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Neill Thompson

Assistant Professor

Department: Psychology

Neill Thompson is a Senior Lecturer in Occupational and Organisational Psychology at Northumbria University and Programme Leader for the MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology. He is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. As a practitioner psychologist his work focuses on evidence based selection strategies and the delivery of human factors training (non-technical skills focused) to healthcare teams. He is also a member of the Vitalwork Psychology consultancy team.

Neill’s workplace bullying research has explored the prevalence and experiences of bullying and examined the use of interventions in the NHS. His research currently concentrates on three areas; i) the development , implementation and evaluation of interventions, ii) the use of discursive approaches and naturalistic data collection methodologies, iii) the role of the bystander. Neill is a Board Member of the International Association of Workplace Bullying and Harassment (IAWBH) and a member of DRAWING - a UK based practitioner-research collaboration focused on developing bullying interventions.

More broadly Neill’s research interest include a focus on organisational and institutional behaviour in areas such as the use of humour, the experience and social construction of stress, and what happens during specific organisational practices like job interviews or team meetings.

Neill completed his undergraduate degree in Social Psychology at Loughborough University, MA Human Resource Management at Northumbria University and MSc Occupational Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London. Previously he has worked as an in-house organisational psychologist and in human resource management.


Neill Thompson

Campus Address

Room 147, Northumberland Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Why the long face? Experiences and observations of bullying behaviour at equestrian centres in Great Britain, Watson, N., Thompson, N., Jooste, J. 2 Apr 2024, In: European Journal for Sport and Society
  • A “central” perspective: The Video-enhanced Meeting Management and Behaviour (VMMB) method, Ponton, H., Thompson, N., Greenwood, D. 4 Sep 2023, Proceedings of the 39th Annual ARCOM Conference, London, Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)
  • Employee Silence in Healthcare: Charting New Avenues for Leadership and Management, Montgomery, A., Lainidi, O., Johnson, J., Creese, J., Baathe, F., Baban, A., Bhattacharjee, A., Carter, M., Dellve, L., Doherty, E., Kheddache Jendeby, M., Morgan, K., Srivastava, M., Thompson, N., Tyssen, R., Vohra, V. 1 Jan 2023, In: Health Care Management Review
  • Enhancing Feedback in Surgical Training: Intervention Evaluation, Carter, M., Rothwell, C., Hesselgreaves, H., Thompson, N., Emmerson, C. Aug 2023
  • The importance of understanding Work-as-done: Implications for research and practice in organizational psychology, Thompson, N., Shapiro, E., Ponton, H. 27 Oct 2023, In: InPractice: The EAWOP Practitioners E-Journal
  • Sexual Orientation Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: A Qualitative Study of LGB Inclusion in a UK Public Sector Organisation, Williams, A., Thompson, N., Kandola, B. 8 Apr 2022, In: The Qualitative Report
  • Positive and Negative Experiences of Giving, Receiving and Observing Feedback in Surgical Training: Research Report for Health Education England North East, Carter, M., Rothwell, C., Hesselgreaves, H., Thompson, N. Dec 2021
  • Becoming a professional: The five pillars of identification in Occupational Psychology in the UK, Elsey, V., Thompson, N., Sillence, E., Longstaff, L., Moss, M. 18 Jun 2020, In: InPractice: The EAWOP Practitioners E-Journal
  • Collaborative Leadership in Systems: Evaluation report on Pilot Development Centre and Coaching, Elsey, V., Carter, M., Longstaff, L., Thompson, N., Wheatman, A. Jun 2020
  • Development of Competency Framework for Collaborative Leaders in Systems, Elsey, V., Carter, M., Longstaff, L., Thompson, N., Wheatman, A. Jun 2020

  • Ethan Shapiro A video analysis of clinical handovers between ambulance services and emergency departments Start Date: 01/10/2016 End Date: 15/07/2020
  • Frances Dodd Addressing the influence of leadership incivility upon employees: understanding individual experiences and developing organisational interventions. Start Date: 01/04/2015 End Date: 17/01/2020

  • Psychology MSc June 30 2006
  • Human Resource Management MA September 01 2001
  • Psychology BSc (Hons) June 20 1998
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017
  • Chartered Occupational Psychologist British Psychological Society (BPS) 2010
  • Full Member Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) 2005

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