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Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Jasmine Hearn's background is in health psychology, and her PhD research and beyond has focused on improving the wellbeing and pain management of people living with spinal cord injuries (SCI). This work includes examining the influence of language on pain and communication of pain, and Jasmine has published on the communication of spinal cord injury pain and endometriosis pain through the use of metaphor. She continues to work in this field and exploring the role of pain descriptors on anticipatory threat of pain and how that can predict pain perception, as well as visual representations of pain in endometriosis. Her work in spinal cord injury has been awarded the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals Award for Outstanding Trainee Research.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Senior lecturer in Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University

Education

  • 2019 
    The University of Derby, MSc Health Psychology
  • 2016 
    The University of Buckingham, PhD Psychology
  • 2012 
    The University of Buckingham, BSc Psychology (Hons)

Publications

  • 2020
    Parallel worlds and personified pain: A mixed-methods analysis of pain metaphor use by women with endometriosis. , British Journal of Health Psychology
  • 2020
    ‘Trying to bring attention to your body when you’re not sure where it is’: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of drivers and barriers to mindfulness for people with spinal cord injury. , British Journal of Health Psychology
  • 2020
    Depression in partner caregivers of people with neurological conditions; associations with compassion and quality of life. , Journal of Mental Health
  • 2020
    Mindfulness for pain, depression, anxiety, and quality of life in people with spinal cord injury: A systematic review. , BMC Neurology
  • 2018
    Stigma and self-management: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the impact of chronic recurrent urinary tract infections after spinal cord injury. , Spinal Cord Series and Cases
  • 2018
    Internet-delivered mindfulness for people with depression and chronic pain following spinal cord injury; a randomized, controlled feasibility trial. , Spinal Cord
  • 2017
    Neuropathic pain in a rehabilitation setting after spinal cord injury: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of inpatients’ experiences. , Spinal Cord Series and Cases
  • 2016
    The devil in the corner: A mixed-methods study of metaphor use by those with spinal cord injury-specific neuropathic pain. , British Journal of Health Psychology
  • 2015
    Living with chronic neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of community experience. , Disability and Rehabilitation

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society