Martien SchrootenTitle: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Law, Psychology and Social Work
Phone: +46 19 303626
About Martien Schrooten
Martien has a PhD in experimental clinical psychology from Maastricht University (The Netherlands) and did postdoc research at the universities of Maastricht, Leuven (Belgium) and Örebro. In 2014 she became assistant professor (forskarassistent) at Örebro University, where she is an active member of the Center for Health and Medical Psychology (CHAMP). She is also a visiting research fellow in the Research Group on Health Psychology of the University of Leuven.
Most of Martien's research has focused on understanding the cognitive and motivational mechanisms underlying anxiety and (anticipated) pain by using behavioural experiments. Trained as an experimental psychologist and having profound knowledge of research methods and pain psychology, she contributes to the further development and research specialization of CHAMP. Her current work at CHAMP focuses mainly on:
1) Attentional bias for pain and for information that refers to pain or (pain-related) negative affect.
2) Expectations about pain and pain relief, and their modification by interpersonal communication.
Other research interests include pain-related activity interruptions and prospective memory, pain-related goal-conflicts and decision-making, interpretation bias, and cognitive-behavioural treatment for (chronic) pain.
Martien is actively involved in teaching activities within the psychology program at Örebro University, as lecturer, course coordinator and supervisor of research (thesis) projects.