Professor of Education at University of Nottingham
18 Jun 2019
Professor Pat Thomson is Professor of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, at the University of Nottingham. Her current research focuses on creativity, the arts and change in schools and communities, and postgraduate writing pedagogies. She maintains an interest in the changing work of school administrators and in children and young people who do not get the full benefits of education. All of her research is underpinned by a commitment to social justice and an interest in questions of power, identity, place and agency. She has had extensive involvement in school, family and community programmes and works closely with practitioners and pupils as co-researchers. She has expertise in policy, sociology and cultural geography, and has a particular interest in text-based and arts-informed research methods. She frequently uses visual research methods in her work.