Tom was recruited by Suffolk Business School in January 2012. In addition to his lecturing, supervision and research responsibilities, Tom currently leads the Suffolk Business School Doctoral Programme.
Following his first two degrees at the University of Warwick (BSc Management Sciences; MA Organization Studies), Tom moved to London in 2001 to pursue a career in consultancy. With a keen interest in politics and psephology, he was fortunate enough to find work at the Electoral Reform Services. He worked full time for the company for six years, during which time he gained a range of managerial, supply chain and strategic competences. He was promoted in 2003 to manage a team of project managers and was by this stage responsible for the delivery of several multimillion pound projects in both private and public sectors. He continues to work for the company in a consultancy capacity. In 2007, Tom began his PhD at the University of Essex under the supervision of Professors Chris Land and Harro Höpfl. His doctoral research used the immersive methods of organizational anthropology to study unconventional work practices at a large intentional community (commune) in Scotland.