Pro Vice-Chancellor (Community, Partnerships and Regional Development) at the University of Tasmania
Professor Adams is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Community, Partnerships and Regional Development) at the University of Tasmania.
His civic roles have included being Chair of the Tasmanian Food Security Council and as the inaugural Social Inclusion Commissioner for Tasmania, where he developed the first State Cost of Living Strategy in Australia.
In 2001 Professor Adams was instrumental in establishing the Department for Victorian Communities that became the first Australian Department of State focused on place and the development of social capital and in 2002 was a founding member of the OECD linked Observatory PASCAL.
Professor Adams has a particular interest in how new understandings of innovation and how the emergence of liquid society is reshaping our understanding of future public sector work and organisation.