Dr Thompson was appointed to the Committee in April 2010. He is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology at the Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff University. He is Honorary Consultant to Cardiff and Vale Local Health Board and Director of the National Poisons Information Service (Cardiff).
In addition to his general medical interests, Dr Thompson has a particular interest in the management of acutely poisoned patients. His current academic interests include the effective use of antidotes and the effects of occupational exposure to chemicals on health. He is the theme leader for medical undergraduate education for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the Wales College of Medicine and is course organiser for postgraduate courses in Medical Toxicology at the University.
Dr Thompson is a former Chairman of the Appraisal Panel for Adverse Effects of Veterinary Medicines and a former member of the Veterinary Products Committee. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the British Toxicology Society.
Dr Thompson’s appointment as a member of the Committee expires on 31 March 2019.