Andrew Thompson

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Dr Thompson is a Clinical Health Psychologist based at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust. He has published widely (around 100 publications) on the psychosocial issues associated with visible conditions and is the psychological advisor for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Skin and is involved with a number of dermatology and burn care charities. He is a co-author on a Wiley clinical psychology textbook on working with appearance concern, and he is an Associate Editor for The British Journal of Dermatology and the new Sage journal, Scars, Burns, & Healing. Information about the NHS service he is involved in can be found at Information on his publications can be found at


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The impact of facial scarring: routinely assess for affective distress


Andrew Thompson writes his debut blog on a recent systematic review that explores the associations linking facial scarring (largely caused by assaults or burn injuries) to depression and anxiety.

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