Dr Laura Hissey
DHealthPsy, MSc, BSc.
Laura is a HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist who specialises in Pain Management. She is currently the Psychology Lead for an NHS Pain Service in the West Midlands.
She has over 15 years’ experience of working in specialist multidisciplinary pain teams in both primary and secondary care NHS pain services.
Within her clinical practice, Laura provides highly specialist psychological assessment and interventions to support people to understand and self-manage a wide range of long-term pain conditions.
Aside of her NHS work, Laura works privately with Physiotherapy colleagues to deliver skills-based training courses for health professionals to enable them to train and support people with long-term conditions to self-manage their problem.
Her research interests include understanding pain beliefs and adjustment to chronic pain; as well as understanding the role of psychosocial factors in pain; and promoting the long-term maintenance of behaviour change.