I am a Reader in Pain Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University with interests in autistic peoples experience and expression of pain as well as the cognitive impact of pain. Before coming to LJMU David completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Bath Centre for Pain Research developing the Bath Test of Attention for Pain (Bath TAP). Prior to this, I completed my PhD at Sheffield Hallam University examining the attentional biases for faces in autistic adults.
My research interests primarily focus on inequalities in autistic people’s experience of pain and exploring how autistic people perceive both acute and chronic pain. I also maintain an interest in how pain alters peoples attentional performance and perception of time.