Adam McGeoch

Adam McGeoch


  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

Adam is a Knowledge Exchange Associate in the Fraser of Allander Institute. They graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2018 with a First-class BA (Hons) in Economics and from the University of Edinburgh in 2020 with an MSc. in Economics. Adam's interests are in economic policy and consultancy.

Adam joined the FAI in 2018 after graduating from Strathclyde University and worked on an economic review for a local authority. Since then Adam has been involved in various KE projects, particularly those involving IO modelling.

Adam's knowledge exchange work

Adam has carried out a number of KE projects since joining the FAI. These projects have covered: the impact of COVID-19 on economies, regional economic analysis, input-output impact assessments and hypothetical extraction modelling. 

Adam works closely with FAI partners and regularly carries out qualitative research for KE projects. These knowledge exchange activities not only strengthen important FAI partnerships and relationships but also provide a deeper understanding - beyond the statistics - of businesses and the industries that they operate in. 

Additionally, Adam has experience mentoring economists in local government. 

Adam regularly delivers CPD courses and contributes to the FAI quarterly economic commentary, FAI podcast and FAI articles. Adam also manages social media for the FAI.

Economic Futures and Teaching

The FAI hosts Economic Futures which supports growth in applied economics in Scotland. Adam is the Project Co-ordinator for Economic Futures - this role involves selecting and managing EF work placements each year.

Adam has also been involved in careers events within Strathclyde's Economics Department, Strathclyde's Economics Society and Economic Futures. Additionally, Adam provides a range of information sessions to honours year students at Strathclyde, from guidance on how to write a dissertation to offering advice on postgraduate opportunities.

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: IO modelling; earnings and income inequality; and, inclusive growth.

Additional skills

Adam is trained in adobe software - InDesign, Illustrator and Premiere Pro - which they use to design professional documents for clients and to edit the FAI podcast.

StrathPride, Diversity Action Group & European Committee for LGBTQ+ Economists

Outside of the FAI, 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. Adam is also a member of the steering group for the European Committee for LGBTQ+ Economists. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment 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):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Economics, The University Of Edinburgh

Sep 2018Aug 2020

Award Date: 24 Sep 2020

Bachelor of Economics, Strathclyde Business School

Sep 2014May 2018

Award Date: 28 Jun 2018


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