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Thomas Greenaway

About Me

I am a doctoral candidate at the University or Warwick researching teamwork in Higher Education and intercultural competence. I have international experience in teaching and learning. I have a keen interest in the relationship between culture and working in diverse teams, which is what my PhD is focussing on. This research contributes new insights into how students negotiate and achieve group tasks in a university setting.

I am also a member of the WACC Research Group.

Research Interests:

Culture and Communication
Communication in Multicultural Teams
Intercultural Communication
Intercultural Competence

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education


Debray, Carolin; Greenaway, Thomas; Kim, Kyoungmi. Exploring the Interconnections between Culture and Behaviour: an Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Warwick. Exchanges: the Warwick Research Journal, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 262-272, apr. 2016. ISSN 2053-9665. Available at:

Conference Presentations

Decision-making in Intercultural Group Work - Given at IACCM 2015 in Vienna, Austria (2015)

Internationalisation, Intercultural Group Work and University Curriculums: A disjointed enterprise? - Given at IALIC, Aveiro, Portugal (2014)

Teamwork at University: A Neglected Entreprise? - Given at the 17th Warwick International Post Graduate Conference in Applied Linguistics (2014)

Academic Background:

MSc Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions (Warwick)(Distinction)
BA Hons. French and European Literature (Lond.)(2:1)

Professional Experience

WIHEA Digichamps Research Assistant and Content Creator (Spring/Summer 2016)
Research Assistant, WACC Research Group University of Warwick (July 2015-August 2015)
EAL Teacher: Hokkaido, Japan (2010-2012)
EAL Teacher: Martinique (2008-2009)


WIHEA Digichamps Funding Grant for a Student Engagment (Spring/Summer 2016) with Dr. Elke Thonnes and
Dr. Sophie Reissner-Roubicek
ESRC DTC Events Grant shared with Kyoungmi Kim and Carolin Debray
Giving to Warwick Prize 2014 in CAL
ESRC DTC Doctoral Scholarship (2013-2017)


English (Fluent)
French (Professional Working Proficiency)
Japanese (Intermediate Level)

Other Interests

  • Volunteering and raising money for charitable causes

I have been involved in volunteering and raising money for charitable causes for many years. In 2007 I cycled the length of the UK (LEJOG) raising over £2000 for the NACCP and Transplants in Mind. I have also been involved in fund raising for World Aids Day (2006 & 2007), raising money for CALM in 2015 by completing the Three Peaks Challenge and raising money for British Heart Foundation through running the Warwick Half Marathon in 2014.

More recently I spent a week in Dunkirk and Calais volunteering at the MSF Camp in Grande-Synthe and I am now helping Kiron Open Higher Education, a German organisation which helps refugees access higher education, conduct research into the status of their students and how they use the Kiron platform.

  • Sports

I am a keen runner and swimmer, havinging competed in several half marathons and 10K races.

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Thomas Greenaway

T dot Greenaway at warwick dot ac dot uk

Research Student at Applied Linguistics

Twitter @thomasgreenaway


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