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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., 11 Jan 2019, In : Pain.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Digitally enabled patient-reported outcome measures in cancer care – Authors' reply

Heathcote, L. C., Goldberg, D. S., Eccleston, C., Spunt, S. L., Simons, L. E., Sharpe, L. & Earp, B. D., 1 Jan 2019, In : The Lancet Oncology. 20, 1, p. e3

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

People in pain make poorer decisions

Attridge, N., Pickering, J., Inglis, M., Keogh, E. & Eccleston, C., 1 Mar 2019, In : Pain.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Perceptions of gendered and ungendered pain relief norms and stereotypes using Q-methodology

Wratten, S., Eccleston, C. & Keogh, E., 28 Feb 2019, In : Pain. 160, 2, p. 395-406 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access


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