Laura Mulligan
PhD student

University Profile


I completed my undergraduate degree BSc (hons) Applied Psychology and MSc Health Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University. Upon completion I took up a Research Assistant post and shortly after secured a LJMU PhD scholarship, funded through the Faculty of Health, under the supervision of Professor Francis McGlone, Assoc Professor Susannah Walker and Dr David Moore.

My PhD project aims to investigate the role of C-tactile afferent nerve fibres on the infant brain. This project will build on the information we already know about touch in development with a possibility to develop a dynamic touch intervention for infants who are undergoing painful procedures (e.g., heel lance, venepuncture).

Research Area(s):

affective touch, infant development, and pregnancy.

Director of studies: Francis McGlone

Supervisors: Susannah Walker, David Moore 

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