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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

External positions


1 Aug 1991 → …


  • pharmacometrics
  • population pharmacokinetics
  • clinical pharmacokinetics

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Projects 2010 2019

Research Output 2002 2019

Vancomycin pharmacokinetics throughout life: results from a pooled population analysis and evaluation of current dosing recommendations

Colin, P. J., Allegaert, K., Thomson, A. H., Touw, D. J., Dolton, M., de Hoog, M., Roberts, J. A., Adane, E. D., Yamamoto, M., Santos-Buelga, D., Matín-Suarez, A., Simon, N., Taccone, F. S., Lo, Y. L., Barcia, E., Struys, M. M. R. F. & Elvend, D. J., 17 Jan 2019, In : Clinical Pharmacokinetics . 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Amikacin concentrations and target ranges for mycobacterial infection

Cairney, T. M., Bao, L., Robb, F. & Thomson, A. H., 11 May 2016. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Activities 2008 2019

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