Patricia Thomson is lecturer in education and teaches across several undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Her areas of specialism include primary education, inclusion and children's health and wellbeing. Patricia's main area of research interest is teaching and learning within higher education and she has completed the PG Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education.

Patricia's professional background was mainly within Primary education, and during this time 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 to read for pleasure, within young children.

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 Primary Education, PGDE Primary Education and BA Childhood Practice/Childhood Studies.


Role and impact of transition teachers in supporting pupils’ transition from primary to secondary school
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Supporting Student Transition into Professional Practice
3/2017, Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

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Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice (Journal)

Patricia Thomson (Editorial board member)
27 Aug 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Activity Type: Editorial Work

Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Conference 2017

Patricia Thomson (Participant)
22 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Activity Type: Attendance

School Research Day

Angela Lindsay (Speaker), Donna Dey (Speaker), Patricia Thomson (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Activity Type: Talk

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