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Adam is a senior lecturer in psychology and joined the School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences at Coventry in 2012. Adam is a critical psychologist and uses qualitative methods in his research. His PhD brought together the fields of critical health psychology and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) psychology. He has been involved in a range of qualitative research projects on topics such as social representations of civil partnerships and same-sex marriage and the meaning given to these institutions by same-sex couples; LGBT experiences of chronic illness; and social adjustment after a stroke. Adam is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol.) and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS). He is Chair Elect of the BPS Psychology of Sexualities Section, a BPS representative for the International Psychology Network for LGBTI issues and is on the committee of the International Society for Critical Health Psychology. He is out-going Editor of Psychology of Sexualities Review and is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).


Research Interests

Sexualities; LGBT equality; Homophobia/Heterosexism; Qualitative methodologies; Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) health

Vision Statement

Adam is a critical social psychologist with research interests in human sexuality, prejudice and social aspects of health and illness. His research expertise and experience lie in qualitative research methods. Adam teaches social psychology and qualitative research methods on various modules across the undergraduate and postgraduate psychology courses at Coventry. He welcomes queries from students who share his research interests or academics from other institutions wishing to collaborate.

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Research Output 2009 2019

Reshaping relational scripts? Marriage and civil partnership proposals among same-gender couples

Jowett, A. & Peel, E., 2 Oct 2019, In : Psychology and Sexuality. 10, 4, p. 325-337 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)
22 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
chronic illness
Open Access
21 Downloads (Pure)

Rhetoric and etiological beliefs about sexuality: Reader responses to Cynthia Nixon’s New York Times interview

Jowett, A. & Barker, S., 2018, In : Journal of Homosexuality. 65, 6, p. 766-783 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
difference in income

Activities 2014 2016

  • 4 Editorial activity
  • 3 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Gay & Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists conference

Adam Jowett (Speaker)
12 Nov 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Congress of Psychology

Adam Jowett (Participant)
24 Jul 201629 Jul 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

British Psychological Society's Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section

Adam Jowett (Organising Committee)
2 Sep 20154 Sep 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Health Psychology (Journal)

Adam Jowett (Peer Reviewer)
1 Jan 2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

ESRC Festival of Social Sciences

Adam Jowett (Panel Member)
2 Nov 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference