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Health Sciences profile

Dr Bronnie Thompson

PositionClinical Senior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine (Christchurch)
QualificationsPhD MSc (Psych) DipOccTh
Research summaryPain, coping, daily life
Teaching

I teach pain and pain management to 5th year medical students, and coordinate and teach papers MSME 704, Introduction to Pain; MSME 708, Introduction to Pain Management; MSME 707, Musculoskeletal Management; and PAIN 703 Pyschosocial and Cultural Aspects of Pain.

Memberships

Synergy Board A; NZ Pain Society, Occupational Therapy New Zealand national council member

Clinical

Chronic pain self management using psychological and functional approaches.

Research

Bronwyn Thompson has worked in the field of pain management for most of her clinical career. Her roles have included:
  • occupational therapy
  • pain psychology
  • vocational management
  • policy development

Bronwyn has recently completed a PhD developing a theory of living well with chronic pain.

Publications

Lennox Thompson, B. (2021). Whole-person clinical reasoning. In M. Erb & A. A. Schmid (Eds.), Integrative rehabilitation practice: The foundations of whole-person care for health professionals. (pp. 92-106). London, UK: Singing Dragon.

Hudson, B., Williman, J. A., Stamp, L. K., Alchin, J. S., Hooper, G. J., Mangin, D., Lennox Thompson, B. F., & Toop, L. (2021). Nortriptyline for pain in knee osteoarthritis in general practice: A double blind randomised controlled trial. British Journal of General Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.3399/bjgp.2020.0797

Thompson, B. (2020). Growing pains: How cannabis impacts pain relief. Matters of Substance, 31(1). Retrieved from https://www.drugfoundation.org.nz/matters-of-substance/august-2020/growing-pains-how-cannabis-impacts-pain-relief/

Gräper, P. J., Clark, J. R., Thompson, B. L., & Hallegraeff, J. M. (2020). Evaluating sensory profiles in nociplastic chronic low back pain: A cross-sectional validation study. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2020.1839987

O'Sullivan, K., Cahalan, R., & Lennox Thompson, B. (2020). The importance of sleep in dance. In R. Cahalan (Ed.), Complete Irish dancer: Optimization of health and performance in Irish dancers. (pp. 135-151). New York, NY: Nova Science.

Lennox Thompson, B. (2021). Whole-person clinical reasoning. In M. Erb & A. A. Schmid (Eds.), Integrative rehabilitation practice: The foundations of whole-person care for health professionals. (pp. 92-106). London, UK: Singing Dragon.

Chapter in Book - Research

O'Sullivan, K., Cahalan, R., & Lennox Thompson, B. (2020). The importance of sleep in dance. In R. Cahalan (Ed.), Complete Irish dancer: Optimization of health and performance in Irish dancers. (pp. 135-151). New York, NY: Nova Science.

Chapter in Book - Research

Lennox Thompson, B. (2019). After the tango in the doorway: An autoethnography of living with persistent pain. In S. van Rysewyk (Ed.), Meanings of pain (Vol. 2): Common types of pain and language. (pp. 17-35). Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-24154-4_2

Chapter in Book - Research

Lennox Thompson, B. (2016). Making sense: Regaining self-coherence. In S. van Rysewyk (Ed.), Meanings of pain. (pp. 309-324). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-49022-9_19

Chapter in Book - Research

Lennox Thompson, B. (2016). Pain theory and models for treatment. In D. L. Thompson & M. Brooks (Eds.), Integrative pain management: Massage, movement, and mindfulness based approaches. Pencaitland, UK: Handspring.

Chapter in Book - Research

Thompson, B. (2012). Abductive reasoning and case formulation in complex cases. In L. Robertson (Ed.), Clinical reasoning in occupational therapy: Controversies in practice. (pp. 15-30). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Chapter in Book - Research

Hudson, B., Williman, J. A., Stamp, L. K., Alchin, J. S., Hooper, G. J., Mangin, D., Lennox Thompson, B. F., & Toop, L. (2021). Nortriptyline for pain in knee osteoarthritis in general practice: A double blind randomised controlled trial. British Journal of General Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.3399/bjgp.2020.0797

Journal - Research Article

Gräper, P. J., Clark, J. R., Thompson, B. L., & Hallegraeff, J. M. (2020). Evaluating sensory profiles in nociplastic chronic low back pain: A cross-sectional validation study. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2020.1839987

Journal - Research Article

Thompson, B. (2020). Growing pains: How cannabis impacts pain relief. Matters of Substance, 31(1). Retrieved from https://www.drugfoundation.org.nz/matters-of-substance/august-2020/growing-pains-how-cannabis-impacts-pain-relief/

Journal - Research Article

Bourke, J. A., Catherwood, V. J., Nunnerley, J., Martin, R. A., Levack, W. M. M., Thompson, B. L., & Acland, R. H. (2019). Using cannabis for pain management after spinal cord injury: A qualitative study. Spinal Cord Series & Cases, 5, 82. doi: 10.1038/s41394-019-0227-3

Journal - Research Article

Swain, N., Lennox Thompson, B., Gallagher, S., Paddison, J., & Mercer, S. (2019). Gratitude Enhanced Mindfulness (GEM): A pilot study of an internet-delivered programme for self-management of pain and disability in people with arthritis. Journal of Positive Psychology, 15(3), 420-426. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2019.1627397

Journal - Research Article

Darlow, B., Brown, M., Thompson, B., Hudson, B., Grainger, R., McKinlay, E., & Abbott, J. H. (2018). Living with osteoarthritis is a balancing act: An exploration of patients' beliefs about. BMC Rheumatology, 2, 15. doi: 10.1186/s41927-018-0023-x

Journal - Research Article

Bhana, N., Thompson, L., Alchin, J., & Thompson, B. (2015). Patient expectations for chronic pain management. Journal of Primary Health Care, 7(2), 130-136. doi: 10.1071/HC15130

Journal - Research Article

Kendall, N. A. S., & Thompson, B. F. (1998). A pilot programme for dealing with the comorbidity of chronic pain and long-term unemployment. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 8, 5-26.

Journal - Research Article

Swain, N., Parr-Brownlie, L. C., Lennox Thompson, B., Darlow, B., Mani, R., & Baxter, D. (2018). Six things you need to know about pain. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1486), 5-8. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Hudson, B., Williman, J. A., Stamp, L. K., Alchin, J. S., Hooper, G. J., Mangin, D., Thompson, B. F., & Toop, L. (2015). Nortriptyline in knee osteoarthritis (NortIKA Study): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 16, 448. doi: 10.1186/s13063-015-0961-1

Journal - Research Other

Thompson, B. (2012). Are you ready? Readiness to return to work for people living with chronic pain. Occupational Therapy Now, 14(5), 13-15.

Journal - Research Other

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