Patrick Thomson

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  • United Kingdom

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Teaching Interests

I am interested in chemical education, and laboratory education specifically. Within this area I conduct research on guided inquiry, a framework for building from a novice to expert lab scientist.

Academic / Professional qualifications

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Personal Statement

I'm currently the head of First Year in the school of Pure & Applied Chemistry. I run the first year teaching laboratory and the chemistry summer school, and I lecture on introductory organic chemistry for first year students. Additionally, I provide staff professional development on several well-established educational enhancements, such as Peer Instruction.

I am interested in chemical education, and laboratory education specifically. Within this area I conduct research on guided inquiry, a framework for building from a novice to expert lab scientist.

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Guided Inquiry
  • Chemical Education
  • Laboratory Education
  • Peer Instruction
  • Pre-Labs
  • Blended Learning

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Extremely Strong Contiguous Hydrogen Bonding Arrays, Universty of Edinburgh

1 Aug 20091 Aug 2012

Award Date: 29 Jun 2013

Keywords

  • chemical education
  • pedagogy

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  • Reaction hijacking inhibition of Plasmodium falciparum asparagine tRNA synthetase

    Xie, S. C., Wang, Y., Morton, C. J., Metcalfe, R. D., Dogovski, C., Pasaje, C. F. A., Dunn, E., Luth, M. R., Kumpornsin, K., Istvan, E. S., Park, J. S., Fairhurst, K. J., Ketprasit, N., Yeo, T., Yildirim, O., Bhebhe, M. N., Klug, D. M., Rutledge, P. J., Godoy, L. C., Dey, S., & 24 othersDe Souza, M. L., Siqueira-Neto, J. L., Du, Y., Puhalovich, T., Amini, M., Shami, G., Loesbanluechai, D., Nie, S., Williamson, N., Jana, G. P., Maity, B. C., Thomson, P., Foley, T., Tan, D. S., Niles, J. C., Han, B. W., Goldberg, D. E., Burrows, J., Fidock, D. A., Lee, M. C. S., Winzeler, E. A., Griffin, M. D. W., Todd, M. H. & Tilley, L., 31 Jan 2024, In: Nature Communications. 15, 1, 937.

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