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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.

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Research Output

Gender differences in attention to pain body postures in a social context: a novel use of the bodies in the crowd task

Walsh, J., Eccleston, C. & Keogh, E., 13 Mar 2020, (Acceptance date) In : Pain.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

An investigation of the effect of experimental pain on logical reasoning

Attridge, N., Keogh, E. & Eccleston, C., 1 May 2019, In : Pain. 160, 5, p. 1093-1102 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)
25 Downloads (Pure)

People in pain make poorer decisions

Attridge, N., Pickering, J., Inglis, M., Keogh, E. & Eccleston, C., 1 Jul 2019, In : Pain. 160, 7, p. 1662-1669 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

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
1 Citation (Scopus)
39 Downloads (Pure)


Dataset for Study 3 from Thesis: An identification and critical analysis of barriers to raising the topic of weight in general practice

Blackburn, M. (Creator), Eccleston, C. (Supervisor), Stathi, A. (Supervisor) & Keogh, E. (Supervisor), University of Bath, Dec 2015


Dataset for "Headache impairs attentional performance: an extension and replication"

Attridge, N. (Creator), Noonan, D. (Creator), Wainwright, E. (Creator), Eccleston, C. (Creator) & Keogh, E. (Creator), University of Bath, 2015


Data set for "Taking aversive action: an experimental investigation into the negotiation of bodily limits"

Tabor, A. (Creator), Eccleston, C. (Researcher), Vollaard, N. (Researcher) & Keogh, E. (Researcher), University of Bath, 22 Mar 2019