Jennifer Thompson is the Operations Manager of the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre (CDPC) at the University of Sydney, Australia where she oversees for the Director, Professor Susan Kurrle, all operational, research, and reporting for the Centre, and the thirty-two research projects and their teams supported through the Centre.
Ms Thompson holds a degree in Science (Human Biology); is completing a Master’s degree in Health Policy, and is passionate about the need for evidence-based research that can lead to real improvements in health and healthcare. Jennifer has experience working in and managing pharmaceutical clinical trials, collaborative group research, and academic research. She understands clinical research site and operations management from both a sponsor and site perspective.
Ms Thompson is also passionate about ensuring the voice of the consumer is heard at all stages of research. She sat on the Steering Committee for a young people’s research advisory group at The Children’s Hospital at Sydney, Kids Research Institute in Sydney Australia and accompanied that group’s inaugural youth representative to the 2015 International Children’s Advisory Network (iCAN) Launch and Research Summit in Washington, D.C.
In her position at the CDPC Ms Thompson continues to advocate for consumers and works very closely with the Dementia Australia Consumer Network Lead and others to ensure the consumer voice (people with dementia or their carers) informs all CDPC research Activities and outputs.