Adrian completed a BSC Hons in Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire, and taught 'A' level research methods at local colleges before enrolling for a MSc in Cognitive Science at Birmingham, and subsequently a PhD in education (psychological aspects of technology-led educational change).
Adrian subsequently worked at Coventry University's Centre for Higher Education Development, where he was involved in the ETL project (Enhancing Teaching-Learning Environments in Undergraduate Courses).
After that, Adrian worked as a researcher for the 'CIPel' Centre for Inter-Professional e-Learning (a HEFI Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning). After that contract, he took up posts at Birmingham as an I.T. trainer, and in 2017, as Research Fellow.