About

Dr Thompson has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Queensland, a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Bond University, and a PhD from the University of New South Wales. She is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the APS Teaching, Learning & Psychology Interest Group, the APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group, an Academic Member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, an AHPRA endorsed supervisor in psychology and a Member of the Singapore Psychological Society.Dr Thompson has over 25 years of professional experience in clinical, research and teaching psychology, including provision of mental health services to children and to older adults. She has also worked in private practice, mental health service management and professional supervision of psychologists. Her research interests, publications and conference presentations are in the area of clinical psychology, particularly mental health and cognition in older age.

She has published her research regularly in peer reviewed journals, co-authored a book chapter and presented her work at numerous conferences and public education seminars. She is a reviewer for a number of highly ranked academic journals.

Interests
Professional
  • Clinical Psychology. Prevention of dementia. Public awareness of dementia. Support for caregivers of people with dementia. Public Health. Health promotion & prevention.
Research
  • Ageing, dementia and cognition.
Teaching
  • Supervision in Clinical Psychology. Assessment and intervention in psychology.
Experience
  • 2016 to present - Adjunct Associate Professor, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2012 to 2016 - Associate Professor, JCU (Singapore)
  • 2012 to 2016 - Director, Professional Programs, Psychology, JCU (Singapore)
  • 2011 to 2012 - Principal Lecturer, TMC Academy/University of Greenwich (Singapore)
  • 2007 to 2010 - Casual Tutor & Lecturer, UNSW Psychology (Sydney, Australia)
  • 2003 to 2010 - Conjoint Associate Lecturer, UNSW Psychiatry (Sydney, Australia)
  • 2002 to 2010 - Clinical Research Psychologist, Sydney Centre for Clinical Cognitive Research, Academic Department for Old Age Psychiatry, Prince of Wales Hospital (Sydney, Australia)
  • 2007 - Casual tutor, University of Sydney, Health Sciences (Cumberland, Australia)
  • 2001 to 2002 - Psychologist, Tweed Heads Community Health Centre, Northern Rivers Health Service (Tweed Heads, Australia)
  • 1995 to 2000 - Team Leader, Clinical Psychologist, Child and Youth Mental Health Service (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • 1998 to 1999 - Consulting Psychologist, Private Practice (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • 1995 to 1996 - Psychologist, The Abused Child Trust – “Contact House” (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 1992 to 1994 - Counsellor & Supervisor, Women's Health Counselling Service (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 1989 to 1992 - Children's Therapist, Child and Youth Mental Health Service (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • 1986 - Counsellor, Youth Emergency Shelter (Brisbane, Australia)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2015 - James Cook University, Research Advisor of the Year Award (as member of a panel)
  • 2013 - JCU Singapore Best Academic of the Year
  • 2010 - Dementia Research Forum (Australia), Poster Prize winner for “Best Poster by an Early Career Researcher”.
  • 2008 to 2009 - Competitive Early Career Research Grant, Alzheimer’s Australia Research
Memberships
  • 2013 - Associate Member, Singapore Association for Counselling
  • 2013 - Australia and New Zealand Psychology Training Clinics Association
  • 2011 to 2013 - APS Teaching & Learning Psychology Interest Group
  • 2011 to 2013 - Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society
  • 2010 to 2013 - APS Psychology & Ageing Interest Group
  • 2010 to 2013 - Singapore Psychological Society
  • 1989 to 2013 - Australian Psychological Society.
  • 2003 to 2010 - Australian Consortium of Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research.
Other
  • 2010 - Alzheimer’s Association (USA) Travel Fellowship to attend and present poster at the International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease, Hawaii.
  • 2010 - UNSW Postgraduate Research Support Scheme Conference Travel Scholarship to present at the Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2008 - Centre for Research on Ageing, Curtin University, bursary to present at the ERA Conference, Perth, November 2008.
  • 2008 - ERA Collaborative Group Project First Prize Winner bursary to attend and present paper at the ERA Conference, Perth, November 2008.
  • 2013 - Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor.
  • 2008 to 2013 - ARC/NHMRC Research Network in Ageing Well & Australasian Centre on Ageing, Competitive bursary to attend Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) Masterclass, Brisbane, March 2008.
  • 2007 to 2009 - Competitive PhD scholarship from Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, UNSW.
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