Professor Bob Stewart has been teaching and researching the field of sport management and sport policy for more than fifteen years. He came to the sports studies field with a strong interest in the commercial and sociological development of Australian-rules football, and since then has critically reviewed its progress. He co-authored A National Game: The History of Australian Rules Football, published by Penguin Viking in 2008, edited The Games are Not the Same: The Political Economy of Football in Australia, published by Melbourne University Publishing in 2007, and co-wrote More than a Game, published by Melbourne University Publishing in 1998. Bob has also co-authored textbooks on sport management and sport policy under the publishing banners of Routledge from 2005 to 2015, and Allen & Unwin in 1999. Bob also published the book Rethinking drug use in sport: why the war will never be won.
Bob’s areas of expertise are neoliberalism & hyper-modernism, and how they shape the practice and regulation of contemporary sport.