Dr

Joseph Walsh

Personal statement

Joe Walsh is a lecturer in Developmental Psychology at Bath Spa University. He completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Hull, graduating with a first class degree. Joe then completed an MSc in Health Psychology at the University of Bath, which was followed by a PhD in Psychology based in the Centre for Pain Research at Bath.

Joe's research focuses on how we recognise and respond to pain communicated through nonverbal channels, primarily facial expressions and body postures. He also has an interest in developing our understanding of sex and gender differences in how pain is expressed and recognised, in particular with regards to differences in how parents recognise and respond to their children's pain. He also has an interest in the role of masculinity in gender differences relating to the expression and understanding of affect.

Academic qualifications

  • BSc Psychology University of Hull
  • MSc Health Psychology University of Bath
  • PhD Psychology University of Bath

Professional Memberships

  • British Pain Society (BPS)
  • International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)

Areas of expertise

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology

Research and academic outputs

Pain communication through body posture: the development and validation of a stimulus set

Walsh, J, Eccleston, C and Keogh, E (2014) 'Pain communication through body posture: the development and validation of a stimulus set.' PAIN, 155 (11). pp. 2282-2290. ISSN 0304-3959


Sex differences in the decoding of pain in body posture

Walsh, J, Eccleston, C and Keogh, E (2014) Sex differences in the decoding of pain in body posture. In: European Pain Forum, 2014, Maastricht, Netherlands.


Sex differences in the recognition of nonverbal pain presented across modalities

Walsh, J, Eccelston, C and Keogh, E (2012) Sex differences in the recognition of nonverbal pain presented across modalities. In: British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, 24 - 27 April 2012, BT Convention Centre, Liverpool, UK.


Pain communication through body posture: the creation and validation of a stimulus set of affective body posture including pain

Walsh, J, Eccleston, C and Keogh, E (2013) Pain communication through body posture: the creation and validation of a stimulus set of affective body posture including pain. In: British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, 16 - 19 April 2013, Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, UK.


Sex differences in pain recognition accuracy of pain-communicative body postures

Walsh, J, Eccleston, C and Keogh, E (2014) Sex differences in pain recognition accuracy of pain-communicative body postures. In: International Association for the Study of Pain: 15th World Congress on Pain, 6 - 11 October 2014, La Rural Convention Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Attentional bias to pain body postures using the bodies in the crowd task

Walsh, J, Eccelston, C and Keogh, E (2014) Attentional bias to pain body postures using the bodies in the crowd task. In: International Association for the Study of Pain: 15th World Congress on Pain, 6 - 11 October 2014, La Rural Convention Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Exploring attentional biases to body expressions of pain in men and women

Walsh, J, Keogh, E, Bartlett, J, Attridge, N and Eccleston, C (2016) Exploring attentional biases to body expressions of pain in men and women. In: The British Pain Society: 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting, 10 - 12 May 2016, Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate, UK.


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