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Research Interests

My research interests line in the area of clinical pharmacokinetics and particularly in the use of Bayesian and population pharmacokinetic methods to design drug dosage regimens for individual patients and patient populations.

Personal Statement

I joined the University of Strathclyde as a part-time academic in 2005; previously I worked full-time as a pharmacist in the NHS.  Currently, I have a 0.6 appointment at Strathclyde and I have retained a 0.1 NHS appointment.  My area of interest for both teaching and research is clinical pharmacokinetics.  My teaching aims to enable pharmacists to interpret drug concentration measurements and advise on drug dosage regimens for individual patients.  My research interests involve using population pharmacokinetic methods to develop dosage guidelines from drug concentration data, particularly data generated in the course of routine clinical practice.

Teaching Interests

I teach on both the undergraduate Master of Pharmacy course and the postgraduate Master of Clinical Pharmacy course.  My main area is clinical pharmacokinetics but I am also involved in teaching evidence based medicine and some areas of therapeutics (interprofessional learning).

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Jan 1986

External positions


1 Aug 1991 → …


  • pharmacometrics
  • population pharmacokinetics
  • clinical pharmacokinetics

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Research Output

Development and evaluation of a national gentamicin and vancomycin quality improvement programme

Semple, Y., Bennie, M., Sneddon, J., Cockburn, A., Seaton, R. A. & Thomson, A. H., 31 Jul 2020, In : Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 75, 7, p. 1998-2003 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic algorithms as a tool for dosing guideline optimisation: application to intermittent infusion dosing for vancomycin in adults

Colin, P. J., Elveld, D. J. & Thomson, A. H., 31 May 2020, In : CPT Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology. 9, 5, p. 294-302 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    7th Kuwait International Pharmacy Conference

    Alison Thomson (Keynote/plenary speaker)

    7 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences

    30 years of PKUK at the Clinical Interface

    Alison Thomson (Invited speaker)

    2 Nov 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


    Improved patient care through new guidelines for antibiotic dosing and monitoring.

    Alison Thomson (Participant)

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalProfessional practice, training and standards, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services