Ms Danielle Mountain

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Overview

  • I am a first-year PhD student funded by the Pain Relief Foundation in the Division of Musculoskeletal and Dermatological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester.
  • My project aims to explore and characterise chronic pain experiences in children and young people, particularly the differences between those with an inflammatory pathology and those with a non-inflammatory condition.

Biography

I received my First Class BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology at the University of Liverpool in 2019. I have recently completed my MSc degree in Neuroimaging for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Manchester. I have since began my PhD in Health Psychology at the University of Manchester. My PhD project will aim to explore and characterise the complexities of chronic pain experiences in children and young people, particularly the differences between those with inflammatory conditions and those with non-inflammatory pathologies. Longitudinal self-report data will be collected from patients using a mobile health pain assessment tool, called My Pain Tracker. Also, data will be utilized from the Childhood Arthritis Prospective Study (CAPS), a national cohort study which assesses outcomes in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). By closely monitoring patient’s pain experiences using these methods it is hoped that phenotypes may be determined for the better assessment and management of paediatric inflammatory and non-inflammatory conditions.

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2019 - Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Liverpool (2016 - 2019)
  • Master in Science, Neuroimaging for Clinical & Cognitive Neuroscience, The University of Manchester (2019 - 2020)