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Lucy Thompson is an international research coordinator at the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre. She is based at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and regularly visits Gothenburg and the GNC affiliated research centres in Europe and beyond. Lucy attained a PhD in Psychology in 2003 and a Master of Public Health degree in 2009. She has worked in a senior research role in the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland for over 7 years focusing on evaluation of publicly funded health services, mainly with regard to children’s early development. She has published work on whole population screening for neurodevelopmental problems and trials of parenting support programmes, and is currently contributing to several GNC projects regarding risk factors in the very early years and long-term outcomes for children.

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    Thompson, L. "Focus on the child in front of you, today". Source: Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre www.gnc.gu.se

    Thompson, L. "Mental health gap divides rich and poor children". Source:  The Scotsman www.scotsman.com




Allely, C.S., Wilson, P., Minnis, H., Thompson, L., Yaksic, E., & Gillberg, C. (2017). Violence is Rare in Autism: When It Does Occur, Is It Sometimes Extreme? Journal of Psychology, 151, 49-68.

Gillberg, C., Fernell, E., Kočovská, E., Minnis, H., Bourgeron, T., Thompson, L., & Allely, C.S. (2017). The role of cholesterol metabolism and various steroid abnormalities in autism spectrum disorders: A hypothesis paper. Autism Research, 10, 1022-1044.

Marryat, L., Thompson, L,  & Wilson, P. (2017). No evidence of whole population mental health impact of the Triple P parenting programme: findings from a routine dataset. BMC Pediatrics, 17, 40.

Marryat, L., Thompson, L., Minnis, H., & Wilson, P. (2017). Primary schools and the amplification of social differences in child mental health: a population-based cohort study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, (Epub ahead of print).


Barry, S.J., Marryat, L., Thompson, L., Ellaway, A., White, J., McClung, M., & Wilson, P. (2015). Mapping area variability in social and behavioural difficulties among Glasgow pre-schoolers: linkage of a survey of pre-school staff with routine monitoring data. Child: Care, Health and Development, 41, 853-864.

Gillberg, C., Gillberg, I. C., Thompson, L., Biskupsto, R., & Billstedt, E. (2015). Extreme (“pathological”) demand avoidance in autism: a general population study in the Faroe Islands. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 24, 979-984.

Marryat, L., Thompson, L., Minnis, H., & Wilson, P. (2015). Exploring the social, emotional and behavioural development of preschool children: is Glasgow different? International Journal for Equity in Health, 14, 3.

MacBeth, A., Law, J., McGowan, I., Norrie, J., Thompson, L., & Wilson, P. (2015). Mellow Parenting: systematic review and meta-analysis of an intervention to promote sensitive parenting. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 57, 1119-1128.

Sim, F., Haig, C., O'Dowd, J., Thompson, L., Law, J., McConnachie, A., ...  Wilson P. (2015). Development of a triage tool for neurodevelopmental risk in children aged 30 months. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 45-46, 69-82.

White, J., Thompson, L., Puckering, C., Waugh, H., Henderson, M., MacBeth, A. & Wilson, P. (2015). Antenatal parenting support for vulnerable women. British Journal of Midwifery, 23, 724-732.


Allely, C. S., Minnis, H., Thompson, L., & Wilson, P., & Gillberg, C. (2014). Neurodevelopmental and psychosocial risk factors in serial killers and mass murderers. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 19, 288–301.

Marryat, L., Thompson, L., Minnis, H., & Wilson, P. (2014). Associations between social isolation pro-social behaviour and emotional development in pre-school aged children: a population based survey of kindergarten staff. BMC Psychology, 2, 44.

Scott, S., Lewsey, J., Thompson, L., & Wilson, P. (2014). Early parental physical punishment and emotional and behavioural outcomes in preschool children. Child: Care, Health and Development, 40, 337-345.


Sim, F., O Dowd, J., Thompson, L., Law, J., Macmillan, S., Affleck, M., ... Wilson, P. (2013). Language and social/emotional problems identified at a universal developmental assessment at 30 months. BMC Pediatrics, 13, 206.

Thompson, L.C., Wilson, P.M.J., & McConnachie, A. (2013). A universal 30-month child health assessment focussed on social and emotional development. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 3, 13-22.

White, J., Connelly, G., Thompson, L., & Wilson, P. (2013). Assessing wellbeing at school entry using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: professional perspectives. Educational Research, 55, 87- 98.

Wilson, P., McQuaige, F., Thompson, L., & McConnachie, A. (2013). Language delay is not predictable from available risk factors. Scientific World Journal, 2013, 947018.


Latimer, K., Wilson, P., Kemp, J., Thompson, L., Sim, F., Gillberg, C., … Minnis, H. (2012). Disruptive behaviour disorders: a systematic review of environmental antenatal and early years risk factors. Child: Care, Health and Development, 38, 611-628.

Thompson, L.C., & Gillberg, C. (2012). Behavioural problems from perinatal and neonatal insults. Lancet, 379, 392-393.

Wilson, C., Thompson, L., McConnachie, A., & Wilson, P. (2012). Matching parenting support needs to service provision in a universal 13-month child health surveillance visit. Child: Care, Health and Development, 38, 665-674.


Puckering, C., Connolly, B., Werner, C., Toms-Whittle, L., Thompson, L., Lennox, J., & Minnis, H. (2010). Rebuilding relationships : a pilot study of the effectiveness of the Mellow Parenting Programme for children with Reactive Attachment Disorder. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 16, 73-87.


Lim, K., Corlett, L., Thompson, L., Law, J., Wilson, P., Gillberg, C., & Minnis, H. (2010). Measuring attachment in large population studies: a systematic review. Educational & Child Psychology, 27, 22-32.

Thompson, L., Kemp, J., Wilson, P., Pritchett, R., Minnis, H., Toms-Whittle, L., … Gillberg, C. (2010). What have birth cohort studies asked about genetic, pre- and perinatal exposures and child and adolescent onset mental health outcomes? A systematic review. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 19, 1-15.

Wilson, P., Thompson, L., Puckering, C., McConnachie, A., Holden, C., Cassidy, C., & Gillberg, C. (2010). Parent-child relationships: are health visitors' judgements reliable? Community Practitioner, 83, 22-25.


Terras, M.M., Thompson, L.C., & Minnis, H. (2009). Dyslexia and psycho-social functioning: an exploratory study of the role of self-esteem and understanding. Dyslexia, 15, 304-327.

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