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Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Thompson holds a PhD in Medicine, Masters in Clinical Psychology, and a Bachelor of Science with Honours.

He is Co-Director of the Transport, Health and Urban Systems (THUS) Research Laboratory at the Melbourne School of Design.

At THUS, he works and publishes across the areas of transportation systems, urban design, health systems, safety, public health, disability, and social insurance systems, primarily using methods from AI and computational social science including agent-based modeling, system dynamics, and machine learning.

Among other roles he is a CI on the current NHMRC Centre of Excellence for Better Health Outcomes for Compensable Injury, Member of the Executive Committee for the Melbourne Disability Institute, Convenor for the Melbourne Centre for Data Science, and CI on multiple other Australian Research Council and National Health and Medical Research Council projects covering health, safety and compensation system design. He is a member of the European Social Simulation Society, Computational Social Science Society, Australasian College of Road Safety, Economics Society of Victoria, and is a registered psychologist.

Associate Professor Thompson is a previous Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow and a current ARC Future Fellow.

He has published over 100 research articles and reports in the past decade and has also attracted upward of $8m of research funding as a CI in that time.


  • 2015–present
    Snr Research Fellow, Universiy of Melbourne


  • 2014 
    Deakin University, Ph.D (Medicine)
  • 2005 
    University of Ballarat, M.Psychology (Clinical)
  • 1997 
    Deakin University, B.SC (Hons)

Professional Memberships

  • Australian College of Road Safety