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Darryn Thompson

Lecturer in Early Years

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Darryn Thompson

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

T: 01473 338577

Prior to joining University of Suffolk Darryn worked for fifteen years as an ICT solutions manager within a large PLC, this involved the continued development and design of business orientated data-bases. He has for many years been involved with local schools and has undertaken various roles including supporting ICT in the classroom and as a school governor. Darryn has worked at University of Suffolk for ten years and has recently taken the post of course leader for the foundation degree in Children's Care Learning and Development (CCLD) and the Early Years Practice (EYP) routes. Darryn has lectured across all levels of the EYP/CCLD programmes with a particular interest in Personal Development, Research, and ICT modules. He has also developed and delivers a software based Data Analysis module to psychology, sociology and criminology students and has developed and delivered two virtual modules for the CCLD/EYP course.


Darryn has a first class BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies, a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education, studied research methods at MA level and is now undertaking a PhD in Children s Development.  

Research Interests

Darryn's primary research interests lie in children's development and gender differences. He is also very interested in educational studies relating to curriculum design and delivery. A key focus of his teaching at University of Suffolk is the continued development of online delivery and is currently working on developing a distance learning programme for Early Years Practitioners.