In his time at NatCen, Thomas has supported a range of projects requiring qualitative and quantitative research skills. Thomas has conducted semi-structured and in-depth interviews, facilitated deliberative workshops and supported qualitative data management, analysis and reporting. He has also assisted with quantitative projects, which have involved conducting statistical analyses in large datasets and reporting findings. Furthermore, Thomas has gained extensive experience in literature reviewing, having supported numerous Rapid Evidence Assessments and document reviews on topics such as gambling treatment and unmet need, public engagement strategies, counter-terrorism programmes and approaches to service user involvement.
Thomas completed his MSc in Child Development at UCL. For his research dissertation, he investigated the relationships between parent-child interactions and child anxiety through home-based observation, questionnaires and structured interviews. His research interests include communities, psychological wellbeing and the links between human experiences, thoughts and behaviours.