Edmund Keogh

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Accepting Doctoral Students

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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 doctoral students

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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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