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Dr Nick Adams

Biography Dr Nick Adams is a Chartered Psychologist; a member of the British Psychological Society, and a Science Council Registered Scientist.

Dr Adams’ academic interests are interdisciplinary and draw from applied psychology and sociology. His research focus is most centralised upon ethnographically examining the influences 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.

Dr Adams conducts research exploring the cultures of industrial workplaces, and examines linkages between identity, expectations and safety/risk behaviours. He also has strong research interests in mental health at work, and men's mental health.

Presently, he is part of an interdisciplinary research team exploring the experiences and effects of Long Covid illness in NHS Scotland workers. Prior to this, he was attached to several research projects, including a novel research study 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.
Research Interests Men and Masculinities, Industrial Psychology and Sociology, Sociology of Work, Risk-Taking, Health Psychology and Risk