Following a highly successful commercial career working for digital agencies across Yorkshire, Tom made the move into higher education in 2004. His first position was a lectureship at Leeds Metropolitan University where he gained a wide variety of teaching experience related to graphic design, interactive programming, motion graphics and many other digital media production skills. Demonstrating a natural aptitude for engaging students, developing innovative curriculum and leading teams, he rapidly became a senior lecturer and programme leader.
Tom joined the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds in 2012 to contribute to an internationally renowned centre for teaching and research in communication, media and culture. Initially employed as a Research Associate, he secured a full-time lectureship following the completion of his practice-led PhD. He continues to teach digital media production skills whilst concurrently developing a strong profile as a practice-led researcher.