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Mr Thomas Crook


Thomas Crook

Research Student

Academic Division: Manufacturing and Management

Research group: Manufacturing Systems


Research interests

  • Complex adaptive systems
  • Innovation
  • Chinese manufacturing 


Thomas is a doctoral researcher under the supervision of Dr Yongjiang Shi. He is applying theories of Complex Adaptive Systems to innovation in manufacturing. Thomas is a senior adviser in UK Parliament and has previously worked in financial services, in diplomacy, and as a lecturer for Stanford University. He earned his MPhil at the University of Oxford and his MA at Peking University.

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