Professor Nicole K Y Tang

Nicole Tang is Professor of Psychology at the University of Warwick, UK. She is a registered clinical/health psychologist with extensive research experience in sleep, insomnia, chronic pain and mental health. She is Director of the Warwick Sleep and Pain Laboratory and Academic Co-Lead for the Warwick Health Global Research Priority Mental Health Theme.

Her research applies a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies to build an all-round evidence-base for treatment innovations. She is fascinated by the dynamic association between pain and sleep and has been developing hybrid CBT intervention for use in primary and secondary care. Another particular interest of hers is the deeper psychological impact of chronic pain on people’s sense of self and identity. With colleagues, she has been applying the concept of mental defeat as a cognitive construct to understand and explain variations in progression of symptom severity, distress, disability and even suicidality.

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