Dr Gina Wieringa (Specialist Clinical Psychologist) has recently joined the Pain Management Programme (PMP) Department at The Walton Centre. In addition to her clinical work, she has recently commenced a research post with Liverpool John Moores, supported by the Pain Relief Foundation she will spend two days a week focusing on PMP themed projects which will have a direct impact on service delivery.
She attained her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of York in 2017, following which she spent a year as an assistant psychologist in Reading working with older adults experiencing cognitive impairment and dementia. In 2018, she started a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Lancaster. It was during the doctorate that her interest in working in the field of chronic pain initially developed, after spending a 6-month placement working in the Pain Management Service in Blackpool.
Her main research interests include pain management in ethnically diverse individuals, pelvic pain in both males and females, pain management in primary care and pain management education and prevention. She is particularly keen to enhance patient and public involvement in research and to this aim, plans to establish an expert by experience group at the Walton Centre to support the development of any projects