Tom Crawley

Tom Crawley

Southeast Asia Science and Innovation Team

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5th December 2014 Singapore

Tom Crawley

by Tom Crawley

Southeast Asia Science and Innovation Team

The Importance of Web Science

In November we hosted a Distinguished Visitor Lecture by Dame Wendy Hall at the High Commissioner’s residence, Eden Hall. Anna Weston, a PhD student at the Web Science Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Southampton, kindly wrote a guest post about the event and the importance of web science: “From the beginning, Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s […]

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5th February 2014 Singapore

Tom Crawley

by Tom Crawley

Southeast Asia Science and Innovation Team

An Ocean of Possibilities: Tidal Energy Collaboration in Singapore

This is a guest post by Dr Cameron Johnstone (ESRU, University of Strathclyde),  Dr Michael Lochinvar Sim Abundo and  Mary Ann Joy Quirapas (ERI@N, Nanyang Technological University) and Mark Anthony from the SIN Southeast Asia. Singapore – Serious about energy With a population of 5.4 million living and moving on a land area just over 700 square kilometres, few […]

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20th November 2013 Singapore

Tom Crawley

by Tom Crawley

Southeast Asia Science and Innovation Team

Developing sustainable aquaculture

Guest post from Ching Heong-Lee, Science and Innovation Officer at the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.  A great deal of the fish we consume in Europe comes from Southeast Asia, meaning that aquaculture – the farming of aquatic organisms – is big business. This presents a lot of research questions, in terms of how […]

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30th October 2013 Singapore

Tom Crawley

by Tom Crawley

Southeast Asia Science and Innovation Team

Combating re-emergent infectious diseases

The tropical island of Langkawi was an incongruously idyllic setting for a conference dedicated to the debilitating infectious disease Chikungunya. The conference was organized by the European project ICRES, and supported by our own SEA-EU-NET project, which seeks to expand and deepen research collaboration between Europe and Southeast Asia. Meaning ‘that which bends up’ in […]

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26th September 2013 Singapore

Tom Crawley

by Tom Crawley

Southeast Asia Science and Innovation Team

Kick starting collaboration with Indonesia

Eating tempeh, a fermented soybean cake, could reduce the risk of developing dementia. I learnt this and other interesting facts at the UK-Indonesia Science and Innovation Conference in Jakarta last week. In addition to changing my own diet, this event provided a valuable guide to future directions for UK-Indonesia research collaboration, served to clarify the […]

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11th September 2013 Singapore

Tom Crawley

by Tom Crawley

Southeast Asia Science and Innovation Team

Take two aspirin, prevent cancer

Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or bowel) is the most common form of cancer in men in Singapore, and the second most common in women. A hereditary genetic condition called Lynch Syndrome significantly increases the risk of developing colorectal cancer. Research carried out by British clinical geneticist Sir John Burn at the University of Newcastle […]

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15th August 2013 Singapore

Tom Crawley

by Tom Crawley

Southeast Asia Science and Innovation Team

Smarter, Faster – Life Lessons from F1

One of the things which make this job so enjoyable is getting to bring really inspiring people to the region to talk about great UK innovation. This week we’ve hosted Mike Gascoyne, long-time Formula One technical director, and current CTO of the Caterham Group, who generously agreed to visit Singapore and Malaysia to talk about […]

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About Tom Crawley

Tom joined the Southeast Asia Science and Innovation team at the British High Commission in Singapore in late 2012. Within the team, Tom is responsible for the SEA-EU-NET project, the…

Tom joined the Southeast Asia Science and Innovation team at the British High Commission in Singapore in late 2012. Within the team, Tom is responsible for the SEA-EU-NET project, the UK-Southeast Asia Knowledge Partnership, and activities around innovation, broadly defined.

Before coming to Singapore, Tom spent six years helping to build an innovation consultancy in Finland, and has also worked at Aalto University and the University of Warwick. He has an M.Sc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Aalto University, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Birmingham. Tom is married.

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