Patricia Thomson

Thomson, Patricia



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Patricia Thomson is lecturer in Education and teaches across several undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Patricia's principal areas of research interest are pedagogy surrounding Primary and early years education, student support, and reflective practice. She has also been involved in a Scottish Attainment Challenge evaluation, commissioned by Dundee City Council, and a project to develop a resilience building game. 

Patricia has a strong interest in student support and is now the Principal Senior Adviser of Studies for the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law. Additionally, she has recently become Programme Director of the BA Childhood Practice/Studies programme. 

Patricia's professional background is mainly within Primary education, and she pre-dominantly taught early and middle years. Whilst teaching, Patricia completed her Masters' degree in Education, with a thesis specialising in engendering intrinsic motivation within young children to read for pleasure. Since joining the University of Dundee, Patricia has completed the PG Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, making her a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Currently, she is undertaking a Professional Doctorate in the area of student support for non-traditional students in higher education.

Prior to a career in education, Patricia worked as a publican for Whitbread Inns Plc. Outside of work her interests include travel, cycling and reading.


Patricia currently teaches on MA (Hons) Primary Education, PGDE Primary Education and BA Childhood Practice/Childhood Studies.

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 30 Jun 2017

Master of Education, University of the West of Scotland

Award Date: 29 Jun 2012

Bachelor of Education

Award Date: 29 Jun 1990


  • LB1501 Primary Education
  • LB2300 Higher Education


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