Tom is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director of the MA and PGDip in Higher Education. His research focuses on global disparities in access to opportunity and resources in higher education, and in the relationship between higher education, society, the individual and the state. Tom is the academic development lead for the Council for At Risk Academics’ (Cara) Syria Programme, which supports Syrian academics in continuing their academic work in exile. Tom previously worked as a musician and music teacher, and also conducts research in the field of music education.
Tom is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and has served as an external examiner or expert validator at University College London (UCL), Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), The University of Chichester and KM Conservatory, Chennai.
Tom’s background spans literature, music and education. He is interested in exploring interdisciplinary synergies and keen to collaborate with like-minded colleagues from across the disciplinary spectrum.
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Tom’s research interests are higher education in conflict, post-conflict and refugee contexts, internationalisation of higher education and music education. He is currently nearing completion of a historical study of Turkish music education funded by the British Academy. back to top
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Areas of doctoral supervision
- Subculture and counterculture in higher education
- Music education
- Values in higher education
- Qualitative research methodology
- International higher education