Prior to Cambridge, Adam spent most of his career at the University of St Andrews. There he was awarded a University of St Andrews 600th Anniversary Doctoral Fellowship, supporting his thesis research and teaching. Following the completion of his PhD, Adam developed a career in mental health support, strategic development and service leadership at St Andrews. He completed his postgraduate qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy on the NHS South of Scotland CBT Programme at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. He maintains a strong interest in CBT research and evidence-based practice, particularly in the areas of low self-esteem, social anxiety and depression.
At Cambridge, Adam’s purpose is to design, lead, and continuously improve preventative approaches to student wellbeing and mental health. He leads the University’s Student Wellbeing Service and works closely with colleagues across Cambridge on the strategic delivery of our collegiate university’s Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Plan. He is passionate about creating accessible, empowering and inclusive support pathways in partnership with students, and about whole-community approaches to mental health. Adam is a registered member of AMOSSHE, the Student Services Organisation, and holds an active interest in sectoral best practice and innovation.
Adam was elected to the Fellowship at Wolfson in 2023. He shares the College’s deep, foundational commitment to inclusivity, equality and diversity in education.