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Health Psychology Seminars

The Health Psychology section hosts regular open seminars to share the latest research of colleagues within the section and of visiting speakers from other institutions. The seminars are free and open to all staff, students, practitioners and members of the public with an interest in the subject. Seminars run for 1 hour and include an opportunity for the speaker to take questions. Visitors are encouraged to meet our staff and continue the discussions informally over light refreshments after each seminar.

Venue

Health Psychology Seminar Room, 5th Floor Bermondsey Wing, Guys Hospital SE1 9RT (entrance via Lifts/Stairs D)
Nearest public transport: London Bridge.

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2018/19 Psychology Research Seminars

2018/19 Psychology Research Seminars

Thursday, 18th October 2018 Prof. Suzanne Segerstrom "Between the Error Bars: Personality and Health"
Tuesday, 4th December 2018 Prof. Chris Eccleston "The Psychology of Physical Sensations"
Tuesday, 15th January 2019 Prof. Chris Dickens

TBC

Tuesday, 5th February 2019 Dr Jo Waller TBC
Tuesday, 5th March 2019 TBC TBC

Tuesday, 2nd April 2019

TBC TBC
Tuesday, 7th May 2019 TBC TBC
Tuesday, 4th June 2019 TBC

TBC

 

Next Psychology Research Seminar

Tuesday, 4th December 2018

16:30 - 17:30 followed by networking reception until 18:00

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Speaker: Prof. Chris Eccleston “The Psychology of Physical Sensations 

 

Abstract

 

Christopher is a Professor of Medical Psychology at the University of Bath, UK, where has also directs the Centre for Pain Research. He established the Bath Pain Management Unit, developing intensive treatment programmes for adults and adolescents with chronic pain.

“We taught, and we teach our children, that there are five senses. I present here an invitation to explore the ten neglected senses. Clinically, the experiences of the body, the physical sense are what are most often at stake, they form the content of the patient reported outcomes argued to be central to chronic healthcare.

A functional and phenomenological account of embodied (interoceptive and proprioceptive) experience is presented, focusing on what the function of a specific experience is, what consequences it leads to, and how it feels. Bringing a formal psychological frame to this experience, using scientific method, can bring into focus opportunities for clinical intervention and improvements in patient experience. Using the three examples of pain, itch, and respiration, embodied perception is explored.

First, non-clinical limit (extreme) experience are explored, second, what we know from experimental research is reviewed, and finally, the clinical consequences of each sense is developed and exemplified. In particular, the learnings for the next generation of self-management, psychological and rehabilitative treatments will be outlined.”

 

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