Jonathan is a Full Professor at Nanjing University, China. Originally from the UK, he obtained his bachelors from the University of Oxford and his PhD from the University of Aix-Marseille II, France.

Following a postdoc at the University of Cambridge, he previously taught at the University of Adelaide, Rutgers University and Seoul National University.

Prof Adams has published two books with Springer, and more than 150 international journal papers.