Kristy

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Kristy is a PhD candidate based within the Mirage lab at Nottingham investigating body representation and how this may be distorted in chronic pain. In particular, she is  exploring whether changes in body perception (including shape and size) can modulate pain and currently focuses on the analgesic effects of multisensory illusions in hand osteoarthritis.

 

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Thesis

Modulating pain through multisensory training [supervised by Dr. Roger Newport and Dr. Alastair Smith, School of Psychology]

Publications

Newport, R., Auty, K., Carey, M., Greenfield, K., Howard, E., Ratcliffe, N., Thair, H.,& Themelis, K. (2015). Give it a Tug and Feel it grow: Extending Body Perception Through the Universal Nature of Illusory Finger Stretching. i-perception  6(5) 1-4. doi:10.1177/2041669515599310

Presentations at conferences and workshops

Themelis, K., & Newport, R. (2016). Investigating the effects of multisensory illusions on pain and body perception in people with osteoarthritis. Poster session presented at: The British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2016 May 10-12; Harrogate, UK.

Themelis, K., And Newport, R. (2015).‘‘Investigating analgesic effects of multisensory illusions in hand osteoarthritis’’. Perception and Action meeting, University of Nottingham, UK.

Themelis, K., And Newport, R. (2015).‘‘Investigating analgesic effects of multisensory illusions in hand osteoarthritis’’. International and Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Research Methods in Pain Science, Pain Science in Motion, Vrije Univerisiteit Brussels, Belgium.

Themelis, K., And Newport, R. (2015).‘’Investigating analgesic effects of multisensory illusions in hand osteoarthritis’’. Psychology Postgraduate Conference, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

Conference Posters

 Themelis, K., And Newport, R. (2015).‘‘ Multisensory integration and body representation: investigating anomalous symptoms in healthy participants’’Neurocognition of Aberrant Experience and Belief Conference, University of Birmingham, UK.

Themelis, K., And Newport, R. (2014).‘‘ Multisensory integration and body representation: investigating anomalous symptoms in healthy participants’’. Poster presented at the Psychology Postgraduate Conference, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK.

Themelis, K., And Newport, R. (2014).‘‘ Multisensory integration and body representation: investigating anomalous symptoms in healthy participants’’. Poster presented at Perception and Action Meeting, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK.

Themelis, K., And Newport, R. (2014).‘‘ Multisensory integration and body representation: investigating anomalous symptoms in healthy participants, Pilot Study’’. Poster presented at Perception and Action Workshop, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Public Engagement

Sharing research with the general public, local community and patient groups is an important part of my overall research activities. 

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