Adam is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Psychology, School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences. He is Head of Course for the Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology, Graduate Diploma of Positive Psychology, and Master of Applied Positive Psychology.
Adam's background is in social psychology, and his research interests are in the areas of perspective taking and empathy, and inpatient psychiatric hospitalisation and therapeutic relationships.
Adam's research examines the strategies individuals use to understand another person’s point of view. His work sits within social psychology, with application of this work to mental health settings. Prior to starting with CQU in December 2017, Adam was a Senior Research Fellow in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University (2009-2017), where he investigated psychiatric inpatient unit practices and the perspectives of staff and consumers regarding care.
PhD, University of South Australia (2009).
BPsych(Hons), University of South Australia (2003).
Flinders University (2009-2017).
University of South Australia (2004-2009).
Cited in Stanford University's 2021 List of the Top Two Percent Most-Cited Researchers in the World.
CQU Student Voice Awards Commendations for Applied Positive Psychology (2018, 2019) and Building Wellbeing and Resilience: Interconnected Factors (2020).
Australian Psychological Society (APS) Psychology of Relationships Interest Group Thesis Award (2010).
Tony Winefield PhD Thesis Prize in Psychology, University of South Australia (2010).
Australian Postgraduate Award (APA).
2021-present: Regular segment on ABC Radio Queensland's Drive hosted by Annie Gaffney. Every fortnight on a Tuesday (5.45PM AEST), Adam presents key psychological theories and concepts and discusses the intriguing studies that led to their discoveries. He is also a regular contributor to other ABC radio programs across Australia.
Convener, Australian Psychological Society Psychology of Relationships Interest Group (2015-2018).
Editorial Board member, Journal of Relationships Research (Cambridge University Press) (2015-2020).
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor
Nursing - Mental Health Nursing
Psychology - Social and Community Psychology