Before completing a PhD with the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, Thomas was a secondary school teacher in the United States. He has always been interested in understanding large and complex human systems. Mixed Methods Social Network Analysis (MMSNA) provides him with a strategy for exploring intra- and inter-organizational structures in educational systems. Some of Thomas’s published work has contributed to new methods for searching and analyzing large collections of literature. These new digital methods are especially relevant for individuals attempting to conduct systematic literature reviews. He also uses MMSNA to understand how collaborative improvement structures can facilitate or frustrate innovation expression originating with school-based practitioners.

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