The lab is presently looking for trainees at the undergraduate, post-graduate and post-doctoral levels. Have a look at my research and publications pages and if you're interested in what I do, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss how you might get involved.
Tim Salomons CV
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Dr. Tim Salomons, Ph.D.
My work aims to understand how the brain and body interact to create the experience of pain, and why some people might be prone to develop pain while others are relatively resilient. I am especially interested in the biological mechanisms that underlie cognitive and affective responses to pain and how this knowledge might help us treat pain.
Area of research: Larah is examining the connection between traumatic memories and chronic pain. She is also interested in understanding the neural and cognitive changes that occur after traumatic experiences like physical and sexual assault.
Area of research: Lindsey is interested in mechanisms of pain processing and sexual pain disorders. For her Ph.D. dissertation, she is focusing on predictive biopsychosocial variables of pain outcomes in a heterogeneous injury population.
Area of research: Landon is investigating the psychosocial factors that influence treatment outcomes for chronic pain conditions. She is also interested in the role central sensitization plays in the treatment of pain disorders.
Area of research: Maddie uses a biopsychosocial approach to capture the lived experiences of individuals with Lyme Disease. She is especially interested in working with patients to better understand their experiences with the healthcare system and health-related stressors more broadly, as well as the potential neurocognitive implications of chronic Lyme Disease.
University of Reading
Area of research: Wiebke is interested in coping with acute and chronic pain, including maladaptive strategies like learned helplessness. In her current project, she is investigating neural and behavioural correlates of the learning processes that take place when individuals get to realize that they can’t control pain.
Area of research: Richard is interested in understanding the psychological & neural mechanisms that influence the experience of pain, and how these may be used to characterise individuals at risk of developing chronic pain in the clinic.
Area of research: Norma is investigating shared and unique characteristics of painful and emotional experiences using behavioural, psychophysiological and neuroimaging techniques.
Research Technician/Graduate Student
Area of research: Greig is looking into Individual differences in central sensitisation, and whether Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can successfully reduce cumulative sensitisation elicited by repeated pain experience.