Adam is a postgraduate qualitative researcher at the University of Winchester, within the Sport and Exercise Research Centre. He is currently undertaking a doctorate investigating the socio-cultural outcomes of 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 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 harms within 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.
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Ryan Scoats gained both his undergraduate degree and masters of research from the University of Bath, researching masculinities under Professor Eric Anderson. He is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Winchester, and is a lecturer in Sports Sociology at the University of Wolverhampton. His work focuses on the meanings people attach to threesomes and their interpretations of their experiences. Other research interests include masculinities, sport, sexualities, identity and consensual non monogamy.
Dr. Eric Anderson is Professor of Sport, Masculinities & Sexualities at the University of Winchester, in England. He holds four degrees, has published 14 books, and over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles. His research is regularly featured in international television, print and digital media. He is the leading academic expert on gay men in sport, and the architect of Inclusive Masculinity Theory, which was generated from his research showing that deceased homophobia leads to a softening of heterosexual masculinities. This permits young men to kiss, cuddle and maintain bromances with other males, while also leading to semi-sexual behaviors between men and the increased recognition of bisexuality. His sexuality research extends to the improvement that decreasing cultural homophobia has on biphobia, and his work on monogamy and cheating finds positive aspects of non-monogamous relationships, including cheating. Professor Anderson is also the trustee of the Sport Collision Injury Collective which is committed to examining and removing brain trauma caused by participation in contact sports. His interest in sport extends to critiquing organized team sports and writing about the coaching of long distance runners. Professor Anderson's research excellence is recognized by the British Academy of Social Sciences; he is a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Irvine; and he is also a Full-Fellow of the International Academy of Sex Research.
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