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Neil Thompson

Clinic Director

School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing

17 October 2023


  • DClinPsych - Canterbury Christ Church University College, UK

  • BSC.Hons - Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK


Research Interests

My research interests include CBT for psychosis and mentalisation-based treatment for personality disorders.


    Recent Publications

    • Thompson, N & Bhugra D. (2000). Rates of deliberate self harm in Asians: Findings and Models.International review of psychiatry, Vol 12 (1): 37-43.
    • Thompson N., Prince M., Macdonald A, & Sham P. (2001). Reliability of a telephone-administered cognitive test battery (TACT) between telephone and face to face administration. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. 10: 22-28.
    • Bhugra D., Thompson N., Piracha-Syed S,.Kapoor J, & Oommen G. (2002). Mental health of ethnic minority elders in West London: pathways in to secondary care. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 45: 27-30.
    • Bhugra D., Thompson N., Singh J, & Fellow-Smith E. (2003). Inception rates of deliberate self-harm among adolescents in West London. International Journal of Social Psychiatry 49 (4): 247-250.
    • Wykes, T., Thompson, N. & Hayward, P. (2002). Changing voices: A randomised controlled trial of group cognitive treatment. Schizophrenia Research, 53: 3-12.
    • Richards, M., Jarvis, J; Thompson, N & Wadsworth M.E.J. (2003)
    • Cigarette Smoking and Cognitive Decline in Midlife: Evidence from a Prospective Birth Cohort Study. American Journal of Public Health, Vol 93, No.9: 694-998
    • Wykes, T., Newton, E., Landau, S., Rice, C., Thompson, N. & Frangou S. (2007). Cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) for young early onset patients with schizophrenia: an exploratory randomized controlled trial. Schizophrenia Research, 94 (1-3): 221-30.
    • Fannon D., Hayward, P., Thompson, N., Green N., Suguladze, S & Wykes, T. (2009). The self or the voice? Relative contributions of self-esteem and voice appraisal in persistent auditory hallucinations. Schizophrenia Research, 112(1-3):174-80
    • Hayward, P., David, A.S., Green, N., Rabe-Hesketh, R.,Haworth, E., Thompson, N., Shaffer, S., Hastilow, S. & Wykes T. (2009). Promoting therapeutic alliance in Clozapine Users: An exploratory Randomized controlled trial. Clinical Schizophrenia and related psychoses, Vol, 3, 3: 127-132.



    Neil's background includes specialising with adults with complex mental health problems in community mental health settings. He has experience in working with mood disorders, trauma and identity disturbance. He has developed specialist interests in attachment theory, assessment of Autistic spectrum disorders and the assessment and treatment of personality disorders.

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