Tang Kit Yee, Nicole 鄧潔兒

  • Fellowship in 2003 at King's College London

Nicole Tang is a HPC registered Clinical and Health Psychologist and a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. She studied Psychology in Hong Kong and obtained her doctoral degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford.

Between 2004 and 2011, she was awarded 4 competitive fellowships (including a Croucher Postdoctoral Fellowship) to develop her research in world-leading pain research centres; the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London and the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre at Keele University.

Nicole now directs the sleep and pain lab at the University of Warwick, where she is Professor of Psychology and Academic Co-Lead for the Warwick Health Global Research Priority Mental Health Theme. Her research focuses on sleep and pain and applies a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies to build an all-round evidence-base for treatment innovations. She is fascinated by the dynamic association between pain and sleep and has been developing hybrid CBT interventions for use in primary and secondary care. Another particular interest of hers is the deeper psychological impact of chronic pain on people’s sense of self and identity. With colleagues, she has been applying the concept of mental defeat as a cognitive construct to understand and explain variations in progression of symptom severity, distress, disability and even suicidality.

Her current research is funded by the National Institute for Health Research, UK, UKRI (Medical Research Council), and Midlands Engine, UK.