Patrick Thomson

Dr

  • United Kingdom

20112019

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Personal profile

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 joined the university in 2016 and I'm currently a Teaching Associate 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

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Universty of Edinburgh

1 Aug 20091 Aug 2012

Keywords

  • chemical education
  • pedagogy

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Projects

20th West of Scotland Meeting for Teachers of Chemistry

Thomson, P.

Project: Knowledge Exchange (Conference / Seminar Hosting)

Research Output

An approach to introducing elements of inquiry to undergraduate chemistry labs

Thomson, P., McShannon, L. & Owens, S., 22 Aug 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Introducing elements of inquiry in to undergraduate laboratories

Thomson, P. I. T., McShannon, L. & Owens, S., 5 Jul 2019, Teaching Chemistry in Higher Education: A Festschrift in Honour of Professor Tina Overton. Seery, M. K. & McDonnell, C. (eds.). Dublin, p. 377-390 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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  • Prizes

    Best poster prize at chemistry conference

    Patrick Thomson (Recipient), 21 Aug 2018

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

    Patrick Thomson (Recipient), 12 Aug 2019

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Activities

    Widening access for chemistry degrees

    Patrick Thomson (Invited speaker)
    4 Apr 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    John Holman

    Patrick Thomson (Host)
    15 Jan 2020

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor