Adi Adams

Dr Adi Adams

  • Lecturer (Academic) in Sport
  • Dorset House D114, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Dr Adi Adams is a Lecturer in Sport and Physical Activity, teaching on the following degree modules: Principles of Coaching (1st year) and Developing Coaching Principles (2nd year).

In 2015, he completed his PhD in Sociology at the University of Bath. He has also achieved a Masters in Research (Sociology) and a BA in Coach Education & Sports Development.

Adi is a UEFA B (Level 3) qualified association football coach with ten years experience working in professional football academies. He was previously a semi-professional footballer and a member of the professional footballers' association.

His research is located in the discipline of sociology: previous research has been focused on gender, masculinities, sexuality, youth and sport. Other interests include qualitative research methods. Currently, his research is focused on football academy 'culture' and the peculiarities of boys' friendships inside a professional football academy. He is also exploring youth masculinities through his work on football academy players, examining boys' attitudes toward gay peers...


Journal Articles


  • Adams, A. and Kavanagh, E., 2017. Masculinities in a youth football context: Exploring attitudes toward gay peers among adolescent boys in an English professional football (soccer) academy. In: 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association 29 August-1 September 2017 Athens, Greece.

Internet Publications

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Sports Principles and Practices

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Principles of Coaching
  • Developing Coaching Principles
  • Research Methods


  • BSc (Hons) in Coach Education & Sports Development (University of Bath, 2008)
  • MRes in Sociology (University of Bath, 2009)
  • PhD in Sociology (University of Bath, 2015)


  • British Sociological Association, Member,
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