COLES, REBECCA and THOMSON, PAT, 2016. Beyond records and representations: in-between writing in educational ethnography Ethnography and Education. (In Press.)
THOMSON, PAT, 2016. Writing for social media. In: SUGRUE, CIARAN and MERTKAN, SEFIKA, eds., Academic life and the publishing landscape: Change, continuity and challenge Routledge. (In Press.)
THOMSON, PAT and PENNACCHIA, JODIE, 2016. Hugs and behaviour points: Alternative education and the regulation of risky youth International Journal of Inclusive Education. (In Press.)
THOMSON, PAT and HALL, CHRISTINE, 2015. "Everyone can imagine their own Gellert": the democratic artist and 'inclusion' in primary and nursery classrooms Education 3-13. ifirst available,
MCINTYRE, JOANNA and THOMSON, PAT, 2015. Poverty, schooling and beginning teachers who make a difference: A case study from England. In: LAMPERT, JO and BURNETT, BRUCE, eds., The international handbook of social justice in teacher education Springer. (In Press.)
THOMSON, PAT, HALL, CHRISTINE and TOWNSEND, ANDREW, 2015. Using film to show and tell: studying/changing pedagogical practices. In: MOSS, JULIANNE and PINI, MONICA, eds., Visual research in education: a critical review of the practice and politics of contemporary methods. Palgrave McMillan. (In Press.)
THOMSON, PAT, 2015. Artist 'voice' in inter-cultural contexts and practices. In: BURNARD, PAM, MACKINLEY, LIZ and POWELL, KIMBERLEY, eds., The Routledge International Handbook of Inter-Cultural Arts Research Routledge. (In Press.)
TOWNSEND, ANDREW and THOMSON, PAT, 2015. Bringing installation art to reconnaissance to share values and generate action Educational Action Research. 23(1), 36-50
HEARN, HELEN and THOMSON, PAT, 2014. Working with texts, images and artefacts. In: CLARK, ALISON, FLEWITT, ROSIE, HAMMERSLEY, MARTYN and ROBB, MARTIN, eds., Understanding research with children and young people 2nd. 154-168
THOMSON, P, 2014. The uses and abuses of power: teaching school leadership through children's literature Journal of Educational Administration and History. 46(4), 1-20
THOMSON, PAT, 2014. The photograph as 'witness'. In: BURKE, CATHERINE and JONES, KEN, eds., Education, childhood, anarchism: Talking Colin Ward Routledge. 157-169
THOMSON, PAT, BARRETT, ANDY, HALL, CHRISTINE, HANBY, JULIAN and JONES, SUSAN, 2014. Arts in the community as a place-making event. In: FLEMING, MIKE, BRESLER, LIORA and O'TOOLE, JOHN, eds., The Routledge international handbook of arts and education Routledge.
FRANKS, A, HALL, C, JONES, K and THOMSON, P, 2014. Teachers, arts practice and pedagogy Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education. 21(2), 171-181
THOMSON, PAT and HALL, CHRISTINE, 2014. The signature pedagogies of creative practitioners. In: WESTPHAL, KRISTIN, STADLER-ALTMANN, ULRIKE, SCHITTLER, SUSANNE and LOHFIELD, WIEBKE, eds., Raume Kultureller Bildung Beltz Juventa. 76-91
COMBER, BARBARA, THOMSON, PAT and WELLS, MARG, 2014. Critical literacy finds a 'place': Writing and social action in a low-income Australian Grade 2/3 classroom. In: Critical literacies and young learners: Connecting classroom practice to the common core Routledge. 147-158
ANDERSON, G, MINGAL, A, PINI, M, SCOTT, J and THOMSON, P, 2013. Policy, equity and diversity in global contexts:educational leadership after the welfare state. In: TILLMAN, L and SCHEURICH, J J, eds., The handbook of research on educational leadership for equity and diversity Routledge. 43-61
JONES, S., HALL, C., THOMSON, P., BARRETT, A. and HANBY, J., 2013. Re-presenting the “forgotten estate”: participatory theatre, place and community identity Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. 34(1), 118-131
THOMSON, PAT, HALL, CHRISTINE and JONES, KEN, 2013. Towards educational change leadership as a discursive practice –: or - should all school leaders read Foucault? International Journal of Leadership in Education. 16(2), 155-172
THOMSON, P., 2013. Romancing the market: narrativising equity in globalising times Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education. 34(2), 170-184
VINCENT, KERRY and THOMSON, PAT, 2013. "Your age don't determine whether you're a good mum": reframing the discourse of deviance ascribed to teenage mothers Social Alternatives. 32(2), 6-11
THOMSON, PAT and HAYWARD, VANESSA, 2013. Managing performance: The implementation of the English Healthy Schools Programme. In: NIESCHE, RICHARD, ed., Deconstructing educational leadership: Derrida and beyond Routledge. 63-83
THOMSON, PAT and CLIFTON, JOANNE, 2013. Connecting with parents and their community in an urban primary school: Creative Partnerships to build literacy/ies. In: HALL, KATHY, CREMIN, TERESA, COMBER, BARBARA and MOLL, LUIS, eds., international handbook of research on children's literacy, learning and culture Wiley-Blackwell. 54-66
MEWBURN, INGER and THOMSON, PAT, 2013. Why do academics blog?: An analysis of audiences, purposes and challenges Studies in Higher Education. 38(8), 1105-1119
HAYWARD, V AND THOMSON, P, 2012. Performing health: an investigation of Emotional Health and Wellbeing (EHWB) in a high performance school. In: JEFFREY, B AND TROMAN, G, ed., Performativity and Education – a UK perspective: Ethnographic effects, outcomes and agency Tufnell Press. 109-126
THOMSON, PAT, 2012. Understanding evaluating and assessing what students learn from leadership activities: Student research in Woodlea Primary Management in Education. 26(3), 96-103
THOMSON, PAT, HALL, CHRISTINE and JONES, KEN, 2012. Creativity and cross-curriculum strategies in England: Tales of doing, forgetting and not knowing International Journal of Educational Research. 55, 6-15
THOMSON, P and LINGARD, B, WRIGLEY, T, 2011. Reimagining school change: the necessity and reasons for hope. In: WRIGLEY, T and THOMSON, P , LINGARD, B, eds., Changing schools.: Alternative ways to make a world of difference Routledge. 1-14
THOMSON, P., 2011. Creative leadership: a new category or more of the same? Journal of Educational Administration and History. 43(3), 249-272
THOMSON, P AND SANDERS, E, 2011. Introduction. In: SANDERS, E, ed., Leading a creative school.: Initiating and sustaining school change Routledge. 1-16
WRIGLEY, T, THOMSON, P AND LINGARD, B, 2011. Resources for changing schools: Ideas in and as practice. In: WRIGLEY, T, THOMSON, P and AND LINGARD, B, eds., Changing schools: Alternative ways to make a world of difference Routledge. 194-214
WRIGLEY, T, THOMSON, P and LINGARD, B, eds., 2011. Changing schools: Alternative ways to make a world of difference Routledge.
THOMSON, P, 2011. Miners. diggers, ferals and showmen: creative school-community projects. In: SEFTON-GREEN, J, THOMSON, P, JONES, K and BRESLER, L, eds., The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning Routledge. 295-304
THOMSON, P. and GUNTER, H., 2011. Inside, outside, upside down: the fluidity of academic researcher ‘identity’ in working with/in school International Journal of Research and Methods in Education. 34(1), 17-30
THOMSON, P, 2011. ‘The local’ and its authority: the Coalition, governance and democracy. In: HATCHER, R and JONES, K, eds., No country for the young: Education from New Labour to the Coalition Tufnell Press. 85-99
MCGREGOR, G, MILLS, M and THOMSON, P, 2011. Educating in the margins: lessons for the mainstream: Australia. In: WRIGLEY, T, THOMSON, P and LINGARD, B, eds., Changing schools: Alternative ways to make a world of difference Routledge. 47-60
SEFTON GREEN, J, THOMSON, P, JONES, K and BRESLER, L, eds., 2011. The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning Routledge.
RUSSELL, L and THOMSON, P, 2011. Girls in alternative provision Ethnography and Education. 6(3), 293-308
THOMSON, P and HALL, C, 2011. Sense -making as a lens on everyday change leadership practice: The case of Holly Tree Primary school International Journal of Leadership in Education. 1-19
KAMLER, B and THOMSON, P, 2011. Working with literatures. In: SOMEKH, B and LEWIN, K, eds., Research methods in the social sciences 2nd ed. Sage. 16-24
THOMSON P, ROSE, L, 2011. Creative learning in an inner-city primary school: England. In: WRIGLEY, T, THOMSON, P and LINGARD, T, eds., Changing schools: Alternative ways to make a world of difference Routledge. 128-139
THOMSON, P, 2011. Coming to terms with 'voice'. In: CZERNIAWSKI, G and KIDD, W, eds., The International handbook of student voice Emerald. 19-30
THOMSON, P., HALL, C. and JONES, K., 2010. Maggie's day: a small-scale analysis of English education policy Journal of Education Policy. 25(5), 639-656
THOMSON, P and SEFTON-GREEN, J, eds., 2010. Researching creative learning: Methods and issues Routledge.
THOMSON, P, 2010. Involving children and young people in educational change: Possibilities and challenges. In: HARGREAVES, A, HOPKINS, D and LIEBERMAN, A, eds., The International Handbook of Educational Change 2nd ed. Springer. 809-824
THOMSON, P and SANDERS, E, 2010. Creativity and whole school change: an investigation of English headteachers' practices Journal of Educational Change. 11(1), 63-83
THOMSON, P and WALKER, M, 2010. Doctoral education in context. The changing nature of the doctorate and doctoral students. In: THOMSON, P AND WALKER, M, ed., The Routledge Doctoral Student's Companion: getting to grips with research in Education and the Social Sciences Routledge. 9-26
HALL, C, JONES, K , THOMSON, P, 2010. Snapshots, illustrations and portraits: re-presenting research findings.. In: THOMSON, P, SEFTON-GREEN, J, ed., Researching Creative Learning: Methods and issues Routledge. 126-142
THOMSON, P and WALKER, M, 2010. Last words: Why doctoral study?. In: THOMSON, P AND WALKER, M, ed., The Routledge Doctoral Student's Companion: getting to grips with research in Education and the Social Sciences Routledge. 390-403
GUNTER, H and THOMSON, P, 2010. Life on Mars: headteachers before the National College Journal of Educational Administration and History. 42(3), 203-222
WALKER, M and THOMSON, P, eds., 2010. The Routledge Doctoral Supervisor’s Companion: Supporting Effective Research in Education and the Social Sciences Routledge.
THOMSON, P and KAMLER, B, 2010. It's been said before and we'll say it again - research is writing. In: THOMSON, P AND WALKER, M, ed., The Routledge Doctoral Student's Companion: getting to grips with research in Education and the Social Sciences Routledge. 149-160
THOMSON, P and WALKER, M, eds., 2010. The Routledge Doctoral Student’s Companion: Getting to Grips with Research in Education and the Social Sciences. Routledge.
THOMSON, P, 2010. Leading/Managing Schools in Communities Made Poor. In: EVA BAKER, PENELOPE PETERSON,BARRY MCGAW,, ed., The International Encyclopedia of Education 3rd edition. Elsevier.
THOMSON P, BYROM, T, ROBINSON, C and RUSSELL, L, 2010. Learning about journal publication: the pedagogies of editing a ‘special issue’.. In: AITCHISON, C, KAMLER, B and LEE, A, eds., Publishing pedagogies for the doctorate and beyond Routledge. 137-155
BASKWILL, J. and THOMSON, P.L., 2009. Jane and Pat think and do: A basal reader story. In: KNOWLES, J.G., COLE, A.L., NEILSEN, L. and PROMISLOW, S., eds., Creating scholartistry: imagining the arts-informed thesis or dissertation Halifax, Nova Scotia: Backalong Books. 70 -83
THOMSON, P, 2009. A critical pedagogy of global place - regeneration in and as action. In: RAFFO, C, DYSON, A, GUNTER, H, HALL, D, JONES, L and KALAMBOUKA, A, eds., Education and poverty in affuent countries Routledge. (In Press.)
THOMSON, P, 2009. Bringing Bourdieu to ‘widening participation’ policies in higher education: a UK case analysis.. In: APPLE, M, BALL, S and GANDIN, L A, eds., Routledge International Handbook of Sociology and Education Routledge. 318-328
THOMSON, P, MCGREGOR, J, SANDERS, E and ALEXIADOU, N, 2009. Changing schools: more than a lick of paint and a well-orchestrated performance? Improving Schools. 12(1), 43-57
THOMSON, P and GUNTER, H, 2009. Students' participation in school change: action research on the ground. In: SOMEKH, B AND NOFFKE, S, ed., The Handbook of Educational Action Research Sage.
THOMSON, P, 2009. Lessons for Australia?: Learning from England's curriculum 'black box' English in Australia. 43(3), 13-20
BAILEY, S and THOMSON, P, 2009. Routine (dis)order in an infant school Ethnography and Education. 4(2), 211-228
GUNTER, H and THOMSON, P, 2009. The makeover: a new logic in leadership development in England? Education Review. 61(4), 469-483
THOMSON, P and GUNTER, H, 2008. Researching bullying with students: A lens on everyday life in an innovative school International Journal of Inclusive Education. 12(2), 185-200
HARRIS, A and THOMSON, P, 2008. Leading schools in poor communities?: What do we know?. In: TOWNSEND, T and BOGOTCH, I, eds., The Elusive What and the Problematic How: The essential leadership questions for school leaders and educational researchers Rotterdam: Sense. 73-84
THOMSON, P, 2008. Schools and urban regeneration. Challenges and possibilities. In: LINGARD, B, NIXON, J and RANSON, S, eds., Transforming learning in schools and communities. The remaking of education for a cosmopolitan society Continuum.
HARRIS A and THOMSON P, 2008. Leading schools in poor communities: How do we know?. In: TOWNSEND, T and BOGOTCH I, eds., The Elusive What and the Problematic How: The Essential Leadership Questions for School Leaders and Educational Researchers, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. 165-180
THOMSON, P, 2008. Field. In: GRENFELL, M, ed., Pierre Bourdieu: Key concepts Acumen.; Stocksfield.
GUNTER, H, THOMSON, P, 2008. Learning about student voice Support for Learning. 22(4), 181-188
THOMSON, P, 2008. Children and young people: voices in visual research. In: THOMSON, P, ed., Doing visual research with children and young people Routledge. 1-19
THOMSON, P, 2008. Scales of policy intervention: Problematising high poverty contexts in South Australia Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. 10(2), 97-116
THOMSON, P. and HALL, C., 2008. Opportunities missed and/or thwarted?: 'Funds of knowledge' meet the English national curriculum Curriculum Journal. 19(2), 87-103
MERTKAN-OZUNLU, S and THOMSON, P, 2008. Educational reform in North Cyprus: towards the making of a nation/state? International Journal of Educational Development. 29, 99-106
THOMSON, P, 2008. Headteacher critique and resistance: A challenge for policy and for leadership/management scholars Journal of Educational Administration and History. 40(2), 85-100
THOMSON, P, ed., 2008. Doing visual research with children and young people London: Routledge.
THOMSON, P. and HALL, C. J., 2008. Dialogues with artists; learning about childen's self portraits. In: THOMSON, P, ed., Doing visual research with children and young people Routledge.
HALL, C.J. and THOMSON, P.L., 2007. Creative partnerships?: cultural policy and inclusive arts practice in one primary school British Educational Research Journal. 33(3), 315-329 HALL, C., THOMSON, P. and RUSSELL, L., 2007. Teaching like an artist: the pedagogic identities and practices of artists in schools British Journal of Sociology of Education. 28(5), 605-619 THOMSON, P and HALL, C AND RUSSELL, L, 2007. If these walls could speak: reading displays of primary children’s work Ethnography and Education. 2(3), 381-400 BYROM, R., THOMSON, P. and GATES, P., 2007. My school has been quite pushy about the Oxbridge thing Improving Schools. 10(1), 29-40 VINCENT, K, HARRIS, B, THOMSON, P and TOALSTER, R., 2007. Managed moves: schools collaborating for collective gain Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. 12(4), 283-298 THOMSON, P.L., ELLISON, L., BYROM, T. and BULMAN, D., 2007. Invisible labour: home-school relations and the front office Gender and Education. 19(2), 141-158
THOMSON, P., 2007. Whole School Change: a review of the literature (978-0-7287-1336-9)
THOMSON, P., 2007. Working the in/visible geographies of school exclusion.. In: GULSON, K. and SYMES, C., eds., Spatial Theories of Education: Policy and Geography Matters London: Routledge. 111-130
THOMSON, P.L., 2007. Leading schools in high poverty neighbourhoods: The National College for School Leadership and beyond. In: PINK, W.T. and NOBLIT, G.W., eds., The International Handbook of Urban Education Dordrecht: Springer. 1049-1078
THOMSON, P, 2007. Making education more equitable: What can policymakers learn from the Australian Disadvantaged Schools Programme?. In: TEESE, R, LAMB, S and DURU-BELLAT, M, eds., International Studies in Educational Inequality, Theory and Policy: Inequality: Educational Theory and Public Policy 3. Dordrecht: Springer. 239-256
GUNTER, H and THOMSON P, 2007. But, where are the children Management in Education. 21(1), 23-28
GUNTER, H and THOMSON, P, 2007. Learning about student voice Support for Learning. 22(4), 181-188
THOMSON, P.L., 2007. Making it real: engaging students in active citizenship projects.. In: THIESSEN, D. and COOK-SATHER, A., eds., The international handbook of student experience in elementary and secondary schools Dordrecht: Springer. 775-804
KAMLER, B and THOMSON, P, 2007. Rethinking doctoral writing as text work and identity work. In: SOMEKH, B and SCHWANDT, T, eds., Knowledge production: Research Work in Interesting Times London: Routledge.
THOMSON, P.L., 2006. Policy scholarship against de-politicisation. In: OZGA, J., SEDDON, T. and POPKEWITZ, T.S., eds., World yearbook of education 2006 London: Routledge.
THOMSON, P.L. and GUNTER, H., 2006. From 'consulting pupils' to 'pupils as researchers': a situated case narrative. British Educational Research Journal. 32(6), 839-856 BLACKMORE, J., THOMSON, P.L. and BARTY, K., 2006. Principal selection: homosociability, the search for security and the production of normalized principal identities Educational Management, Administration & Leadership. 34(3), 297-318 HOLLINS, K., GUNTER, H. M. and THOMSON, P.L., 2006. Living improvement: a case study of a secondary school in England Improving Schools. 9(2), 141-152
HARRIS, B, VINCENT, K, THOMSON, P and TOALSTER, R, 2006. Does every child know they matter?: Pupil's views of one alternative to exclusion Pastoral Care in Education. 24(2), 28-38
THOMSON, P.L. and BLACKMORE, J., 2006. Beyond the power of one: redesigning the work of schools and their principals. Journal of Educational Change. 7(3), 161-177
THOMSON, P.L., 2006. Miners, diggers, ferals and show-men: school-community projects that affirm and unsettle identities and place At: British Journal of Sociology of Education, 27(1) 81-96
THOMSON, P.L., NIXON, H. and COMBER, B., 2006. A case of intention deficit disorder? ICT policy, disadvantaged schools and leaders. School Effectiveness and School Improvement: an international journal of research, policy and practice. 17(4), 465-482
HALL, C.J. and THOMSON, P., 2005. Creative tensions? Creativity and basic skills in recent educational policy English in Education. 39(3), 5-18
THOMSON, P.L., BLACKMORE, J. and SACHS, J., 2005. An investigation of the declining supply in principals in Australia,
THOMSON, P.L., 2005. Who's afraid of Saul Alinsky?: radical traditions in community organising Forum for Promoting 3-19 Comprehensive Education. 47(2/3), 199-206
THOMSON, P.L., MCQUADE, V. and ROCHFORD, K., 2005. 'My little special house': re-forming the risky geographies of middle school girls at Clifftop College. In: Problem Girls: working with troubled and troublesome young women. London: Routledge Falmer,.
THOMSON, P.L., 2005. Building family-school relationships in Australia and New Zealand: debates, dilemas and promising directions. In: HIATT-MICHAEL, DIANA B., ed., Promising Practices for Family Involvement Across the Continents Greenwich: Information Age Publishing Inc.
BARTY, K., THOMSON, P.L., BLACKMORE, J. and SACHS, J., 2005. Unpacking the issues: researching the shortage of school principals in two states in Australia Australian Educational Researcher. 32(3), 1-18
THOMSON, P., 2005. Globalising the rust belt and public education. In: MICHAEL APPLE and JANE KENWAY. MICHAEL SINGH, eds., Globalising Education: Policies, Pedagogies and Politics Bern: Peter Lang AG. 79-92
REID, A. and THOMSON, P.L., 2004. Democracy and the official curriculum. In: WILLIS, P, ed., Lifelong learning and the democratic imagination: revisioning justice, freedom and community 415-430
KAMLER, B. and THOMSON, P.L., 2004. Driven to abstraction: doctoral supervision and writing pedagogies Teaching in Higher Education. 9(2), 195-210
REID, A. and THOMSON, P.L., 2003. Challenging the dominant discourse of the state aid debate. Change: Transformations in Education. 6(1), 19-33
REID, A. and THOMSON, P.L., eds., 2003. Rethinking public education: towards a public curriculum Brisbane: Post Pressed.
THOMSON, P.L., BLACKMORE, J., SACHS, J. and TREGENZA, K, 2003. High stakes principleship - sleepless nights, heart attacks and sudden death accountabilities: reading media representations of the US principal shortage Australian Journal of Education. 42(2), 118
THOMSON, P.L., MCQUADE, V. and ROCHFORD, K., 2003. "No-One's a good or bad student here": changing identities in an active citizenship project International Journal of Learning. 10,
THOMSON, P.L. and COMBER, B., 2003. Deficient "disadvantage students" or media-savvy new meaning makers?: engaging new metaphors for redesigning classrooms and pedagogies McGill Journal of Education. 38(2), 305-328
THOMSON, P.L., 2003. Just curriculum work Education Review. 17(1), 82-89
THOMSON, P.L. and HOLDSWORTH, R., 2003. Theorizing change in the educational `field': re-readings of `student participation' projects International Journal of Leadership in Education. 6(4), 371-392
THOMSON, P and REID A, 2003. Introduction: what's public about curriculum?. In: , ed., Rethinking public education: towards a public curriculum
SANDERSON, V. and THOMSON, P.L., 2003. Towards a just indigenous education: a continuing challenge for state schooling. In: REID, A. and THOMSON, P.L., eds., Rethinking public education: towards a public curriculum 95-120
SANDERSON, V. and THOMSON, P., 2002. Diversity and Discipline: the impact of punishment on the learning of Aboriginal students
THOMSON, P.L., 2002. Our families : strengthening school-family relations.
THOMSON, P.L., 2002. Muddy waters and dirty discourse(s): teaching about social justice in teacher education Teaching Education. 13(1), 103-111
THOMSON, P.L., 2002. Strengthening family-school relationships: a story about using research to develop policy and practice in Tasmania International Electronic Journal for leadership in learning. 6(13),
BRENNAN, M., KENWAY, J., THOMSON, P.L. and ZIPIN, L., 2002. Uneasy alliances: university, workplace, industry and profession in the education doctorate Australian Educational Researcher. 29(3), 63-84
MCWILLIAM, E., TAYLOR, P. and THOMSON, P., 2002. Research training in professional doctoral programs: What can we learn from professional doctorates? Canberra: Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training.
THOMSON, P.L., 2001. Lessons from Alberta?: choice, equity, diversity and democracy in public education Curriculum Perspectives. 21(3), 39-50
THOMSON, P.L., 2001. The sound of one hand grasping at straws?: the struggle for equity and the quality in public education. In: NURSEY-BRAY, P. and BACCHI, C.L., eds., Left directions : is there a third way? 178-192
THOMSON, P.L., 2001. Ambiguous practice: a professional doctorate for public sector leaders. In: Doctoral education and professional practice: the next generation Armidale: Kardoorair Press. 247-274
THOMSON, P.L., 2001. From DSP to CLP: literacy, educational disadvantage and policy English in Australia. 19-34
THOMSON, P.L., 2000. Like school, educational disadvantage and thisness. Australian Educational Researcher. 27(3), 151-166