Adams career commenced when he joined Staffordshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust in 2005, working as a volunteer in the community and as a GP out of hours call taker in 2006. He obtained his Paramedic qualification through Sheffield Hallam University and East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust in 2008 before commencing as a Paramedic with West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Adam was quickly promoted to an Advanced Paramedic and Community Paramedic Officer before being seconded to support the Executive Management Team. During the secondment Adam was a Staff Officer to the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Service Delivery, ensuring that the strategic direction of the Ambulance Service was followed, whilst undertaking project work to support the Trust. Adam has also held roles in other NHS Ambulance Services; in the London Ambulance Service he was a Mentor Paramedic, training newly qualified Paramedics to the high standards required by the Health and Care Professions Council. For Great Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust he was an Operational Support Manager in the Gloucestershire Area responsible for the delivery of the 999 service before becoming the Senior Operations and Performance Manager for the Patient Transport Service across Great Western Region. Adam re-joined West Midlands Ambulance Service in 2012 as a Senior Operations Manager partaking in duties across all sectors of the organisation. He held roles as the Head of Transformation and Head of Operations for the region and was a member of many sub-board groups. He was an Executive Director for The Larrey Society Ltd, is a Member of the Institute for Healthcare Manager, Member of the Chartered Management Institute, Member of the British Academy of Managers, Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management, Associate of the Institute of Remote Health Care and a Member of the College of Paramedics, where he is also the Parliamentary Lead. Adam completed a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Leadership with the NHS Leadership Academy, University of Manchester and the University of Birmingham in 2016. He was honoured with a Senior Award in Healthcare Leadership by the NHS Leadership Academy and runner-up for the NHS Inspirational Leader of the Year 2014 and nominated for NHS Leadership Award in Leading Service Improvement and Innovation for 2016. He is passionate about the improvement of patient care through excellent leadership and management. He joined Coventry University in 2017 as a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management, aspiring to complete his PhD in Healthcare Leadership by 2023.
Adam has research interests in the field of healthcare leadership and management, blue light services, service improvements and team effectiveness.