Dr Ed Keogh to give plenary lecture on Gender Differences in Pain
Ed Keogh is to give a plenary lecture on Gender Differences in Pain at the British Pain Society’s 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting in Bournemouth (16th-19th April).
His talk is entitled “Psychosocial perspectives on gender differences in pain”, during which he will explore the various ways in which sex/gender differences are found in the perception and experience of pain. Evidence is converging, and indicates that females experience more pain across the lifespan when compared to males. Reasons for these sex/gender differences are multifaceted, and thought to involve a mixture of biological and psychosocial influences. In the current presentation he will focus on the psychosocial factors thought be important in understanding these differences. This will include the way in which emotional, cognitive, behavioural and social-contextual factors may differentially impact on the pain experiences of men and women.
Ed is Deputy Director of the Bath Centre for Pain Research, and Reader in the Department of Psychology, at the University of Bath.