Tuesday, 12 March 2019 19:00 - 20:00
The Edge Arts Centre
University of Bath Campus, Bath, GB

Pain is part of everyday life, but for some more than others. Those that suffer from chronic pain have it affect every part of their daily lives, but everyone experiences pain differently. This discussion will explore what pain is and how people’s perception, emotions, and thinking can alter their pain experience and its memory. Those that experience chronic pain can often have distorted perception of themselves and their body. Our researchers will discuss their research into this amongst many other areas of how chronic pain impacts on people’s lives.




Professor Emma Borg is the Director of the Reading Centre for Cognition Research, Department of Philosophy, University of Reading. She took her M.Phil and PhD at University College London. Her main interests lie mainly in Philosophy of Language (particularly the semantics/pragmatics divide) and Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science (particularly issues of concepts and social cognition).


 Axel Vitterso is a PhD researcher in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath, his work is focused around the perception of self when a person has chronic pain.


Monika Halicka is a PhD researcher at the University of Bath in the Department of Psychology. Her work focuses on cognitive aspects of pain, such as memory, attention, and mental representations of our body and environment.



Dr Helen Featherstone (Chair) is Head of Public Engagement at the University of Bath. Helen has extensive experience of public engagement through both research and practice. She brings over 14 years practical experience in creative STEM engagement alongside a PhD exploring public engagement with climate change. Her research, teaching and practice focus on the publics' experiences in direct and interactive public engagement.





How much do the tickets cost?

The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the Festival. The Bath Taps into Science Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, the talk is suitable for people of all ages although very young children may struggle as it will be a one hour talk.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.

Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel information webpages.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry, we can check you in manually using your name.


Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up until the event.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, that is not a problem.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

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