2009) Authentic Experience: The importance of climbing to indoor-only climbers.. In: Hardwell AG On the edge leisure, consumption and the representation of adventure sports. : Leisure Studies Association, pp. 161-203.
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Conference contributions (4)
- Hardwell AG (2006) Construction and Identity in UK Climbers: An Integrated Exploration University of Central Lancashire . : .
- Hardwell AG (2006) An Integrated Exploration 'mapping' the Core Values of English Climbers University of the West of England, Bristol . : .
- Hardwell AG (2006) Progressing from the Quantitative to the Qualitative University of Central Lancashire . : .
- Hardwell AG (2006) Imaginative Qualitative Tools in the Research Process John Moores University, Liverpool . : .
Conference proceedings (peer reviewed) (1)
- Hardwell AG (2014) Service with a Smile: deconstructing the experiences of Nepali expedition workers in the Himalaya. In: Being there: Slow, fast, traditional, wild, urban, natural...., Skye, Scotland, UK 20130522. Fortwilliam, Scotland, UK: West Highliand College, University of the Highands and Islands, pp. 24-42.