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Research interests

My research interests focus on the study of paediatric chronic pain and its impact on young people and families.  I am a core member of the Bath Centre for Pain Research and head up the Pain in Children research theme.

 

Parenting

I continue to work to explore the experience and impact of parenting a child or young person with chronic pain on parents.  Work includes adopting a more systemic focus to examine the wider familial impact of paediatric chronic pain, including fathers and siblings in addition to parental chronic pain.  See here for a recent qualitative synthesis that addresses parental relationships.

 

Pain narratives

Current work takes a narrative approach to studying how young people and their families understand and make sense of their pain.  I am working to examine how narratives are co-constructed within the family unit and how narratives develop across childhood, adolescence and young adulthood.

 

Social development

Taking a developmental angle I examine the socio-developmental challenges (e.g. development of autonomy, peer relationships) in paediatric chronic pain and how these challenges are managed by young people and families.  I am in particularly interested in studying identity in this context.  

 

Diagnostic uncertainty

Finally, I am working collaboratively to explore how young people, parents and clinicians make sense of idiopathic paediatric chronic pain when there is perceived uncertainty concerning its cause and/or prognosis.  See here for our recent review.

 

PhD supervision

I am keen to discuss potential PhD applications in any of my areas of research detailed above or related areas.

Education/Academic qualification

Practitioner Psychologist - Health Psychology CPsychol

Award Date: 20 Jul 2018

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society AFBPsS

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

External positions

External Examiner , University of Stirling

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Research Output

Open Access

A usability and feasibility study of a computerized version of the Bath Adolescent Pain Questionnaire: The BAPQ-C

Jordan, A., Begen, F., Austin, L., Edwards, R. & Connell, H., 6 Jan 2020, In : BMC Pediatrics. 20, 1, 6.

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Open Access

Bodily changes and sensory sensitivity in complex regional pain syndrome and fibromyalgia

Ten Brink, A. F., Peters, L., Kompouli, P-I., Jordan, A., McCabe, C. S., Goebel, A. & Bultitude, J. H., 1 Jun 2020, In : Pain. 161, 6, p. 1361-1370

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