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Christopher Eccleston

Professor of Pain Research, University of Bath

I am a medical psychologist, interested in how people make sense of their physical experience, how the ten neglected senses of the body, including pain, fatigue, itch and balance, affect motivation, action, belief, and emotion. Working in pain science and pain management practice has given me a comprehensive understanding of how people react to and make sense of a life lived in the context of constant interruption by physical being.

I direct the centre for pain research at the University of Bath, coordinate the Cochrane review group producing evidence for interventions in pain, and help people set up new services for patients of all ages adjusting to chronic pain from multiple causes. We are particularly interested in how DTx and ehealth innovation more generally can help us improve treatments, improve access to treatments, increase the scale of delivery of treatments, and improve their personalisation.


  • –present
    Professor of Pain Research, University of Bath