Tom applies his social science background in linguistics and social interaction to a wide range of Horizons programmes, usually bringing a focus on qualitative research methods, systems thinking and social change. He is particularly interested in how the NHS collaborates with organisations outside of the formal healthcare system in order to achieve its goals. One example of this is a multi-year programme to increase the NHS’s role in increasing physical activity, working alongside the Office for Health Improvement & Disparities and Sport England. Examples of other recent work include a report on the role of CEOs in leading improvement in challenged NHS organisations and supporting the Public Health Reform programme.
Outside of Horizons, Tom is usually on his bike or talking about his bike.