Dean of The Environment and Life Sciences Faculty




University of Southampton


United Kingdom

Professor Tamar Pincus


Tamar Pincus is a Professor in Health Psychology at The University of Southampton, where she is also Dean of the faculty of the environment and life sciences. Until 2022 she was a Professor and Executive Dean at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has led the Research Centre for the study of Pain and Well-Being at Royal Holloway. Her research spans experiment approaches to explore psychological mechanisms in pain, observation studies to measure risk over time, trials to test effectiveness, and qualitative work, to examine the thoughts and beliefs of people living with pain and those who are part of their life. Examples include investigations of cognitive biases in people living with pain; 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.


Thursday, September 22, 2022

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

The Burden of Not Knowing: The Role of Uncertainty Chronic Pain Disability

Tracks: Mechanisms
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 713 A

Learning to predict danger is adaptive; it assists in anticipating and avoiding harm. Given its intrinsically alarming function, pain is…