At the University of Gloucestershire, Adam is Professor of Science Communication and also lectures in Ecology, Evolutionary Ecology, Statistics, Research Methods and Animal Behaviour as well as teaching on the South Africa field course. He has a number of active research interests, including wildlife management, flying ants, the links between colony organisation and disease, thermal biology of ants and citizen science.
As a Professor of Science Communication, Adam is actively involved in a number of media-related projects including broadcasting as a presenter for BBC2 in Hive Alive and for BBC4 in the successful documentary Planet Ant: Life Inside the Colony. He has presented a number of documentaries on a range of scientific topics for BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service, as well as BBC Learning on BBC2. He also presented BBC World Service Science in Action in 2017.
In recognition of his research, Adam was elected a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology. As well as more than 80 scientific publications, he has written numerous popular science articles and books. His research has been featured widely in magazines, the national press, radio, TV and film productions.