Neill Thompson


Degree/info: M.Sc.
University Northumbria
Faculty and department Department of Psychology, Health and Life Sciences

Neill is also module lead for the postgraduate module Employee Selection and Assessment, undergraduate option Social Psychology of Work and he also teaches qualitative methods to postgraduate and undergraduates in psychology.

Neill’s research focuses on applying principles and methods from social and occupational psychology to the workplace, with the aim of informing organisational practice. His primary area of interest is in workplace bullying and in the employee selection field – job interview practices. He uses a range of qualitative methodology with a particular interest in video analysis and the use of naturalistic data collection.

Fields of interests /

Qualitative Research

Occupational/Organisational/Industrial Psychology

Job / Selection Interviews

Discourse Analysis

Video Analysis

Workplace bullying

Proposition of common research in GETM3 My contribution comes as part of the wider multi-disciplinary GETM3 team. I collaborate at a methodological level through qualitative research, at a subject level as an occupational psychologist with experience of employee selection strategies and as an academic involvement in teaching graduate students.

Important Publication

  • Dawson, B. and Thompson, N.J. (2017) The Effect of Personality on Occupational Stress in Veterinary Surgeons. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education Spring;44(1):72-83.