Tom Wainright

Associate Dean (Education) Management, Economics and Law. Royal Holloway, University of London
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Dr Thomas Wainwright is Reader in Strategy and Entrepreneurship and ODI Registered Trainer with world leading expertise in open data and digital business models.

Dr Thomas Wainwright is Reader in Strategy and Entrepreneurship and ODI Registered Trainer with world leading expertise in open data and digital business models.

Tom completed his first degree at the University of Leicester and holds an MSc from the University of Nottingham. He completed his ESRC funded PhD in 2009 (University of Nottingham) where he investigated the development of new strategies and innovations in the financial services sector. Tom then worked at the University of Nottingham on projects that examined wholesale-retail bank linkages and wealth management.

In 2010, he began a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Small Business Research Centre at Kingston University, where he worked on consultancy projects for Barclays Bank and other stakeholders, such as Eurofound.

Tom joined the University of Southampton in 2012 and became Senior Lecturer in 2014, before becoming Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Innovation and Enterprise.

Tom’s current research projects include:

  • Open data and digital business models
  • Social housing bond funding
  • ‘Older entrepreneurship’ retirement and pensions