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Adam is a Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI). Adam has worked at the FAI since 2018 and specialises in business and industry analysis and engagement.
Adam graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2018 with a First-class BA (Hons) in Economics and from the University of Edinburgh's Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics (SGPE) in 2020 with an MSc. in Economics.
Knowledge exchange work
Adam’s research typically involves an assessment of business strategies and policies on economic, societal and environmental impacts. Adam attends quarterly meetings with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce and works closely with FAI partners in the public, private and third sectors.
Adam regularly carries out qualitative research, which strengthens meaningful FAI partnerships and relationships and provides a deeper understanding - beyond the statistics - of businesses and the industries they operate in.
Adam is typically involved in a project from the initial kick-off meeting to the dissemination of the report. Adam has experience attending roundtable events to discuss FAI publications and speaking with the media about key findings.
In addition to their involvement in commissioned research, Adam also leads the FAI's Quarterly Scottish Business Monitor, sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard.
Adam regularly delivers CPD courses and contributes to FAI podcasts and FAI articles. Adam also manages social media for the FAI.
The FAI hosts Economic Futures (EF) which supports the growth of applied economics in Scotland. Since 2021, Adam has been the Project Coordinator for Economic Futures.
EF offers applied economics training, hosts careers fairs and school events, runs annual essay competitions and offers 6-8 week work placement programmes every summer to students studying economics (or a related degree) in Scotland.
EF has several partner institutions - e.g. Scottish Fiscal Commission, Bank of England, FAI - that support the programme’s mission of improving the capacity of applied economics in Scotland.
Adam's role involves attracting new partner institutions to the EF programme, managing the EF's sponsored dissertation programme for Edinburgh University's MSc. students, running the EF's annual essay competition, planning and running EF events, and selecting and supervising EF summer placements.
In 2022, 150 students across Scotland applied for 19 Economic Futures work placements across 10 partner institutions - our biggest year to date.
Adam lectures on the Economics of Inequality and Inclusive Growth, Regional Development Policy and Professional Development for Economists (PDE) courses (Strathclyde's Applied Economics MSc).
Adam supervises dissertations on the following topics: economic and societal impact assessments; and inequalities and inclusive growth.
Adam has been involved in postgraduate conferences such as the SGPE annual Crieff Conference and has been a discussant for Strathclyde’s economics PhD conference.
Adam is trained in adobe software - InDesign, Illustrator and Premiere Pro - which they use to design professional documents for clients and edit the FAI podcast.
Adam is the Co-Chair of StrathPride: Strathclyde’s LGBTQI+ Staff & PGR Network and is a member of the Diversity Action Group, representing the Economics Department.
Additionally, Adam is a mentor to economists in local government.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Master of Economics, The University Of Edinburgh
Sept 2018 → Aug 2020
Award Date: 24 Sept 2020
Bachelor of Economics, Strathclyde Business School
Sept 2014 → May 2018
Award Date: 28 Jun 2018
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McGeoch, A., Williamson, J. & Catalano, A., 10 May 2023, Glasgow: University of Strathclyde. 11 p.
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Spowage, M., Randolph, H. L., Crummey, C., McGeoch, A., Milne, K. & Watts, R., 30 Mar 2023, In: Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary. 47, 1, p. 1-23 23 p.
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Emma Congreve (Contributor), Mairi Spowage (Contributor), David Eiser (Contributor), Stuart McIntyre (Contributor), Robert Watts (Contributor), Benjamin Cooper (Contributor) & Adam McGeoch (Contributor)26 Mar 2021 → 4 May 2021
Activity: Public Engagement and Other Activities › Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation
9 Dec 2020
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course