Dr Christopher Brown PhD
Senior Research Associate
Dr Christopher Brown PhD is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.
Current research interests are:
- the genetic basis of pain perception in the normal population and in individuals with extreme pain phenotypes.
- investigating the forebrain contribution to acute and chronic pain using Electroencephalography (EEG), functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), and Positron Emission Tomography (PET).
Cross-sectional and cohort studies
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
Associated News Items
Brown CA, El-Deredy W, Jones AK (2014), “When the brain expects pain: common neural responses to pain anticipation are related to clinical pain and distress in fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis.” Eur J Neurosci 39(4):663-72 Details
Brown CA, Jones AK (2013), “Psychobiological correlates of improved mental health in patients with musculoskeletal pain after a mindfulness-based pain management program.” Clin J Pain 29(3):233-44 Details
Brown CA, Jones AK (2010), “Meditation experience predicts less negative appraisal of pain: electrophysiological evidence for the involvement of anticipatory neural responses.” Pain 150(3):428-38 Details
Brown CA, Seymour B, Boyle Y, El-Deredy W, Jones AK (2008), “Modulation of pain ratings by expectation and uncertainty: Behavioral characteristics and anticipatory neural correlates.” Pain 135(3):240-50 Details
Brown CA, Seymour B, El-Deredy W, Jones AK (2008), “Confidence in beliefs about pain predicts expectancy effects on pain perception and anticipatory processing in right anterior insula.” Pain 139(2):324-32 Details
Huneke NT, Brown CA, Burford E, Watson A, Trujillo-Barreto NJ, El-Deredy W, Jones AK (2013), “Experimental placebo analgesia changes resting-state alpha oscillations.” PLoS One 8(10):e78278 Details
Jones AK, Brown CA (2013), “Post-stroke shoulder pain: nociceptive or neuropathic?” Pain 154(2):189 Details
Jones AK, Huneke NT, Lloyd DM, Brown CA, Watson A (2012), “Role of functional brain imaging in understanding rheumatic pain.” Curr Rheumatol Rep 14(6):557-67 Details
Watson A, Power A, Brown C, El-Deredy W, Jones A (2012), “Placebo analgesia: cognitive influences on therapeutic outcome.” Arthritis Res Ther 14(2):206 Details
Brown C, El-Deredy W, Blanchette I (2010), “Attentional modulation of visual-evoked potentials by threat: investigating the effect of evolutionary relevance.” Brain Cogn 74(3):281-7 Details
Morton DL, Brown CA, Watson A, El-Deredy W, Jones AK (2010), “Cognitive changes as a result of a single exposure to placebo.” Neuropsychologia 48(7):1958-64 Details
Brown CA, Jones AK (2009), “Physiological mechanisms of acupuncture: beyond placebo?” Pain 147(1-3):11-2 Details
Brown CA, Jones AK (2008), “A role for midcingulate cortex in the interruptive effects of pain anticipation on attention.” Clin Neurophysiol 119(10):2370-9 Details