He has presented a number of documentaries for Radio 4 and the BBC World Service including The Tree Scientists on ash dieback disease and On The Trail of the American Honeybee, which saw him travel to California to witness the largest pollination event on Earth.
Adam is building up a great profile on radio regionally with his regular science Q+A slot called ‘Ask Adam’ on BBC Radio Gloucestershire. He was also a regular “bug man” on BBC Three Counties Radio and BBC Radio Sheffield.
He also writes monthly columns for his local paper and for Cotswold Life magazine, as well as publishing his first popular-science book ‘The Life of Poo’, a look at the human relationship with bacteria, in 2015.
Adam is a regular at the Cheltenham Science Festival and has given countless talks and lectures to groups across the UK. He helped to organise National Insect Week for the Royal Entomological Society and he is currently running a large citizen science campaign on flying ants for the Society of Biology.
After studying Zoology at Cambridge he went on to work with ants, bees and wasps all over the world for his PhD and post-doctoral studies at the University of Sheffield.
Adam moved south in 2005 to set up the biology degree at the University of Gloucestershire. He lectures on many aspects of biology (he won the Student Union Outstanding Lecturer Award in 2012), and he carries out research into all manner of things including birds, mammals, ecology, Citizen Science and evolution, as well as his first biological love, insects.
In recognition of his research, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and has a National Teaching Fellowship in recognition of his communication work.