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Dr Daniel Schoth BSc, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Health Psychology , Senior Tutor and Director of Student Support for Psychology, Deputy Director of the Pain Research Laboratory

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Dr Daniel Schoth is Lecturer in Health Psychology within Psychology at the University of Southampton.

I have been a member of the University of Southampton and based in the School of Psychology since 2005, when I enrolled on and graduated the MSc in Health Psychology programme.  It was during my MSc that I began my research into chronic pain, with a specific focus upon attentional processes in individuals with chronic headache. Working with my Doctorate Supervisor Prof. Christina Liossi, I continued and expanded this line of investigation on my subsequent PhD, which I successfully completed in January 2011. Following my PhD I completed two postdoctoral research positions, one here at the University of Southampton using eye-tracking to further explore the time-course and complexities of pain-related attentional biases, and the other at University College London exploring biomechanical, sensory and psychosocial factors associated with pain in children with benign joint hypermobility. I was appointed as Lecturer in 2012 in the School of Psychology, and am responsible for coordinating and teaching on numerous undergraduate and postgraduate modules, while significantly expanding my research into chronic pain as Deputy Director of the Pain Research Laboratory in the School of Psychology.

 

Research interests

Research Interests

My research focuses on attentional and emotional processes implicated in the experience of chronic and acute pain, with particular focus on chronic headache and chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions. I am a leading researcher in the experimental health psychology field, developing and implementing novel experimental paradigms and methods, including eye-tracking and quantitative sensory testing, to explore a range of topics pertinent to chronic pain.

Work in Progress

My current and planned research explores the presence, causal relationships, and clinical implications of combined cognitive biases in chronic pain, including attentional, interpretation and memory biases. A related strand of research explores the potential therapeutic benefits of attentional and interpretation bias modification techniques in individuals with chronic pain. In addition, I use quantitative sensory testing techniques to explore the functional status of the somatosensory system in adult and paediatric populations, along with the relationships between somatosensory processing and cognitive biases.

Further to my empirical research, I use meta-analytic techniques to synthesize current knowledge on a range of important topics in the pain field, which in turn serves as an important guide for future studies. Examples of current projects include a systematic review and meta-analysis of the association between quantitative sensory testing and pain intensity or disability in paediatric chronic pain, and a systematic review and meta-analysis of conditioned pain modulation in children and adolescents with and without chronic pain.

 

Research group

Centre for Clinical and Community Applications of Health Psychology (CCCAHP)

Research project(s)

PARAMOUNT

The PARAMOUNT study drawing on the views of family caregivers, children, and professionals aims to co-produce an educational intervention to help caregivers manage paediatric pain at home.  

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  • PSYC1005: Thinking Psychologically
  • PSYC1020: Academic Support and Employability 1
  • PSYC2020: Empirical Studies II
  • PSYC2026: Introduction to Health Psychology
  • PSYC3056: Current and Emerging Issues in Psycho-oncology and Pain Research
  • PSYC6003: Psychosocial Aspects of Illness and Disability
     
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