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September 2015 - April 2016
- Research Assistant
- Volunteered as a research assistant for Professor Stephen D. Hall and Dr. Eddy Rhodes in NeMo Lab, University of Plymouth. Primarily responsible for the conduct of studies on neural modulation of small hand movement. This included carrying out EEG studies with Parkinson's Disease patients and healthy controls, as well as neuromodulatory studies using rTMS and tDCS.
August 2014 - June 2015
- Research Assistant
- Volunteered as a research assistant for Dr. Matt Roser in NeMo Lab, University of Plymouth. Responsible for the conduct of several projects. Primary responsibilities included creating experiments, collecting data and analysing it. Worked with several target populations, from normotypical to neuroatypical adults. Research topics included multimodal neuroimaging and neuromodulation of logical reasoning, motor affordances in a 3D environment, and implicit spatial pattern recognition.
Background Anxiety, evoked by continuous inspiration of a 5 – 8% CO 2 mixture, has been found to have an analgesic eLect on self-reported pain. The precise mechanism whereby this effect obtains remains unknown. Methods The present study tested whether temporal summation, the psychological counterpart of wind-up, is involved in hypercapnic analgesi...
Background Early research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic found persistent related anxiety in the general population. We hypothesised that this anxiety will be associated with increased pain in chronic pain patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia (FM). Methods To study this, we carried out a 10-day online survey with 58 female participants, di...
Objective: To solicit leading health informaticians predictions about the impact of AI/ML on primary care in the US in 2029. Design: A three-round online modified Delphi poll. Participants: Twenty-nine leading health informaticians. Methods: In September 2019, health informatics experts were selected by the research team, and invited to participate...
Background: Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic primary pain condition, associated with widespread musculoskeletal pain, disturbed sleep, fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, and a range of comorbid conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, and depression. Despite its high prevalence of 2% in the general population, FM continues to pose scientific and cli...
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence should revise their recent guideline to take into account all the available evidence on the treatment of chronic primary pain.
Importance: As of April 5, 2021, as part of the 21st Century Cures Act, new federal rules in the U.S. mandate that providers offer patients access to their online clinical records. Objective: To solicit the view of an international panel of experts on the effects on mental health patients, including possible benefits and harms, of accessing thei...
Social difficulties in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may originate from a reduced top-down modulation of sensory information that prevents the spontaneous attribution of intentions to observed behaviour. However, although people with autism are able to explicitly reason about others’ mental states, the effect of abstract intention information on p...
Importance As of April 5, 2021, as part of the 21 st Century Cures Act, new federal rules in the U.S. mandate that providers offer patients access to their online clinical records. Objective To solicit the view of an international panel of experts on the effects on mental health patients, including possible benefits and harms, of accessing their c...
Background In a growing number of countries worldwide, clinicians are sharing mental health notes, including psychiatry and psychotherapy notes, with patients. Objective The aim of this study is to solicit the views of experts on provider policies and patient and clinician training or guidance in relation to open notes in mental health care. Meth...
Background: There is increasing use of psychotherapy apps in mental health care. Objective: This mixed methods pilot study aimed to explore postgraduate clinical psychology students' familiarity and formal exposure to topics related to artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) during their studies. Methods: In April-June 2020, we conduct...
BACKGROUND A growing number of countries worldwide are sharing mental health notes, including psychiatry and psychotherapy notes, with patients. OBJECTIVE To solicit the views of experts on 1) provider policies and 2) patient and clinician training/guidance in relation to open notes in mental healthcare. METHODS In September 2020, we conducted an...
Background: Enhanced temporal summation (TS), measured through self-reported pain ratings, has been interpreted as indicative of central sensitisation in fibromyalgia. Greater TS in patients, however, has not been universally observed. It is also unclear whether increased pain report maintains beyond the TS period. Methods: In this study, we measur...
Objective To solicit leading health informaticians’ predictions about the impact of AI/ML on primary care in the US in 2029. Design A three-round online modified Delphi poll. Participants Twenty-nine leading health informaticians. Methods In September 2019, health informatics experts were selected by the research team, and invited to participate...
Preliminary results of our study that used motor-evoked potentials to demonstrate the inhibitory affect of post-movement beta rebound on the primary motor cortex.
We are an international network of researchers interested in Chronic Primary Pain, founded in 2018 by Dr. Cosima Locher and Dr. Helen Koechlin. The Pain Net is in the process of establishing a database that includes all existing interventions for all Chronic Primary Pain syndromes.