Tom is a tutor at St Hugh’s College at the University of Oxford where he teaches maths to the first and second year undergraduate students. He also works at St John’s College as the Access and Outreach Associate for STEM helping to run the Inspire Programme which aims to encourage pupils at state schools to apply to top universities in the UK via application workshops and academic taster sessions.
Tom previously worked for the Naked Scientists – an award-winning production company that specialises in broadcasting science news internationally via the radio and podcasts. As part of this role Tom was frequently heard talking all things science and maths on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, BBC Radio 5 Live and ABC Australia. He also worked on the new video series Naked Maths which aims to make maths fun and entertaining through real-world examples and experiments – COMING SOON!
Tom completed his PhD in applied maths at the University of Cambridge in 2016, where he conducted experiments looking at where river water goes when it enters the ocean. You can read more about his PhD thesis here. This love of fluid mechanics has continued with Tom taking up the post of Social Media Editor at the Journal of Fluid Mechanics. You can follow the Twitter page and read the JFM blog for all of the latest updates in the world of fluids.
Before his PhD, Tom spent four years studying maths at the University of Oxford and was recently interviewed by the Oxford Alumni Voices podcast about his time there. The European Mathematical Society also regularly feature Tom’s work as he continues his mission to popularise maths and he was recently highlighted in the Cambridge Alumni Stories series. When not misbehaving with numbers Tom can be found playing football, snowboarding and pretending he’s a rockstar. He currently has 6 maths-themed tattoos including the Navier-Stokes equations, the platonic solids and the first 100 digits of the number e…