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 an Honorary Professor in the University's Institute for Health and Sport 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 a member of the Victorian Sport Integrity Network.

Dennis has the capability and keen interest to develop education programs and improving professional standards and industry practices related to the integrity of sport, exercise science, sport education and coaching, and sport management.

Select publications:

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Fry, C. and Hemphill, D. (2014) “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. and Fry, D. (2013) Bring on new values in sport, whatever it takes. The Age, 2 August.

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.

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.


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


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


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