Staff Profiles

Dr Adam J White

PhD, PG Dip, PG Cert, BA (Hons), FHEA

Lecturer in Sport & Coaching Sciences

Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Adam White

Phone number: (0)1865 483 490


Location: SNC G.19. (Gipsy Lane Campus, Headington)

Dr Adam J. White joined Oxford Brookes University in April 2018 in the Department of Sport, Health Science and Social Work. He is an interdisciplinary researcher in Sport, Exercise, Health and Education. His doctoral thesis investigated the role of contact sport within school physical education under the supervision of Professor Eric AndersonDr 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.

Much of Adam's current research is focused on examining injury and concussion in contact sports from a socio-cultural perspective. At present, Adam is leading a programme of research in collaboration with the Concussion Legacy Foundation and Boston University CTE Centre on athletes and caregivers experiences of CTE. As an experienced researcher, Adam is also actively investigating issues of equality, diversity and inclusion in sport and particularly the experiences of LGBT+ athletes in sport and society. Adam is a Honorary Research Fellow in the Institute of Health and Society at the University of Newcastle.

Dr Adam J. White currently contributes to the BSc (Hons) Sport, Coaching and Physical Education and BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degrees. Adam has particular expertise in Sociology, Social Policy and Pedagogy within sport and physical education.