Researcher

Dr James McNair Connor

My Expertise

Drugs in sport; rugby league; emotions; loyalty; nationalism; marketing

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Biography

Dr James Connor received his PhD from the Australian National University in 2007, joining UNSW shortly after.


My Research Activities

Dr Connor is a sociologist who specialises in understanding the intersection of culture, social action and change. His military and sport research centres on understanding cultural influences on negative behaviours, and consequently, how these might be changed. His work on the military...view more

Dr James Connor received his PhD from the Australian National University in 2007, joining UNSW shortly after.


My Research Activities

Dr Connor is a sociologist who specialises in understanding the intersection of culture, social action and change. His military and sport research centres on understanding cultural influences on negative behaviours, and consequently, how these might be changed. His work on the military includes the ARC DP “Institutional Abuse and Organisational Reform in the ADF” (with A/Prof Wadham, $127k). Recent publications in Armed Forces and Society – “The Military Scandal: Its Definition, Dynamics, and Significance” (2019) and “Military Loyalty as a Moral Emotion” (2019). He has been funded by the Australian and World anti-doping agencies to explore how and why athletes dope and cheat. Essentially, He tries to understand intransigent problems of behaviour in organisations and how we might overcome them utilising novel theory and methods.


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

I have three areas that I am willing to supervise candidates in.

1. Military culture

2. Doping in sport

3. In conjunction with Palliative Care ACT to explore end of life policy and practices

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Location

Room 313
Building 27
UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Contact

+61 2 5114 5677