Adi Adams

Dr Adi Adams

  • Senior Lecturer In Sport
  • Dorset House D114, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Dr Adi Adams is a Senior Lecturer (Academic) in Sport, and Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching.

Adi teaches on the following degree modules: Coaching Principles & Practice (1st year); Developing Coaching Practice (2nd year); Research Methods (2nd year); Dissertation (Final year).

In 2015, he completed his PhD in Sociology (Sport<->Masculinities) at the University of Bath. He has also achieved a Masters in Research (Sociology) and a BA (Hons) Coach Education & Sports Development. In 2016, Adi joined BU as a Lecturer in Sport, and in 2018 was recognised as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Adi is a UEFA B (Level 3) qualified association football coach with over 15 years coaching experience, and ten years experience working in professional football academies. He was previously a semi-professional footballer for 12 years.

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...


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


  • 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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