Tim joined the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority after postdoctoral positions at the University of Southern California and the University of Durham. In addition to managing research and development projects, his career diversified into business development and representation of the authority overseas at technical and partnership meetings. Tim moved to the University of Hull in 1993 with special responsibility for industrial applied mathematics. His publications cover several areas, including theoretical physics, petroleum engineering, fluid flow through porous materials, environmental issues and numerous reports internal to the UK Atomic Energy Authority and UK Nirex Ltd. Tim's work led to applications for the improvement of oil recovery from petroleum reservoirs and the investigation of potential underground repository sites for the disposal of radioactive waste materials. Shortlisted for the Overall Outstanding Achievement Award in the Hull University Union 2017 Student-Led Teaching Awards.