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.
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.
- PhD. Sociology, Aberdeen University, 2019
- MSc. Health Psychology & Behavioural Psychology, Brunel University London, 2013
- MA(Hons). Psychology-Sociology, Aberdeen University, 2012
- Health Psychology
- Risky behaviours
- Applied Psychology
- Men and Masculinities
- I/O Psychology
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.
- British Psychological Society
- British Science Council
Sociology of Work, Industrial Psychology, Sociology of Heath and Illness. Social Psychopharmacology.