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Thomas Lancaster

Thomas Lancaster, Imperial College London

Thomas Lancaster is an expert in academic integrity, best known for publishing research into contract cheating. These are also areas he regularly contributions to the media discussions on.

He is a Computer Science academic by background, having held senior positions at Staffordshire University, Coventry University and Birmingham City University.

Thomas is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and currently in a variety of posts, including consultancy, staff development and training.


  • 2018–present
    Senior Teaching Fellow, Imperial College London
  • 2016–2018
    Associate Dean, Staffordshire University
  • 2003–2016
    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Birmingham City University
  • 2016–2016
    Principal Lecturer, Coventry University
  • 2000–2003
    Research Assistant, London South Bank University


  • 2004 
    Birmingham City University, PGCert Education
  • 2003 
    London South Bank University, PhD
  • 1999 
    University of York, MSc Software Engineering
  • 1998 
    University of Oxford, MA/BA(Hons) Computation

Professional Memberships

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy