Dr Erin Hope Thompson MBE (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 sector, and a Winston Churchill Fellow. Special interests include strategic healthcare design, scaling interventions for equality of care and keeping humanness at the heart of it all.
Erin specialises in grief support in her clinical work, and also supports families where someone has a life-limiting illness. She works for Kingston Hospital in London providing support to families where there has been a pregnancy loss, and runs a private clinic supporting people experiencing a range of psychological, social, emotional and health difficulties. At the heart all her work is being collaborative and tailoring approaches to peoples’ specific needs.
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.
Erin was made MBE for Services to Bereaved Families in the 2022 Queens Honours List.