The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy

Duncan Andrew Thomas

PhD, Senior Researcher

Profile photoDuncan Andrew Thomas
Senior Researcher
Department of Political Science - Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy

Postal address:
Bartholins Allé 7
1331, 027
8000
Aarhus C
Denmark
Postal address:
Bartholins Allé 7
1332, 112
8000
Aarhus C
Denmark
Email: dat@ps.au.dk
Phone: +4587165274

Employment

Senior Researcher

Department of Political Science - Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy

Aarhus University

Aarhus C, Denmark

11 Mar 2020 → present

Senior Researcher

Department of Political Science

Aarhus University

Aarhus C, Denmark

11 Mar 2020 → present

Postdoc

Department of Political Science - Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy

Aarhus University

Aarhus C, Denmark

8 Jun 201918 Jun 2020

Postdoc

Department of Political Science

Aarhus University

Aarhus C, Denmark

8 Jun 201920 May 2020

Postdoc

Department of Political Science - Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy

Aarhus University

Aarhus C, Denmark

26 Apr 20192 May 2019

Postdoc

Department of Political Science

Aarhus University

Aarhus C, Denmark

26 Apr 20192 May 2019

Senior Researcher (additional position)

NIFU – Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education

Norway

15 Sep 201830 Jun 2020

Honorary Research Fellow

Alliance Manchester Business School

Manchester, United Kingdom

Aug 201830 Jun 2024

Researcher

Chalmers University Foundation IMIT

Gothenburg, Sweden

1 Jul 201831 May 2019

Lecturer

Univ Manchester, University of Manchester, Manchester Inst Innovat Res MIoIR

Manchester, Lancs

1 Jan 201630 Jun 2018

Research Fellow

Univ Manchester, University of Manchester, Manchester Inst Innovat Res MIoIR

Manchester, Lancs

1 Aug 200531 Dec 2015

Research Associate / Assistant

Policy Research in Engineering Science and Technology (PREST)

Manchester, United Kingdom

1 Oct 200031 Jul 2005

Research Engineer

Thorn EMI Central Research Laboratories

Hayes, United Kingdom

1 Jun 199415 Jun 1997

Research outputs

Research governance and the dynamics of science: Studying the effects of four different evaluation arrangements on the same research field

Tirado, M. M., Thomas, D. A. & Nedeva, M., 6 May 2022, (Submitted). 2 p.

The quality landscape of economics: Beyond the Top Five and the journal hierarchy

Hylmö, A., Steffy, K., Langfeldt, L. & Thomas, D. A., 6 May 2022, (Submitted). 2 p.

Hunting or gathering; feasting or starving? Researcher funding acquisition practices in differing funding landscapes

Laudel, G., Thomas, D. A. & Ramos-Vielba, I., 30 Apr 2022, (Submitted). 22 p.

Societal targeting in researcher funding: An exploratory approach

Ramos-Vielba, I., Thomas, D. A. & Aagaard, K., Apr 2022, In: Research Evaluation. 31, 2, p. 202-213 12 p.

How actor arrangements affect experience in SSH knowledge transfer funding: Contrasting Sweden's FLEXIT with UK KTPs

Thomas, D. A., 31 Mar 2022, (Submitted). 12 p.

Can instructors configure EdTech platform (in)dependence? Reconsidering pre-pandemic USA university MOOCs and online degrees

Thomas, D. A. & Nedeva, M., 26 Mar 2022, (Submitted). 1 p.

Reframing study of research(er) funding towards configurations and trails

Thomas, D. A. & Ramos-Vielba, I., Feb 2023, Handbook on Public Research Funding. Lepori, B., Jongbloed, B. & Hicks, D. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing

Exploring societal targeting in public research funding: Insights from Denmark and Norway

Ramos-Vielba, I. & Thomas, D. A., Dec 2021, In: Forskningspolitikk. 2021, 4

Reframing study of research(er) funding: From single funding instruments to configurations, trails and amalgamations

Thomas, D. A., Ramos-Vielba, I. & Aagaard, K., 1 Jun 2021, (Unpublished). 14 p.

Getting to the bottom of research funding: Acknowledging the complexity of funding dynamics

Aagaard, K., Mongeon, P., Ramos-Vielba, I. & Thomas, D. A., May 2021, In: PLOS ONE. 16, 5, 25 p., e0251488.

Exploring five EdTech platform-digital HE practice configurations at USA universities

Thomas, D. A. & Nedeva, M., 30 Mar 2021, (Unpublished). 13 p.

Studying edtech platforms as platforms: some notes towards a theoretical framework

Laterza, V. & Thomas, D. A., 30 Mar 2021, (Unpublished). 1 p.

Funders use of ‘targeting’ and ‘enforcement’ to shape research for societal impact

Aagaard, K., Ramos-Vielba, I. & Thomas, D. A., 11 Feb 2021, (Unpublished) p. 1-17. 17 p.

Tracing researcher 'funding configurations': Some initial approaches and challenges

Thomas, D. A., Ramos-Vielba, I. & Aagaard, K., 30 Sep 2020, SocArXiv, p. 1-33, 33 p.

Getting to the bottom of research funding: Acknowledging the complexity of funding dynamics

Aagaard, K., Mongeon, P., Ramos-Vielba, I. & Thomas, D. A., 1 Jul 2020, SocArXiv.

Co-existing Notions of Research Quality: A Framework to Study Context-specific Understandings of Good Research

Langfeldt, L., Nedeva, M., Sörlin, S. & Thomas, D. A., Mar 2020, In: Minerva. 58, 1, p. 115-137 23 p.

Changing research on research evaluation: A critical literature review to revisit the agenda

Thomas, D. A., Nevada, M., Tirado, M. M. & Jacob, M., 2020, In: Research Evaluation. 29, 3, p. 275-288

Mapping research fields using co-nomination: the case of hyper-authorship heavy flavour physics

Karaulova, M., Nedeva, M. & Thomas, D. A., 2020, In: Scientometrics. 124, 3, p. 2229-2249 21 p.

Policy Note: "invited Opinion Interview with Professor Tony Allan: "Water Scarcity, Food Production, and Virtual Water" (Part 2)"

Whittington, D. & Thomas, D. A., 2020, In: Water Economics and Policy. 6, 2, 17 p., 1971004.

Policy Note: "invited Opinion Interview with Professor Tony Allan: "water Scarcity, Food Production, and Virtual Water" (Part 1)"

Whittington, D. & Thomas, D. A., 2020, In: Water Economics and Policy. 6, 1, 1971003.

Analytical comparison of two physics research fields

Karaulova, M., Nedeva, M. & Thomas, D. A., 5 Sep 2019.

Broad online learning EdTech and USA universities: symbiotic relationships in a post-MOOC world

Thomas, D. A. & Nedeva, M., 2018, In: Studies in Higher Education. 43, 10, p. 1730-1749 20 p.

Identifying sources of intellectual influence in Heavy Flavour Physics: A co-nomination approach

Karaulova, M., Nedeva, M. & Thomas, D. A., 2018.

Mapping research fields using co-nomination analysis: The case of Heavy Flavour Physics

Karaulova, M., Nedeva, M. & Thomas, D. A., 2018.

Strategic use of metrics to achieve organizational change in public research organizations

Borlaug, S. B. & Thomas, D. A., 2018.

Assessing the impact of complex policy on the science system: The REF and the British universities

Nedeva, M. & Thomas, D. A., 2017.

Constituting research quality in public research organisations: A different viewpoint

Nedeva, M. & Thomas, D. A., 2017.

Invited opinion interview with Stephen Littlechild: Origins of UK utility regulation and applications to water (Part 1)

Whittington, D., Littlechild, S. & Thomas, D. A., 2017, 16 p.

The emergence of academic-policy maker linkages: An incentive and capability framework

Thomas, D. A. & James, A., 21 Oct 2016

The 'Negotiated Space' of University Researchers' Pursuit of a Research Agenda

Luukkonen, T. & Thomas, D. A., Mar 2016, In: Minerva. 54, 1, p. 99-127 29 p.

Academic-policy maker engagement in the science & technology policy process: capacity & incentive factors

James, A. & Thomas, D. A., 2016.

Launching MOOCs: Motivations of academic faculty

Thomas, D. A. & Whittington, D., 2015.

Should universities bid for ERC grantees?

Nedeva, M. & Thomas, D. A., 4 Dec 2014, Research Professional.

Measuring the opening of national R&D programs: what indicators for what purposes?

Primeri, E., Reale, E., Lepori, B., Laredo, P., Nedeva, M. & Thomas, D., Oct 2014, In: Research Evaluation. 23, 4, p. 312-326 15 p.

Project-based funding and novelty in university research – Findings from Finland and the UK

Pelkonen, A., Thomas, D. A. & Luukkonen, T., 12 Jun 2014, Finland: ETLA Reports.

What an ERC grant can do for you

Nedeva, M. & Thomas, D. A., 4 Mar 2014

A model of academic engagement with policymakers: demand, capability & motivation factors

James, A. & Thomas, D. A., 2014.

Effects of policy on topic selection by university research groups

Luukkonen, T., Pelkonen, A., Thomas, D. A. & Tuunainen, J., 2014.

Evaluation through impact: A different viewpoint

Reale, E., Nedeva, M., Thomas, D. A. & Primeri, E., 2014, In: fteval Journal for Science and Technology Policy Evaluation. 39, September, p. 36 41 p.

Strategic research management and intellectual renewal of university research

Tuunainen, J. & Thomas, D. A., 2014, 2014 ed., Helsinki, Finland: Tekes Policy Brief.

The characterisation of scientific advice in mission-oriented settings – the case of Scientific Advisory Councils

Yeow, J., Flanagan, K., Thomas, D. A. & James, A., 2014.

Industrial engagement of university research

Luukkonen, T. & Thomas, D. A., 19 Dec 2013, Helsinki, Finland: ETLA Brief.

Study of research funding trends and practices of research funding organisations. Final report to the Swiss Science and Technology Council

Nedeva, M., Thomas, D. A., Caswill, C. & Nielsen, K., 29 Nov 2013, Manchester, UK: Manchester Institute of Innovation Research.

National patterns of transnational research: the case of joint research programs

Reale, E., Lepori, B., Primeri, E., Chassagneux, E., Laredo, P., Nedeva, M. & Thomas, D. A., 12 Apr 2013.

Investments in JOint and Open REsearch Programmes and analysis of their economic impact (JOREP)

Reale, E., Lepori, B., Nedeva, M., Thomas, D. A., Primeri, E., Chassagneux, E. & Laredo, P., Jan 2013, European Commission DG Research and Innovation.

Characterizing researchers to study research funding agency impacts: The case of the European Research Council's Starting Grants

Thomas, D. & Nedeva, M., Oct 2012, In: Research Evaluation. 21, 4, p. 257-269 13 p.

Coordination of funding in transnational publicly funded research: the case of Joint Programs in European countries

Reale, E., Laredo, P., Lepori, B., Nedeva, M., Chassagneux, E., Primeri, E., Thomas, D. A. & Langfeldt, L., Jun 2012.

Don't just talk about water success, achieve it

Thomas, D. A., 3 Feb 2012, In: Utility Week. p. 11-11 1 p.

EURECIA Work Package 3 (WP3): Survey of Starting Independent Researchers – Final Report

Thomas, D. A. & Nedeva, M., 2012, Brussels, Belgium: European Research Council.

Developing indicators and typologies of frontier-potential researchers to explore impacts of the ERC’s Starting Independent Researcher Grant

Thomas, D. A., Sep 2011.

Innovation, sustainability and carbon in the UK water industry

Thomas, D. A., 4 Mar 2009.

A written submission to the call for evidence of the Cave Review of competition and innovation in water markets

Thomas, D. A. & Ford, R. R., 12 Sep 2008

Can integration be a policy objective for public science and research?

Nedeva, M. & Thomas, D. A., Sep 2008.

Opening the black box of stakeholder consultation: the development of a planning management tool for the Environment Agency

Rigby, J., Thomas, D. A., Cunningham, P., Shirres, R. & Ashby-Crane, R., 25 Jun 2008, Manchester, UK, 41 p.

Written evidence submission for the All Party Parliamentary Water Group (APPWG) inquiry into the future of the UK water sector

Thomas, D. A., 24 Jan 2008

Will the Cave Review address the UK water sector’s innovation deficit?

Thomas, D. A., 2008, In: Water & Wastewater Treatment. 51, 9, p. 14 14 p.

NHS R&D Funding Evaluation. Final Report to Department of Health (DH): under the direction of Prof Luke Georghiou

Thomas, D. A. & Bleda, M., Mar 2007, 85 p.

Barriers to innovation in the water sector – results of the study: In Kirby, R. (ed.), Barriers to Innovation in the Water Sector – Output from the Project Dissemination Conference

Thomas, D. A., Jan 2007, p. 14-19. 6 p.

Founding a creative, not-for-profit social enterprise: Green Island Films (GIF)

Thomas, D. A., Sep 2006, University of Salford Business Creation Unit. 76 p.

Barriers to Innovation in the UK Water Industry

Thomas, D. A. & Ford, R. R., 2006, London, UK: UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR).

ERAWATCH Prototyping Phase: Analysis on Water Research Policies in Europe

Thomas, D. A., Strosser, P., Cunningham, P., Rijnveld, M., Lack, T. & Kroll, A., Mar 2005, Seville, Spain: EC JRC-IPTS. 627 p.

The Crisis of Innovation in Water and Wastewater

Thomas, D. A. & Ford, R. R., 2005, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishers.

Water: an interdisciplinary challenge for teaching and learning

Thomas, D. A., 2004, p. 11-3. 3 p.

A Guide to the Organisation of Science, Engineering and Technology in the United Kingdom

Cunningham, P. & Thomas, D. A., Aug 2003, British Council / Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

Telecommunications Research in Northwest Universities: A survey for the Northwest Development Agency

Cunningham, P. & Thomas, D. A., Oct 2002, Manchester, UK: Policy Research in Engineering Science and Technology (PREST), University of Manchester, UK. 105 p.

Incrementalism versus breakthrough: which is more appropriate for a regulated water utility?

Thomas, D. A., Jul 2002, Policy Research in Engineering Science and Technology (PREST), University of Manchester, UK. 459 p.

Women, wealth creation, and prosperity in the UK

Thomas, D. A., 22 Feb 2002. 35 p.

MSEC Response to the UK Howard Davies Review of Enterprise and Education

Chell, E. & Thomas, D. A., Sep 2001, Manchester, UK: Manchester Science Enterprise Centre, UMIST.

Pedalling towards a better future? An examination of bicycle culture and car culture in light of the DETR's National Cycling Strategy (NCS)

Thomas, D. A., Sep 1998, Manchester, UK: Policy Research in Engineering Science and Technology (PREST), University of Manchester, UK. 157 p.

Activities

Novo Nordisk Foundation conference on the societal impact of research

Carter Walter Bloch (Participant), Mette Lindhart Falkenberg (Participant), Maria-Theresa Norn (Participant), Rikke Evald Povlsen (Participant), Irene Ramos-Vielba (Participant), Andreas Kjær Stage (Participant) & Duncan Andrew Thomas (Participant)

22 Jun 202223 Jun 2022

KNOWSCIENCE Closing Conference

Duncan Andrew Thomas (Participant)

16 Jun 202217 Jun 2022

Digital Workshop: Varieties of platformisation? How EdTech shapes higher education

Vito Laterza (Organizer) & Duncan Andrew Thomas (Organizer)

25 May 2022

“Why’d you have to go and make things so complicated?” Some challenges of exploring changing researcher funding situations in global science

Duncan Andrew Thomas (Invited speaker)

23 Nov 2021

The 25th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (STI 2021)

Duncan Andrew Thomas (Chair person)

15 Sep 2021

Eu-SPRI 2021 Conference

Duncan Andrew Thomas (Participant)

9 Jun 202111 Jun 2021

Understanding Digital Transformations Of Higher Education Teaching And Learning In The Nordics And Beyond

Duncan Andrew Thomas (Organizer) & Vito Laterza (Organizer)

30 Mar 202131 Mar 2021

Digital learning in Nordic higher education before and after Covid-19

Duncan Andrew Thomas (Participant)

25 Jan 2021

HolonIQ (External organisation)

Duncan Andrew Thomas (Member)

2019 → …

Urban Water and Sanitation Workshop

Duncan Andrew Thomas (Participant)

10 Jul 2017

International Water Association (IWA) (External organisation)

Duncan Andrew Thomas (Member)

20172018

International Water Association (IWA) (External organisation)

Duncan Andrew Thomas (Member)

20162018

The RSA (Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) (External organisation)

Duncan Andrew Thomas (Member)

2016 → …

University of Manchester (External organisation)

Duncan Andrew Thomas (Member)

20152016

Water Services Regulatory Authority (OFWAT) (External organisation)

Duncan Andrew Thomas (Member)

20122013

The Silent Accomplice

Erik Knudsen (Editor) & Duncan Andrew Thomas (Participant)

2010 → …

Regulatory Impact Assessment Panel, EU Innovation Partnership For Water

Duncan Andrew Thomas (Participant)

May 2008

University of Manchester (External organisation)

Duncan Andrew Thomas (Member)

20082010

Univ Manchester, University of Manchester, Manchester Inst Innovat Res MIoIR (External organisation)

Duncan Andrew Thomas (Member)

20072012

The Royal College of Science (External organisation)

Duncan Andrew Thomas (Member)

1995 → …