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Biography

Thomas J W Farrington is an Assistant Professor at Heriot-Watt University's School of Social Sciences. Tom has taught at South East European University in Tetovo and at the University of Edinburgh, where he received his doctorate, and where he was Co-Director of the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School.

Tom also volunteers as Chair of the Board of Trustees of LeithLate, a visual arts charity (SC049909) responsible for various public art projects, panel talks, and tours in Leith, alongside the annual LeithLate Festival.

Research interests

Tom's research is mainly focused on identitypractice, and ethics. He is currently looking into the working lives of musicians and start-up funding competitions. He has published work on cultural heritage and tourism, focussing on issues such as authenticity and social responsibility, with expertise in critical, cultural, and literary theory. His work has most recently appeared in the Journal of Marketing Management, the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Tourism Managementand the Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

Roles & Responsibilities

Tom is part of the Doctoral Research Centre, engaged in UG, Master's, and PhD supervision, and has taught on Management in a Global Context, Business Research Methods, Management Theories in Practice, HRM, and Scottish Studies courses at Heriot-Watt University. He is global course coordinator for Business Research Methods, Management Theories in Practice, and undergraduate Management Dissertations.

Tom is also Co-Chair of the Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team (with Dr Monica Tamariz), and serves as a HW Senator from August 2020-July 2023.

External positions

University of Edinburgh

20142015

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Research Output

An evaluation into the limitations and emerging trends of Six Sigma: an empirical study

Antony, J., Sony, M., Dempsey, M., Brennan, A., Farrington, T. & Cudney, E. A., 4 Mar 2019, In : TQM Journal. 31, 2, p. 205-221 17 p.

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    An exploratory study into the use of lean six sigma to reduce medication errors in the Norwegian public healthcare context

    Antony, J., Forthun, S., Trakulsunti, Y., Farrington, T., McFarlane, J., Brennan, A. & Dempsey, M., 26 Sep 2019, In : Leadership in Health Services. 32, 4, p. 509-524 16 p.

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
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    Consumers

    Farrington, T., Jun 2017, Marketing Perspectives. MacLaren, A., Farrington, T. & O'Gorman, K. (eds.). 1 ed. Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers, p. 93-110 18 p. (Global Management series ).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Introduction

    Maclaren, A. & Farrington, T., Jun 2017, Marketing Perspectives. MacLaren, A., Farrington, T. & O'Gorman, K. (eds.). Goodfellow Publishers, p. 1-16 16 p. (Global Management Series).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Revision

    Maclaren, A. & Farrington, T., Jun 2017, Marketing Perspectives. MacLaren, A., Farrington, T. & O'Gorman, K. (eds.). Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers, p. 205-229 25 p. (Global Management Series).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Activities

    Sustainability (Journal)

    Tom Farrington (Guest editor)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Sustainability (Journal)

    Tom Farrington (Peer reviewer)

    2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Philip K. Dick Day Conference 2018

    Tom Farrington (Chair)

    27 Apr 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Tourism Management (Journal)

    Tom Farrington (Peer reviewer)

    2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review