July 2019 to February 2020
Tom Bayes’ research at MERICS focuses on China's role in peace and security in West Africa. Bayes was previously a Fellow at MERICS from November 2018 to April 2019. Prior to MERICS, in addition to periods studying and working in China, he worked at the UK Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels and in business intelligence based in London, where he conducted investigations in Francophone Africa. Bayes was educated at the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics, and Zhengzhou University.