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Richard Harold THOMPSON

BSc (Leeds) 1967, MB ChB (Leeds) 1969, MRCP (UK) 1975, MD (Leeds) 1979, FACC 1983, FRACP 1985, FRCP (UK) 1996

Born 26 Feb 1943

Richard Thompson

Educated at Hemsworth Grammar School, Yorkshire

HS / HP, Scarborough Hospital 1969 - 1970

Lecturer in Pharmacology, University of Edinburgh 1970 - 1971

SHO in Medicine and Paediatrics, General Infirmary, Leeds 1971 - 1972

Fellow in Cardiology, University of Michigan 1972 - 1973

Medical Registrar, Harefield Hospital, Middlesex 1973 - 1974

Cardiology Registrar, Harefield Hospital, Middlesex 1974 - 1978

Consultant Cardiologist, Wellington Hospital 1979 - 1992

Clinical Lecturer, Wellington Clinical School of Medicine 1979 - 1982

Consultant Cardiologist, Wakefield Heart Centre, Wellington 1987 - 1997

Consultant Cardiologist, Parirenvatwa Hospital, Harare, Zimbabwe 1997 - 1999

Consultant Cardiologist, Wakefield Heart Centre, Wellington 1999 - 2001

photograph courtesy Wellington Hospital photographic archive

Physician in Charge, Delta Medical Centre, Maun, Botswana 2001 - 2003

On returning to NZ he did a series of locum posts in Palmerston North and also at the Pendlebury Clinic in NSW , Australia.

However, for probably a third of his time he was researching and writing "Nature's Design", published by Random House/Struik [Cape Town] in 2008. He has completed a second book "Living on the Edge : Survival and extinction in extreme environments", due for release early 2013. Richard is currently about half way through another manuscript - "The Long Road to Shakespeare: the origin and nature of communication".

Richard returned to Wellington Hospital in 2012, to conduct two OP cardiology clinics each week.

Last updated 29 October 2016.