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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.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
30 Jun 2006 → 31 Dec 2099
Award Date: 30 Jun 2006
Human Resource Management, MA, Northumbria University
Award Date: 1 Sep 2001
Psychology, BSc (Hons), Loughborough University
Award Date: 20 Jun 1998
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GETM3: Global Entrepreneurial Talent Management 3 MSCA RISE Project No 734824
Pearce, A., Elsey, V., Spencer, N., Shokri, A., Thompson, N. & Bailey, M.
14/12/16 → 30/12/20
Employee Silence in Healthcare: Charting New Avenues for Leadership and ManagementMontgomery, 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. 48, 1, p. 52-60 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review2 Citations (Scopus)
Sexual Orientation Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: A Qualitative Study of LGB Inclusion in a UK Public Sector OrganisationWilliams, A., Thompson, N. & Kandola, B., 8 Apr 2022, In: The Qualitative Report. 27, 4, p. 1068-1087 22 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile34 Downloads (Pure)
Becoming a professional: The five pillars of identification in Occupational Psychology in the UKElsey, V., Thompson, N., Sillence, E., Longstaff, L. & Moss, M., 18 Jun 2020, In: InPractice: The EAWOP Practitioners E-Journal. 13, p. 42-67 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile8 Citations (Scopus)39 Downloads (Pure)
Exploring the Consistency and Value of Humour Style ProfilesRhys Evans, T., Johannes, N., Winska, J., Glinska-Newes, A., van Stekelenburg, A., Nilsonne, G., Dean, L., Fido, D., Galloway, G., Jones, S., Masson, I., Escorcio Soares, A., Steptoe-Warren, G., Thompson, N. & D'Angelo Ungson, N., 2020, In: Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology. 4, 1, p. 1-24 24 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)17 Downloads (Pure)
Workplace bullying in healthcare: A qualitative analysis of bystander experiencesThompson, N., Carter, M., Crampton, P., Burford, B., Morrow, G. & Illing, J., 14 Nov 2020, In: The Qualitative Report. 25, 11, p. 3993-4028 36 p., 12.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)68 Downloads (Pure)
Frontiers in Psychology - Organisational Psychology (Journal)
Neill Thompson (Reviewer)22 Mar 2020 → …
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work › Editorial work
Bullying in the NHS: Why do we fail, and what can we do?
Neill Thompson (Speaker) & Madeline Carter (Invited speaker)1 Nov 2018
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talkFile
Use of naturalistic data in exploring job interviews.
Neill Thompson (Speaker) & Sam Warren (Speaker)17 May 2017 → 20 May 2017
Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation