Charlotte Krahé

Dr Charlotte Krahé holds a BSc in Psychology (2009) and an MSc in Psychiatry (2010) from Cardiff University. She completed her PhD in Psychology and Neuroscience at the Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, in 2014.

Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, Charlotte’s PhD on “The social modulation of pain” was supervised by Dr. Katerina Fotopoulou and Prof. John Weinman. Charlotte’s PhD research aimed to shed light on some of the psychological and neurobiological mechanisms underlying social context effects on pain. In particular, Charlotte used methods from experimental psychology and social cognitive neuroscience to investigate how aspects of interacting with others, such as the presence of one’s romantic partner or the trustworthiness of strangers, affect the experience of pain. Pain was experimentally induced in healthy volunteers and measured by obtaining subjective ratings and recording related neural responses. Furthermore, Charlotte examined the role of individual differences in shaping social context effects on pain, and developed a novel questionnaire to capture individual differences in responses and attitudes to social support during pain (the RASP).

Charlotte is now working as a post-doctoral researcher in the Cognition in Emotional Disorders and Resilience (CEDAR) group at King’s College London.

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Krahé, C., Mathews, A., Whyte, J., & Hirsch, C.R. (in press). Cognitive bias modification for interpretation with and without prior repetitive negative thinking to reduce worry and rumination in generalized anxiety disorder and depression: Protocol for a multi-session experimental study with an active control condition, BMJ Open.

Graham, C.D., Gouick, J., Krahé, C., & Gillanders, D. (2016). A systematic review of the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in chronic disease and long-term conditions. Clinical Psychology Review, 46, 46-58.

Hirsch, C. R., Meeten, F., Krahé, C., & Reeder, C. (2016). Resolving ambiguity in emotional disorders: The nature and role of interpretation biases. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 12, 281-305.

Krahé, C., Drabek, M. M., Paloyelis, Y., & Fotopoulou, A. (2016). Affective touch and attachment style modulate pain: A laser-evoked potentials study. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371, 20160009. (pdf)

Paloyelis, Y., Krahé, C., Maltezos, S., Williams, S. C., Howard, M. A., & Fotopoulou, A. (2016). The analgesic effect of oxytocin in humans: A double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over study using laser-evoked potentials. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 28, 1-10.

Ricciardi, L., Demartini, B., Crucianelli, L., Krahé, C., Edwards, M. J., & Fotopoulou, A. (2016). Interoceptive awareness in patients with functional neurological symptoms. Biological Psychology, 113, 68-74.

Krahé, C., Hahn, U., & Whitney, K. (2015). Is seeing (musical) believing? The eye versus the ear in emotional responses to music. Psychology of Music, 43, 140-148.

Krahé, C., Paloyelis, Y., Condon, H., Jenkinson, P. M., Williams, S. C. R., & Fotopoulou, A. (2015). Attachment style moderates partner presence effects on pain: A laser-evoked potentials study. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10, 1030-1037. (pdf)

Krahé, C., Paloyelis, Y., Sambo, C. F., & Fotopoulou, A. (2014). I like it when my partner holds my hand: Development of the Responses and Attitudes to Support during Pain questionnaire (RASP). Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1027(pdf)

Krahé, C., Springer, A., Weinman, J.A., & Fotopoulou, A. (2013). The social modulation of pain: others as predictive signals of salience – a systematic review. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7:386. (pdf)