Gareth Thomson

Gareth Thomson

Head of Group : Mechanical Engineering & Design

Phone Number: 0121 204 3608
Email: g.a.thomson@aston.ac.uk


I have a broad interest in Engineering education but am perhaps most interested in areas surrounding project based learning, peer collaboration and group work. I also have a strong interest in the development of faculty competence and developing mechanisms to encourage and support innovation in learning and teaching.

Selected Publications:

  • Experiences On Collaborative Quality Enhancement Using Cross-Sparring Between Two Universities Robin Clark, Gareth Thomson, Elina Kontio, Janne Roslöf, Paula Steinby 12th International CDIO Conference, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland,  June 8-11, 2016
  • Student Perceptions And Reflections In Peer Review Of Group Projects Gareth Thomson, Daniel Spooner, Nikola Chalashkanov 11th International CDIO Conference, Chengdu University, China,  June 8-11, 2015. 
  • Exploring the Form and Impact of a CDIO Implementation - A Case Study Robin Clark, Gareth Thomson CDIO European Regional Meeting, Reykjavik, Iceland, 5-6 February 2015
  • Workspace Implementation – Review And Call For Partners To Establish Best Practice Gareth Thomson, Mark Prince, Laura Leslie, Christian McLening Proceedings of the 10th International CDIO Conference, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, June 16-19, 2014. 
  • Design and Build of an Electrical Vehicle as a Degree Launch Activity G Thomson, LJ Leslie, M Prince CDIO: Engineering Leadership in Innovation and Design, MIT /  Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA., 9-13th June 2013