Dr Thompson graduated from The University of Edinburgh. Whilst at The University of Edinburgh he also completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport & Exercise Sciences. He then trained as an Emergency Medicine Registrar in Manchester, during which time he gained Membership to the College of Emergency Medicine and also completed a Masters Degree in Sport and Exercise Medicine at The University of Bath.
Dr Thompson then moved on to complete his training in Sport & Exercise Medicine in the East Midlands. In the process he has gained membership into the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and recognition onto the Specialist Register for Sport & Exercise Medicine. Since then he has completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Diagnostic Ultrasound.