Thomas is a Marie Skłodowska Curie Research Fellow specialising in coastal risks and climate change within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. Through his research Thomas connects engineering and various science disciplines (e.g., oceanography, hydrology, meteorology, climatology) to better understand the vulnerability of coastal societies, built infrastructure, and fragile ecosystems under climate change conditions. He studies changes in coastal sea levels (mean and extreme), ocean waves, and freshwater flows and the associated impacts to support the development of sustainable and resilient adaptation strategies.

In December 2017 he will join the Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering and the Sustainable Coastal Systems Cluster at the University of Central Florida in Orlando as an Assistant Professor.