Areas of expertise
Adam has a range of research expertise and interests around the sociology and social policy of sport and physical education. Particularly:
- Gender, sexuality and masculinities in sport, education and youth culture
- Equality and diversity in sport and education
- Athlete welfare and representation in sport
- Risk, safety and wellbeing in sport
- Rights, ethics, safeguarding and child protection in sport
- Traumatic brain injuries in youth sport
- Injury epidimiology and prevention in sport
Membership of professional bodies
Higher Education Academy - Fellow
Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, England Rugby - Independent Member
Duty of Care and Athlete Welfare - Welsh Judo (2018)
White AJ. Injury, Risk and Consent in Physical Education and School Sport. International Perspectives on Safeguarding the Child in Sport (Chichester University, 20th September 2017).
White AJ. The Bromance. Doing Sex: Men, Masculinities and Sexual Practices (Newcastle University, 13th & 14th July 2017).
Anderson E & White AJ. Banning the schools’ rugby tackle: academic initiative and inept governmental response to protect children from compelled child abuse, Sport and Politics Study Group Annual Conference 2017. Sport Policy and Politics: The Inequality Gap (Manchester Metropolitan University, 16th & 17th March 2017).
White AJ. Inclusive Colleges: The experiences of sexually diverse students and staff atone further education college in England, Centre for Gender Studies Spring Symposium (University of Winchester, 11th March 2017).
White AJ. #BanTackling: Why we are calling for a ban of tackling in school rugby, Rugby Science Network 2016 Conference (University of Bath, 13th and 14th September 2016).
White AJ. Inclusive Masculinity Theory: Sports’ Role in the Liberation of Male Gender, Sport Discrimination Conference (Leeds Beckett University, 9th September 2016).
White AJ & Anderson E. Should rugby tackling be banned in schools? British Science Festival (Swansea University, 8th September 2016).
Thomas B & White AJ. Sexual Diversity in Further Education. Centre for Sex and Gender Sexuality, Durham University (Durham University, 22nd July 2016).
White AJ. The Acceptance of Homosexuality in at the Rugby Football Union. The World in Union: Rugby, Past, Present and Future. (University of Brighton, 10-12 September 2015).
White AJ. Teachers Stories: Masculinities within secondary school physical education. Centre for Sex and Gender Sexuality, Durham University (Durham University, 3rd July 2015).
White AJ. The Declining Significance of Homophobia, The Improved Experience for Homosexuality: Further Education in 2015. Graduate School of Education Doctoral Conference (University of Bristol, 1st June 2015).
White AJ. “Can we stop assuming sport is homophobic?”: The experiences of an openly gay sports administrator in an English Sport’s National Governing Body?. Sports, Genders and Sexualities – Social, Ethical and Political Challenges (University of the Littoral Opal Coast, Dunkirk, 5-7 May 2015).
White AJ. The Declining Significance of Homophobia, The Improved Experience for Homosexuality: Further Education in 2015. Sex(y) Seminar (Northumberland University, 30th April 2015).
White AJ. Further Education and the Inclusion of Sexual Diversity: The Narratives of both Staff and Students. Post-Graduate Research Symposium (University of Winchester, 27th April 2015).
Adam J. White has worked in Higher Education since 2014 holding posts at St Mary's University, Worcester University, The University of Bedfordshire and The University of Winchester. Before this, Adam has worked in a pastoral role in a Further Education college and within sport development, particularly as the Young Official Development Officer for the Rugby Football Union between 2010 and 2012.
In addition to Adam's employment, he has also held a variety of voluntary roles within the sport and education contexts. He currently is the portfolio lead for Support and Inclusion on the Governing Body for a secondary school in Gloucestershire and is the Honorary Secretary of the Oxfordshire Rugby Football Schools Union.
Adam has a range of sport coaching and coach/refreree education experiences also. He is a qualified coach educator, having previously worked with Sport Structures Ltd and the Rugby Football Union.
Adam J. White currently hold a range of voluntary roles within the community. He is the Chair of Governors at Pittville School in Gloucestershire, a Sponsor Governor at The Oxford Academy, Oxford and a trustee of Energise Me (a charity committed to beating inactivity).
Adam is currently an independent member sitting on the Rugby Football Union Diversity and Inclusion working group offering his academic expertise to scope the governance structures of the organisation to be more inclusive. Adam has previously been the Honorary Secretary of the Oxfordshire Rugby Football Schools Union.