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 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...


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

Journal Reviewing/Refereeing

  • 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,
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