Dr Joanne Thompson

PhD, PGCert Med Ed, HEDip Coun, MSc, BA (Hons)

Academic Unit of Medical Education

Senior University Teacher

Co-Director of Studies (Phase 2a/b)

Student Selected Component (SSC) Lead

CAS and Communication Skills (Phase 2b) Lead

j.thompson1@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 2208

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Dr Joanne Thompson
Academic Unit of Medical Education
Sam Fox House
Northern General Hospital
Herries Road
Sheffield
S5 7AU
Profile

My academic background is Psychology, Counselling and Medical Education. My PhD focused on the psychosocial impact of breast cancer for patients and their partners approaching discharge from routine hospital follow-up. I have a strong interest in the psychosocial impact of illness, both in research and teaching.

I began working for The University of Sheffield in 1998 and I am currently a Senior University Teacher in Medical Education. In 2014, I became Co-Director of Studies for Phase 2a/b and Theme Lead for Student Selected Components of the MBChB.

Research interests
  • Social Accountability of Medical Schools and impact on medical students.
  • The psychosocial impact of breast cancer and late effects of cancer and its treatment.
  • The role of primary care in the management of children with long term conditions.
  • Widening participation in Medical Education.
  • Supervision of Undergraduate and Postgraduate qualitative research
Publications

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Jones G, Jacques R, Thompson J, Woods H, Ledger W, Alazzam M, Radley S & Tidy J (2013) IMPACT OF TRIPLE INCISION VULVECTOMY ON QUALITY OF LIFE AND PELVIC FLOOR OUTCOMES IN WOMEN WITH VULVAL CANCER. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER, Vol. 23(8) RIS download Bibtex download

Theses / Dissertations

  • Thompson J (2009) The Psychosocial Impact of Breast Cancer for Patients and Partners Approaching Discharge from Routine Hospital Follow-up. RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities
  • Co-Director of Phase 2a/b.
  • Medical Education and curricular development.
  • Enhanced support for students experiencing difficulty.
  • Theme lead for Student Selected Components for the MBChB.
  • Social Accountability and medical students.
  • Communication and Consultations Skills.
  • Psychosocial impact of illness (Community Attachment Scheme).
  • Widening participation in Medical Education.