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.
A Randomised Clinical Trial of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Women with Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Effects and Mechanisms
Martin R., (2020), Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Autobiographical memory retrieval in asthma: Specificity is enhanced and associated with less bronchoconstriction and more active coping
Alexeeva I. and Martin M., (2019), JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH, 121, 136 - 136
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for irritable bowel syndrome: Reducing symptoms and increasing quality of life
Martin M. et al, (2019), JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH, 121, 147 - 147
Evidence for mood-dependent attentional processing in asthma: attentional bias towards health-threat in depressive mood and attentional avoidance in neutral mood.
Alexeeva I. and Martin M., (2018), J Behav Med
Altered attentional control linked to catastrophizing in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.
Henrich JF. and Martin M., (2018), Br J Health Psychol