Adam Whittle is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Spatial Dynamics Lab at University College Dublin. He received his Ph.D. in economic geography from the School of Geography (UCD) in 2018 and since then has been employed on government-funded Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) project examining the relationship between scientific and technological knowledge for regional development.
His research interests are primarily as an evolutionary economic geographer. In particular, his research focuses on evolutionary connotations of technological change, knowledge complexity, network analysis, and regional diversification. Adam’s research has been published or accepted for publication in a number of tier one journals including European Planning Studies, Regional Studies, Regional Science and the Handbook on the Geographies of Regions and Territories. He is involved in several interdisciplinary projects and has been a visiting researcher at both the School of Human Geography and Spatial Planning at Utrecht University (January – May 2017) and the Agglomeration and Social Networks Research Lab in Budapest (January 2019 – present).