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Adam Pearson


Adams career started when he worked as a reasearcher for the BBC and Channel 4 before becoming a strand presenter and key member of the team on the first series of Beauty & The Beast:The Ugly Face of Prejudice (Channel 4) which he also consulted on the Dutch vesion. He has also worked on the immenesly popular Channel 4 show The Undateables as a researcher. 

Adam is also a critically accalimed actor, having appeared in the BAFTA- nominated film, Under The Skin starring Scarlett Johansson. He also portrayed himself in the independatn feature, DRIB, which was premeired at SXSW in 2017. Another noteable performance was his starring role in Chained For Life which released theatrically in the UK and US and distributed at film festivals around the globe, his performance was descrobed by the New York Times as "an actor of great charm"

Adam’s most recent documentary, Eugenics: Science’s Greatest Scandal, was broadcast on BBC Four. He has previously fronted the critically-acclaimed documentaries Horizon: My Amazing Twin (BBC Two),  Adam Pearson: Freak Show (BBC Three) and The Ugly Face Of Disability Hate Crime (BBC Three), as well as being a reporter on Tricks Of The Restaurant Trade (Channel 4) and The One Show (BBC One). His other credits include  Question Time (BBC One), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One), Pointless Celebrities (BBC One), Celebrity Eggheads (BBC Two), Breakfast (BBC One), Songs Of Praise (BBC One), Newsnight (BBC Two), Victoria Derbyshire (BBC Two), This Morning (ITV) and The Big Bang Theory Of Everything (E4). Adam is a regular guest on The Matthew Wright Show (talkRADIO).

Adam is an ambassador for Us In A Bus, Jeans For Genes and The Childhood Tumour Trust, and he won a RADAR Award and a Diana Award for his campaigning work.

Adam has also spoken at numerous events for organisations and companies such as the World Health Innovaiton Summit, British Association for Councelling & Psychotherapy and Public Service & Criminology Conference. He has also delivered numerous TED talks.

Adam took part in our Virtual Diversity Panel on 6th August - check it out below!


Adam Pearson- award-winning disability rights campaigner, actor, presenter and speaker

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Adam Pearson on the Diversity Panel webinar

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