Tom completed his undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge in 2003. He then worked in the accounting profession for about six years, qualifying with the ACCA in 2007. He completed a Master of Research degree at the University of York in 2010. He began his PhD at Aston Business School before moving to Newcastle University in 2011 where he is now in the final stages of completion. He began as a lecturer in accounting with Birmingham Business School in July 2013.
Tom’s main teaching and research interests lie in financial accounting, and particularly in the relationships between accounting and nature. His research adopts an actor-network theory perspective, which treats markets as concrete material arrangements of calculative devices.
Cuckston, T., (2013), Bringing tropical forest biodiversity conservation into financial accounting calculation, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 26(5), 688-714.