Tom is a research assistant at the Centre for European Studies at the Australian National University (ANUCES). He is currently in his final semester of a Bachelor of International Relations at ANU. Tom has studied abroad in Italy and Malaysia under the New Colombo Plan scholarship program. In 2017 he completed a major research project on behalf of ANUCES on ‘The interests of the Australian agricultural industry in relation to the Australia–EU free trade agreement’. His research interests include trade, migration and economic policy, Italian language and culture as well as Asian and European governance.