The latest book is a second edition of our popular doctoral writing book. There is a book for doctoral researchers on the way.


It’s co written with Barbara Kamler and published by Routledge.


KAMLER, B and THOMSON, P 2014 Helping doctoral students write; Pedagogies for supervision. London: Routledge . second edition

THOMSON, P and KAMLER, B 2013 Writing for peer reviewed journals. Strategies for getting published. London: Routledge

David Fulton Creative Learning series. 2011 (Eds) series Editors Pat Thomson, Julian Sefton Green and Naranee Ruthra Rajan: Five books for teachers.

SEFTON GREEN, J, THOMSON, P, BRESLER, L,  eds., 2011. The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning. London: Routledge.

WRIGLEY, T, THOMSON, P LINGARD, Eds. 2011. Changing schools: Alternative ways to make a world of difference, Routledge.

THOMSON, P and SEFTON GREEN J Eds 2010 Researching creative learning. Methods and issues London: Routledge

WALKER, M and THOMSON  P 2010 Eds. The Routledge doctoral supervisor’s companion: Supporting effective research in education and the social sciences. London: Routledge

THOMSON, P and WALKER, M 2010. Eds The Routledge doctoral students’ companion: getting to grips with research in education and the social sciences. London: Routledge

THOMSON, P.2009 School leadership – heads on the block? London: Routledge. (Highly commended British Education Studies book prize, 2011)

THOMSON, P, Ed., 2008. Doing visual research with children and young people. London: Routledge.

THOMSON, P., 2007. Whole school change: a review of the literature. London: Arts Council England. Second edition 2010

KAMLER, B. and THOMSON, P., 2006. Helping doctoral students write: pedagogies for supervision. Routledge.

REID, A., THOMSON, P.L., Eds., 2003. Rethinking public education: towards a public curriculum. Brisbane: Post Pressed.

THOMSON, P., 2002. Schooling the rustbelt kids: making the difference in changing times. Stoke on Trent: Trentham Books Ltd. Sydney: Allen and Unwin

THOMSON, P and WELLARD, S 1999 Getting a grip: postcritical approaches to research. Geelong: Deakin University Press

Forthcoming and in press

THOMSON P 2014 Bourdieu and Educational Leadership. London: Routledge
Part of:
Critical Studies in Educational Leadership book series, Routledge Series Editors Pat Thomson, Jill Blackmore and Helen Gunter.

KAMLER B and THOMSON P 2015 Detox your writing. A source book for doctoral researchers. London: Routledge

I have written over 130 chapters and refereed journal articles since 2000, and you can see a relatively up to date list here

4 Responses to books

  1. Ahmad Salih says:

    Hello Pat,

    When will the second edition of “Helping doctoral students write: Pedagogies for supervision” be published?

  2. Elaine says:

    Hi Pat, when will the book for doctoral students be available? I absolutely love “writing for peer reviewed journals” and would definitely be interested in something along those lines aimed at thesis writing- will the forthcoming book cover that?

    Many thanks

  3. Heather McClue says:

    Waiting anxiously for the new book Pat. Just to say a huge thanks also for ‘Patter’. I find your blogs motivational and they are helpful in clarifying the writing process for me as a new EdD student (1st year – it’s been quite hard). Keep writing. Huge thanks

    Heather McClue

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