Dr. Alison Thompson

NP Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor
+1 (807) 343-8115
office hours by appointment
Academic Qualifications: 

• PhD, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta                                                 2021

• Master of Nursing, University of Alberta                                                           2007

Nurse Practitioner stream: Primary care specialty

• Bachelor of Nursing with Distinction, University of Calgary                           2000

Date joined Lakehead: 
September 2017
Previous Teaching/Work: 

I have more than 20 years of clinical experience, primarily working with children and families in primary care settings.  I continue to work as a Nurse Practitioner because I love clinical practice and it helps ensure my teaching and research activities are relevant and current.

Research Interests: 

My research interests focus on children’s health, Patient Engagement (PE/POR) in research, and Knowledge Translation for parents, children, and families.  My work reflects an intention to collaborate with parents and caregivers in health research to generate better clinical outcomes for children.  I believe Knowledge Translation for patients and caregivers can promote empowerment and allow for informed decision-making, which can ultimately improve care. 


I grew up in Alberta and moved to Thunder Bay with my family in 2010.  I love the amazing opportunities we have in Northwestern Ontario to be active outdoors.  I enjoy running, skiing, swimming, biking, and reading a good book in a hammock.