Professor Adam Whitworth is an expert in the design and analysis of employment support interventions to support people to move into, stay in and progress in employment. He has particular expertise in issues around work-health, IPS, quasi-market forms and effects, local integration, and policy analysis. He has published over 50 peer reviewed articles, book chapters and policy reports.
An applied scholar by nature, his work combines theoretical and empirical analysis and relates to key priorities and challenges amongst policy stakeholders and programmes. He has supported the design and mobilisation of large scale employment interventions in central and regional government in the UK context, including the world's largest IPS trial.
He serves on the Editorial Board of Social Policy & Administration and is a member of the Social Policy Association. Prior to joining Strathclyde in 2021 he worked at the Universities of Sheffield and Oxford. He holds an undergraduate degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (First Class), MSc and DPhil in Comparative Social Policy all from the University of Oxford.