Duncan A. Thomas

Senior Researcher, additional position
background / education
  • 2018-: NIFU
  • 2018-: Honorary Research Fellow at Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, University of Manchester, UK
  • 2002-2018: Research Fellow; Lecturer/Assistant Professor at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
  • 2006: MEnt (Tech) in Enterprise Technology at Business Creation Unit, University of Salford, UK
  • 2002: PhD in Innovation Studies at Policy Research in Engineering Science and Technology (PREST), University of Manchester, UK
  • 1998: MSc in Technical Change and Industrial Strategy at University of Manchester, UK
  • 1994-1997: Research engineer at Thorn EMI Central Research Laboratories Ltd, UK
  • 1992-1995: BSc (Hons), Physics, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK
Professional interests
  • Research evaluation, policy, funding, organisation and field dynamics in global science (science dynamics)
  • Higher education, the educational technology sector (EdTech) and MOOCs
  • Effects and impacts around frontier research funding
  • Innovation and regulation policy and strategy for private and public water and sanitation utilities worldwide
  • Video production, blogging for impact and engagement
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