Adam's research, teaching, and policy engagement work explores how governments and multilateral organisations respond to adverse health events such as epidemics, pandemics, and emerging health and security challenges. Prior to entering academia, Adam's background includes having worked as a health professional specialising in emergency care and clinical risk management, a political adviser, and a public servant in national pandemic preparedness, and he holds formal academic qualifications in health, international relations, and law. More recently, he has served as an adviser to the World Bank on pandemic preparedness, as well as counselling the Australian Government on the COVID-19 response and proposed changes to the International Health Regulations and Pandemic Accord. Adam is the co-founder and convenor of the Global Health Security conferences and currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Global Health Security Network, a multidisciplinary professional association dedicated to promoting evidence-based policies to improve health.
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