Dr Adi Adams
- 01202 961694
- aadams1 at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- 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 the Programme Leader for BSc Sport Management. Adi teaches on the following degree modules: Principles of Coaching (L4) and Developing Coaching Principles (L5). He also teaches on Research Methods (L5) and supervises final year Dissertations (L6).
In 2015, Adi completed a PhD in Sociology (Sport & Gender) at the University of Bath. He has also achieved a Masters in Research (Sociology) and a BA in Coach Education & Sports Development. In 2018, Adi achieved Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and he has recent completed a new coach-developer course through the Open University: Coaching Others to Coach.
Adi is a UEFA B (Level 3) qualified association football coach with over 15 years of coaching experience and over 10 years experience working in professional football academies (including Southampton FC, Bristol Rovers FC, Yeovil Town FC). He was previously a semi-professional footballer.
His research is located in the discipline of sociology with a broad focus on gender, masculinities, coaching, sexuality, youth and sport... Specifically, his most recent research projects have explored: (1) friendships, peer-relationships and individualism within competitive football academies; (2) the use of gender-related 'humour' within youth sport coaching, and; (3) changes in youth masculinities and homophobia, through his work on youth football academy players.
Adi's research features in a number of peer-reviewed scientific journals with a focus on sport, sexuality and gender: Soccer & Society; Sociology; Journal of Language and Social Psychology; Sport, Education and Society; Journal of Gender Studies, and; Qualitative Research.
He has also acted a reviewer for a number of journals, including: British Journal of Sociology; Sport Management Review; Journal of Gender Studies; Sociology of Sport Journal; Men and Masculinities; International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, and; Soccer and Society.more
- Adams, A., 2020. Humour, masculinities and youth sport coaching: ‘Good morning, ladies!’. Sport, Education and Society, 25 (4), 463-474.
- Kavanagh, E., Adams, A., Lock, D., Stewart, C. and Cleland, J., 2020. Managing abuse in sport: An introduction to the special issue. Sport Management Review, 23 (1), 1-7.
- Adams, A. and Kavanagh, E., 2018. Inclusive ideologies and passive performances: exploring masculinities and attitudes toward gay peers among boys in an elite youth football academy. Journal of Gender Studies, 27 (3), 313-322.
- Adams, A. and Carr, S., 2017. Football friends: adolescent boys’ friendships inside an English professional football (soccer) academy. Soccer and society, 20 (3), 471-493.
- McCormack, M., Anderson, E. and Adams, A., 2014. Cohort Effect on the Coming Out Experiences of Bisexual Men. Sociology, 48 (6), 1207-1223.
- McCormack, M., Adams, A. and Anderson, E., 2013. Taking to the streets: The benefits of spontaneous methodological innovation in participant recruitment. Qualitative Research, 13 (2), 228-241.
- Anderson, E., Adams, A.M. and Rivers, I., 2012. “I Kiss Them Because I Love Them”: The Emergence of Heterosexual Men Kissing in British Institutes of Education. Archives of Sexual Behavior: an interdisciplinary research journal, 41 (2), 421-430.
- Adams, A.M. and Anderson, E., 2012. Exploring the relationship between homosexuality and sport among the teammates of a small, Midwestern Catholic college soccer team. Sport, Education and Society, 17 (3), 347-363.
- Adams, A.M., 2011. 'Josh Wears Pink Cleats': Inclusive Masculinity on the Soccer Field. Journal of Homosexuality, 58 (5), 579-596.
- Ripley, M., Anderson, E., McCormack, M., Adams, A. and Pitts, R., 2011. The decreasing significance of stigma in the lives of bisexual men: Keynote address, bisexual research convention, London. Journal of Bisexuality, 11 (2-3), 195-206.
- Anderson, E. and Adams, A.M., 2011. “Aren't We All a Little Bisexual?”: The Recognition of Bisexuality in an Unlikely Place. Journal of Bisexuality, 11 (1), 3-22.
- Adams, A.M., Anderson, E. and McCormack, M., 2010. Establishing and challenging masculinity: The influence of gendered discourses in organized sport. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 29 (3), 278-300.
- 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.
- Kavanagh, E., Adams, A. and Adams, A., 2020. Winning at all costs – how abuse in sport has become normalised. The Conversation. Available from: https://theconversation.com/winning-at-all-costs-how-abuse-in-sport-has-become-normalised-142739.
- Kavanagh, E., Adams, A. and Lock, D., 2016. Football’s fight against homophobia might have reached a tipping point.. The Independent Online. Available from: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/football-s-fight-against-homophobia-might-have-reached-a-tipping-point-a7390451.html.
- Kavanagh, E., Adams, A. and Lock, D., 2016. Football’s fight against homophobia might have reached a tipping point. The Conversation Online. Available from: https://theconversation.com/footballs-fight-against-homophobia-might-have-reached-a-tipping-point-67802.
Profile of Teaching PG
- Sports Principles and Practices
Profile of Teaching UG
- Principles of Coaching
- Developing Coaching Principles
- Research Methods
- International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 05 Jan 2017
- Journal of Gender Studies, 11 Dec 2016
- Sociology of Sport Journal, Anonymous peer review, 01 Sep 2016
- 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,