Science & technology writer


Science &
technology writer

I am a writer and editor specialising in science, technology and public policy. As a regular contributor to the Financial Times special reports desk, I’ve covered topics including how big data can help cities prepare for disasters, the bioethics of gene therapy, and what the rise of quantum computers means for privacy and encryption.

I also write, edit and project manage technology and science-related research projects for The Economist Intelligence Unit, sister company to The Economist newspaper, working with organisations including Microsoft, Google, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and UNICEF.

Projects include forecasts, scenarios, evidence and academic literature reviews, global rankings, and interview-based trend analysis.

Partners and Publications


Adam is a highly valued contributor for The Economist Intelligence Unit Thought Leadership division. The combination of his editorial nouse with his understanding of our clients’ objectives and sensitivities make for smooth-running projects and high-quality content.

Peter Swabey

EMEA Editorial Director, Thought Leadership,
The Economist Intelligence Unit

Whatever the field, topic or subject, however complex and seemingly impenetrable, Adam has an immense talent for creating stories that captivate and engage our demanding readership. A highly skilled journalist, Adam’s knowledge and thorough approach means he delivers intelligent and creative pieces that inspire trust and confidence in us, building our reputation and that of our world-renowned researchers who work with him.

Richard Smith

Head of International Reputation,
University of Birmingham

Adam is an excellent writer with deep knowledge of technology and R&D. He has covered a wide range of themes for MIT Technology Review Insights including the digital economy, 5G, artificial intelligence, energy, and smart cities, producing articles and white papers developed through interviews and survey data. Adam is detailed, methodical, and a pleasure to work with.

Claire Beatty

Editorial Director for International Markets,
MIT Technology Review: Insights