A member of the University Executive Board, Tamar has executive management responsibility for the Faculty and leads on the delivery of the strategic priorities. Her research focuses on investigating psychological aspects of pain, and especially chronic pain.
- Psychological aspects of chronic pain
Prof Pincus' research focuses on investigating psychological aspects of pain, and especially chronic pain. This has included investigations of cognitive biases in pain patients, the psychological predictors for poor outcome in low back pain, and the study of clinicians’ beliefs and behaviours and their effect on patients with pain, especially in reference to effective reassurance and return to work. Throughout she has collaborated closely with researchers from many disciplines, including doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and clinical psychologists, from a multitude of institutions, in the UK and internationally. Her current research is focused on delivering effective reassurance to patients in primary care, and studying the use of technology to deliver rehabilitation.