Adam John White Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Adam John White

Lecturer in Sport & Coaching Sciences
Oxford Brookes University

Dr Adam J. White is an interdisciplinary researcher in Sport, Education and Health. Adam has authored a number of peer-reviewed journal papers and has co-authored a book critically examining sport; Sport, Theory and Social Problems. Adam completed his doctoral thesis at the University of Winchester in 2018 where he investigated the role of contact sport within school physical education and the issues associated with injury.


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.

Adam is an experienced coach, match official, sports development officer and sport administrator. He is currently sits on the England Rugby Football Schools Union and leads Oxfordshire Rugby Schools.

In addition to his research, Adam is a passionate educator. He strongly believes in the emancipatory potential of engaging undergraduate students in academic research projects in order to enhance both student engagement and student understanding of social issues in sport, education and health. Adam is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Adam is currently teaching at the University of Winchester on the BA Sport Studies course and Oxford Brookes University on the Sports Coaching and Physical Education degree programme.


    BA Education and Social Science, St Mary's University, 2014



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