Professor John Adams is Emeritus Professor of Geography at University College London, and also a specialist in risk management.
He noted on his personal website that he was a member of the Covert Policing Ethics Committee in 2009 (He lists himself as a member in a speaker's biography in late 2010 though it appears to have had only the one meeting in 2009).).
A former member of Friends of the Earth turned climate 'agnostic', Adams sees global warming as a 'virtual risk', in other words a risk on which scientists cannot agree.
- Institute of Risk Management, Professor John Adams has received the 2014 Institute of Risk Management (IRM) lifetime achievement award, 14 March 2014 (accessed 21 June 2015).
- John Adams, About, John-Adams.co.uk (personal website), undated (accessed 21 June 2015).
- Battle Of Ideas, 2010 Conference: Speaker Detail: John Adams, Institute of Ideas / BattleOfIdeas.org.uk, 2010 (accessed 21 June 2015).
- John Adams, 'Risk, Freedom and Responsibility', Paper for conference on The risk of Freedom, Inst. of US Studies, Senate House, 6 October 1998, Published in The Risk of Freedom: individual liberty and the modern world, Institute of United States Studies, 1999, p. 4.