Tommy joined Demos in May 2009 working as a full-time research intern within the Citizenship department.
After graduating in 2007 with a BA in Sociology at the University of Nottingham he spent the summer working at the Kituo cha Elimu education centre in Northern Tanzania for a student-run development organisation called Working-in-Tandem. He subsequently completed an MSc in International Relations at the University of Bristol before working on a Humanitarian Intervention project at the London think-tank Gold Mercury.
His interest lies in the notion of human security and the changing criteria for humanitarian intervention within fragile states. In particular the mechanisms through which aid, architecture and security interact and divide life on the basis of exposure to risk and uncertainty.
Demos has embarked on a new research project aimed uncovering the real life experiences of social housing residents, with the aim of using their personal stories to inform both policymaking and the activities of Housing Associations in the UK.More