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Dr Will Thomas

Associate Professor

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Dr Will Thomas

Lead for University of Suffolk Leadership Academy

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School of (EAST) Engineering, Arts, Science & Technology

Will is an Associate Professor in the School of EAST.  He is passionate about supporting the learning and development of students and in doing so, supporting the development of businesses locally and further afield.

He is a student of Politics and Moral Philosophy, subjects that intersect with the interdisciplinary world of management education.  In the School of EAST his main teaching interests are in Business Ethics and in Research Methods.  He also runs the final-year ‘Extended Project’ for undergraduate students.

As a researcher, Will works on a number of interrelated topics.  His main focus, for the last 5 years, has been on health and social care management, particularly focusing on responses to the ‘wicked’ problems caused by economic, demographic and social pressures.  He also works on the application of the ethics of care to management challenges and on the idea of leadership quality in social care.  Will is  keen to bring together research and teaching not just through introducing students to the research that he is involved in, but also through seeking to innovate and improve the delivery of his own teaching sessions.

Having worked in research management and development, Will has several years’ experience of managing research and consultancy projects, scoping and delivering contract research and in organising training and collaborative learning exercises.  He brings this experience to his work leading the University of Suffolk Leadership Academy – running short courses such as the ILM Certificates in Leadership and Management, seminars, workshop and bespoke consultancy, knowledge transfer and training.