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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 2002 2018

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

The conceptual complexity of gender and its relevance to pain

Boerner, K. E., Chambers, C. T., Gahagan, J., Keogh, E., Fillingim, R. B. & Mogil, J. S. 7 May 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Pain.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The tripartite structure of pain-related affect: A confirmatory factor analysis

Boichat, C., Eccleston, C. & Keogh, E. 5 Jun 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Psychology, Health & Medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citations

Cognitive load selectively influences the interruptive effect of pain on attention

Moore, D. J., Eccleston, C. & Keogh, E. 1 Oct 2017 In : Pain. 158, 10, p. 2035-2041

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access