Dr Miles Thompson

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  • Qualifications:PhD, DClinPsy, PGCHE, FHEA, HCPC Reg.
  • Position:Associate Professor in Psychology
  • Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences (HAS)
  • Telephone:+4411732 87933
  • Email:Miles2.Thompson@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Dr Miles Thompson is an Associate Professor in Psychology at UWE Bristol. He is also the lead of the Psychological Sciences Research Group (PSRG) and within it leads the Promoting Psychological Health (PPH) theme.

Miles is also a clinical psychologist, registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He worked full-time in the NHS at the Bath Centre for Pain Services from 2005 until 2011. Prior to working at UWE, he worked as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University.

His main research interests are in psychology and its relationship to social, global and environmental justice and change. Social justice, of course, includes mental health. For Miles, these interests are often approached through the lens of community, critical community and liberation psychologies.

Miles also remains research active in clinical areas which focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and other contextual approaches such as mindfulness, especially as they apply to chronic pain and related long-term conditions. He also conducts research into the potential reach of ACT in wider "prosocial" areas (hopefully you can see the link here to social, global and environmental justice and change as mentioned earlier).

In terms of teaching, Miles leads / has recently led a first-year undergraduate module in Interpersonal Psychology and the placement module on the Masters in Health Psychology.

Miles welcomes contact from people interested in his work, or working with him. Especially potential PhD students.

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