Department of Geography – Dr Adam Whitworth

Adam is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography interested in theoretically-informed applied research into the spatial organisation of employment support policy. He is passionate about teaching and uses a range of interactive teaching approaches to engage students as active learners within lectures and seminars.

Adam teaches on a range of undergraduate modules around political and economic geographies as well as research design and statistical methods. He is keen to engage students in lectures with questions, discussions and examples from his own research so as to support students to be critically aware and empirically informed in thinking through the often simplified debates about the ongoing changes in the world as well as to see the role and relevance of research to policy and people. In his teaching of statistics and quantitative methods Adam uses clear examples, simple explanations and applied research examples to show both how useful numbers can be and that it’s not nearly as hard as students might at first imagine!