Thomas Hampton

Wellcome Clinical PhD Research Fellow

Tom is an Ear Nose and Throat Surgery Registrar in the Mersey Deanery with an interest in Paediatrics.

He graduated in Medicine in London from Imperial College and then trained as a junior doctor whilst living in Swindon, Bath, Bristol and Brighton.

He studied for the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at LSTM in 2013. Tom has contributed to health system strengthening projects in Mozambique, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Sierra Leone and humanitarian de-mining efforts with the HALO Trust in Columbia, Cambodia and Afghanistan.

He is planning to relocate to Malawi where he will undertake part of his PhD research at the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme in Blantyre, focusing on developing a health systems intervention for school age children's hearing loss with regional experts.

Tom's research interests include any interdisciplinary work allied to ENT including hearing, speech, communication, the airway and antimicrobial resistance. He's interested in health impacts through the lifecourse and research into socioeconomic deprivation.

Selected publications

  • Hampton T, Milinis K, Whitehall E, Sharma S. Association of Bone Conduction Devices for Single-Sided Sensorineural Deafness With Quality of Life: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 Oct 14:e212769. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2021.2769. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34647990; PMCID: PMC8517883.

    Hampton T, Whitehall E, Beasley C, Stevens K, Lowe N, Hogg E, Bhat J, Emerson H, Krishnan M, Sharma S. Recurrent acute otitis media: a survey of current management in England. J Laryngol Otol. 2021 Oct;135(10):855-857. doi: 10.1017/S0022215121001924. Epub 2021 Sep 3. PMID: 34477050.

    Hampton T, Crunkhorn R, Lowe N, Bhat J, Hogg E, Afifi W, De S, Street I, Sharma R, Krishnan M, Clarke R, Dasgupta S, Ratnayake S, Sharma S. The negative impact of wearing personal protective equipment on communication during coronavirus disease 2019. J Laryngol Otol. 2020 Jul;134(7):577-581. doi: 10.1017/S0022215120001437. Epub 2020 Jul 28. PMID: 32641175; PMCID: PMC7387788.

    Taylor I. Maintaining surgical professionalism. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2011 Sep;93(6):423. doi: 10.1308/10.1308/147363511x593705. PMID: 21929908; PMCID: PMC3369322.

    Creavin ST, Wisniewski S, Noel-Storr AH, Trevelyan CM, Hampton T, Rayment D, Thom VM, Nash KJ, Elhamoui H, Milligan R, Patel AS, Tsivos DV, Wing T, Phillips E, Kellman SM, Shackleton HL, Singleton GF, Neale BE, Watton ME, Cullum S. Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) for the detection of dementia in clinically unevaluated people aged 65 and over in community and primary care populations. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Jan 13;(1):CD011145. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011145.pub2. PMID: 26760674.