Stephanie Adams (Student profile)


  • BScH Psychology and Neuroscience option, Acadia University, Canada
  • MSc Human Cognitive Neuropsychology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Responsibilities & affiliations

  • Moray House of Education Doctoral Representative
  • Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS)

Undergraduate teaching

  • Group Tutor for Special Topics in Sport Psychology
  • Sport Psychology, Guest Lecturer

Research summary

I am interested in concussion education and management. I am also interested in the long-term effects of concussion on executive functions and ageing.

Research activity

I was awarded a Principal's Career Development Scholarship and Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship to carry out my PhD research.

Current research interests

Currently, I am developing, implementing and assessing a novel concussion education programme for motor sports.

Current project grants

CAHSS Knowledge Exchange & Impact Grant - G-Force: A Smartphone Application to Improve Concussion Knowledge and Attitudes in Motor Sport (Co-Applicant)

Project title: Concussion in motor sport: Exploring experts' perceptions, knowledge and attitudes

Supervisors: Dr Tony Turner, Hugh Richards, Prof Peter Hutchinson (External Advisor, University of Cambridge)

Journal Articles

Symons, D. K., Adams, S., & Smith, K. H. (2015). Adult attachment style and caregiver attitudes after raising a virtual child. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 0265407515616710.

Seminar Presentations

Adams, S., & Richards, H. (2015). The "invisible" injury: Concussion in motor sport, Edinburgh, December 2015

Adams, S. (2016). Concussion First Aid with 4th Year PE teachers, Edinburgh, October 2016

Adams, S. (2017). Concussion First Aid: Learning with PE Teachers & Specialists, Edinburgh, February, 2017

Adams, S. (2017). Concussion in Sport. Presentation for the British Psychological Society Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology Scotland Network, Edinburgh, March 2017