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 £4.8m 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 100 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.

Positions

  • present2013

    Professor of Information and Knowledge Management

    Centre for Information Management, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University

  • July 2013Feb 2006

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    Department of Information Science, Loughborough University

  • Feb 2006Jan 2002

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    Department of Computer Science, Loughborough University

  • Dec 2001Dec 1999

    Director

    In2netLogic

  • Sept 1997Jun 1996

    Counter System Analyst

    Lloyds Bank

Education

  • 2012

    Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS)

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  • Ph.D. 2001

    “The Cost Effectiveness of Electronic Communication”

    Loughborough University

  • BSc (Hons) 1998

    Computing

    Loughborough University

  • DPS 1998

    Diploma in Professional Studies

    Loughborough University

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2013
    Outstanding Paper Award (IADIS Conference) – EMOTIVE ontology: Extracting fine-grained emotions from terse informal messages
  • 2012
    Fellowship of the British Computer Society
  • 2012
    Awarded Loughborough University Knowledge Transfer Award. Finding hi-tech solutions for a modern police force.
  • 2011
    Finalists of the Loughborough University Knowledge Transfer Award. Automating Train Timetables as part of a KTP project with RWA Rail.
  • 2009
    Recognition for the work undertaken with Leicestershire Police on mobile data terminals at the 2009 UK British Computer Society IT Industry awards
  • 2006
    The Australian Computer Society Best Paper Award at the Australisian Conference on Information Systems - ``Can Seminar and Computer-Based Training Improve the Effectiveness of Electronic Mail Communication within the Workplace?``

External activities and recognition

  • present2005

    Associate Editor for Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ)

  • 20132004

    Associate Editor for International Journal of Cases on Electronic Commerce (IJCEC)

  • present2009

    Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Knowledge and Process Management

  • present2001

    Member of the International Editorial Review Board of the Software Quality Management Conference

  • 20092004

    Member of the International Editorial Review Board of the Empirical Assessment of Software Engineering Conference

  • present2005

    Member of the International Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations (JECO)

  • present2013

    Member of the H2FC Supergen Science Board

  • present2011

    National Knowledge Transfer Partnership Academic Champion

  • present2011

    Member of the Program Committee for the European Conference on Knowledge Management

  • 20082001

    Member of the Program Committee for Information Resources Management Association (IRMA)

  • 20052005

    EPSRC - Member of the Computer Science Panel

  • presentJune 2016

    Member of EPSRC Peer Review Associate Collage

  • Mar 2016Sept 2015

    Acting Associate Dean Research

    Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

  • presentApr 2013

    Promotion to Professor of Information and Knowledge Management

    Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

  • presentMar 2013

    Director of the Centre for Information Management

    Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

  • Present Feb 2006

    Lecturing

    Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

  • 20132012

    REF UoA36 Champion

    Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

  • 20122012

    Member of the Centre of Information Management working group

    Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

  • present Sept 2011

    Research Director

    Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

  • Dec 2010Sept 2009

    Research Director

    Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

  • 20112009

    Director MSc IMBT

    Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

  • 20092007

    Marketing Coordinator

    Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

  • 20082006

    Director MSc IKM

    Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

  • 20082006

    Member of the Science Faculty Board

    Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

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    Member of the Transport Committee

    Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

  • Apr 2013Feb 2006

    Promotion to Senior Lecturer

    Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

  • Feb 2006Jan 2002

    Lecturing

    Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

  • Feb 2006Jan 2002

    Director of UG Computer Science and E-business Programme

    Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

  • Feb 2006Jan 2002

    Co-Programme Director for Information Management and Computing

    Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

  • Feb 2006Jan 2002

    Member of the Science Faculty Board

    Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

  • Feb 2006Jan 2002

    UG and PG project supervision

    Loughborough University School of Business and Economics