Claire Ashton-James, PhD is a Social Psychologist with expertise in the interpersonal realm of healthcare, and in particular, pain management. Her research spans the role of emotions and trust in patient-clinician interactions, social aspects of pain and pain management, and the development of social interventions to support patients who are tapering off opioid medications for chronic pain.
In addition to her broad and interdisciplinary research activities, Claire draws on her deep expertise in social psychology to provide evidence-based emotion-focused communication coaching for clinicians to enhance patient trust, improve patients’ experience of care, and importantly, increase the wellbeing, professional satisfaction, and resilience of clinicians.
|Topic||Secure your own oxygen mask, before helping others: Why clinician wellbeing is crucial to patient outcome|
|Presenter||Dr. Claire Ashton-James
|Date||Wednesday 19th June 2019|
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Direcetor of Pain Education at the Pain Management Research Institute
Michael maintains an active clinical role at the hospital where he also directs several pain management programs. He has an international reputation in this field with over 190 publications in scientific journals and books on psychological aspects of pain and pain management. His current research interests include ways of enhancing the self-management of persisting pain, and early psychosocial interventions to prevent disabling chronic pain in injured workers.
Interpreting and Implementing the ÖMPSQ-SF in Acute Pain
|Presenter||Professor Michael Nicholas
|Date||Tuesday 23rd April 2019|
Professor and Director of the Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Immunobiology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Professor Schedlowski obtained his degree in Psychology and his PhD at the Department of Medical Psychology, Hannover Medical School, Germany. Manfred’s current primary focus of research is the neurobiology of placebo and nocebo responses, in particular the mechanisms and clinical relevance of behavioral or Pavlovian conditioning of immune and neuroendocrine functions.
|Topic||Teach the T cells: Learned Immunosuppressive Placebo Responses|
|Presenter||Professor Manfred Schedlowski|
|Date||Wednesday 27th March 2019|