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About Dr. Tom, PhD

Coach Tom is Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution at the University of Bradford. He was the founding director of the Centre for Conflict Resolution at the University of Bradford in 1990 and held the Adam Curle Chair in Conflict Resolution at Bradford until 2012. He is the co-author with Oliver Ramsbotham and Hugh Miall of Contemporary Conflict Resolution. His most recent book is Adam Curle: Radical Peacemaker, co-authored with John Paul Lederach. He is currently working on the role of sport in promoting peacebuilding and is on the Advisory Board of the Independent Football Ombudsman with special responsibility for football and community. He is curator and webmaster of the website www.foorball4community.co.uk. Tom is also President of Peace Studies FC, the football club of the Peace Studies Department at the University of Bradford. Peace FC plays War Studies FC from Kings College London in an annual tournament for the Tolstoy Cup, one of the top five of the world’s greatest college sporting rivalries, according to the UK Financial Times.
CREDENTIALS
  • BA First Class Hons. PhD at University of Leeds Specialist on Positive Peace and Sport and Peacebuilding
  • Founding Director of Centre for Conflict Resolution Univ Bradford.
  • Visiting Professor Ramon Llul University Barcelona. Advisor to Independent Football Ombudsman.
  • Member of International Advisory Council Institute for Economics and Peace
EXPERTISE
  • Research
  • Trainer in Peacebuilding Skills through Sport
  • Speaker Trainer in the sport for development and peace (SDP) sector, with a focus on football, peacebuilding and community development

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