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Thomas graduated from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany, specialising in Auditing and Corporate Finance. Subsequently, Thomas obtained an MPhil and a PhD from the Manchester Business School. His main research interest lies in corporate communication, including narratives, trading updates, and management forecasts. Thomas is on the editorial board of ABR. Thomas holds/held a number of large/small ESRC grants. Thomas welcomes PhD applications in areas like corporate disclosure and market-based accounting research.

Working Papers

Rahman, S., Schleicher, T. & Walker, M. 2019. Comparing Manual Against Automated Measures of the Tone of Interim Management Statements: A Market Based Approach. Under Review.

Kiseleva, O. & Schleicher, T. 2018. Muted market response to company news: Lack of credibility or lack of surprise? Working Paper, University of Manchester.


Best Manuscript Prize, 2007, British Accounting Review.


BMAN 30071 Share Prices & Accounting Information - 2019-2020 - average rating of 4.72 (out of 5).

BMAN 31610 Corporate Financial Communication & Valuation - 2019-2020 - average rating of 4.32 (out of 5).

BMAN 10750 Quantitative Methods for Accounting & Finance - 2019-2020 - average rating of 4.45 (out of 5).


US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cites research on Interim Management Statements in Schleicher & Walker (2015) in formal public consultation document on the future of quarterly reporting in the US. [Release No. 33-10588; 34-84842; File No. S7-26-18] [Dated: 18-12-18]


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