Dr Joanne Thompson BA (Hons) MSc, HE Dipl Coun, PhD

Senior University Teacher
Co-Director of Studies (Phase 2a/b)
Student Selected Component (SSC) Lead
CAS and Communication Skills (Phase 2b) Lead

Joanne ThompsonAcademic Unit of Primary Medical Care
Samuel Fox House Room 212, 2nd Floor
Northern General Hospital
Herries Road
Sheffield. S5 7AU
Tel: 0114 222 2208 (UK)
Fax: 0114 222 2219


I started working for the University of Sheffield in August 1998 as a Research Associate and was promoted to Research Fellow in 2004.

In 2004 I qualified as a counsellor.

In 2010 I was awarded my PhD In the Psychosocial impact of breast cancer for patients and their partners approaching discharge from routine hospital follow-up.

In 2014 I became Co-Director of Studies for Phase 2a/b and theme lead for Student Selected Components of the MBChB program.

Research Activities

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.

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.

Current Projects

Social accountability and medical education
Supervision of Undergraduate and Postgraduate qualitative research

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