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Dr. Simon Thompson

Associate Professor
Psychology Research Centre , Bournemouth University

Brief Biography:

20 years experience in the Healthcare setting as well in clinical reserach.
Internationally known in Alzheimer's disease and yawning research and have led the UK arm of teh European Union funded project into Parkinsons's disease. I am also UK Expert Witness.


Academic positions:

2011 - Grant Applications Reviewer, Multiple Sclerosis Society.
2011 - Neuroscience & Medicine Scholarly Reviewer, WebmedCentral.com.
2010 - Associate Editor, Design Principles & Practices: An International Journal.
2010 - External Examiner - MSc Applied Psychology (Therapies) – Un. Salford.
2000 - 2005  Visiting Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology - University of Portsmouth.
2004 - 2005 Honorary Lecturer - University of Sussex Medical School.
2004 - 2005 Unit Leader - Clinical Neuropsychol., BSc (Hons) Psych. – Univ. Portsmouth.
2002 - 2004 External Examiner - PhD - Faculty of Medicine, University of Newcastle.
2003 - 2004 Honorary Lecturer - MA Mental Health Studies, University of Portsmouth.
2000 - 2002 Facilitator - Community Psychiatric Nurses Supervision Programme, NHS.
2000 - 2005 External Assessor - PsychD Clinical Psychology - University of Surrey.


Research interests:

My reserach interests include Alzheimer's disease - efficacy of the new acetylcholine esterase inhibitor drugs; carer burden;
Yawning - aetiology and link with other hormones;
Stroke - developing computerised assessment and feedback techniques;
Neuropsychological issues particularly in litigation;
Oncology - chemo-brain phenomenon;
Post-traumatic stress disorder at diagnosis of other diseases eg cancer.


Any other information:

I am an experienced Clinical Neuropsychologist and Consultant and have over 20 years clinical and research experience. I am currently Acting Head of Department, Bournemouth University. I have led the UK arm of the European Union funded project into Parkinson's disease. I have over 200 peer-reviewed paper published and over 20 books, three of which are adopted as core texts for occupational therapy and clinical psychology training in throughout the UK. I am also liaison for the University with Universite Nanterre, Parris, France for Alzheimer's disease research collaboration.


What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

I think WebmedCentral's strategy and intentions are excellent and I applaud them. I would very much welcome becoming a Faculty Lead in eg Neurology, Psychology, or related discipline.