Mr Francis Thompson
Profiles

Mr Francis Thompson

Associate Professor in Mental Health Nursing (Education)

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health and Human Sciences)

Role

Francis grew up in Plymouth and, following a stint as a nightclubmanager, changed careers and registered as a mental health nurse in 2003 graduatingfrom Southampton University. Francis has worked in a variety of clinical areasacross inpatient and community services including older adults, the NationalPsychosis Unit and addictions services. Francis has also spent time as a charge nurse, a community dualdiagnosis specialist, a practice development nurse and in education as alecturer in mental health at King’s College London.  Francis has worked in a number of seniormanagement roles: as the lead for nursing development at Oxleas NHS FoundationTrust, the head of nursing education and standards, and Deputy Director ofNursing at West London Mental Health Trust; he joined the University in August2014.  Francis leads the mental healthteam.