Tom Nicholls

 Tom Nicholls

Tom Nicholls is a DPhil student studying the impact of technology on citizen/government relationships, the Internet's implications for public management and models of electronic public service delivery.

Profile

Tom is working on his DPhil as part of the OII's project on The Internet, Political Science and Public Policy: Re-examining Collective Action, Governance and Citizen-Government Interactions in the Digital Era. His research interests include the impact of technology on citizen/government relationships, the Internet's implications for public management and models of electronic public service delivery.

Tom has worked in local government as a project manager and analyst on service transformation projects, and in the voluntary sector improving public engagement. He has also interned in Parliament and the U.S. Congress as a research assistant. He has a BA in Politics and Parliamentary Studies from the University of Leeds (2003), a Postgraduate Diploma in Local Government Management from Warwick Business School (2005) and an MSc in Social Science of the Internet from the OII (2011).

Research interests

democratic participation, e-Governance, public sector management reform, ICT procurement, collective action, peer production, the Free Software movement, the role of volunteers in government, domain name policy

Positions held at the OII

  • DPhil student, October 2011 -
  • MSc student, October 2010 - September 2011

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Thesis

Nicholls, T. (forthcoming) Digital Era Local Government in England: Service reform and the Internet, 1997-2014. DPhil Thesis, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.

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