Nick Adams
Title: Dr
First Name: Nick
Surname: Adams
Position: Research Fellow
ORCID: ORCID Icon 0000-0003-1999-1134

Dr Adams’ academic interests are interdisciplinary and draw from applied psychology and sociology. His research focus is most centralised upon ethnographically examining the influence of societal gender constructs upon human behaviour; with particular interest in men and masculinities, health behaviours, and risk-taking practices in a variety of contexts.

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Duties and Responsibilities

Dr Adams conducts research exploring the cultures of industrial workplaces, and examine linkages between identity, expectations and safety/risk behaviours.

Presently he is attached to a novel research project within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, exploring the experiences of early entrants to professional practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to this, Dr Adams was involved in sociological research ethnographically examining collaboration behaviours within Aberdeen-based, specific sector energy organisations, and attitudes to renewables-focused energy. Research was conducted within the School of Applied Social Studies.

Academic Background

  • PhD. Sociology, Aberdeen University, 2019
  • MSc. Health Psychology & Behavioural Psychology, Brunel University London, 2013
  • MA(Hons). Psychology-Sociology, Aberdeen University, 2012

Research Interests

  • Gender 
  • Health Psychology 
  • Risky behaviours 
  • Applied Psychology 
  • Men and Masculinities
  • I/O Psychology

Current Research

Present Dr Adams is presently attached to the CSO funded project:

An investigation of health and social care (HSC) early entrant experiences and coping strategies during rapid transition into professional practice during the COVID-19 pandemic


ESRC – Economic and Social Research Council. 2016-2019. Doctoral Research Studentship Award +3.

Professional Memberships

  • British Psychological Society
  • British Science Council

Teaching Interests

Sociology of Work, Industrial Psychology, Sociology of Heath and Illness. Social Psychopharmacology.