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Research interests

Ed is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath. He is also Deputy Director of The Bath Centre for Pain Research.

His main area of research is the psychology of pain. He has an interest in sex and gender differences in pain, with a particular focuses on psychosocial mechanisms (e.g., emotions, coping). He is currently interested in nonverbal communication, and whether there are sex differences expressions of pain.

A second interest is in the role that cognitions and emotions play in the experience of pain and pain-related behaviours. For example, he has interests in the links between attention and pain, with a focus on understanding how pain can have a disruptive effect on performance. He is also interested in the cognitive biases that may occur within those with a fear of pain.

Willing to supervise PhD

Dr Keogh would particularly welcome applications from prospective PhD students who wish to explore the following topics:

  • Sex and gender differences in experimental pain (psychosocial influences);
  • Sex and gender differences in nonverbal pain communication;
  • Attentional interruption from pain;
  • Attentional biases and pain.

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Projects 2008 2012

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Research Output 1997 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

Exploring attentional biases towards facial expressions of pain in men and women

Keogh, E., Cheng, F. & Wang, S., 1 Oct 2018, In : European Journal of Pain. 22, 9, p. 1617-1627

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reasons for treatment non-response: a controlled study of patients’ views in pain rehabilitation

Vitterso, A. D., Keogh, E. & Gauntlett-Gilbert, J., 1 Mar 2018, In : Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy . 46, 2, p. 238-243 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Self Report


A fluid power application of alternative robust control strategies

Author: Pannett, R., 16 Sep 2010

Supervisor: Keogh, E. (Supervisor) & Tilley, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


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


An investigation into the reciprocal relationship between gender and careers

Author: Mcatamney, K., 23 Nov 2016

Supervisor: Smith, L. (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