Hugh Owen Medal 2023: Professor Tom Crick

Tom Crick MBE FLSW FAcSS is Professor of Digital Education & Policy and Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Swansea University. His academic interests sit at the research/policy/practice interface with a focus on citizen-centred approaches and impact, having led the major science and technology curriculum and qualifications reforms in Wales over the past 10+ years.

He was appointed MBE in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours for “services to computer science and the promotion of computer science education” and was awarded the 2020 BERA Public Engagement and Impact Award for his curriculum reform work in Wales.

“I am honoured to be awarded this year’s Hugh Owen Medal by the Learned Society of Wales, reflecting the importance of the diversity of impactful work across educational research, policy and practice. This breadth of work is vital for Wales as we see the major education-system level reforms continue to emerge and take form.“

Professor Tom Crick