Academic Researcher of Sport, Exercise, Health and Education.
PhD, PGDipLTHE, PGCert, BA (Hons), FHEA
Dr Adam J. White is an interdisciplinary researcher in Sport, Exercise, Health and Education. He has recently completed his doctoral thesis investigating the role of contact sport within school physical education under the supervision of Professor Eric Anderson, Dr Stewart Cotterill and Dr. Tim Gamble at the University of Winchester. Adam has authored a number of peer-reviewed journal papers and has co-authored a book critically examining sport; Sport, Theory and Social Problems.
As an experienced researcher, Adam is also actively investigating the experiences of gay men in sport and contemporary constructions of masculinities within education contexts. He is passionate about equality and diversity in both sport and education, having published a number of research papers on these topics.
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 on 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 union. Adam is a Honorary Research Fellow in the Institute of Health and Society at the University of Newcastle.
Adam is an experienced coach, match official, sports development officer and sport administrator. At present, Adam is a trustee of Energise Me in Hampshire, a sporting charity committed to beating physical inactivity within the county. He has previously sat on various England Rugby Football Schools Union committees and has led Oxfordshire Rugby Schools for 6 years. Additionally, Adam is an independent member sitting on England Rugby's Diversity and Inclusion Working Group.
In addition to his research, Adam is a passionate educator. Adam is currently teaching at the Oxford Brookes University on the (BSc) Sport, Coaching and Physical Education and Sport and Exercise Science programmes. He strongly believes in the emancipatory potential of engaging undergraduate students in academic research projects in order to enhance both student engagement and understanding of social issues in sport, education and health. Adam is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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