Department of Psychology

Dr Abbie Jordan

Senior Lecturer
Tel +44 (0) 225 38 6982
10W 2.13
https://twitter.com/drabbiejordan
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
    Apply for a PhD

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

Articles

Jordan, A., Family, H. and Forgeron, P., 2017. Forthcoming. Interpersonal relationships in adolescent chronic pain: A qualitative synthesis. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology

Family, H., Jordan, A., Blaxall, K. and Sengupta, R., 2017. Forthcoming. A truly complementary approach:A qualitative exploration of complementary and alternative medicine practitioners’ views of treating Ankylosing Spondylitis. Musculoskeletal Care

Ireland, A. J., Ellis, P., Jordan, A., Bradley, R., Ewings, P., Atack, N. E., Griffiths, H., House, K., Moore, M. B., Deacon, S., Wenger, N., Worth, V., Scaysbrook, E., Williams, J. C. and Sandy, J. R., 2017. Chewing gum vs. ibuprofen in the management of orthodontic pain, a multi-centre randomised controlled trial - the effect of anxiety. Journal of Orthodontics, 44 (1), pp. 3-7.

Caes, L. and Jordan, A., 2017. Pain of youth. The Psychologist, 30, pp. 24-27.

Jordan, A. and Chambers, C., 2017. Meeting the needs of families:facilitating access to credible healthcare information. Evidence Based Nursing, 20, pp. 2-4.

Jordan, A., Crabtree, A. and Eccleston, C., 2016. "You have to be a jack of all trades”:fathers parenting their adolescent with chronic pain. Journal of Health Psychology, 21 (11), pp. 2466-2476.

Ireland, A.J., Ellis, P., Jordan, A., Bradley, R., Ewings, P., Atack, N.E., Griffiths, H., House, K., Moore, M., Deacon, S., Wenger, N., Worth, V., Scaysbrook, E. and Sandy, J.R., 2016. Comparative assessment of chewing gum and ibuprofen in the management of orthodontic pain with fixed appliances: a pragmatic multicenter randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 150 (2), pp. 220-227.

Caes, L., Boerner, K., Chambers, C., M, C.-Y., Stinson, J., Birnie, K., Parker, J., Huguet, A., Jordan, A., MacLaren Chorney, J., Schinkel, M. and Dol, J., 2016. A comprehensive categorical and bibliometric analysis of published research articles on pediatric pain from 1975-2010. Pain, 157 (2), pp. 302-313.

Gauntlett-Gilbert, J., Rodham, K., Jordan, A. and Brooks, P., 2015. Emergency Department staff attitudes towards people presenting in chronic pain: a qualitative study. Pain Medicine, 16 (11), pp. 2065-2074.

Vowles, K. E., Jordan, A. and Eccleston, C., 2010. Toward a taxonomy of adolescents with chronic pain: Exploratory cluster and discriminant analyses of the bath adolescent pain questionnaire. European Journal of Pain, 14 (2), pp. 214-221.

Jordan, A., 2010. Parenting an adolescent with chronic pain: impact on parents and association with adolescent functioning. Reviews in Pain, 4 (1), pp. 13-17.

Eccleston, C., Wastell, S., Crombez, G. and Jordan, A., 2008. Adolescent social development and chronic pain. European Journal of Pain, 12 (6), pp. 765-774.

Jordan, A., Eccleston, C., McCraken, L. L., Connell, H. and Clinch, J., 2008. The Bath Adolescent Pain – Parental Impact Questionnaire (BAP-PIQ): development and preliminary psychometric evaluation of an instrument to assess the impact of parenting an adolescent with chronic pain. Pain, 137 (3), pp. 478-487.

Jordan, A. and Eccleston, C., 2008. A review of the current status of measurement of the impact of adolescent chronic pain:Abstracts for poster presentation. Journal of Pain, 9 (4,2), p. 65.

Jordan, A., Eccleston, C. and Crombez, G., 2008. Parental functioning in the context of adolescent chronic pain: a review of previously used measures. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 33 (6), pp. 640-659.

Eccleston, C., McCracken, L. M., Jordan, A. and Sleed, M., 2007. Development and preliminary psychometric evaluation of the parent report version of the Bath Adolescent Pain Questionnaire (BAPQ-P): a multidimensional parent report instrument to assess the impact of chronic pain on adolescents. Pain, 131 (1-2), pp. 48-56.

Jordan, A., Eccleston, C. and Osborn, M., 2007. Being a parent of the adolescent with complex chronic pain: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. European Journal of Pain, 11 (1), pp. 49-56.

Eccleston, C., Jordan, A. and Crombez, G., 2006. The impact of chronic pain on adolescents:A review of previously used measures. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31 (7), pp. 684-697.

Jordan, A. and Eccleston, C., 2006. A systematic review of measurement instruments used with parents of adolescents experiencing chronic pain. Journal of Pain, 7 (4, sup), p. 82.

Jordan, A., Eccleston, C., McCracken, L., Connell, H. and Clinch, J., 2006. Development and psychometric evaluation of the Bath Adolescent Pain Questionnaire (BAPQ). Rheumatology, 45 (S1), i107-i111.

Goubert, L., Eccleston, C., Vervoort, T., Jordan, A. and Crombez, G., 2006. Parental catastrophizing about their child's pain. The parent version of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS-P): A preliminary validation. Pain, 123 (3), pp. 254-263.

Sleed, M., Eccleston, C., Beecham, J., Knapp, M. and Jordan, A., 2005. The economic impact of chronic pain in adolescence: methodological considerations and a preliminary costs-of-illness study. Pain, 119 (1-3), pp. 183-190.

Eccleston, C., Jordan, A., McCracken, L. M., Sleed, M., Connell, H. and Clinch, J., 2005. The Bath Adolescent Pain Questionnaire (BAPQ): development and preliminary psychometric evaluation of an instrument to assess the impact of chronic pain on adolescents. Pain, 118 (1-2), pp. 263-270.

Jordan, A., Eccleston, C. and Crombez, G., 2005. Adolescent chronic pain: a systematic review of measurement instruments. Journal of Pain, 6 (3, sup), p. 68.

Jordan, A., Eccleston, C., McCracken, L., Sleed, M., Connell, H., Clinch, J. and Sourbut, C., 2005. Development and psychometric evaluation of the Bath Adolescent Pain Questionnaire (BAPQ). Journal of Pain, 6 (3, sup), p. 68.

Sleed, M., Eccleston, C., Jordan, A. and Clinch, J., 2005. Developing a methodology and instrument for collecting economic-related data in an adolescent chronic pain population. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 64 (Supplement 3), pp. 523-524.

Jordan, A., Eccleston, C., McCracken, L., Sleed, M., Connell, H., Sourbut, C. and Clinch, J., 2005. Development and psychometric evaluation of The Bath Adolescent Pain Questionnaire (BAPQ). Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 64 (Supplement 3), p. 75.

Jordan, A., 2005. The impact of pediatric chronic pain on the family. Pediatric Pain Letter, 7 (1), pp. 5-8.

Jordan, A., Eccleston, C., McCracken, L., Connell, H., Clinch, J., Sourbut, C. and Sleed, M., 2004. Other psychological approaches: a qualitative investigation of parents' experiences of caring for an adolescent with chronic pain. Journal of Pain, 5 (3, sup), p. 97.

Madill, A., Jordan, A. and Shirley, C., 2000. Objectivity and reliability in qualitative analysis: Realist, contextualist and radical constructionist epistemologies. British Journal of Psychology, 91 (1), pp. 1-20.

Reports/Papers

Hancock, J., Jackson, S. and Jordan, A., 2014. Independent evaluation of the Alzheimer’s Society Gloucestershire Dementia Adviser service. The Alzheimer’s Society.

Conference or Workshop Items

Jordan, A., Scott, J., Williams, M. and Jones, M., 2017. Operating a patient medicines helpline: comparing current practice in England to national standards. In: UKMi Practice Development Seminar, 2017-09-26 - 2017-09-26.

Jordan, A., Family, H. and Forgeron, P., 2017. Interpersonal relationships in adolescent chronic pain: A qualitative synthesis. In: Division of Health Psychology Conference, 2017-09-07.

Caes, L., Boerner, K.E., Chambers, C.T., McGrath, P.J., Stinson, J.N., Campbell-Yeo, M., Birnie, K.A., Dol, J., Jordan, A., Huguet, A., Chorney, J. M., Parker, J.A. and Schinkel, M.G., 2014. A bibliometric analysis illustrating trends in pediatric pain research between 1975 and 2010.

Other

Hancock, J., Jackson, S. and Jordan, A., 2014. Independent evaluation of the Alzheimer's Society Gloucestershire Dementia Adviser service.

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