Alice Thompson

Alice Thompson

Senior Lecturer

School of Sport and Health Sciences

Brook Building, BB318

+44 (0) 1772 89 3640

Subject Areas: Health, Nursing and Midwifery

Alice is an advocate for excellence in healthcare practice and has an extensive clinical background in the field of specialist palliative care.  Alice is course and module leader in the subjects of palliative & end of life care, cancer management and communication skills.  She also contributes to student learning in Advanced Practice and Non-Medical Prescribing amongst other subjects.

Full Profile

Alice is a Senior Lecturer within the Continuing Professional Practice and Development Team.

She has held senior Nursing positions and brings this experience into her multi-professional teaching.  Alice has many years of experience working at an advanced level clinically and in the development of policies, protocols and roll out of end of life care programmes.  Alice also has experience on leading local and national clinical audits within an NHS Trust.

Alice has a particular interest in widening access to palliative care services for disadvantaged groups.  She has previously been involved in projects considering people with end stage COPD and the frail older person.  She is currently involved in the early stages of a research group looking at end of life care after stroke.

Alice takes an active, dynamic approach to ensure learning is relevant and contemporary utilising technology and a wide range of teaching methods.

  • MSc Advanced Practice (Health & Social Care), University of Central Lancashire, 2014
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice, University of Manchester, 2006
  • Advanced Certificate in Palliative Care, University of Central Lancashire, 2003
  • Diploma in Professional Nursing Studies, University of Manchester, 2000


Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Alice is course leader for the Advanced Certificate in Palliative Care Practice and module leader for Managing Cancer, Care Management at the End of Life and Effective Communication Skills in Advanced Illness.

Alice is module tutor on various modules such as those relating to advanced practice.  She also supports students undertaking dissertations at under-graduate and post-graduate level amongst other activities.


Involved with the stroke research team to examine end of life care after stroke.


  • Registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council
  • Member of the Royal College of Nursing


Collaborative working with St Catherine’s Hospice, Preston, on education and development initiatives.

External Affiliations and Roles

Alice is External Examiner for a suite of modules at the University of Western Scotland.