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 successfully obtained my First Class BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology at the University of Liverpool in 2019 and in 2020 I was awarded a Distinction for my MSc degree in Neuroimaging for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Manchester. I began my PhD in Health Psychology at the University of Manchester in October 2020.

My PhD project aims to explore and characterise chronic musculoskeletal pain in children and young people, particularly the differences between those with inflammatory pathologies and those with non-inflammatory pathologies. Multiple facets of the pain experience will be examined to capture it’s complexity, including pain beliefs, pain behaviours, and pain emotion. A multi-dimensional mobile health pain assessment tool, called My Pain Tracker, will be utilized to begin to phenotype specific pain features associated with these two groups.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

British Psychological Society: Graduate Member (MBPsS)

Trainee Member of the Canadian Pain in Child Health (PICH) Consortium

Education / academic qualifications

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