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Peter Adams

Professor, Social and Community Health

Peter started out with a background in philosophy and clinical psychology. He worked as a psychologist in hospital, community and private practice settings, returning to psychology to complete his PhD, then, from 1991 on, employed as an academic in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. His research interests include: critical social theory, applied rhetoric, existential issues, family impacts of addictions, gender-based violence, industry conflicts of interest and public health approaches to gambling. He has published seven sole-authored books on topics in these areas including Masculine Empire: How Men Use Violence to Keep Women in Line. He is employed as a professor at the School of Population Health and an associate director of the Centre for Addiction Research.