Tom Adcock is an Associate Professor at the University of Oxford and Official Fellow at St Peter’s College. He completed his undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Oxford. After a short spell in industry he returned to Oxford as a post doc before taking up his current role in 2012. His work looks at how engineers understand the marine environment.
His research looks at the ocean environment — at how we can use it to our advantage and how we can design against it. Particular interests are rogue waves, tidal energy, tsunamis and storm surges. My work on tidal power has featured in various national newspapers and has been discussed in the Scottish parliament. In 2015 I was interviewed about rogue waves on The Today Programme.