Catarina Tomé Pires

Holds a PhD in Psychology from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, a Master’s in Health Psychology from the University of Bedfordshire (United Kingdom), a Master’s in the Psychology of Pain from CESPU (Portugal), and a Master’s in Behaviour Evaluation and Measurement from the URV.

She is a specialist in the Psychology of Pain and a member of the URV’s Unit for the Study and Treatment of Pain–ALGOS. She has worked with the Portuguese Cardiology Foundation to develop activities to highlight health risk behaviours in young people.

Her primary research interests lie in: the potential of using psychological techniques to treat chronic pain; the fundaments and empirical foundations of psychological treatments, including hypnosis and biofeedback; and the psychophysiological variables in the experience of pain, especially migraine.