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Advice on living with chronic pain from and for young people with chronic pain

This animation was co-developed with young people with chronic pain, their parents, and clinicians at the Oxford Centre for Children & Young People in Pain.

Verena Hinze

BSc, MSc (research) - cum laude, DPhil

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Oxford, Department of Psychiatry. I am particularly interested in the interplay between physical and mental health in adolescence, and the personalisation of treatment options. My work is inherently translational and cross-disciplinary, drawing on developmental and clinical psychology, and psychiatric epidemiology, with the aim to prevent mental health difficulties and optimise service delivery for those, who are currently struggling.


In my fellowship, I am exploring the relationship between pain and emotional distress in adolescents with chronic pain. This work builds on my doctoral thesis, where I have shown that pain is an independent correlate of suicidal risk in adolescents.  


Prior to completing my DPhil at the University of Oxford, I have completed both my Bachelor degree (BSc) in Psychology and my Research Master degree (MSc (research) – cum laude) in Clinical and Health Psychology at Leiden University, the Netherlands.


My work has been funded by the German foundations: Stiftung Oskar-Helene-Heim and FAZIT Stiftung.