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Name Dr Trevor Thompson
Job title Reader in Healthcare Education
Department Bristol Medical School (PHS) University of Bristol
Contact details This expert can be contacted via the University of Bristol Public Relations Office.

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Qualifications MA (Oxon), MB,BS(Lond), DRCOG, MRCGP, FFHom, PhD(Bristol), MSc(Dund)
Professional details
Keywords homeopathy
popularity paradox
homeopathic care
therapeutic consultation
placebo effect
therapeutic approaches
Areas of expertise My research interests are centred around my PhD, which is entitled "Homeopathy: players, process and outcome". This is a qualitative exploration of what I term the "popularity paradox" - the fact that homeopathy is increasingly popular despite inconclusive clinical evidence in support of it. Pursing this I have sought to understand the narratives of doctor practitioners of homeopathy, the process of homeopathic care and the ways in which homeopathy has traditionally been researched.

Aside from homeopathic medicine I am interested in therapeutic consultation, unpacking the placebo effect and CAM in general. I am interested particularly in the models we create of health and healing and how these determine and constrain our therapeutic approaches.