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Rod Thomas

Senior Lecturer

Department: Newcastle Business School

Rod Thomas is a senior lecturer in the Department of Leadership and Human Resource Management, Newcastle Business School. He was born in Wales and educated at the University of York, UK. He lectures on a variety of the Business School's programmes. Before joining the Business School he worked for the National Health Service.

Rod Thomas

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Rod Thomas is interested in Sir Karl Popper's philosophy of critical rationalism and its relevance to social sciences and social technologies, including management studies and practice.

Key Publications

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  • Keynes, Kuhn and the sociology of knowledge: a comment on Pernecky and Wojick, Thomas, R. 1 Nov 2020, In: Cambridge Journal of Economics
  • The Claims of Generalized Darwinism, Thomas, R. Jun 2018, In: Philosophy of Management
  • 'Brexit' and the Political Ideals of the Open Society, Thomas, R. 28 Mar 2017, The Future of Science and the Open Society
  • Karl Popper and the methodologists of economics, Thomas, R. 1 Jul 2017, In: Cambridge Journal of Economics
  • 'Brexit' and the Political Ideals of the Open Society, Thomas, R. 14 Jul 2016, Philosophy of Management 2016
  • Commenting on Lord Lawson of Blaby’s ‘Make June 23 Britain’s Independence Day’, Thomas, R. 28 May 2016, In: Standpoint
  • Letter to the Editor: Critical Criticisms, Thomas, R. May 2015, In: Philosophy Now
  • Letter to the Editor: Doubting EU dogma, Thomas, R. 28 Nov 2015, In: Standpoint
  • Letter to the editor: Perceptual error, Thomas, R. Jul 2015, In: Standpoint


  • Education PGCE January 01 1996
  • Economics MSc November 01 1993
  • Economics BA (Hons) July 09 1987
  • Academic Associate CIPD Chartered Institute Personnel and Development 2013

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