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John Adams obituary

ICYMI: My husband John Adams, emeritus professor of geography at University College London, who has died aged 85, was one of the first academics to rigorously explore the field of risk, bridging the divide between data-driven and psychological approaches. “Risk management – it’s not rocket science,” he would say. “It’s more complicated.”

He produced groundbreaking work on road safety and expanded the concept of ‘risk compensation’ – a theory that suggests people adjust their behaviour in response to perceived levels of risk. Continue reading…

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