I went up to read engineering science at St. Peter’s College, Oxford in 2001. I took the civil and mechanical engineering options and spent my vacations working for Halcrow Group at Burderop Park in Wiltshire in their ports and dockyards group. I then completed a D.Phil., also at the University of Oxford, under Paul Taylor for which I moved to New College where I was MCR president. After a short post-doc in Oxford I worked in engineering consultancy as a metocean engineer for GL Noble Denton in London. I returned to Oxford to do a post-doc in tidal stream energy. I was appointed departmental lecturer in August 2012 and to a university lectureship (now retitled as an associate professorship) in October 2012 with an official fellowship at St Peter’s College (my college page is here). Outside work I play and follow cricket, do running and marathon kayaking, and am trying to put together a collection of antique maps.

Thomas Adcock cricket (photo credit Adrian Gray)Oxford CanalLynton Devon