Dr Erin Hope Thompson BSc ClinPsyD is the founder and director of The Loss Foundation, a national cancer bereavement charity that now also supports people bereaved by Covid-19.
Erin is a qualified clinical psychologist with a history of providing support and consultation in the NHS, private and third sectors. Erin specialises in grief support in her clinical work, and also supports families where someone has a life-limiting illness. Her special interests include strategic healthcare design, scaling interventions for equality of care and keeping humanness at the heart of it all.
In February 2017 Erin was awarded the prestigious honour of a Winston Churchill Fellowship, which involves investigating inspiring practice in other countries, and returning to the UK with innovative ideas for the benefit of people across the UK. Her area of expertise was bereavement. In August 2017 Erin was invited to join the Wall of Honour at the Royal Society of Medicine, a place where doctors, nurses, surgeons and other professionals from across the spectrum of medicine and healthcare are recognised for their dedication, both to their patients and their work.