Thompson is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology. She completed her clinical Nephrology training and her Internal Medicine training at the University of Alberta. She subsequently obtained a PhD in Epidemiology through
the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. She is the physician lead for the Northern Alberta Renal Program's Clinical Exercise Program. Clinical PracticeDr.
Thompson has a general Nephrology out-patient
practice and is one of the attending Nephrologists on the home and peritoneal dialysis units. She is also the attending Nephrologist for Grande Prairie and Peace River satellite dialysis units.
Thompson’s research interests include trials that test lifestyle interventions in people with chronic kidney disease, with a focus on exercise and developing strategies on how to increase the adoption of exercise into the care of people with chronic kidney disease. She is also interested in examining how behavioural interventions and technology can be used to promote patient engagement in self-care. Dr.
Thompson’s methodological interests include the design and conduct of clinical trials, qualitative research, and realist
evaluation and synthesis in the evaluation of healthcare delivery.