The Running Mad Professor
As the Running Mad Professor, Tom ran the 2010 London Marathon, raising awareness of encephalitis; this is inflammation and swelling of the brain, often caused by a virus. This video of his training regime has had more than 20,000 hits, and he won a Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon dressed as a doctor, raising £21,000 for the Encephalitis Society.
Interview with Jonathon Edwards
Tom was interviewed for BBC 1 on the start-line just before the London marathon by the Olympic Gold Medalist, Jonathon Edwards
The World's Biggest Brain
To increase awareness of encephalitis, and other brain infections, for World Encephalitis Day 2014, I created the World’s Biggest Brain, made up of 687 people, which won a Guinness World Record. This included a Performance Art Project which explored brain function and injury caused by encephalitis.