PhD Candidate in Sport, Health and Social Policy, University of Winchester

Adam is a postgraduate qualitative researcher at the University of Winchester, within the Sport and Exercise Research Centre of the Department for Sport and Exercise Science. He is currently undertaking a doctorate investigating the socio-cultural and political influences for participation in rugby union for youth players, under the supervision of Professor Eric Anderson, Dr Stewart Cotterill and Dr. Tim Gamble. Alongside this, he is also actively investigating the experiences of gay men in sport and contemporary constructions of masculinities within education.

As a founding member of the Sport Collision Injury Collective, alongside Professor Allyson Pollock and Professor Eric Anderson, much of Adam's current work is focused upon removing the negative aspects associated with youth contact sport. He currently coordinates a number of multiple interdisciplinary research projects exploring the current socio-cultural and political influences for participating in contact sports, such as rugby.


  • –present
    Doctoral Researcher: Sport, Health and Social Policy, The University of Winchester


  • 2014 
    St Mary's University, Physical Education