Geert Crombez is a professor of Health Psychology at Ghent University (Belgium), where he is co-leading the research group of Health Psychology. Foundational to this work is the idea that patients with chronic disorders are best conceived of as ‘normal individuals in abnormal situations’, e.g. experiencing daily pain. He investigates how and why psychosocial factors may have an impact on pain, distress and disability, but also how we can help patients to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle.
Dr Whitney Scott is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Health Psychology and a registered Clinical Psychologist. Whitney’s work looks at the ways in which psychosocial factors relate to the experience and impact of pain. She is also interested in behavioural treatments to support people to reduce the impact of pain on their lives.
Annick De Paepe is a cognitive psychologist and statistician by training. Her research focuses on unravelling the psychosocial factors that can contribute to the development and maintenance of chronic pain. She is also interested in eHealth and how the use of eHealth can be used to increase self-management of several lifestyle factors, such as physical activity. Finally, she has a strong interest in methodology with a particular focus on single case experimental designs, causality and measurement.