Trevor Thompson

Dr Trevor Thompson BSc Hons, MSc, PhD

Trevor Thompson

Dr Trevor Thompson
BSc Hons, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

Department of Psychology, Social Work and Counselling

Faculty of Education and Health

Dr Trevor Thompson is a Senior Lecturer for Psychology in the Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling at the University of Greenwich.

Trevor joined the university in 2008 and specialises in statistics and research methods. He is a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and has provided statistical consultancy to the pharmaceutical industry and the Ministry of Justice. 

His primary research area is pain management and has published in several leading journals, including Pain; and the Journal of Pain. He has previously worked on a large EU funded project examining whether EEG-biofeedback and virtual reality based interventions enhanced immunity, mood and other outcome variables.

Posts held previously:

  • 2006-08: Research Fellow, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Senior Lecturer, Psychology, Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
  • Reviewer for articles: PLOS ONE; Addiction; Personality and Individual Differences; Physiology and Behaviour; and the European Journal of Sport Science
  • Reviewer of statistical content of papers produced by the Ministry of Justice

Trevor's primary research interests include pain perception, social anxiety disorder and how psychophysiological measures (brain activity, heart rate, etc) can be used to quantify our emotional or attentional state.

He is also interested in the use of modern psychometric methods (especially Structural Equation Modelling, Mulitlevel Modelling and Item Response Theory) to assess the relaiblity and validity of measurement instruments.

Thompson, T., Gallop, K., Correll, C. U., Carvalho, A. F., Veronese, N., Wright, E., & Stubbs, B. (2017). Pain perception in Parkinson's disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of experimental studies. Ageing Research Reviews, 35, 74-86.

Thompson, T., Lloyd, A., Joseph, A., & Weiss, M. (in press). The Weiss Functional Impairment Rating Scale-Parent Form for assessing ADHD: Evaluating diagnostic accuracy and determining optimal thresholds using ROC analysis. Quality of Life Research.

Thompson, T., Oram, C., Correll, C. U., Tsermentseli, S., & Stubbs, B. (in press). Analgesic effects of alcohol: A systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled experimental studies in healthy participants. J Pain.

Stubbs, B., Thompson, T., Solmi, M., Vancampfort, D., Sergi, G., Luchini, C., & Veronese, N. (2016). Is pain sensitivity altered in people with Alzheimer's disease? A systematic review and meta-analysis of experimental pain research. Exp Gerontol, 82, 30-38.

Thompson, T., Correll, C. U., Gallop, K., Vancampfort, D., & Stubbs, B. (2016). Is Pain Perception Altered in People With Depression? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Experimental Pain Research. J Pain, 17(12), 1257-1272.

Stubbs, B., Koyanagi, A., Thompson, T., Veronese, N., Carvalho, A. F., Solomi, M., . . . Vancampfort, D. (2016). The epidemiology of back pain and its relationship with depression, psychosis, anxiety, sleep disturbances, and stress sensitivity: Data from 43 low- and middle-income countries. General Hospital Psychiatry, 43, 63-70.

Stubbs, B., Thompson, T., Acaster, S., Vancampfort, D., Gaughran, F., & Correll, C. U. (2015). Decreased pain sensitivity among people with schizophrenia: a meta-analysis of experimental pain induction studies. Pain, 156(11), 2121-2131.

Morgan, J., Robinson, O., & Thompson, T. (2015). Happiness and Age in European Adults: The Moderating Role of Gross Domestic Product per Capita. Psychol Aging.

Thompson, T. (2014). Personal and Vicarious Embarrassability. Journal of Individual Differences, 35(1), 22-29. doi:10.1027/1614-0001/a000122

Gruzelier, J. H., Thompson, T., Redding, E., Brandt, R., & Steffert, T. (2014). Application of alpha/theta neurofeedback and heart rate variability training to young contemporary dancers: State anxiety and creativity. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 93(1), 105-111.

Thompson, T., Keogh, E., Chen, M. J.-L., & French, C. C. (2012). Emotion-focused coping and distraction: sex differences in the influence of anxiety sensitivity during noxious heat stimulation. European Journal of Pain, 16, 410-420.

Chen, M. J., Thompson, T., Kropotov, J., & Gruzelier, J. H. (2011). Beneficial effects of electrostimulation contingencies on sustained attention and electrocortical activity. CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics, 17(5), 311-326.

Thompson, T., Keogh, E., & French, C. C. (2011). Sensory focusing versus distraction and pain: moderating effects of anxiety sensitivity in males and females. The Journal of Pain, 12, 849-858.

Thompson, T., Steffert, T., Steed, A., & Gruzelier, J. (2011). A randomized controlled trial of the effects of hypnosis with 3-D virtual reality animation on tiredness, mood, and salivary cortisol. The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 59, 122-142.

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Thompson, T. (2012). Determining an Optimal Cut Off Score for the WFIRS-P Using ROC Curve Analysis. APA 64th Institute on Psychiatric Services Meeting, October, New York.

Thompson, T. (2012). Determination of optimal overall and domain cut-off scores for the Weiss Functional Impairment Rating Scale-Parent Form using Receiver Operating Characteristics analysis. EUNETHYDIS 2nd International ADHD Conference, 23-25 May, Barcelona: Spain.

Thompson, T. (2012). Determining an optimal cut-off score for the WFIRS-P using ROC curve analysis. 165th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, 5-9 May Philadelphia: PA.

Thompson, T. (2011). Impact of dry eye on everyday life (IDEEL) – symptom bother: estimating cut-off scores for dry eye severity groups. ISPOR 14th Annual European Congress, November, Madrid.

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