Adam McGeoch

Adam McGeoch


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Personal Statement

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.

Economic Futures

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.

Additional skills

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.

Adam is also a member of the steering group for the European Committee for LGBTQ+ Economists and is a Discover Economics Academic Champion.

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):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Economics, The University Of Edinburgh

Sept 2018Aug 2020

Award Date: 24 Sept 2020

Bachelor of Economics, Strathclyde Business School

Sept 2014May 2018

Award Date: 28 Jun 2018


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