Emeritus Professor of Abnormal Psychology
Individual differences, chronic illness, anxiety, economic decision making, cognitive processing, and handedness.
My research aims to increase our understanding of cognitive and emotional processes, and in particular of the ways in which the two areas interact. This focus has been explored within the field of Health Psychology, especially with regard to aspects of chronic illness (for example, within the contexts of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and of Asthma), and may bear on differences among individuals in their resilience to the effects of illness. A similar approach has been adopted in exploring fields such as choice among objects, laterality and economic decision-making.
Our latest project is a cross-cultural study of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / ME, conducted in conjunction with the University of Leiden. We are investigating similarities and differences across a range of countries (including the UK, Netherlands, Portugal, France, Italy, Romania and Canada), seeking to deepen our understanding of key factors and thereby inform potential treatments.
Greater specificity of activity memories in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: Implications for exercise-based treatment
Martin M. and Alexeeva I., (2018), Mental Health and Physical Activity, 14, 19 - 30
Implicit Identification with Illness in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Henrich JF. et al, (2018), Cognitive Therapy and Research, 1 - 12
Development of a new activity measure: Activity perception in healthy population and in people with chronic illness
Martin M. and Alexeeva I., (2017), EUROPEAN PSYCHIATRY, 41, S796 - S796
How painful is this? Idiosyncrasies of attention in irritable Bowel syndrome
Martin M. and Chapman S., (2017), EUROPEAN PSYCHIATRY, 41, S412 - S413
Salivary testosterone levels are unrelated to handedness or cerebral lateralization for language.
Papadatou-Pastou M. et al, (2017), Laterality, 22, 123 - 156