Chronic Pain as a Problem of Interruption, Interference, and Identity: A Podcast With Christopher Eccleston

Editor’s Note: At the 2018 World Congress on Pain in Boston, the biennial meeting of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), researchers from around the world gathered to discuss the latest pain research. This RELIEF podcast features Christopher Eccleston, PhD, a professor of medical psychology at the University of Bath, UK, where he directs the Centre for Pain Research. At the World Congress, he delivered the Ronald Melzack Award Lecture. He sat down for a podcast at the meeting with freelance journalist Stephani Sutherland to discuss the themes of his talk, in particular how chronic pain can be understood as a problem of interruption, interference and identity, along with other ideas from the field of pain psychology. A PDF transcript of the podcast is available here.

See previous RELIEF related interview with Eccleston here.

Editor’s Note: RELIEF’s news coverage is editorially independent of its publisher, IASP. All editorial decisions about our reporting on IASP activities are made solely by the RELIEF editors.