Graham Thomas

Principal Lecturer (Learning and Teaching Manager)

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Management


Graham is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Management, the School Learning and Teaching Manager (LTM) and a member of the School Quality Team.

As a senior member of the Management Department, Graham provides support to the Head of Department through involvement in, for example, recruitment and selection interviewing, staff appraisals, and observation of colleague’s teaching. He teaches essentials of business development at undergraduate level, and supervises postgraduate consultancy projects in addition to supervising doctoral students. Graham is also an experienced teacher using business simulation modelling and has a strong interest in developing the use of diagramming to enhance business processes.

As LTM, Graham takes a lead role in the development and implementation of the School's learning and teaching strategy. He also contributes to the activities of the Trent Institute for Learning and Teaching. As a member of the School Quality Team he supports the Head of Accreditations and Quality in developing the internal quality assurance and accreditation systems.

International Experience

Graham lived in Canada for 5 years in the early part of his career. During that time he collaborated with researchers in the USA and Australia undertaking a number of extended visits to these countries. Subsequently Graham worked as a consultant for the UK International Development Agency on projects in Mexico and Nicaragua. He has also worked for extended periods in Ghana and Kenya.

He is a United Kingdom national with International experience that includes a minimum of one continuous year living abroad.

Career overview

Before joining NTU in 2012, Graham was a senior member of the Learning Institute at Queen Mary, University of London. Prior to that he held academic posts at Cranfield Unviersity and the University of British Columbia, Canada. During that time he worked extensively as a consultant leading both national and international projects.

Research areas

Graham’s research interests are currently focused on understanding the role of business simulation modelling in helping to develop decision-making abilities in students. He is also interested in how students’ creative abilities can be developed during higher education study.

External activity

2018-2019  Chartered Association of Business Schools: Member of Working Group for Continuing Professional Development Scheme.