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Darryn Thompson

Lecturer in Early Years

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Darryn Thompson

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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.