Jacqueline Thompson

Jacqueline Thompson

Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Fellow

Contact details

Public Health Building
Institute of Applied Health Research
College of Medical and Dental Sciences




The clinical focus of my research is on improving the management and outcomes of paediatric patients in Intensive care Units (ICU). In 2019, I commenced a one-year NIHR Research Fellowship, investigating early mobilisation/rehabilitation among children and young people admitted to ICU (The PERMIT study: Paediatric Early Rehabilitation/Mobilisation during InTensive care). 

After qualifying as a physiotherapist in 2008, I have worked clinically in large teaching hospitals and in long term care settings. I was awarded an MSc in Physiotherapy from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge in 2012 and an MPH from University of Edinburgh in 2013. I am a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Association of Trauma and Orthopaedic Chartered Physiotherapists. With my interest in evidence-based practice, exercise interventions within acute and chronic care settings, I have supported internships within the Birmingham Acute Care Research Group (BACR) group by facilitating research training.


Research interests

Exercise interventions

Clinical epidemiology

Current projects

PERMIT (Paediatric Early Rehabilitation/Mobilisation during InTensive care feasibility)


Adeloye, D., C. Basquill, A. V. Aderemi, J. Y. Thompson and F. A. Obi (2015). "An estimate of the prevalence of hypertension in Nigeria: a systematic review and meta-analysis." J Hypertens 33(2): 230-242.

Adeloye, D., J. Y. Thompson, M. A. Akanbi, D. Azuh, V. Samuel, N. Omoregbe and C. K. Ayo (2016). "The burden of road traffic crashes, injuries and deaths in Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis." Bull World Health Organ 94(7): 510-521a.

Copsey, B., J. Y. Thompson, K. Vadher, U. Ali, S. J. Dutton, R. Fitzpatrick, S. E. Lamb and J. A. Cook (2018). "Sample size calculations are poorly conducted and reported in many randomized trials of hip and knee osteoarthritis: results of a systematic review." J Clin Epidemiol 104: 52-61.

Copsey, B., J. Y. Thompson, K. Vadher, U. Ali, S. J. Dutton, R. Fitzpatrick, S. E. Lamb and J. A. Cook (2019). "Problems persist in reporting of methods and results for the WOMAC measure in hip and knee osteoarthritis trials." Qual Life Res 28(2): 335-343.

Hall, A., B. Copsey, H. Richmond, J. Thompson, M. Ferreira, J. Latimer and C. G. Maher (2017). "Effectiveness of Tai Chi for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions: Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis." Phys Ther 97(2): 227-238.

Keene, D. J., M. M. Schlussel, J. Thompson, D. A. Hagan, M. A. Williams, C. Byrne, S. Goodacre, M. Cooke, S. Gwilym, P. Hormbrey, J. Bostock, K. Haywood, D. Wilson, G. S. Collins and S. E. Lamb (2018). "Prognostic models for identifying risk of poor outcome in people with acute ankle sprains: the SPRAINED development and external validation study." Health Technol Assess 22(64): 1-112.

Lamb, S. E., B. Sheehan, N. Atherton, V. Nichols, H. Collins, D. Mistry, S. Dosanjh, A. M. Slowther, I. Khan, S. Petrou and R. Lall (2018). "Dementia And Physical Activity (DAPA) trial of moderate to high intensity exercise training for people with dementia: randomised controlled trial." Bmj 361: k1675.

Rahmani, J., H. Kord-Varkaneh, A. Hekmatdoost, J. Thompson, C. Clark, A. Salehisahlabadi, A. S. Day and K. Jacobson (2019). "Body mass index and risk of inflammatory bowel disease: A systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of cohort studies of over a million participants." Obes Rev.

Rahmani, J., N. Manzari, J. Thompson, S. K. Gudi, M. Chhabra, G. Naik, S. M. Mousavi, H. K. Varkaneh, C. Clark and Y. Zhang (2019). "The effect of metformin on biomarkers associated with breast cancer outcomes: a systematic review, meta-analysis, and dose-response of randomized clinical trials." Clin Transl Oncol.

Rahmani, J., A. Miri, R. Cerneviciute, J. Thompson, N. N. de Souza, R. Sultana, H. Kord Varkaneh, S. M. Mousavi and A. Hekmatdoost (2019). "Effects of cereal beta-glucan consumption on body weight, body mass index, waist circumference and total energy intake: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials." Complement Ther Med 43: 131-139.

Razaz, J. M., J. Rahmani, H. K. Varkaneh, J. Thompson, C. Clark and H. M. Abdulazeem (2019). "The health effects of medical nutrition therapy by dietitians in patients with diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis: Nutrition therapy and diabetes." Prim Care Diabetes.

Schlussel, M. M., D. J. Keene, G. S. Collins, J. Bostock, C. Byrne, S. Goodacre, S. Gwilym, D. A. Hagan, K. Haywood, J. Thompson, M. A. Williams and S. E. Lamb (2018). "Development and prospective external validation of a tool to predict poor recovery at 9 months after acute ankle sprain in UK emergency departments: the SPRAINED prognostic model." BMJ Open 8(11): e022802.

Thompson, J. Y., C. Byrne, M. A. Williams, D. J. Keene, M. M. Schlussel and S. E. Lamb (2017). "Prognostic factors for recovery following acute lateral ankle ligament sprain: a systematic review." BMC Musculoskelet Disord 18(1): 421.

Thompson, J. Y., E. M. Williamson, M. A. Williams, P. J. Heine and S. E. Lamb (2019). "Effectiveness of scoliosis-specific exercises for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis compared with other non-surgical interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis." Physiotherapy 105(2): 214-234.

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