Lies De Ruddere

lies.deruddere@ugent.be

 

Senior research fellow

Profile

Because of her main interest in health psychology, Lies started to work at the Ghent Health Psychology Lab immediately after graduation in 2008. She started a PhD project that focused on the social context of an individual's pain experience. Lies studied several potential factors that influence the estimation of pain by observers. As a main result, Lies found that observers take the pain of others less seriously when the pain is not medically understood.

In October 2013, Lies started a new line of research to further investigate the interpersonal context of individuals with ('medically unexplained') pain. Her post doc focuses on the role of social exclusion upon the well being of people with 'medically unexplained' pain. Furthermore, Lies is also involved in the development and implementation of a new treatment protocol for patients with chronic pain at the Multidisciplinary Pain Centre of the Ghent University Hospital

 

Interests

  • Health Psychology
  • Pain
  • Social exclusion
  • Stigma
  • ACT

 

 

Publications

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2011