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Dr Catherine Thompson MSc, BSc, MBBS

Senior Research Assistant

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Dr Catherine Thompson is a Senior Research Assistant exploring the role of parenting in the pathology and treatment of ADHD. Her main role in the University of Southampton is optimizing and implementing an online version of The New Forest Parenting Programme. This is one of the only programmes originally and specifically designed to treat externalising behaviour in the context of ADHD.

Parenting and ADHD: The New Forest Parenting Programme Research Group

Academic qualifications

October 2015-present Nottingham University PhD Research
Working Title: Creating a dosage fidelity and effectiveness measure for parenting programmes for ADHD.
October 2010- 2011 University of Bristol
Master of Science: Research Methods in Psychology
October 2002-July 2003 Kings College London,
Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Psychology (joint honours)

Professional qualifications and examinations

June 2009 FULL Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (Postgraduate)
October 1998 – July 2004 Kings College London,
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

Online interventions

Thompson, CE, Henry, A; Krepner, J; Kovshoff, H; Daley, D; , C. Laver-Bradbury M. Thompson, JJ, Sonuga-Barke, E. The New Forest Parenting Programme Online Parent Training Intervention (NFPP-ol) used in proof of concept trial. August 2016, A LifeGuide Platform Intervention

Thompson, CE, M. Thompson, JJ. & C. Laver-Bradbury, Main writing lead AND programmer; The New Forest Parenting Programme Online Therapist Training Resource; Replacing day 1 of the 3 day face-to-face training programme and improving programme fidelity long term. August 2016, A LifeGuide Platform Intervention UPDATED April 2017

Grant applications

Aug 2016 to present day: Co-Applicant and LifeGuide and programme delivery consultant OPTIMA-Online Parent Training for Initial Management of ADHD referrals. NIHR Full Programme Grant July 2017

March 2015: Co-Applicant and administrative lead; NIHR Program Development Grant Development of a computerised parenting intervention for Attention-Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder: New Forest Parenting Program-Online: Reference number 14860

November 2013 AND Jan 2015. Co-Applicant Piloting of the NFPP online Day 1 therapist training programme vs. the original 3-day face-to-face training AND exploring the financial model of NFPP use in the UK. Wessex Academic and Clinical Science Network



Research group

Institute for Disorders of Impulse and Attention (IDIA)

Dr Catherine Thompson
Building 44 Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number:44/3079/M35

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