Patricia Thomson

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Patricia Thomson is lecturer in Education and teaches across several undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Patricia's main 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. 

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. 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.

Patricia has been a member of the School's Quality and Academic Standards Committee since 2016, and has completed the Higher Education Academy's Quality Assurance training, 'Concepts of Quality'. She also serves on the Athena Swan Self-assessment Party, the Gender Action Plan working group, the Student Voice Development Group, and the School Student/Staff Liaison Forum. 

Patricia has a strong interest in student support, and is now the Pastoral Convenor for MA Education. Additionally, she has recently become module leader for the Recognition of Prior Learning modules on the BA Childhood Practice. 

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.