LaKrista Morton

LaKrista Morton MA (Hons) 

LaKrista graduated with a MA (Hons) degree in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh in 2010 and started research at the University of Aberdeen in 2012, working on a project which explored the neurocognitive effects of exercise and on a feasibility study of an intervention delivered by general practitioners for patients with persistent “medically unexplained” physical symptoms. She started her PhD in October 2015, supported by the Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work under the supervision of Professors Gary Macfarlane and Marijn de Bruin. This work explored how cognitive perceptions of back pain influence how people respond to and manage their pain. LaKrista successfully defended her thesis in 2019 and is now working as a Research Fellow for the Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work. Within this role she has contributed to several grant applications for external funding to support projects which aim to understand the impact of chronic pain in the workplace and to develop an online workplace rehabilitation programme for people with inflammatory and non-inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions. She is currently also working on several quantitative and qualitative studies which focus on factors which have impacted individuals’ work participation.

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