Adi Adams

Dr Adi Adams

  • 01202 961694
  • aadams1 at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • 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.

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. He is currently exploring football academy 'culture' (peer-relationships in competitive organisations, change and continuity in masculinities, gendered coaching interactions) and has recently published some of this work in Soccer & Society and Journal of Gender Studies

Adi's previous research has featured in a number of sport, sexuality and gender-based journals including: Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Sociology, Journal of Homosexuality, Qualitative Research, and Sport, Education and Society...


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

  • Research Methods
  • Developing Coaching Principles
  • Principles of Coaching


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


  • British Sociological Association, Member,
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