Rose Thompson

Senior researcher

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me


By training I am a social science researcher. I have good interviewing and research skills and have been working in the last few years to use creative methods (film making, theatre) to think about how we best communicate with a wider audience. As someone who initially trained in medicine I have a particular skill set which enables me to work with scientists and clinicians to produce web-content about medical or scientific themes. I have made a number of films for Epilepsy Research Uk about epilepsy and about people's experiences with epilepsy and have been developing my skills in animation and film making. I'm also currently working on a documentary and on a theatre script both about mental health related themes. I am particularly interested in using collage and found objects in my work and animation, and in blending animation and documentary style film making.



  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Premier Pro
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Research Insight

Work history


Senior Researcher

The Mcpin Foundation

Jun 2015
  • I work as a senior researcher at the McPin Foundation. I project manage a number of research projects looking at social approaches to mental health and co-produce the research with a team of researchers who have lived experience of mental illness. I have line management responsibility for my team. I am particularly interested in using creative methods and qualitative approaches to research, and am a skilled interviewer.



PHD in Social Psychology

Cardiff University

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
  • I conducted my PhD research into how stories and narrative may affect our perceptions of the world around us, and influence our attitudes and the way we think about things. During this time I became familiar with some narrative theory and with basic psychological concepts around persuasion.


Social Science Research Methods

Cardiff University

Sep 2004 - Jun 2005
  • I conducted a masters in socials science research methods which included learning interview skills, field work skills and desk research.


Medicine and Psychology

Cardiff University

Aug 2000 - Jun 2004
  • I studies medicine and psychology for 4 years including basic biology, chemistry, physiology, anatomy (including full body dissection) and some aspects of psychology and psychiatry