Tom is a doctor, an academic, an ex-software engineer and Principal Investigator of The Learning Healthcare Project. His interest in Learning Healthcare Systems stems from a frustration with the inadequate evidence base that he encounters in his clinical work and the apparent inability of traditional methodologies to bridge the gap. In recent years, Tom has written reports on other healthcare policy issues for the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Centre for Mental Health, NHS England, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and others. As well as holding management positions with the Care Quality Commission and Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, Tom has held committee and associate positions with Monitor, BMA and GMC. He has also worked as a management consultant for PwC and BDO.