Adam leads the Centre for Neuroscience of Speech at The University of Melbourne where his team works toward improving communication and swallowing function in people with progressive and acquired brain disorders. He is recipient of an NHMRC Dementia Fellowship and is a Professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at The University of Melbourne. He holds a PhD in behavioural neuroscience from the University of Melbourne and undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in psychology and speech pathology from the University of Queensland. He is an honorary speech therapist at Great Ormond Street Hospital London, where he undertook his early clinical training and continues to work as the speech pathologist in the Friedreich Ataxia Clinic, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the Eastern Cognitive Disorders Clinic, Eastern Health.
He is chief science officer of Redenlab, a US-Australian neuroscience technology company that uses speech and language biometrics to enhance decision making in clinical trials., health research & workforce monitoring.