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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

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2019.1627397

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2019.1627397

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

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

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.

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Journal - Research Other

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

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

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

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