Current University: University of Stirling
Research Supervisor: Ronan O'Carroll
PICH Mentor: Christine Chambers
Member since: January 2012
I obtained my Masters in Psychology with Magna cum Lauda at Ghent University (2008), where I also undertook graduate training (2008-2012), funded by the Funds for Scientific Research in Flanders (FWO). My dissertation was awarded “Le Prix de Psychologie, these de psychologie scientifique, 17th periode treinnale, 2010-2012” awarded by Academie Royale de Belgique. I also the received the “Dr John T Goodman Award for Student Research in Pediatric Pain 2012” and “The Southwood Adolescent Chronic Pain Visiting Studentship Award 2012”, supporting an extended visit to the Centre for Pain Research at The University of Bath, UK. In October 2012, I started her post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research (IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Canada), funded by the Louise and Alan Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Pain Research (2012-14). From 2014-2016 I was a Lecturer of Psychology in the School of Psychology at NUI, Galway, where I contributed to research and teaching of Health Psychology, in the postgraduate programs (MSc and Structured PhD) in Health Psychology as well as in the undergraduate degree programmes in Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy. I also continued my research on the bidirectional influences of paediatric pain between parents and preschoolers as part of the Centre for Pain Research for which I received the IASP Early Career Research Grant (2015). Since July 2016, I am a Lecturer of Psychology at the School of Natural Science at the University of Stirling.
Representative Publications: Caes, L., Vervoort, T., Devos, P., Verlooy, J., Benoit, Y., & Goubert, L. (2016). Health care professional and parents’ level of distress and sympathy influence their estimation of child pain during a painful medical procedure.Pain Medicine, 0, 1-8.
Caes, L., Fisher, E., Clinch, J., Tobias, J.H., & Eccleston, C. (2016). The development of anxiety throughout childhood: ALSPAC data. British Journal of Health Psychology, 21, 389-406.
Caes, L., Boerner, K.E., Chambers, C.T., Campbell-Yeo, M., Stinson, J., Birnie, K.A., Parker, J.A., Huguet, A., Jordan, A., MacLaren Chorney, J. & Schinkel, M. (2016). A comprehensive bibliometric analysis of published research articles on pediatric pain from 1975-2010. Pain, 157, 302-313.
Caes, L., Fisher, E., Clinch, J., Tobias, J.H., & Eccleston, C. (2015). The impact of pain-related anxiety on pain, disability and social development in adolescence: ALSPAC data. European Journal of Pain, 19 (6),842-851.
Caes, L., Vervoort, T., Devos, P., Verlooy, J., Benoit, Y., & Goubert, L. (2014). Parental distress and catastrophic thoughts about child pain: implications for parental protective behavior in the context of child leukemia related medical procedures. Clin- ical Journal of Pain, 30(9), 787-99.
Caes, L., Goubert, L., Devos, P., Verlooy, J., Benoit, Y., & Vervoort, T. (2014). The relationship between parental catastrophizing about child pain and distress in response to medical procedures in the context of childhood cancer treatment: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39(7), 677-686.
Caes, L., Goubert, L., Sullivan, M. & Chambers, C.T. Catastrophic thinking about pain: A critical appraisal highlighting the importance of the social context and balance. Journal of Signs and Symptoms, 2(5), 298-308.
Vervoort, T., Caes, L., Trost, Z., & Goubert, L. (2012). Parental attention to their
child’s pain is modulated by threat-value of pain.
Health Psychology, 31, 623-631.
Article awarded with the "Annual Award of the Belgian Pain Society, 2012"
Caes, L., Vervoort, T., Eccleston, C., & Goubert, L. (2012). Parents who catastrophize about their child’s pain prioritize attempts to control pain. Pain, 153, 1695-1701.
Caes, L., Vervoort, T., Trost, Z., & Goubert, L. (2012). Impact of parental catastrophizing and contextual threat on parents’ emotional and behavioral responses to their child’s pain. Pain, 153, 687-695. Article awarded with the "Dr John T
Goodman Award for Student Research in Pediatric Pain"
Caes, L., Uzieklo, G., De Ruddere, L., Vervoort, T., & Goubert, L. (2012). Negative emotional responses elicited by observing others in pain: Psychophysiological evidence. Journal of Pain, 13(467).
Caes, L., Vervoort, T., Eccleston, C., Vandenhende, M., & Goubert, L. (2011). Parental catastrophizing about child's pain and its relationship with activity restriction: The mediating role of parental distress. Pain, 152(1), 212-222.
Vervoort, T., Caes, L., Trost, Z., Sullivan, M., Vangronsveld, K., & Goubert, L. (2011). Social modulation of facial pain display in high-catastrophizing children: An observational study in schoolchildren and their parents. Pain, 152(7), 1591-1599.