Associate Professor, Sport Integrity and Ethics, Victoria University

Dr Dennis Hemphill is an Associate Professor in Sport Integrity and Ethics in the College of Sport and Exercise Science at Victoria University, Melbourne.

Dennis is a Research Associate of the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living and serves as the Chair of the Exercise and Sport Science Australia Ethics and Disciplinary Committee. He is a long-standing member of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport and also serves as a reviewer for academic journals such as the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport and Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

His main teaching areas are sport integrity and ethics, ethics and social policy in sport, and ethical behaviour in coaching. Dennis has a keen research interest in drugs, sport ethics and health, as well as on issues such as violence, anti-doping policy, and human rights in sport.

Select publications:

Hemphill, D. (2017) Walking the Talk: Putting Integrity into Action. Australian Sport Commission – Play by the Rules. https://www.playbytherules.net.au/online-courses/mini-courses/walking-the-talk

Hemphill, D. (2017) Doping in Sport: “What Were You Thinking?” Sport Health, Vol. 34, Issue 4, 30-33.

Hemphill, D. and Wilson-Evered, E. (2016) Sport Integrity Readiness Kit. Victorian Government, Department of Health and Human Services, Sport and Recreation Victoria. http://sport.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/vusportintegrityreadinesskit2016.pdf

Hemphill, D. (2016) Integrity in sport needs to grow from the grassroots level. The Conversation, May, https://theconversation.com/integrity-in-sport-needs-to-grow-from-the-grassroots-level-58870

Hemphill, D. (2016) Their club failed them, but Essendon players can't escape blame for doping ban. The Conversation. January. https://theconversation.com/their-club-failed-them-but-essendon-players-cant-escape-blame-for-doping-ban-53097

Wilson-Evered, E. and Hemphill, D. (2015) FIFA needs top-to-bottom overhaul if it is to survive. The Age, 4 June. http://www.theage.com.au/comment/fifa-needs-toptobottom-overhaul-if-it-is-to-survive-20150604-ghgduy.html

Mazanov, J., Hemphill, D. Connor, J., Backhouse, S. and Quirk, F. (2014) “Australian Athlete Support Personnel Lived Experience of Anti-Doping”, Sport Management Review, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1441352314000424

Fry, C. and Hemphill, D. (2014) “Unofficial rules of the Tour de France matter most.” The Conversation, 10 July, https://theconversation.com/unofficial-rules-of-the-tour-de-france-matter-most-28841

Hemphill, D. and Wilson-Evered, E. (2014) ‘Sport Integrity: how best to achieve it’. Sport Business Insider, 2 June. http://sportsbusinessinsider.com.au/features/sport-integrity-how-best-to-achieve-it/

Hemphill, D. and Spaaij, R. (2014) ‘Are we doing enough to promote integrity in sport’. The Conversation, 29 May,
https://theconversation.com/are-we-doing-enough-to-promote-integrity-in-sport-27221#comments

Hemphill, D. and Fry, D. (2013) Bring on new values in sport, whatever it takes. The Age, 2 August. http://www.theage.com.au/comment/bring-on-new-values-in-sport-whatever-it-takes-20130801-2r1z5.html

Mazanov, J., Backhouse S., Connor, J., Hemphill, D. & Quirk, F. (2013). Athlete Support Personnel and Anti-Doping: Knowledge, Attitudes and Ethical Stance. Scandinavian Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. doi: 10.1111/sms.12084

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

Cameron, M. and Hemphill, D. (2011) ‘Doing evidence-based practice’, Clinical Exercise Science: A case based approach. Edited by M. Cameron, S. Selig, and D. Hemphill, Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier.

Hemphill, D. (2010) ‘The football violence is striking’, On Line Opinion: Australia’s e-journal of social and political debate. 6 July. http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=10649

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

Experience

  • 1986–present
    Associate Professor of Sport Ethics, Victoria University

Education

  • 1990 
    University of Tennessee, PhD
  • 1982 
    University of Western Ontario, MA
  • 1977 
    University of Western Ontario, BA(Honours)

Honours

Carrick Foundation (Australian Learning and Teaching Council) - Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, 2006.