Academic and Professional Qualifications:

MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with a Year in North America – University of Sheffield
MIMechE Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
CEng Chartered Engineer


After graduating from the University of Sheffield in 2013, Tom spent six years at Frazer-Nash Consultancy where he developed a diverse background in the analysis and assessment of engineering components and structures in the aerospace, oil and gas, and nuclear industries. In the aerospace industry, Tom was involved in the development and use of finite element analysis methods to assess failure events of aerospace engine components and their correlation to test data. In the oil and gas industry Tom devised methods to conduct fatigue code assessments of a variety of power turbine skid structures. In the nuclear industry, Tom was involved with projects including stability and overturning assessments of dockside cranes, and the seismic structural analysis and code assessment of structures designed to house nuclear lifting equipment.

Tom joined Burgoynes in 2020 to pursue a long-held interest in forensic investigation. Tom specialises in the investigation of mechanical failures, escapes of oil and water, and fire and explosion. He has prepared and given expert witness evidence to the Parole Board.