Prof. Dr Jim Parry is Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University in Prague; formerly Head of the Department of Philosophy, University of Leeds, UK. His main academic interests are in sports ethics and social and political philosophy. He is co-author of The Olympic Games Explained (2005),
Sport and Spirituality (2007) and Olympic Values and Ethics in Contemporary Society (2012); and co-editor of Ethics and Sport (1998), Olympic Ethics and Philosophy (2012), and Fields of Vision – the Arts in Sport (2014), Ethics and Governance in Sport (2016), Body Ecology and Emersive Leisure (2018), Experiential Learning and Outdoor Education (2019), and Slow Philosophy, Slow Sport (2020). He is former Chair of the British Universities Physical Education Association and Founding Director of the British Olympic Academy. He has been Visiting Professor of Olympic Studies in Barcelona, Ghent, Ancient Olympia, London and Sochi.