Oliver Thomson

Dr Oliver Thomson is an Associate Professor at the University College of Osteopathy where he leads the Doctoral Programme, and he works clinically as an osteopath in London. Oliver has a particular interest in qualitative research methodologies to explore the clinical and theoretical aspects of osteopathy and musculoskeletal practice such as the areas of clinical decision-making and the role of evidence-base practice. He has over 50 peer-reviewed publication in these areas. Oliver examines and supervises PhD students in the UK and Australia and collaborates with national and international colleagues on numerous research projects, most currently the development of a novel questionnaire to measure multiple domains of osteopaths’ clinical approaches to patient care (Osteo-TAQ).

Top Publications:

  1. Thomson, Oliver P., and Andrew MacMillan. What’s wrong with osteopathy? International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine 48 (2023): 100659.
  2. Thomas, Mark, Oliver P. Thomson, Daniel C. Kolubinski, and Adele Stewart-Lord. The attitudes and beliefs about manual therapy held by patients experiencing low back pain: A scoping review. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice (2023): 102752.
  3. Sundberg, T., Leach, M.J., Thomson, O.P., Austin, P., Fryer, G. and Adams, J., 2018. Attitudes, skills and use of evidence-based practice among UK osteopaths: a national cross-sectional survey. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders19(1), pp.1-10.