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Emma Fisher

Current University: Seattle Children's Research Institute
Location: US
Discipline: Health psychology
Research Supervisor: Tonya Palermo
PICH Mentor: Christine Chambers
Member since: April 2012

About me/my research:

My research focuses on the role of anxiety in chronic pain in children and adolescents. High anxiety in children with pain influences many pain-related outcomes. Specifically, I am interested in the content, intensity, frequency, duration, and what the child believes are the consequences of their worries. Further, I aim to investigate the measurement of anxiety in children. I have also completed systematic reviews of the effectiveness of psychological interventions in children with chronic pain, and parents of children with a chronic illness.


Representative Publications:
Eccleston, C., Palermo, T., Williams, A., Lewandowski, A., Morley, S., Fisher, E., & Law, E. (2012). Psychological therapies for the management of chronic and recurrent pain in children and adolescents. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (12).

Eccleston, C., Palermo, T., Fisher, E., & Law, E. (2012). Psychological interventions for parents of children and adolescents with chronic illness. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online), 8.

Eccleston, C., Fisher, E., Vervoort, T., & Crombez, G. (2012). Worry and catastrophizing about pain in youth: A re-appraisal. Pain, 153(8), 1560-1562.