Adam is an applied ethicist, working on areas that cross over between ethics, technology and security. He is a lecturer at the National Security College (NSC) and a research fellow with Delft University of Technology (TUD) in The Hague, The Netherlands.
His research concerns ethical and philosophical analyses of information technology and its uses, military ethics and on relations between ethics and national security. He has published on surveillance, emerging military technologies and intelligence and cyberspace. He is also interested in moral psychology, experimental philosophy and their relations to decision making and policy development.
He is the secretary of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the International Society of Military Ethics (APAC-ISME), and was a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong. In 2012 Adam received a Brocher Foundation Research Fellowship (Geneva, Switzerland) to look at the ethical, legal and social implications of ‘Open Health’ technologies and programs.