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Research interests

Professor Christopher Eccleston directs the activities of the Centre for Pain Research.


  • Innovation in pain management
  • Research, development and consultancy in pain and rehabilitation.

National Committee Positions

  • Member of Scientific Research Committee (Marie Curie)

International Committee Positions

  • Field Editor for Psychology, PAIN
  • Coordinating editor: Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Cochrane Review Group

Research interests

  • Evidence based pain management
  • Self-management of chronic illness
  • Assistive Rehabilitative Technology
  • Adolescent chronic pain and Parenting
  • Attentional mechanisms of analgesia

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Projects 2005 2021

Research Output 1994 2019

An investigation of the effect of experimental pain on logical reasoning

Attridge, N., Keogh, E. & Eccleston, C., 8 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Pain.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Advancing shared decision making for symptom monitoring in people living beyond cancer

Heathcote, L. C., Goldberg, D. S., Eccleston, C., Spunt, S. L., Simons, L. E., Sharpe, L. & Earp, B. D., 28 Jun 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : The Lancet Oncology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision Making
Quality of Life
3 Citations

Assessment of Pain Anxiety, Pain Catastrophizing, and Fear of Pain in Children and Adolescents With Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Fisher, E., Heathcote, L. C., Eccleston, C., Simons, L. E. & Palermo, T. M., 1 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 43, 3, p. 314-325 jsx103.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pain Measurement
Chronic Pain
4 Citations

Attention bias modification training for adolescents with chronic pain: A randomized placebo-controlled trial

Heathcote, L. C., Jacobs, K., Van Ryckeghem, D. M. L., Fisher, E., Eccleston, C., Fox, E. & Lau, J. Y. F., 1 Feb 2018, In : Pain. 159, 2, p. 239-251

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Chronic Pain
Randomized Controlled Trials

Behaviour change interventions for the management of Raynaud's Phenomenon: a systematic literature review

Daniels, J., Pauling, J. D. & Eccleston, C., 2 Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : BMJ Open. 8, 12, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review


An identification and critical analysis of barriers to raising the topic of weight in general practice

Author: Blackburn, M., 27 Apr 2016

Supervisor: Eccleston, C. (Supervisor), Stathi, A. (Supervisor) & Keogh, E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Chronic pain, work absenteeism and sickness certification: exploring the construction of acceptable pain-related work absence

Author: Wainwright, E., 24 Apr 2013

Supervisor: Eccleston, C. (Supervisor), Keogh, E. (Supervisor) & Wainwright, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Fall detectors for people with dementia

Author: Leake, J., 28 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Eccleston, C. (Supervisor), Keogh, E. (Supervisor) & Harris, N. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Information and Support Seeking for Teenagers in Pain: The Role of the Internet

Author: Henderson, E., 26 Jun 2013

Supervisor: Eccleston, C. (Supervisor), Keogh, E. (Supervisor) & Rosser, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

Recognition of facial expressions of pain using spatial frequency information

Author: Wang, S., 1 Mar 2017

Supervisor: Keogh, E. (Supervisor) & Eccleston, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD