Formerly a DFID Social Development Adviser based in Southeast Asia, Adam has increasingly focused on the intersection of social development, politics and governance, particularly in conflict-affected areas.
Over the past twenty years, he has worked across Asia and globally as a consultant on a range of development concerns. His direct experience of conflict environments and peace processes covers: Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. He has also worked in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Bangladesh, and elsewhere on assignments for the: UN, World Bank, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, governments and NGOs. Assignments have involved: research, political economy analysis, appraisal, design, monitoring and evaluation.
After an initial education at Oxford University and many years as a practitioner, Adam returned to the academic world to complete a doctorate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. He has taught on postgraduate programmes in the UK and in Thailand, and published numerous refereed and professional papers on political change, donor practice and conflict.