Prof. Thomas Jackson joined the Computer Science Department at Loughborough University in January 2002, after completing a PhD on the ‘Cost Effectiveness of Electronic Communication’. Since 2002, Dr. Jackson has secured over £16m of research funding from EPSRC (Case for New Academics), Knowledge Transfer Partnership (formerly TCS), and industrial companies (Rolls-Royce and AstraZeneca) and is currently supervising five PhD students and has published numerous research papers. He joined the Information Science Department as a Senior Lecturer at Loughborough University in February 2006 where he is continuing to undertake his research outlined on this web site. In March 2013 he was awarded his Chair in Information and Knowledge Management.
Nicknamed ‘Dr. Email’ by the media Tom and his research team work in two main research areas, Electronic Communication and Information Retrieval within the Workplace, and Applied and Theory based Knowledge Management. He has published more than 170 papers in peer reviewed journals and conferences. He is on a number of editorial boards for international journals and reviews for many more. He has given a number of keynote talks throughout the world. In both research fields Tom has, and continues to work closely with both private and public sector organisations throughout the world. He is currently working on many information and knowledge management research projects, including ones with The National Archives, Leicestershire County Council, Leicestershire City Council Amateur Swimming Association and the Leicestershire Constabulary.
Thomas Jackson became a Fellow of the British Computer Society in 2012.
He is an active member of the Loughborough University Knowledge Management Research Group, which comprises thirty academics from Computer Science, Information Science, Human Sciences, Business School, Civil Engineering, and Aeronautics. The group conducts research and consultancy in the areas of Knowledge Management tools and systems, human resources, organisational learning, culture, strategies, communities of practice, and intellectual capital.
In my spare time I’ve taken up playing the piano and I’m aiming for Grade 2 this year; and I’ve taken to sailing and after passing by RYA Day Skipper Theory I’m now moving on to my practical.