Tom is a trustee with responsibility for press relations and The Western Front Association weekly podcast, Mentioned in Dispatches.

Tom has been a member of the WFA since 2004. He was chair of London Branch and founder of the Antrim and Down Branch. He is an independent scholar focusing on combat motivation, morale and military group cohesion with a particular interest in the Great War.

His PhD, from King’s College London, examines the extent, nature and impact of military group cohesion in London regiment infantry battalions during the Great War.

Before his PhD, Tom was a public relations professional specialising in lobbying, speech writing and stakeholder engagement and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Public Relations. He is an occasional pundit on history subjects for LBC Radio and Sky News.