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Biography

QUALIFICATIONS

BA (Hons), MPhil, PhD, PhD, PhD, PGC, PGC, PGD, PFMBNS, FRSA, PFHEA

Clinical Psychologist; Clinical Neuropsychologst; Neuroscientist.

RESEARCH

I have led national and international (European Union) funded projects with interest in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson’s disease, Retinoblastoma (childhood eye cancer), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in cancer survivors. I have pioneered the Thompson Digital Switch for the rehabilitation of leg muscles following stroke. My current focus is on the neurology of yawning where I lead an international team exploring cortisol as a potential diagnostic biomarker of neurological diseases. The Thompson Cortisol Hypothesis is a recognized evidence-based theory of yawning.

CONSULTANCY

Dementia Institute, and Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Centre, Bournemouth University; French Embassy; Wessex Deanery; Media (TV, Radio, Film, Newspapers); Fashion brands and consumer products; Various UK and international Universities.

PUBLICATIONS

Three core texts for training students and professionals, book chapters, peer-reviewed articles (e.g...

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Research

(1) Neurology of yawning - leading a research team to explore the possibility of using the cortisol hormone as a diagnostic marker for untoward neurological sequelae, particularly in multiple sclerosis following excessive yawning.

(2) Childhood retinoblastoma (eye cancer) - eye prosthetics and fitting procedures.

(3) Psychological aspects of Fashion - consultancy to Fashion Labels.

(4) Consultancy to media - BBC, BBC Radio, The Times, The Independent, Daily Mail, The Guardian.

Journal Articles

  • Chinnery, H., Thompson, S.B.N., Noroozi, S., Dyer, B. and Rees, K., 2017. Questionnaire study to gain an insight into the manufacturing and fitting process of artificial eyes in children: an ocularist perspective. INTERNATIONAL OPHTHALMOLOGY, 37 (5), 1175-1183.
  • Chinnery, Thompson, S.B.N., Noroozi, S., Dyer, B. and Rees, K., 2017. The importance of incorporating technological advancements into the prosthetic eye development: a perspective commentary. Insights in Ophthalmology, 1 (1(2)), 1-4.
  • Chinnery, H., Thompson, S.B.N., Noroozi, S. and Dyer, B., 2017. Scoping review of the development of artificial eyes throughout the years. Edorium Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation, 3, 1-10.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2017. Hypothesis to explain yawning, cortisol rise, brain cooling and motor cortex involvement of involuntary arm movement in neurologically impaired patients. Journal of Neurology & Neuroscience, 8 (1; 167), 1-5.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., Daly, S., Le Blanche, A., Abidi, M., Belkhiria, C., Driss, T. and de Marco, G., 2016. fMRI randomized study of mental and motor task performance and cortisol levels to potentiate cortisol as a new diagnostic biomarker. Journal of Neurology & Neuroscience, 7 (2;92), 1-8.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2016. Communicating with the motor cortex? Cortisol and yawning as possible biomarkers for the detection of neurological disease. Journal of Neurology & Neuroscience, 7 (53; 131), 1-3.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2016. Editor’s note – neurology and neuroscience. Journal of Neurology & Neuroscience, 7 (3; e001), 1.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2016. Diagnostic biomarkers – exploring the potential of cortisol and yawning in the detection of neurological disease processes. Journal of Neurology & Neuroscience, 7 (3:112), 1-2.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2016. Medical advances in diagnosing neurological and genetic disorders. International Journal of Medical, Health, Biomedical, Bioengineering & Pharmaceutical Engineering, 10 (6), 268-272.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2016. Saliva cortisol and yawning as a predictor of neurological disease. International Journal of Medical, Health, Biomedical, Bioengineering & Pharmaceutical Engineering, 10(4): 184-187, 10 (4), 184-187.
  • Wang, R., Zeng, B. and Thompson, S.B.N., 2016. Auditory-visual perception of Mandarin lexical tones in AX same-different judgment task. International Speech Communication Association, 73-77.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Retinoblastoma: how advancements in neurology and neuroscience can help. Journal of Neurology & Neuroscience, 6 (4; 50), 1-3.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Health psychology intervention - identifying early symptoms in neurological disorders. International Journal of Medical, Health, Biomedical, Bioengineering & Pharmaceutical Engineering, 9 (4), 351-355.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Saliva cortisol and yawning as a predictor of neurological disease. International Science Index, 3 (4), 23.
  • Thompson, S.B.N. and Simonsen, M., 2015. Yawning as a new potential diagnostic marker for neurological diseases. Journal of Neurology & Neuroscience, 1-6.
  • Xie, H., Wang, R., Thompson, S.B.N. and Zeng, B., 2015. Visual augmentation effect on prosody perception: evidence from reducing the confusion between Mandarin lexical tone 2 and tone 3. Language & Speech.
  • Wang, R., Zeng, B. and Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Audio-visual perception of Mandarin lexical tones in AX same-different judgement task. Proceedings of 1st Joint Conference on Facial Analysis, Animation and Auditory-Visual Speech Processing.
  • Chinnery, H. and Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Sensory compensation in children following vision loss after trauma and disease. Journal of Clinical Research & Ophthalmology,, 2 (4), 049-053.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Pathways to yawning: making sense of the Thompson Cortisol Hypothesis. Medical Research Archives, 1-7.
  • Thompson, S.B.N. and Richer, S., 2015. How yawning and cortisol regulates the attentional network. Journal of Neuroscience & Rehabilitation, 2 (1), 1-9.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Yawning and cortisol as a potential biomarker for early detection of multiple sclerosis. International Journal of Medical, Health, Biomedical, Bioengineering & Pharmaceutical Engineering, 9 (5), 382-386.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Yawning and cortisol as a potential biomarker for early detection of multiple sclerosis. International Science Index, 2 (5), 22.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Yawning and cortisol. Medical & Health Sciences, 2 (5), 22.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., Chinnery, H., Noroozi, S., Dyer, B. and Barratt, K., 2015. Retinoblastoma: identifying the diagnostic signs for early treatment. International Journal of Neurorehabilitation, 2 (2), 1-11.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Health psychology intervention - identifying early symptoms in neurological disorders. International Science Index, 2 (4), 1.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2014. This will make you yawn. New Scientist, 224 (3000/3001), 38-39.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., Frankham, C. and Bishop, P., 2014. The art of capturing a yawn using the science of nerve impulses and cortisol levels in a randomized controlled trial. Thompson Cortisol Hypothesis as a potential predictor of neurological impairment. International Journal of Arts & Sciences, 7 (3), 529-543.
  • Abbey, G., Thompson, S.B.N., Hickish, T. and Heathcote, D., 2014. A meta-analysis of prevalence rates and moderating factors for cancer-related post-traumatic stress disorder. Psycho-Oncology.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2014. Yawning, fatigue and cortisol: expanding the Thompson Cortisol Hypothesis. Medical Hypotheses, 83 (4), 494-496.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., Rose, K. and Richer, S., 2014. Yawning with cortisol: examining the neuroscience behind the Thompson Cortisol Hypothesis for supporting rehabilitation of neurologically impaired individuals. Journal of Neuroscience & Rehabilitation.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2014. Yawning, fatigue, and cortisol: Expanding the Thompson Cortisol Hypothesis. Medical Hypotheses, 83 (4), 494-496.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2013. How to catch a yawn: initial observations of a randomized controlled trial. WMC Neurology, 4 (8), 1-8.
  • Thompson, S.B.N. and Bishop, P., 2012. Born to yawn? Understanding yawning as a warning of the rise in cortisol levels: Randomized trial. Interactive Journal of Medical Research, 1 (2).
  • Moyers-Ruiz, L., Hickish, T. and Thompson, S.B.N., 2012. Prospective and working memory decline as a result of impaired sleep and/or impaired blood glucose in breast cancer patients during chemotherapy treatment. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 30 ((Suppl), abstr), TPS9148.
  • Moyers-Ruiz, L., Hickish, T. and Thompson, S.B.N., 2012. Prospective and working memory decline as a result of impaired sleep and/or impaired blood glucose in breast cancer patients during chemotherapy treatment. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 30 (Suppl), TPS9148.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2012. Art meets science – empowering stroke patients to regain muscular control through creative graphics technology, psycho-physiology and neuroplasticity. International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 4 (5), 79-85.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2012. A new generation of complementary medicine users? Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, 9, 1-11.
  • Thompson, S. and Macdonald, T., 2011. Categorising personality disorder: entering a new dimension? WMC Psychiatry, 2.
  • Thompson, S., 2011. Thompson Digital Switch: helping stroke patients to help themselves by promoting proprioception during therapy. Brief report and podcast as a teaching aid for professionals. WMC Neurology, 2, 1-9.
  • Thompson, S., 2011. Use of complementary medicine by students to alleviate stress related to examination taking: a new generation of users across the globe? WMC Complementary Medicine, 2, 1-8.
  • Thompson, S., 2011. Comprendre la démence: gestion, traitement et recherche au R-U. [Understanding dementia: management, treatment and research in the UK]. French-English presentation and podcast for use with students and professionals. WMC Geriatric Medicine, 2, 1-26.
  • Thompson, S., 2011. Space medicine. Not as we know it. Human-computer interaction, night nurses' paralysis and space technology. WMC Environmental Medicine, 2, 1-7.
  • Thompson, S., 2011. Assessing effort during clinical neuropsychological testing of patients : relevance to law suits, patients with neurological disorders and financially motivated claimants. WMCl Neurology, 2, 1-5.
  • Thompson, S., 2011. Effortless effort: current views on assessing malingering litigants in neuropsychological assessments. WMC Rehabilitation, 2, 1-5.
  • Thompson, S. and Chinnery, H., 2011. Normative values for 18-30 age group of Benton Visual Retention Test scores and pre-morbid intelligence quotients: new data comparisons for diagnosing memory and visual spatial deficits in Alzheimer's disease and stroke. WMC Brain, 2.
  • Thompson, S.B.N. and Zisa, L., 2011. Yawning: Thompson Cortisol Hypothesis discussed. WMC Physiology, 2 (8), 1-19.
  • Thompson, S., 2011. Born to yawn? Cortisol linked to yawning: a new hypothesis. Medical Hypotheses, 77, 861-862.
  • Thompson, S., Hussein, Y. and Jones, N., 2011. Designing for the famous – psychology of building a brand in haute couture shoe design and fashion. Design Principles & Practices: An International Journal, 5, 53-72.
  • Thompson, S., 2010. Look beneath the surface: Neuropsychological sequelae of stroke and head injury is a trigger for past psychological trauma. The Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, 28, 9-13.
  • Thompson, S., 2010. Implications for cognitive rehabilitation and brain injury from exposure to Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK): a review. Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, 28, 4-14.
  • Thompson, S., 2010. Is stroke a ‘trigger’? British Journal of General Practice, 60, 374-375.
  • Thompson, S., 2010. The dawn of the yawn: Is yawning a warning? Linking neurological disorders. Medical Hypotheses, 75, 630-633.
  • Thompson, S., 2009. Testamentary Capacity and Cognitive Rehabilitation – Implications for Head-Injured and Neurologically Impaired Individuals. Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, 27, 11-13.
  • Macht, M., Thompson, S. et al., 2007. Patient Education in Parkinson’s Disease: Formative Evaluation of a Standardized Programme in Seven European Countries. Patient Education and Counseling, 65, 245-252.
  • Thompson, S., Ennis, E., Coffin, T. and Farman, S., 2007. Design and Evaluation of a Computerised Version of the Benton Visual Retention Test. Computers in Human Behavior, 23, 2383-2393.
  • Thompson, S., Coates, T.D., Chaabane, F., Cherry, P., Collins, L., Pennicott, H., Watson, F. and Rogan, N., 2006. Interdisciplinary Clinic for Adults with Early Onset Dementia in a Mental Health NHS Trust. Clinical Gerontologist, 29, 99-104.
  • Simons, G., Thompson, S. and Smith Pasqualini, M., 2006. An Innovative Education Programme for People with Parkinson's Disease and Their Carers. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 12, 478-485.
  • Thompson, S., 2004. Efficacy of a Memory Clinic for Patients with Memory Problems. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 12, 417-419.
  • Thompson, S., 2004. Remembering Memory Clinics: Lessons Learned for Rehabilitating Head Trauma. Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, 22, 4-5.
  • Thompson, S., 2003. Rate of Decline in Social and Cognitive Abilities in Dementing Individuals with Down’s Syndrome and other Learning Disabilities. Clinical Gerontologist, 26, 145-153.
  • Thompson, S., 2003. General Anaesthesia and Cognitive Functioning. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 11, 71-72.
  • Thompson, S., 2003. Malingering and Deception: Treated Patients Seeking Compensation for Injuries and Trauma in Cognitive Rehabilitation Settings. Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, 21, 6-10.
  • Thompson, S., 2003. Vicarious Traumatisation. Do we Adequately Support Traumatised Staff? Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, 21, 24-25.
  • Thompson, S., 2002. Night Nurses’ Paralysis: Cautionary Note for Staff in Rehabilitation Settings. Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, 20, 14-15.
  • Thompson, S., 2002. Memory Decline, Alzheimer’s Disease and Vascular Dementia: The Clinical Picture. Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, 20, 12-18.
  • Thompson, S., 2002. Night Nurses’ Paralysis: A New Phenomenon in Clinical Psychology? Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 10, 213.
  • Thompson, S., MacDonald, J. and Coates, T.D., 2001. Improving Visual Memory with Aricept (Donepezil Hydrochloride, E2020) in Mild-to-Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease. Clinical Gerontologist, 24, 55-73.
  • Thompson, S., 2001. Clinical Psychologist-Administered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Effectiveness for Older Adults in Cognitive Rehabilitation. Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, 9, 12-15.
  • Thompson, S., 2001. Assessing Dementia in Down’s Syndrome: A Comparison of Five Tests. Clinical Gerontologist, 23, 3-19.
  • Thompson, S., 2001. Cognitive therapy in Cognitive Rehabilitation: Eight-Region Study of Older Adults. Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, 19, 4-7.
  • Thompson, S. and Watson, F., 2001. ‘Hollywood Wives’: Education and Support for Spouses of Inpatients with Dementia. Journal of Dementia Care, 9, 38.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2000. The Central Executive System in people with Down's syndrome and dementia. Clinical Gerontologist, 21 (3), 3-32.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2000. Investigation into Down's syndrome and dementia. Journal of the Association of Practitioners in Learning Disability, 17 (3), 10-14.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2000. Improving neuropsychology services for the next century. Psychology Research, 10 (1), 19-36.
  • Thompson, S., 1999. Working with older adults in a cognitive rehabilitation setting: the role of the clinical neuropsychologist. Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, 17 (4), 12-14.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1999. Examining dementia in Down's syndrome (DS): decline in social abilities in DS compared with other learning disabilities. Clinical Gerontologist, 20 (3), 23-44.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1999. Assessing dementia in people with learning disabilities for cognitive rehabilitation. Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, 17 (3), 14-20.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1998. Cognitive rehabilitaion of individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, 16 (50), 6-11.
  • Thompson, S.B.N. and Berry, A., 1998. Neuroimaging and neuropsychology in the cognitive rehabilitation of stroke and head injury. Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, 16 (6), 4-10.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1998. Working in stroke rehabilitation: trends for clinical neuropsychology for the next century. Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, 16 (30), 6-11.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1997. War experiences and post-traumatic stress disorder. Psychologist, 10 (8), 349-350.
  • Thompson, S.B.N. and Berry, A., 1997. The role of the clinical neuropsychologist in rehabilitation. British Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation, 4 (1), 584-588.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1996. Risk in the practice of psychology. Psychologist, 9 (9), 397.
  • Kapur, N., Scholey, K., Moore, E., Barker, S., Brice, J., Thompson, S., Shiel, A., Carn, R., Abbott, P. and Fleming, J., 1996. Long-term retention deficits in two cases of disproportionate retrograde amnesia. JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE, 8 (5), 416-434.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1996. Providing a neuropsychology service for people with multiple sclerosis in an interdisciplinary rehabilitation unit. Disability and Rehabilitation, 18 (7), 348-353.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1996. Practical Ways of Improving Memory Storage and Retrieval Problems in Patients with Head Injuries. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 59 (9), 418-422.
  • Kapur, N., Thompson, S., Cook, P., Lang, D. and Brice, J., 1996. Anterograde but not retrograde memory loss following combined mammillary body and medial thalamic lesions. NEUROPSYCHOLOGIA, 34 (1), 1-8.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1995. Observed behaviour of a woman with a childhood diagnosis of phenylketonuria and a profound learning disability. British Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 41 (81), 133-141.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1995. Night nurses' paralysis. Lancet, 346 (8978), 848.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1994. A neuropsychological test battery for identifying dementia in people with learning disabilities. British Journal of Developmental Disabilities, XL (2) (79), 135-142.
  • Thompson, S.B.N. and Martin, S., 1994. Making sense of multi-sensory rooms for people with learning disabilities. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57 (9), 341-344.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1994. Sexuality training in occupational therapy for people with a learning disability, four years on. Policy guidelines. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57 (7), 255-258.
  • Thompson, S.B.N. and Eales, B., 1994. Clinical considerations and comparative measures of assessing curvature of the spine. Journal of Medical & Engineering Technology, 18 (4), 143-147.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1994. Implications form neuropsychological test results of women in a new phase of anorexia nervosa. European Eating Disorders Review, 1 (3), 152-165.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1993. Doubting dementia in Down's syndrome. Psychologist, 6 (9), 397-400.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., North, N. and Pentland, B., 1993. Clinical management of a man with complex partial seizures and a severe head injury. Brain Injury, 7 (3), 257-362.
  • Thompson, S.B.N. and Muir, J., 1993. Monitoring behaviour, anthropometric changes and diet to explain low weight gain in clients with a severe learning disability. British Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 39 (76), 60-71.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1992. Traitement de la depression en reeducation cardiaque ambulatoire. [Treatment of depression in rehabilitating cardiac outpatients.]. Visages de la Depression, Mar, 9-10.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1991. Sexuality training in occupational therapy for people with a learning difficulty. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 54 (8), 303-304.
  • Thompson, S.B.N. and Gittins, D.K., 1989. Using a pethna to increase the independence in feeding of a woman with profound mental handicap. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 12 (2), 204-207.
  • Thompson, S.B.N. and Coleman, M.J., 1989. An interactive microcomputer-based system for the assessment and prognosis of stroke patients. Journal of Microcomputer Applications, 12 (1), 33-40.
  • Thompson, S.B.N. and Coleman, M.J., 1988. Occupational therapists’ prognoses of their patients: Findings of a British survey of stroke. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 11 (3), 275-279.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1987. A microcomputer-feedback system for improving control of incompletely innervated leg muscle in adult cerebrovascular accident patients. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 50 (5), 161-166.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1987. A system for rapidly converting quadriceps contraction to a digital signal for use in microcomputer-oriented muscle therapy and stroke patient assessment schedules. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 17 (2), 117-125.
  • Thompson, S. and Coleman, M.J., 1987. A quantitative assessment procedure of neuromuscular function for use with unilateral cerebrovascular accident patients. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 10 (3), 312-316.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1987. A microcomputer-based assessment battery, data file handling and data retrieval system for the forward planning of treatment for adult stroke patients. Journal of Microcomputer Applications, 10 (2), 127-135.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., Coleman, M.J. and Yates, J., 1986. Visual feedback as a prognostic tool. Journal of Microcomputer Applications, 9 (3), 215-221.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., Hards, B. and Bate, R., 1986. Computer-assisted visual feedback system for new hand and arm therapy apparatus. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 49 (1), 19-21.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1984. Training educational psychologists. Bulletin of the British Psychological Society, 37 (April), 133-134.
  • Thompson, S., 1984. Investigacion psicologica con personal de superficie de la marina. [Psychological investigation into sea surface personnel.]. Revista de Psicologia General y Aplicada, 39 (1), 193-194.

Books

  • Trauma psychology: clinical case histories, reviews, research.. Portsmouth: Blackwell-Yale-Academic.
  • Psychology of trauma: clinical reviews, case histories, research.. Portsmouth: Blackwell-Harvard-Academic.
  • Psychology of trauma: clinical reviews, case histories, research.. Portsmouth: Blackwell-Harvard-Academic.
  • Psychology of trauma: clinical reviews, case histories, research. Portsmouth: Blackwell-Harvard-Academic.
  • Thompson, S., 2006. Dementia and Memory: A Handbook for Students and Professionals. Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing.
  • Thompson, S. and Morgan, M., 1996. Occupational therapy for stroke rehabilitation.. London: Chapman & Hall.
  • Thompson, S., 1993. Eating disorders: a guide for health professionals.. London: Chapman & Hall.

Chapters

Conferences

  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2016. fMRI study of cortisol and fatigue in MS. In: iMSpire, International Multiple Sclerosis Partnership in Research 20-21 June 2016 Clinical Research & Imaging Centre, Bristol.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2016. Medical advances in diagnosing neurological and genetic disorders. In: XVIII International Conference on Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences 13-14 June 2016 Novotel Laguna Palace, Venice.
  • Thompson, S., 2016. Saliva cortisol and yawning as a predictor of neurological disease. In: XVIII International Conference on Psychology & Psychiatry 8-9 April 2016 Crowne Plaza Dubai Deira, Dubai, UAE.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2016. Medical advances in diagnosing neurological and genetic disorders. In: World Academy of Science Engineering and Technology 18th International Conference on Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 13-14 June 2016, Venice, Italy. 13-14 June 2016 Venice, Italy. 22.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Importance of cortisol and yawning in reporting fatigue in MS. In: iMSpire - International Scientific Committee on Research in Multiple Sclerosis 2-3 November 2015 Université Paris X Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Importance of cortisol and yawning in reporting fatigue in MS. In: iMSpire, International Multiple Sclerosis Partnership in Research 2-3 November 2015 Université Paris X Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France.
  • Wang, R., Zeng, B. and Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Audio-visual perception of Mandarin lexical tones in AX same-different judgement task. In: 1st Joint Conference on Facial Analysis, Animation and Auditory-Visual Speech Processing 11-13 September 2015 Palais Schoenborn, Vienna, Austria.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Warning! Stop yawning! In: Multiple Sclerosis Frontiers 29-30 June 2015 Sofitel Hotel, Heathrow Airport, London.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Yawning and cortisol as a potential biomarker for early detection of multiple sclerosis. In: 17th International Conference on Neurorehabilitation 25-26 May 2015 Holiday Inn, Wembley, London.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Yawning as a diagnostic marker for neurodegenerative diseases. In: 1st Mediterranean Conference on Neurodegenerative Diseases 14-17 May 2015 Grand Hotel Palace, Thessoloniki, Greece.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Identifying early symptoms in neurological disorders. In: XIII International Conference on Psychology & Psychiatry 8-9 April 2015 Crowne Plaza Dubai Deira, Dubai, UAE.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2014. Yawning, fatigue and cortisol in multiple sclerosis. In: Sommet du Conseil Scientifique International pour la Scléroses en Plaques 3-5 December 2014 Paris, France.
  • Abbey, G., Thompson, S.B.N., Hickish, T. and Heathcote, D., 2014. A meta-analysis of prevalence rates and moderating factors for cancer related post-traumatic stress disorder. In: British Psychosocial Oncology Society Annual Conference 27-28 February 2014 Preston.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2014. How to catch a yawn. In: International Conference for Academic Disciplines 30 June-3 July 2014 Universita' Ca' Foscari Di Venezia, Venice, Italy.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2014. La capture et la mesure d'un baillement. [Capturing and measuring a yawn.]. In: French Neurosciences & Neurology Meeting 24-26 March 2014 Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense, Paris.
  • Moyers-Ruiz, L., Thompson, S.B.N., Hickish, T. and Mayers, A., 2014. Prospective memory and cognitive impairment in breast cancer patients. In: 4th International Conference on Prospective Memory 26-30 May 2014 Suor Orsola Benincasa University, Naples.
  • Abbey, G. and Thompson, S.B.N., 2014. A meta-analysis of prevalence rates and moderating factors for cancer-related post-traumatic stress disorder. In: British Psychosocial Oncology Society Annual Conference 27-28 February 2014 Marriott Hotel, Prseton.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2013. Cortisol and yawning in multiple sclerosis. In: Anglo-French Summit of the Association Française des Sclérosés en Plaques 4-6 December 2013 French Embassy, London.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2013. MS - Multiple Sclerosis. In: Meeting with French Ambassador 5 December 2013 French Embassy, London.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2013. Capturing a yawn. In: World Congress on Sleep Medicine 28 September-2 October 2013 Palacio de Congresos, Valencia, Spain.
  • Moyers-Ruiz, L., Thompson, S.B.N., Hickish, T. and Mayers, A., 2013. Cognitive decline as a result of impaired sleep and glucose levels during chemotherapy treatment in breast cancer patients. In: American Society of Clinical Oncology 31 May-4 June 2013 McCormick Place, Chicago, USA.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2013. Testamentary capacity in dementia. In: Dementia Institute Conference 31 January 2013 Dementia Institute, Bournemouth University.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2013. Assessing decision-making in Alzheimer's disease - implications for testamentary capacity. In: 11th International Conference on Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Diseases 6-10 May 2013 Firenze Fiera, Florence, Italy.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2013. An invitation to yawn. In: Cafe Scientifique 5 February 2013 Cafe Boscanova, Bournemouth.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2012. Yawning is a warning! In: Fusion Conference 6 June 2012 Bournemouth University.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2012. Yawning is a warning! In: Fusion 6 June 2012 Bournemouth University.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2012. Empowering stroke patients through creative graphics technology, psycho-physiology and neuroplasticity. In: Euro-American Conference for Academic Disciplines 22 May 2014-25 May 2012 La Baume, Aix-en-Provence, France.
  • Moyers-Ruiz, L., Hickish, T. and Thompson, S., 2012. Prospective and working memory decline as a result of impaired sleep and/or impared blood glucose in breast cancer patients during chemotherapy treatment.
  • Moyers-Ruiz, L., Thompson, S.B.N. and Hickish, T., 2012. Prospective and working memory decline in breast cancer patients during chemotherapy. In: International Cognition & Cancer Task Force 15-17 March 2012 Espace Saint-Martin, Paris, France.
  • Moyers-Ruiz, L., Thompson, S.B.N. and Hickish, T., 2012. Longitudinal study of prospective and working memory decline in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. In: British Psychosocial Oncology Society Annual Conference 19-20 January 2012 Metropole Hotel, Leeds.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2011. Visual memory and perception research. In: Bournemouth & Southampton University Visual Cognition Conference 8 June 2011 Bournemouth University.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2011. Comprendre la démence: gestion, traitement et recherche au R-U.[Understanding dementia: management, treatment and research in the UK.]. In: Workshop on dementia 15 March 2011 Universite Nanterre, Paris, France.
  • Thompson, S., 2011. Designing for the famous: psychology of building a brand in haute couture shoe design and fashion. In: Fifth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices 2-4 February 2011 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2010. Clinical issues in testamentary capacity. In: British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference 1-3 December 2010 Lowry Hotel, Manchester.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2010. Ethics and testamentary capacity in dementia. In: 8th International Qualitative Research Conference 6-8 September 2010 Bournemouth University.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2010. Alzheimer's disease and stroke. In: Psychology @ BU 17 May 2010 Bournemouth University.
  • Thompson, S., 2010. The dawn of the yawn: Is yawning a warning? Linking neurological disorders. In: La Première Conférence Internationale sur le Bâillement 24-25 June 2010 l’Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France.
  • Thompson, S., 2009. Improving Visual Memory with Aricept. In: 6th International Congress on Vascular Dementia 19-22 November 2009 Centre Convencions Internacional, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Thompson, S., 2009. Testamentary Capacity in Dementia. In: 6th International Congress on Vascular Dementia 19-22 November 2009 Centre Convencions Internacional, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Thompson, S., 2009. Exploring the Safety of Knowledge Transfer from University Hospital to "Real-Life" Doctor-Patient Treatment Environs. In: Innovation through Knowledge Transfer 2009: Research with Impact 2 December 2009 Hampton Court, London. Berlin: Springer Verlag.
  • Thompson, S., 2005. Self-Monitoring for People with Parkinson’s Disease and Their Carers. In: Annual Neurology Conference 21-23 January 2005 Kasteel Oud-Poelgeest, Netherlands.
  • Thompson, S., 2004. Brain Damage from Stroke: A Neuropsychological Perspective. In: Brain Damage from Stroke 19 October 2004 University of Sussex Medical School, Brighton, England.
  • Thompson, S., 2004. Helping Stroke Patients Make Use of Their Neuro-Muscular Signals. In: Body & Mind: Making the Link Conference 15 November 2004 Salisbury District Hospital, Odstock, England.
  • Thompson, S., 2004. EduPark Consortium: Self-Monitoring in Parkinson’s Disease. In: LVI Réunion Anual de la Sen 24-27 November 2004 Palacio de Congresos de Cataluña, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Thompson, S., 2003. Rehabilitation of Cognitive and Emotional Problems following Stroke. In: National Conference on Stroke 1 September 2003 University of York, England.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2001. Potential cognitive benefits of Aricept for improving functioning in Alzheimer's disease. In: Inaugural Professorial Lecture 5 October 2001 University of Portsmouth.
  • Thompson, S., 2001. Improving Visual Memory Performance with Aricept. In: Annual Eisai-Pfizer Conference on Anti-Dementia Drugs 4 June 2001 Hilton Avisford Hotel, Arundel, England.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2000. Visual memory and Aricept in Alzheimer's disease. In: British Psychological Society Annual Conference 26-29 May 2000 Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Glasgow.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1998. Neuroimaging and neuropsychology in the cognitive rehabilitation of stroke and head injury. In: British Psychological Society Annual Conference 26-29 March 1998 Brighton Centre, Brighton.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1997. The role of the clinical neuropsychologist in rehabilitation. In: British Psychological Society Annual Conference 3-6 April 1997 Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1992. Neuropsychological test results of women in a new phase of anorexia nervosa. In: XXV International Congress of Psychology 19-24 July 1992 Brussels International Centre, Belgium.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1988. Making therapists' prognosis of stroke a more scientific process. In: 1st International Conference Human Services Information Technology Applications 14-18 September 1987 Birmingham Polytechnic.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1987. A system for rapidly converting quadriceps contraction to a digital signal for use in microcomputer-oriented muscle therapy and stroke patient assessment schedules. In: American Society for Cybernetics Development for Social Systems 15-19 March 1987 University of St Gallen, Switzerland.

Reports

  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2011. Thompson Digital Switch: helping stroke patients to help themselves by promoting proprioception during therapy. Brief report and podcast as a teaching aid for professionals.. Neurology, 2(3), 1-9.

Internet Publications

  • Thompson, S.B.N., Rose, K. and Richer, S., 2014. Yawning with cortisol: examining the neuroscience behind the Thompson Cortisol Hypothesis for supporting rehabilitation of neurologically impaired individuals. Journal of Neuroscience & Rehabilitation, 1(1), 1-11, doi: 2014.01.01/2374-9091: SS0003.. Journal of Neuroscience & Rehabilitation, 1(1), 1-11,.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2014. Yawning, fatigue and cortisol: expanding the Thompson Cortisol Hypothesis.. Medical Hypotheses.
  • Thompson, S.B.N. and Bishop, P., 2012. Born to yawn? Understanding yawning as a warning of the rise in cortisol levels: randomized trial.. Interactive Journal of Medical Research.

Scholarly Editions

Theses

  • THOMPSON, S.B.N., 2010. Advancing knowledge into the clinical assessment of dementia. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University; School of Design, Engineering & Computing.
  • THOMPSON, S.B.N., 2010. The supervisory role in research degrees. PGC. Master's Thesis. Bournemouth University, Graduate School.
  • THOMPSON, S.B.N., 2006. The practice of teaching in higher education. PGC. Master's Thesis. University of Portsmouth, Graduate School.
  • THOMPSON, S.B.N., 1991. Correlates of cognitive dysfunction in anorexia nervosa. Master's Thesis. University of Edinburgh, Faculty of Psychiatry.
  • THOMPSON, S.B.N., 1987. A stochastic model of cerebrovascular accident prognosis. Vol. 1 & 2. PhD Thesis. University of Portsmouth, School of Information Science.
  • THOMPSON, S.B.N., 1984. Computer-assisted visual feedback as a potential prognostic tool for adult hemiplegia in occupational therapy. PGD. Master's Thesis. University of Portsmouth, School of Information Science.
  • THOMPSON, S.B.N., 1982. Does informational influence affect the interpretation of photographic stimuli with human content? Undergraduate Dissertation. University of Plymouth, School of Psychology.

Patents

Films

Performances

Design

  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1987. A system for rapidly converting quadriceps contraction to a digital signal for use in microcomputer-oriented muscle therapy and stroke patient assessment schedules. Computers in Biology & Medicine International Journal, 17(2), 117-125..

Artefacts

  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1987. Thompson Digital Switch - Device and software for the rehabilitation of lower limbs following stroke; leg injury following trauma (accident or disease, eg cancer)..

Posters

  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Warning ! Stop yawning ! In: Multiple Sclerosis Frontiers 2015, Sofitel Hotel, Heathrow Airport, London.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2013. Assessing decision-making in Alzheimer’s disease. In: 11th International Conference on Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Diseases, Firenze Fiera, Florence, Italy.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2012. Yawning is a warning! In: Fusion Conference, Bournemouth University.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2010. Clinical issues in testamentary capacity. In: British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference, Lowry Hotel, Manchester.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2009. Testamentary capacity in dementia. In: 6th International Congress on Vascular Dementia, Centre Convencions Internacional, Barcelona, Spain.

Software

  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2011. Thompson Digital Switch: helping stroke patients to help themselves by promoting proprioception during therapy. Device, software, and and podcast as a teaching aid for professionals.. Neurology, 2(3), 1-9.

Others

  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Afternnon Show (2015). (Live). Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging. Simultaneous broadcast to 40 radio stations within England. BBC Radio 'England', 18 Sep.. BBC Radio 'England'. Published.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Sunday Brunch (2015). (Live). Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging. Pure 107.8 FM, 16 Sep.. Pure 107.8 FM. Published.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Paul Hammond Mid-Morning (2015). (Live). Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging. United Christian Broadcasters, 16 Sep.. United Christian Broadcasters. Published.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. News (2015). (Live). Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging. Radio Sunshine Yorkshire, 16 Sep.. Radio Sunshine Yorkshire. Published.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. News (2015). (Live). Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging. Imagine FM, 16 Sep.. Imagine FM. Published.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Newsday (2015). (Live). Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging. BBC Radio World Service, 16 Sep.. BBC Radio World Service. Published.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Matthew Gudgin (2015). (Live). Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging. BBC Radio Norfolk, 16 Sep.. BBC Radio Norfolk. Published.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. In the Bourne (2015). (Live). Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging. SFM Radio, 16 Sep.. SFM Radio. Published.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Drivetime (2015). (Live). Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging. BBC Lancashire, 16 Sep.. BBC Radio Lancashire. Published.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Breakfast with Eric Smith and Clare Ashford (2015). (Live). Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging. BBC Radio Shropshire, 16 Sep.. BBC Radio Shropshire. Published.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Breakfast with Darren Harper (2015). (Live). Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging. BBC Radio Yorkshire, 16 Sep.. BBC Radio Yorkshire. Published.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Breakfast with Ben Fry (2015). (Live). Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging. Minster FM, 16 Sep.. Minster FM. Published.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Afternoon Show (2015). (Live). Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging. Manx Radio, 16 Sep.. Manx Radio. Published.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Afternoon Show (2015). (Live). Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging. British Forces Broadcasting Services, 16 Sep.. British Forces Broadcasting Services. Published.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 2015. Moncrieff Show (2015). Yawning. Newstalk Irish National Radio, 07 Jan. http://www.newstalk.com/player/listen_back/8/15549/07th_January_2015_-_Moncrieff_Part_3. Moncrieff Show, Newstalk Irish National Radio. Published.
  • Thompson, S.B.N., 1993. Does he take sugar? (1993). Research on dementia. Guest of Ann Kaye for BBC Radio 4, 7 Feb.. BBC Radio 4. Published.

PhD Students

  • Elspeth Webb. Elspeth Webb. Attachment status of adults with learning disabilities and their psychopathology. School of Health & Social Care, University of Teesside. DClinPsy: Awarded 1999.
  • Alison Robertson. Alison Robertson. Relationship between attachment classification and empathy in preschool children. School of Health & Social Care, University of Teesside. DClinPsy: Awarded 1999.
  • Karen Porter. Karen Porter. Psychological well-being in women with symptomatic breast disease. School of Health & Social Care, University of Teesside. DClinPsy: Awarded 1999.
  • Margaret Knapp. Margaret Knapp. Parent and adolescent beliefs about diabetes and its management. School of Health & Social Care, University of Teesside. DClinPsy: Awarded 1999.
  • Sarah Hardy. Sarah Hardy. National Autistics Society Early Bird programme. School of Health & Social Care, University of Teesside. DClinPsy: Awarded 1999.
  • Gwen Burns. Gwen Burns. Visual perception and subarachnoid haemorrhage. School of Health & Social Care, University of Teesside. DClinPsy: Awarded 1999.
  • Glen Howells - Doctorate Transfer Examined. Glen Howells. Emotional processing and episodic memory. Department of Psychology, Bournemouth University. MPhil to PhD: Viva Voce Apr 2011.
  • Urszula Frankiewicz - Doctorate Transfer Examined. Urszula Frankiewicz. Older adults’ online social interactions: social psychological determinants and implications for quality of life. Department of Psychology, Bournemouth University. MPhil to PhD: Viva Voce Jun 2011.
  • Ali Alquraini - Doctorate Transfer Examined. Ali Alquraini. Culture and object classification: a window into the state of Kuwait. Department of Psychology / Department of Computing, Bournemouth University. MPhil to PhD: Viva Voce Nov 2013.
  • Hana Almakky - Doctorate Transfer Examined. Hana Almakky. Facebook user interface design to suit the culture in Saudi Arabia. Department of Psychology / Department of Computing, Bournemouth University. MPhil to PhD: Viva Voce Dec 2013.
  • Marisa Margallo-Lana. M.Margallo-Lana. Age-related neurocognitive changes in adults with Down’s syndrome. School of Neurology, Neurobiology & Psychiatry, University of Newcastle. PhD: Awarded 2004.
  • David Charlton - As External Examiner. D.Charlton. Cognitive issues in fingerprint analysis: inter- and intra-expert consistency and the effect of a ‘target’ comparison. Department of Psychology / Department of Forensic Sciences, Bournemouth University. PhD: Awarded 2012.
  • Ali Alquraini - As External Examiner. Ali Alquraini. Culture and object classification: a window into the state of Kuwait. Department of Psychology / Department of Computing, Bournemouth University. PhD: Awarded 2014.
  • Hana Kmecova. Cognitive processing in way-finding. Aided navigation in complex environments.
  • Holly Chinnery. Improving the design and fitting procedure of prosthetic eyes in children with retinoblastoma: exploring skill-based and technology-based procedures to achieve psychological and technological recommendations.
  • Jean-Bernard Mabire. Impact of psychosocial intervention on the quality of life of institutionalized elderly with Alzheimer's disease. Awarded 2013.
  • Danielle Tilley. Criterion based content analysis and reality monitoring in forensic lie detection: developing a theoretical explanation of their comparative validity and an examination of interactive individual differences.
  • Gareth Abbey, 2015. Using a mixed methods sequential explanatory approach to identify the roles of social and cognitive factors in the development and maintenance of cancer-related PTSD in cancer survivors.
  • Liliana Moyer-Ruiz, 2015. Chemo-brain: effect of chemotherapy on memory in survivors of cancer.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Level M Clinical Placements
  • Level M Advanced Research Methods
  • Level M Jurisprudence & Organisations
  • Level M Psychological Therapy
  • Level M Dissertations
  • Level M Roots & Range of Psychological Disorders

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Level C Social & Historical Issues in Psychology
  • Level H Psychology Dissertations
  • Level C Applications of Psychology
  • Level H Forensic Psychology

Invited Lectures

  • A system for rapidly converting quadriceps contraction to a digital signal fro use in microcomputer-oriented muscle therapy and stroke patient assessment schedules. University of St Gallen, Switzerland, 16.03.1987.
  • Potential cognitive benefits of Aricept for improving memory functioning in Alzheimer's disease. University of Portsmouth, 05.10.2000.
  • Improving visual memory performance with Aricept. Hilton Avisford Hotel, Arundel, 04.06.2001.
  • Rehabilitation of cognitive and emotional problems following stroke. University of York, 01.09.2003.
  • Brain damage from stroke. University of Sussex Medical School, 19.10.2004.
  • EduPark Consortium: self-monitoring in Parkinson's disease. Palacio de Congresos de Cataluna, Barcelona, Spain, 23.11.2004.
  • Helping stroke patients make use of their neuro-muscular signals. Salisbury District Hospital, Odstock, 15.11.2004.
  • Self-monitoring for people with Parkinson's disease and their carers. Kasteel Oud-Poelgeest, netherlands, 21.01.2005.
  • Exploring the safety of knowledge transfer from university hospital to 'real-life' doctor-patient treatment environs. Hampton Court Palace, London, 02.12.2009.
  • Alzheimer's disease and stroke. Psychology @ BU, Bournemouth University, 17.05.2010.
  • The dawn of the yawn: is yawning a warning? Linking neurological disorders. l'Hopital de la Pitie-Salpetriere, Paris, France, 25.06.2010.
  • Comprendre la demence: gestacion, traitement et recherche au R-U. [Understanding dementia: management, treatment and research in the UK.] Erasmus Mundus Guest Lecture, Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense, Paris, France, 15.03.2010.
  • Testamentary capacity in dementia. Bournemouth University Dementia Institute, 31.01.2013.
  • An invitation to yawn. Cafe Scientifique, Cafe Boscanova, Bournemouth, 05.02.2013
  • La capture et la mesure d'un baillement. [Capturing and measuring a yawn.] Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense, Paris, France, 24.03.2014.
  • How to catch a yawn. Universita' Ca' Foscari Di Venezia, Venice, Italy, 30.06.2014

Grants

  • Evaluation of a cognitive-motor system for an objective and quantitative measurement of fatigue with MRI in patients with Multiple Sclerosis. (University of Bristol, 01 Aug 2016). Awarded
  • Present paper at International Scientific Council for Research into Multiple Sclerosis. (Multiple Sclerosis Society, 20 Jun 2016). Awarded
  • Mental and motor task to induce fatigue during fMRI. (Communauté d’universités et établissements (ComUE) Université Paris Lumières , France, 05 Feb 2016). Awarded
  • To progress the International Multiple Sclerosis Partnership in Research. (Merck Serono Pharmaceuticals (France) Travel Scholarship, 02 Nov 2015). Awarded
  • To collaborate with French neuroscientists to explore fatigue in multiple sclerosis. (Merck Serono Pharmaceuticals (France), 01 Dec 2014). Awarded
  • To progress teaching development and research initiatives in France and in the UK. (British Council, 01 Aug 2014). Awarded
  • Anglo-French exploration of the link between yawning and cortisol in multiple sclerosis. (Bournemouth University, 01 Feb 2014). Awarded
  • Improving the design and fitting procedure of prosthetic eyes in children with retinoblastoma. (Bournemouth University, 01 Jan 2014). Awarded
  • To establish Anglo-French collaboration in multiple sclerosis research. (French Embassy, 03 Dec 2013). Completed
  • POSADEM - to design and develop a Masters degree in dementia care. (Eupean Union, 01 Sep 2013). Awarded
  • Exploring cortisol levels and neurological activity during yawning. (Bournemouth University, 01 Aug 2013). Awarded
  • Auditory selective attention and lexical time perception under a whisper condition. (Chongqing University, 01 Mar 2013). Awarded
  • To explore teaching development and research initiatives. (British Council, 01 Jan 2013). Awarded
  • To explore the evidence-based hyspotheses on excessive yawning in multiple sclerosis. (Santander International, 01 Nov 2012). Awarded
  • Reality monitoring using forensic lie dtection. (National Westminster Bank plc, 03 Sep 2012). Awarded
  • Exploring cortisol levels and neurological activity during yawning. (Bournemouth University, 01 Aug 2012). Awarded
  • To establish new co-direction of PhD exchange students. (British Council, 02 Jan 2012). Awarded
  • To study laboratory analysis of cortisol. (Santander International, 01 Nov 2011). Awarded
  • Exploring cortisol levels and neurological activity suring yawning. (Bournemouth University, 31 Aug 2011). Awarded
  • Randomized controlled trial of treatment of cancer survivors with post-traumatic stress disorder. (Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust, 01 Feb 2011). Awarded
  • To establish new Anglo-French links into Alzheimer's disease. (British Council, 03 Jan 2011). Awarded
  • Exploring cortisol levels and neurological activity during yawning. (Bournemouth University, 31 Aug 2010). Awarded
  • Investigating memory in Alzheimer's disease. (Bournemouth University, 02 Feb 2009). Awarded
  • Chemo-brain in survivors of breast cancer and colo-rectal cancer. (Dorset Cancer Research Network, 02 Feb 2009). Awarded
  • Design and evaluate a computerised version of the Benton Visual Retention Test. (University of Portsmouth, 01 Jul 2004). Awarded
  • Risk factors in attendee carers and families of Adult Cognitive Assessment and Treatment clinic for Aleheimer's disease. (Dorothy Allen Legacy, 03 May 2004). Awarded
  • Retorgrade amnesia: design a patient-recognition task of famous faces. (Nuffield Foundation, 30 Jun 2003). Awarded
  • EduPark - to support patients with Parkinson's disease and their carers. (European Union, 03 Feb 2003). Awarded
  • Computerising the Benton Visual Retention Test. (University of Portsmouth, 01 Jan 2003). Awarded
  • Self-help guide for people with memory problems. (Jansen-Cilag Pharmaceuticals UK, 01 Mar 2001). Awarded
  • Professionals' self-help guide for patients with memory problems. (Pfizer Pharmaceuticals UK, 03 Apr 2000). Awarded
  • Potential treatment benefit of Aricept on visual memory deficits in Alzheimer's disease. (Pfizer Pharmaceuticals UK, 01 Jun 1999). Awarded
  • Design a book of memory strategies to help patients with everyday memory problems. (Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK, 01 Apr 1999). Awarded
  • Design a memory book for patients with memory difficulties and severe head injury. (South Durham NHS Trust, 02 Jun 1997). Awarded

External Responsibilities

  • Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research (SASTRA) University, India, International External Examiner - PhD in Medicine (2017-)
  • University of Chester, External Examiner (2015-)
  • Anglia Ruskin University, Independent External Panel Member, Approval Event (2014-)
  • Frontiers in Evolutionary Neuroscience, Board of International Reviewers (2013-2014)
  • Journal of the American Academy of Neurology, Board of International Reviewers (2013-2014)
  • Clinical Anatomy, Board of International Reviewers (2013-2014)
  • American Medical Journal, Contributing Editor (2012-2013)
  • Frontiers in Neuroscience, Board of International Reviewers (2012-2014)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society, Grant Applications Reviewer (2011-2012)
  • Royal College of General Practitioners British Journal of General Practice, Board of International Reviewers (2011-2013)
  • Design Principles & Practices: An International Journal, Associate Editor (2010-2011)
  • Salford University, External Examiner (2010-)
  • International Neuropsychological Society, Board of International Reviewers (2008-2014)
  • Disability & Rehabilitation, Board of International Reviewers (2008-2012)
  • Studies in Higher Education, Board of International Reviewers (2008-2012)
  • University of Sussex Medical School, Visiting Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology (2004-2005)
  • University of Newcastle Faculty of Medicine, External Examiner - PhD in Medicine (2002-2004)
  • National Health Service, Facilitator - Comm Psychiatric Nurses Supervision (2000-2002)
  • University of Surrey Clinical Psychology PsychD, External Assessor (2000-2005)
  • University of Teesside Clinical Psychology DClinPsy, Research Supervisor (1997-1999)

Internal Responsibilities

  • Programme Leader, Programme Leader
  • Associate Professor, Associate Professor

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Eire Festival of Curiosity (2016). Why do we yawn? Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTE), 7 Jul. http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=b9%5F10596878%5F82%5F17%2D07%2D2016%5F
  • FameLab (2016): Regional Heats: 100 /6 000 applicants. Science Museum, London, 16 Jan.
  • Clinical psychology research in media http://research.bournemouth.ac.uk/impact/clinical-psychology-research-in-the-media/
  • Yawning in Dubai http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/?s=Thompson+dubai
  • Yawning, fatigue and cortisol: expanding the Thompson Cortisol Hypothesis
  • New Scientist Yawns! http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/2015/01/05/new-scientist-yawns/s!
  • Ireland Yawns whttp://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/2015/01/13/ireland-yawns-with-dr-simon-thompson/ith Dr Simon Thompson:
  • Radio: Moncrieff Show (2015). Interviewed by Seán Moncrieff. Newstalk Irish National Radio, 07 Jan. http://www.newstalk.com/player/listen_back/8/15549/07th_January_2015_-_Moncrieff_Part_3
  • Yawning in Paris: http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/2014/08/22/yawning-in-paris-dr-simon-thompson/
  • How to catch a yawn! http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/2014/07/15/how-to-catch-a-yawn-dr-simon-thompson/
  • Abseil and new cancer research http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/2014/03/04/abseil-and-cancer-research-dr-simon-thompson/
  • Capturing a yawn:initial observations http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/2013/08/18/capturing-a-yawn-initial-observations-dr-simon-thompson/
  • Yawning up-state post-visit report part2-Santander Travel Scholarship http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/2013/07/01/yawning-up-state-post-visit-report-santander-travel-scholarship-dr-simon-thompson/
  • Festival of Learning: http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/2013/06/10/festival-of-learning-testament-to-a-successful-morning-dr-simon-thompson-dec-psychology-research-centre/
  • International Talk on Yawning: http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/2013/04/30/yawning-in-france/
  • State of yawning-Santander Travel Scholarship awarded to Dr Simon Thompson http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/reserach/2013/04/18/state-of-yawning/
  • Cafe Scientifique: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnCp7whTXOg
  • Cafe Scientifique: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUHE6y2Mx3E
  • Cafe Scientifique: http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/2013/02/03/next-cafe-scientifique-tuesday-5th-february-7ish-at-cafe-boscanova/
  • Media Online Directory http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/newsandevents/downloads/bu-media-directory.pdf
  • Dementia Institute: http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/dementia-institute/completed-projects/
  • Are we born to yawn? http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/2012/10/18/are-we-born-to-yawn/
  • International Engagement: http://www.baillement.com/dossier/thompson_warning.html
  • The dawn of the yawn: is yawning a warning? Linking neurological disorders http://baillement.com/dossier/thompson_dawn.html
  • Research into retinoblastoma: http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/2014/03/04/abseil-and-cancer-research-dr-simon-thompson/
  • Media Online Directory: http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/newsandevents/downloads/bu-media-directory.pdf
  • International Engagement: http://baillement.com/dossier/thompson_dawn.html
  • FameLab (2014): Regional Heats Audition: 100 /5 000 applicants. Science Museum, London, 13 Dec.

Conference Presentations

  • British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Visual memory and Aricept in Alzheimer’s disease., 28 Mar 2000, Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Glasgow
  • 6th International Congress on Vascular Dementia, Improving visual memory with Aricept., 19 Nov 2009, Centre Convencions Internacional, Barcelona, Spain
  • 6th International Congress on Vascular Dementia, Testamentary capacity in dementia., 19 Nov 2009, Centre Convencions Internacional, Barcelona, Spain
  • British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference, Clinical issues in testamentary capacity., 01 Dec 2010, Lowry Hotel, Manchester
  • Bournemouth & Southampton University Visual Cognition Conference, Visual memory and preception research., 08 Jun 2011, Bournemouth University
  • British Psychosocial Oncology Society Annual Conference, Longitudinal study of prospective memory in breast cancer patients., 15 Mar 2012, Metropole, Leeds
  • International Cognition & Cancer Task Force Conference, Prospective and working memory decline in breast cancer patients during chemotherapy., 06 Jun 2012, Espace Saint-Martin, Paris, France
  • Fusion Conference, Yawning is a warning!, 06 Jun 2012, Bournemouth University
  • 11th International Conference on Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Diseases, Assessing decision-making in Alzheimer’s disease., 06 Mar 2013, Firenze Fiera, Florence, Italy
  • British Psychosocial Oncology Society Annual Conference, A meta-analysis of prevalence rates and moderating factors for cancer-related post-traumatic stress disorder., 27 Feb 2014, Marriott Hotel, Preston
  • Multiple Sclerosis Frontiers 2015, Warning ! Stop yawning !, 29 Jun 2015, Sofitel Hotel, Heathrow Airport, London
  • American Society for Cybernetics Development of Social Systems, System for rapidly converting stroke quadriceps contraction to a digital signal., 15 Mar 1987, University of St Gallen, Switzerland
  • 1st International Conference Human Services Information Technology Applications, Making therapists’ prognosis of stroke a more scientific process., 14 Sep 1987, Birmingham Polytechnic
  • XXV International Congress of Psychology, Neuropsychological test results of women in a new phase of anorexia nervosa., 19 Jul 1992, Brussels International Centre, Belgium
  • British Psychological Society Annual Conference, The role of the clinical neuropsychologist in rehabilitation., 03 Apr 1997, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
  • British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Neuroimaging and neuropsychology in the cognitive rehabilitation of stroke and head injury., 26 Mar 1998, Brighton Centre
  • Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Potential cognitive benefits of Aricept for improving memory functioning in Alzheimer’s disease., 05 Oct 2000, University of Portsmouth
  • Annual Eisai-Pfizer Conference on Anti-Dementia Drugs, Improving visual memory performance with Aricept., 04 Jun 2001, Hilton Avisford Hotel, Arundel
  • National Conference on Stroke, Rehabilitation of cognitive and emotional problems following stroke., 01 Sep 2003, Central Hall, University of York
  • University of Sussex Medical School, Brain damage from stroke., 19 Oct 2004, University of Sussex Medical School, Brighton
  • LVI Réunion Anual de la Sen, EduPark Consortium: self-monitoring in Parkinson’s disease., 23 Nov 2004, Palacio de Congresos de Cataluña, Barcelona, Spain
  • 1st Annual Conference in Clinical Psychology & Physical Health, Helping stroke patients make use of their neuro-muscular signals., 15 Nov 2004, Salisbury District Hospital, Odstock
  • Annual Neurology Conference, Self-monitoring for people with Parkinson’s disease and their carers., 21 Jan 2005, Kasteel Oud-Poelgeest, Netherlands
  • Innovation through Knowledge Transfer, Exploring the safety of knowledge transfer from university hospital to “real-life” doctor-patient treatment environs., 02 Dec 2009, Hampton Court Palace, London
  • Psychology @BU, Alzheimer’s disease and stroke., 17 May 2010, Bournemouth University
  • La Première Conférence Internationale sur le Bâillement, La Société Française de Neurologie et La Société des Neurosciences, The dawn of the yawn: is yawning a warning? Linking neurological disorders., 24 Jun 2010, l’Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France
  • 8th International Qualitative Research Conference, Ethics and testamentary capacity in dementia., 06 Sep 2010, Bournemouth University
  • 5th International Conference, Design Principles & Practices, Designing for the famous: psychology of building a brand in haute couture shoe design and fashion., 02 Feb 2011, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
  • Erasmus Mundus Guest Lecture, Comprendre la démence: gestion, traitement et recherche au R-U. [Understanding dementia: management, treatment and research in the UK]., 15 Mar 2011, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Paris, France
  • Euro-American Conference for Academic Disciplines, Empowering stroke patients through creative graphics technology, psycho-physiology and neuroplasticity., 22 May 2012, La Baume, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology, Prospective and working memory decline during chemotherapy treatment., 01 Jun 2012, McCormick Place, Chicago, USA
  • Dementia Institute Conference, Testamentary capacity in dementia., 31 Jan 2013, Dementia Institute, Bournemouth University
  • Café Scientifique, An invitation to yawn., 05 Feb 2013, Café Boscanova, Bournemouth
  • Meeting French Ambassador, His Excellency Bernard Emié, MS., 05 Dec 2013, French Embassy, London
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology, Cognitive decline as a result of impaired sleep and glucose levels during chemotherapy treatment in breast cancer patients., 31 May 2013, McCormick Place, Chicago, USA
  • World Congress on Sleep Medicine, Capturing a yawn., 28 Sep 2013, Palacio de Congresos, Valencia, Spain
  • Anglo-French Summit of Association Française des Sclérosés en Plaques, Cortisol and yawning in multiple sclerosis., 04 Dec 2013, French Embassy, London
  • French Neurosciences and Neurology Meeting, La capture et la mesure d’un bâillement. [‘Capturing and measuring a yawn.’] ., 24 Mar 2014, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France
  • 4th International Conference on Prospective Memory, Prospective memory and cognitive impairment in breast cancer patients., 26 May 2014, Suor Orsola Benincasa University, Naples, Italy
  • International Conference for Academic Disciplines, How to catch a yawn., 30 Jun 2014, Universita’ Ca’ Foscari Di Venezia, Venice, Italy
  • Sommet du Conseil Scientifique International pour la Scléroses en Plaques, Yawning, fatigue and cortisol in multiple sclerosis., 03 Dec 2014, Université Paris X Ouest Nanterre La Défense
  • XIII International Conference on Psychology & Psychiatry, Identifying early symptoms in neurological disorders., 08 Apr 2015, Crowne Plaza Deira Dubai, Dubai, UAE
  • 1st Mediterranean Conference on Neurodegenerative Diseases, Yawning as a diagnostic marker for neurodegenerative diseases., 14 May 2015, Grand Hotel Palace, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 17th International Conference on Neurorehabilitation, Yawning and cortisol as a potential biomarker for early detection of multiple sclerosis., 25 May 2015, Holiday Inn, Wembley, London
  • 1st Joint Conference on Facial Analysis, Animation and Auditory-Visual Speech Processing, Audio-visual perception of Mandarin lexical tones in AX same-different judgement task., 11 Sep 2015, Palais Schoenborn, Vienna, Austria
  • iMSpire, International Multiple Sclerosis Partnership in Research, Importance of cortisol and yawning in reporting fatigue in MS., 02 Nov 2015, Université Paris X Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France
  • XVIII International Conference on Psychology & Psychiatry, Saliva cortisol and yawning as a predictor of neurological disease., 08 Apr 2016, Crowne Plaza Dubai Deira, Dubai, UAE

Consultancy Activities

  • Independent Panel Member, Approval of UG and PG Courses. Anglia Ruskin University/Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge

Attended Training

  • Grants Academy Module 3, WRG Europe Ltd, 09 Feb 2015
  • Grants Academy Module 2, WRG Europe Ltd, 13 Jan 2015
  • Grants Academy Module 1, WRG Europe Ltd, 12 Jan 2015
  • Coaching & Mentoring, Leadership Foundation for HE, 04 Jun 2014
  • Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership Module 1, 2-days, Leadership Foundation for HE, 05 May 2014
  • Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership Module 2, 2-days, Leadership Foundation for HE, 07 Jul 2014
  • Statistical Parametric Mapping for fMRI Module 1 & 2, Wellcome Trust for Neuroimaging, UCL, 08 Mar 2016

Qualifications

  • PhD in Neurological Biomarkers (Bournemouth University, 2016)
  • PhD in Dementia Diagnosis (Bournemouth University, 2010)
  • PGCE in Research Degree Supervision (Bournemouth University, 2010)
  • PGCE in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (University of Portsmouth, 2006)
  • MPhil in Clinical Psychology (University of Edinburgh, 1991)
  • PhD in Stroke Prognosis (University of Portsmouth, 1988)
  • PGD in Information Systems (University of Portsmouth, 1984)
  • BA (Hons) in Psychology (University of Plymouth, 1982)

Honours

  • Shortlist - Novel Applications of Electromyography Technology (Delsys, 2013)
  • Shortlist - Outstanding Employer Engagement (Times Higher Education Awards, 2012)
  • Team of the Year - service provision to psychiatric patients (National Health Service, 2003)

Memberships

  • British Neuropsychological Society, Practitioner Full Member,
  • International Scientific Committee for Research into Multiple Sclerosis, Member,
  • New York Academy of Sciences, Member (2013-),
  • Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce, Fellow (2013-),
  • The Higher Education Academy, Principal Fellow (2016-),

Networks

  • University of Chester, Chester.
  • University of Salford, Salford.
  • Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
  • Bjørknes University College, Oslo, Norway
  • Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France.
  • iMSpiRE - International Scientific Council for Research into Multiple Sclerosis

External Media and Press

Broadcast Interview

  • Undressing Fashion., Interviewed about Fashion trends and "Fashion Personality" for film documentary on Fashion.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U5COw1OSQ8&feature=youtu.be
  • Sunday Brunch, Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging
  • Paul Hammond Mid-Morning (Live), Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging
  • News, Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging
  • News, Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging
  • Newsday (Live), Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging
  • Matthew Gudgin, Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging
  • In the Bourne (Live), Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging
  • Drivetime, Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging
  • Breakfast with Eric Smith and Clare Ashford (Live), Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging
  • Breakfast with Darren Harper, Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging
  • Breakfast with Ben Fry, Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging
  • Afternoon Show (Live), Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging
  • Afternoon Show (Live), Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging
  • Afternoon Show (Live), Fairy Non-Bio National Survey on hugging. Simultaneous broadcast to 40 radio stations across England.
  • Does He Take Sugar?, Research on dementia
  • Moncrieff Show, Yawning. http://www.newstalk.com/player/listen_back/8/15549/07th_January_2015_-_Moncrieff_Part_3
  • Mooney Goes Wild, Eire Festival of Curiosity 2016 - Why do we yawn?. http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=b9_10596878_82_17-07%25%202D2016_
The data on this page was last updated at 04:01 on December 18, 2017.