Dr Adi Adams is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Physical Activity. 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 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.
Adi’s research features in a number of sport, sexuality and gender-based journals including: Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Soccer & Society, Sociology, Journal of Homosexuality, Qualitative Research, and Sport, Education and Society.
He has also acted as a reviewer for a number of journals including: British Journal of Sociology, Journal of Gender Studies, Sociology of Sport Journal, Men and Masculinities, International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, and Soccer and Society.