Current University: University of Manchester
Research Supervisor: Lis Cordingley, Wendy Thomson, Rachel Calam
PICH Mentor: Jennifer Stinson
Member since: June 2013
My research is focused on developing and adapting the Illness Perception Questionnaire to assess pain beliefs in young people with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. This will allow an age-appropriate assessment of various cognitions, such as how pain impacts the young people's lives, control over their pain and their emotional representation of pain. I am also part of the team working on a new computer based application 'This feeling´ developed to monitor/assess pain experiences of JIA patients. The goal of this tool is to provide a measurement of pain that includes the multidimensional characteristics of pain.