Dr Tanya Thompson

Lecturer in Media & Journalism
In a career spanning two decades, Tanya Thompson has a wealth of experience as an investigative reporter.

She covered the areas of law and crime as the Home Affairs Correspondent of The Scotsman, before becoming the newspaper’s Assistant News Editor.

Her campaigning journalism led to a government review and an investigation by the GMC after dozens of mothers were wrongly accused of child abuse and murder.

Working for a range of national and local newspapers in the UK, she launched a successful newspaper campaign to change the law for victims of rape in Scotland.

Employed as a lecturer in journalism at GCU since 2012, she is currently researching her PhD on the impact of interviewing trauma victims.

Other high-profile assignments include covering the death of Princess Diana, the Concorde crash in Paris and the World Cup.