Department of Psychology

Dr Abbie Jordan

Senior Lecturer
Tel +44 (0) 225 38 6982
10W 2.13
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Research memberships
I am a member of the Centre for Pain Research

Abbie would particularly welcome applications from prospective PhD students who wish to explore the following topics:

  • Familial narratives in paediatric pain (acute and chronic)
  • Socio-developmental issues in adolescent chronic pain
  • The role of specific family members in paediatric pain (e.g. fathers, siblings)
  • Parental and familial experience after loss of a baby
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Profile

Abbie is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath and a member of the Centre for Pain Research.  Additionally, Abbie is Health Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.  

With regard to research, Abbie’s primary area of interest is that of paediatric pain.  In particular, Abbie is interested in exploring the impact of chronic pain on children and adolescents and how such impact can measured.  Abbie is also interested in examining how adolescents with chronic pain manage normative adolescent developmental issues whilst living with an ongoing pain condition.  

Abbie is also interested in exploring issues around parenting and parental experience in the context of caring for a child or adolescent with chronic pain.  In particular, Abbie is interested in understanding the wider familial impact of paediatric chronic pain and how young people, parents, siblings and others make sense of pain through narratives.

A second research area concerns that of bereavement after loss of a baby. Abbie’s work focuses on examining the experiences of families after loss of a baby, focusing specifically on the issues of identity, experiences of parenting in the context of loss and loss after a multiple birth.   Abbie is also a member of the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath.  

Research interests

  • Family narratives concerning the experience of paediatric pain
  • Parenting and parental experience in the context of caring for a young person with pain
  • Social development and adolescent chronic pain
  • Paediatric pain assessment and measurement 
  • Familial experience of bereavement
  • Parental support needs and identity after loss of a baby
  • The psychosocial and familial impact of chronic health conditions

Publications

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